The folks at Whole Foods Markets asked me to come up with a holiday recipe using ingredients from their stores. I’d planned to do an organic grass-fed roast beef with root vegetables from their amazing produce section. Then I saw this sign. It was right past the meat section. I started thinking about my carbon footprint and frankly I was mesmerized by the selection of weird fake meats I’d never heard of. Then I looked up and saw: Farmhouse Culture Organic Smoked Jalapeno Kraut. My mind started to churn. I love sauerkraut. Below it was Viana Smoked Veggie Frankfurters. I had a change of plans. This recipe is vegan… and organic. The veggie dogs non-GMO verified. It’s quick and easy. Perfect when you need something simple to serve guests.But, then…I walked a little further, saw these, and bought them too! I adore hushpuppies and they smoke their own salmon in the store! Smoked Salmon Hushpuppies
The beautiful produce section
This Friday ( 4-6 pm), Saturday ( 11- 2 pm) & Sunday (12 pm to 2 pm) Whole Foods in Tucson at River Rd. is having special in-store holiday events they’re calling Dressing Rehearsal. Friday – Sweet and Savory, Saturday – Holiday Ham Tasting, Sunday – Santa’s Workshop.
Wander around and see what strikes your fancy. In honor of this post, Whole Foods is giving away a $50.00 gift card. If you want to win, just tell me your favorite holiday appetizer in the comments section.