This time, I am not going to use a lot of words, but I will provide some of the pictures, and then at another time I will provide some more detailed explorations of what the store has to offer for the #WFPB shopper. First however, I will analyze the little shopping bag I brought home and explain why I will be going back to this store probably once a week, or certainly every week or two, despite the fact that I have a great selection nearby. Simply put, ShopRite has enough specialty items that I cannot get everywhere, except downtown or on-line. So here goes with my shopping bag:
My Shopping Bag
- A roll of polenta $6.99 - I can't find that around here, only downtown, until now. Recipe: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/polenta-crostini-chickpea-pesto/#gs.zexPS2g
- Celery Root $2.61 - I can get it sometimes at the farmer's market at Virginia Park. A recipe: shred it, and make a salad of it by marinating overnight with raisins, lemon and honey.
- Radiccio $2.25 - have to go downtown for that one, until now. Recipe: shred it and add to any salad.
- Artichokes, 3 for $5 - same thing, down town only, until now. Recipe: boil in water until you can pull out the leaves (20-30 mins), and eat with a 3/2/1 dressing with lemon or lime.
- Belgian Endives $3.74 - and gain, down town only, until now... Recipe: core them. Use in salads sliced thin, or make a salad with a 3/2/1 dressing with lemon or lime, with some walnuts and some raisins.
- Steel Cut Oats, Wholesome Pantry, 30 Oz. $3.19 (10.63 cents/Oz). For recipes, see the links below.
On a tour: Without a lot of comments, here is a visual tour, pictures taken in haste, but I will revisit some of the sections in the future. This store is on my itinerary now.
|They believe in salad|
The possibilities are endless...
And finally, here comes Angela Vita. Ask her anything, be specific about your diet. She definitely does know what a Whole Foods, Plant-Based diet is all about:
|Angela Vita - Retail Nutritionist|
|Whole Grain Pastas|
Some real finds in the frozen section, helping you to always be ready!
P.S. Angela attended the Hunter College Food as Medicine Summit in 2017:
At the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center