Learn How to Stress Less at Erewhon

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Erewhat?

No…Erewhon. It’s the organic natural foods store in Calabasas at the Summit shopping center off the Lost Hills exit of the 101.

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My kids and I popped in there for the first time since they recently opened, to check out Erewhon Chats, an in-store demo series that features experts, chefs, and demos. On that evening the topic was “Meatless Mondays,” and a lifestyle expert was talking about non-meat products you can use in recipes. Unfortunately, (depending on how you see it) my kids were starstruck by the store, and they decided that it was time to ogle the dishes in the deli case, or wander the aisles looking at all the packaged foods. So because if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, we took a stroll through the store to compare prices and selection with the stores where I normally shop.

The organic produce was beautiful and reasonably priced. I even caught my older son wondering about the spaghetti squash, which delighted me because  I thought maybe I could get him to taste it sometime. But no, he saw that Erewhon sells if for 99 cents a pound, and thought “Cha-ching!” We grew spaghetti squash in our garden this year (quite by accident) so he was thinking we could sell our crop!

The healthy foods on offer at Erewhon were intriguing to my kids, who wanted to know what kefir is, and spelt. “Where are the sweets?” asked the younger one, and I am sure they were present, but I managed to steer him back to the deli case, where the most delicious freshly prepared foods were on display. Attendees of the Erewhon Chat were given coupons for 20% off at the deli, so I took advantage of it.

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The boys ordered a giant vat of gluten free organic macaroni and cheese, which they inhaled. I got the vegan plate (might as well try something different!) which was tempeh chicken parmesan with non-cheese mozzarella, roasted vegetables, and maple glazed Brussels sprouts. Which I inhaled! (Actually I did save some for my carnivore husband because I wanted to see what he thought of it. He loved it!) The store also treated us to a bottle of freshly juiced…juice. They have a huge selection, and if you buy six they can go home with you in a nifty six-pack burlap carrying bag. The boys and I all loved the tart lemonade made with pure lemon juice, water, and honey.

Erewhon invites you to its next Chat, which is happening Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 PM. The topic is “Stress Less For the Holidays,” something I plan to do every year, don’t you?

Stress Less for the Holidays will feature experts on stress reduction-focused topics as nutrition, vitamins/supplements and acupuncture and demos, along with Q&A, tasty samples, featured products, and more!

Speaker: Monika Klein is a leading clinical nutritionist, weight-loss expert, and health and wellness advocate. She is the founder of Coaching for Health, LLC, creator of the Skinny Jeans Weight Loss Program™, and was the producer and host of Total Health Talk, a cable television show.

Speaker & Demonstration:Denise Noyer-Erez, L.Ac. is president of Integrative Medicine, a practice dedicated to treating women’s health through acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and diet and nutrition.

Speaker: Superior Source Vitamins’ Matthew Supkoff will discuss the benefits of supplementation for diet, health concerns, energy and lowering stress. Superior Source Vitamins dissolve in seconds with no pills to swallow.

Demo: Siddha will present their flower essences and homeopathic remedies, such as Emotional Detox, Stress Relief and Sleep that help mediate the internal causes of disease.

Demo: Bulletproof will preview their Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee. Its smooth taste and antioxidant rich infusion will improve your performance and help with your focus and energy throughout the day.

Erewhon Market
26767 Agoura Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818)857-3366