Giveaway $50 to Whole Foods – Special Dressing Rehearsal in Encinitas 12/12/13

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Join us at Whole Foods Encinitas this Thursday 12/12/13 from 6-8 pm. for a special event to get ready for the holidays!  The event will host beer & wine parings and sampling, yes sampling!  Whole Foods will also show off some of the amazing premier party dips with more samples!  My favorite I already know is going to be the holiday cheese board and how to create a perfect one for your holiday party.  There will also be coffee and seasonal treats as well, I almost died and went to heaven looking at the holiday treats in-store today!

Whole Foods asked me to share one of my favorite holiday recipes with all my items from my shopping trip today.  I decided to make my goat cheese endive spears, always a HUGE hit at my parties.  The recipe is very simple and so delicious everyone will think you spend hours preparing it.

  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 ts. black pepper
  • 1/4 ts. thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 2 heads endive
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • On a baking sheet sprinkle walnuts and roast for 10 min at 350 in the oven.  Once goat cheese is softened mix with honey, pepper, and thyme.  Let the cheese sit in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.  Once cheese has chilled spoon onto the endive spears and add a toasted walnut on top.

Incase you are wondering what exactly is an endive spear and what it looks like…
DSCN1665Love that you can buy nuts in BULK!

DSCN1672 All of the ingredients needed to make the goat cheese endive spears.

DSCN1682The finished product!

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Why I love Whole Foods…let me count the ways… there is an organic option for nearly every single item you can imagine, love the huge selection of items that you can’t find at most stores.  My favorite thing about Whole Foods would have to be the staff, the staff that goes over and above any other store I go to.  Everyone is so friendly, not to mention ready and willing to help you with anything.  I always lose count of how many times I was asked “may I help you find something?” simply amazing!

Whole Foods has you covered if you are going to a holiday party and want to pick up a nice bottle of wine…There is a top ten list of wines all for under $25!  Don’t forget to pick up some tonic and sparkling water to mix your drinks with as well!

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I thought you mentioned a $50 Whole Foods Gift Certificate?  Yes, yes I’m getting to that!  To enter for the Whole Foods $50 gift certificate simply leave a comment on this post why Whole Foods is your favorite store!

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Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Encinitas, all thoughts expressed are my own. 

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33 Comments on Giveaway $50 to Whole Foods – Special Dressing Rehearsal in Encinitas 12/12/13

  1. D Schmidt
    December 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Whole Foods are my favorite store because they sell a variety of wholesome items that I feel comfortable feeding my family.

  2. Dianne hall
    December 15, 2013 at 2:08 am (4 years ago)

    We do all our grocery shopping at Whole Foods. They have an awesome bakery section.

    diannehall777@gmail.com

    Dianne H.

  3. Carolsue
    December 14, 2013 at 11:26 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t know when this ends, but I hope I haven’t missed it! I like Whole Foods because I can find things there I can’t other places, and they have great cheese and meat!

  4. Calli Welsch
    December 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the healthy offerings at whole foods!

  5. Megann
    December 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the variety @ Whole Foods!

  6. Leah
    December 14, 2013 at 11:31 am (4 years ago)

    Whole Foods is my favorite store because they have a great salad bar!

  7. Kedra
    December 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm (4 years ago)

    From a foodie’s perspective it is pretty hard to top Whole Foods! So much to choose from and the staff is always pretty knowledgeable. I just wish there was one closer to me!!!

  8. David
    December 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm (4 years ago)

    The Whole Foods in my town just opened up yesterday for the grand opening. It was too packed for us to go in. When the crowds die down we will go in and see what they have to offer.

  9. Danielle
    December 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I love buying fruits and veggies at Whole Foods – they always have a great selection of fresh produce that I know is of great quality. I also love getting the freshly made peanut butter from there – I haven’t had any other kind since.

  10. Lisa Brown
    December 11, 2013 at 11:52 am (4 years ago)

    i love the variety and brands of healthy food they sell.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  11. Melissa M
    December 11, 2013 at 10:04 am (4 years ago)

    I love whole foods because they have fresh organic fruits and veggies.

  12. meredith
    December 11, 2013 at 8:40 am (4 years ago)

    Whole foods is my fav because I can find some unique items as well as great local produce – and I love the samples!

  13. Wild Orchid
    December 11, 2013 at 5:10 am (4 years ago)

    Whole foods is my favorite place to shop because I can feel confident about the ingredients in my food! They have everything my family needs, from produce, to packaged meals, to prepared foods. I love trying all of their great brands!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  14. manda
    December 10, 2013 at 10:44 am (4 years ago)

    I love the knowledge of all the employees!

  15. kenny hall
    December 10, 2013 at 3:21 am (4 years ago)

    They truly have the best selection! I always find what I need and I love their frozen/cheese selection–so much better than any other grocery store I have encountered! kenhall013@gmail.com

    Kenny

  16. Diane Acosta
    December 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I really wish there was a Whole Foods further up in North County! Carlsbad/Oceanside would be prime!! Love them!!

  17. Heather
    December 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I love their cheese selection, as well as the friendly, educated staff!

  18. Jennifer
    December 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Ooh is this the link? Anyway… thank you whole foods for helping me present a beautiful and scrumptious dessert for my daughters amber(vegetarian) and adriane(vegan) i am definately coming back (del mar store) for more advice for my awesome daughters. Pumpkin pie and whipped topping was delish! Many thanks : )

  19. Rita
    December 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Whole foods has some of the best pre-made, healthy deli options in town! I love to pop in for lunch and pick up healthy salads over a drive through any day! And there 80% cacao chocolates for a little dessert afterwards hit the spot! Everyone is happy and helpful there too, they really know there products especially in the vitamin isle!

  20. Jose Vasquez
    December 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Whole Foods has a great coffee selection!

  21. Jessie C.
    December 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm (4 years ago)

    WF has the best produce, great quality and selection.

  22. Kelly Strothman
    December 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Um hello, what other store has a separate cheese bar? This makes whole foods a Must stop for any upcoming party I host or need to bring a app to! Plus you get free samples!

  23. Diane Hart
    December 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Whole Foods has the best selection!! Not only organic produce,and baked goods but the vitamin and natural cosmetics are the best!

  24. Renee L
    December 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I love Whole Foods! There are many people close to me with special dietary concerns and I can always count on finding something for everyone there! Plus, during my two year stay in Vancouver,BC area there was a Whole Foods and it reminded me of home.

  25. Kelly D
    December 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Whole Foods is my favorite store because I love their selection of organic produce, baked goods, cheeses and their natural peanut butter.

  26. Erica
    December 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm (4 years ago)

    The huge healthy selection is why I went to Whole Foods the first time. The exceptional customer service is why I keep going back(:

  27. Lauren
    December 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I LOVE the bulk selections at Whole Foods! My husband loves the beer selection and we all love the samples 🙂

  28. Robyn Lass
    December 9, 2013 at 4:56 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the amazing Whole Foods deli. I end up spending way too much time gawking at all the delicious looking pre-made stuff and trying to decide what I want for dinner!

  29. Susan
    December 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I love all the healthy options and the friendly service.

  30. Lalita Malone
    December 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Oops, Nicole! I was just chatting with my friend, Kate on FB. 🙂

  31. Elizabeth
    December 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Everyyhibg looks aleays fresh and everyone has the best actitud and best smile to help you‼️

  32. Lalita Malone
    December 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the 365 organic brand especially. Great bulk items and going in there during the holidays with the turkeys roasting is the best time of the year! Thanks for the giveaway and holiday recipe, Kate!

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