November 2011

If you're lucky enough to have extras from your Thanksgiving table, here are a few ideas for new ways to use them up: Shred up leftover turkey and make Roast Turkey Hash! Top your favorite ready-to-bake pizza crust with chopped sweet potatoes, shredded turkey, a sprinkle of rosemary and mozzarella or feta cheese. Use leftover cranberry sauce to make a refreshing punch by adding sparkling apple juice or lemonade. Serve over ice in tall glasses, with chopped apples and oranges. A frittata is a great way to use those leftover green beans, roasted potatoes, and other veggies. Frittatas are basically crustless quiches, cooked mostly on the stove instead of the oven. Make Thanksgiving-themed quesadillas, with chopped turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry chutney and grated cheese sandwiched between two flour or corn tortillas. Heat in a lightly oiled pan until tortillas are

You can avoid the stress and hassle of holiday shopping at the malls by choosing your neighborhood co-op for cool gifts instead! Our buyers did a great job this year carefully selecting beautiful and practical gifts including handmade items (some local and some fair trade and even some created by our own staff!) There's something for just about anyone on your list! The best part---many of these items are $20 or less! Even some of our own staff are inspired to do gift shopping at Valley Natural foods this year. Our education and promotions coordinator, Erin was kind enough to show us what she purchased for family and friends and the best part for her is "I'm now 95% done with my holiday shopping and it's not even Thanksgiving yet!" Here's a list of some of the many gift items we currently

Did you know books sold at Valley Natural Foods always carry an automatic 10% discount? From cookbooks (including traditional, vegetarian, gluten-free, juicing and baking) to gardening, healthy living, aromatherapy and a host of other book categories, you are sure to find something of interest for anyone on your gift list!  Our book buyer makes sure to stock our shelves with books our customers are most interested in each season. The next time you visit the co-op and have a little time to browse, check out our bookshelf, located in our wellness department. Please note: In order to continually offer 10% savings on our books, all book purchases are considered a final sale with no returns.