Life by Cynthia: Dressing Rehearsal a Whole Foods Market Holiday Event

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dressing Rehearsal a Whole Foods Market Holiday Event


This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Encinitas.

On a recent shopping trip we picked up a few items to make Curried Crab on Crackers. You all know that I work full time while juggling marriage and motherhood so meal planning and recipe creation is something that stumps me every time! Thanks to Whole Foods ~ they have a website FULL of wonderful (and simple) recipe ideas for drinks, appetizers, entrees, and MORE! It's a blessing for working moms like me! That's where I found this SIMPLE appetizer. They even have an option to order your ENTIRE holiday meal!!! I'm definitely using the Whole Foods Best Holiday Ever as my Cheat Sheet for stress free holiday entertaining!

This appetizer may be making an appearance at my next holiday pot luck! Bonus: It is super easy to make and you can make it a day ahead! WIN!



Curried Crab on Crackers:

Creamy, delicately spiced and garnished with a red grape, this is a quick and festive, last-minute appetizer, but it's even better when you make the crab mixture a day ahead. Makes 2 dozen.

Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) tub crabmeat
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder (or more to taste)
2 green onions, finely chopped
24 water crackers
12 red grapes, halved


Method:
In a large bowl, fold together crab, mayonnaise, lime juice, curry powder and green onions. Top each cracker with a bit of crab salad, then garnish with a grape half and serve.



Nutritional Info:
PER SERVING:35 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 2g protein

Special Diets:
Dairy Free
Low Sodium
Low Fat
Sugar Conscious

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Whole Foods is one of our favorite places to shop. During the holiday season it is even more fun! We love the seasonal holiday items and the festive feel of the store during the holidays.  The Whole Foods Market store in Encinitas is hosting an event on December 12th at 6pm.  I'm going! I hope that you'll join me!  The Dressing Rehearsal is a FREE in-store holiday tasting event where there will be an opportunity to see chef demos, sample delicious holiday dishes, and learn about special holiday offerings in the store.  I plan on bringing my hubby and making it into an impromptu date night. They have a nice selection of beers that I'm sure he will enjoy checking out as he is a beer aficionado!

If you are a Whole Foods fan - YOU ARE IN LUCK!  We are hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card to use at Whole Foods! See the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! GOOD LUCK!

If you are in the San Diego area - make sure to check out the Holiday Dressing Rehearsal Event!

Dressing Rehearsal Event Details:
Whole Foods Market Encinitas
Thursday, Dec 12 from 6 to 8pm.
Store address: 687 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Features of the Event:

Beer & Wine – Holiday favorites, pairings and sampling
Holiday Cheese Board – How to create
Premier Party Dips sampling
Coffee and seasonal treats






Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market Encinitas. All opinions are my own.





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36 comments:

  1. The curried crab recipe on your blog looks delish! If I won the gift card, I'd buy the ingredients for that, plus fruit & veggies and organic chicken.

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  2. This looks so easy and yummy! My Mom would get it if I won.

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  3. I would buy some appetizers.

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  4. Is that a trick question? I'd spend it on groceries!! hahaha. Probably on things like yogurt, fruit & the cheese bar.

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  5. I would probably spend it on catered food since my parents are coming for a bit this christmas

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  6. I would buy my son ( he's 9) ,all his favorite fruits and healthy snacks for while he's home on Christmas vacation,.

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  7. I would buy my son ( he's 9) ,all his favorite fruits and healthy snacks for while he's home on Christmas vacation,.

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  8. I'd definitely spend it on some frivolous, non-food items. :)

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  9. I would donate the groceries that I bought to the local food pantry.

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  10. I would buy fixing for our holiday family meal. Specifically would like to try the appetizer you made :)

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  11. Looks yummy & easy! Didn´t know they had a website. Thanks for the info.Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas & a HAppy New Year

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  12. I would get organic produce and deli at Whole Foods.

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  13. I'd spend my gift card on some of the crab meat! dang yum! Also they carry my fav cream and half and half by Strauss Family creamery

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  14. I would get cheese and organic produce

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  15. I would use this to buy all of the fixings for our Christmas dinner.

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  16. I rarely go to Whole Foods. We have a lot of local organic markets nearby; but if I got to, I'd get some of their delicious cheeses, and some things for the freezer. :)

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  17. Anything with crab becomes my favorite food, so I'd be buying LOTS OF CRAB BABY!!! P.S. how ya been lady? I was wondering about you!

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  18. Love whole foods! They have so many vegan foods I can't get anywhere else!

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  19. They have quality products! Hope I win!

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  20. That cab recipe looks good!!

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  21. I'd use it to buy some delicious healthy food to serve to my family for the holidays!!!

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  22. WHOLE FOODS = my second home. If it were legal, I'd sleep in the seafood section. Yes, it might smell, but it's cold and I sleep best in the cold! LOL!

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  23. I would buy some healthy snacks and beer.

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  24. I'd buy macaroons that my cousin keeps raving about, and ingredients for lactation cookies ;)

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  25. I would buy some fresh organic veggies and some fresh peanut butter

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  26. Can I use the same kind of crab meat as when you make sushi? I think my husband will like this!

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  27. I'd def. pick up Goat cheese and winter veggies!

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  28. Cookies & bread! I love their cookies & bread! :)

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  29. I would get a ham for dinner and some cheese for an appetizer
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  30. I think I would get veggies and bread.

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  31. Thank you ALL for participating in the giveaway! We appreciate such a great response! Congratulations to our winner Rachel B! Our thanks to the Whole Foods Encinitas store for sponsoring the giveaway and for hosting the Dressing Rehearsal in store event!

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