Today, I had my second training day (first was on Monday) at Whole Foods! I will be working in the marketing department, and my main responsibly is doing cooking demonstrations and setting up sample stands for new products.
Creativity is encouraged, and I am even allowed to set up wine pairing with whatever food I’m featuring. Also, I get 20% off all products, and for my first 2 training days I got free lunch from the hot bar. Oh, and one of the ladies who works there is also a message therapist, and she gave everyone 15 min free massages today. Free lunch + free massage = happy.
Is there a more perfect part-time job for me? I think not.
Now onto some food.
I’ve been intimidated to make my own raw food for a few reasons. Obviously fresh raw veggies are easy, but cashew cheese, raw salad dressings, homemade almond milk, zucchini pasta, etc. often have ingredients I’ve never heard of and don’t know where to find, require equipment I don’t have, or just seem messy and/or time consuming. But then I saw some raw cinnamon raisin “bread” on HEAB. All the ingredients are normal, and she used her oven instead of a dehydrator (which makes them no longer raw, but close enough).
All that’s required to make it is a food processor, an oven, and these ingredients:
2 cups of almonds, 1 cup sunflower seeds, 1 cup ground flax (not pictured) 2 carrots, 1 zucchini (to make about one cup shredded), dates, raisins (I used golden), an apple, and cinnamon (not pictured).
I follow all the directions on the original recipe except instead on 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, I used a heaping tablespoon and wished I had added a bit more. I also used HEAB’s oven method as I do not have a dehydrator.
This was relatively easy to make, but it did make quite a mess:
Was it worth it?
Yes, it was worth it. I would probably give them 7/10. They didn’t have that much flavor, but they were crunchy, fun to eat, and something different. For some reason I found these really addicting even though they weren’t really sweet. I think I just really like almonds :)
Story/Question: I met a girl at Whole Foods orientation that was obsessed with her juicer. She talked about how good fresh juice made her feel and how her fiancee has been making homemade organic fruit bread out of the remaining pulp. She had some of the bread with her and let me try it….wow, it was good! We saw an enormous bag of carrots in the store, and she said she could go through that in a week. For the first time, I felt like I needed a juicer. I’m still worried it might be too much trouble (takes up space, makes a mess) and that I might not actually use it. So, my question (or questions, I guess): do you have a juicer? What kind? How often do you use it? Is it worth it?