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Energy Reduction - Super-Sized

SmokeAt home, we all keep our refrigerators closed and we turn off lights and televisions when we're not using them, right? That's just common sense!
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Healthy Tip: Drink Water!

Glass of water
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Got a Best Meal of the Week?

Your best meal of this week may just be my best meal of next week. Best, of course, is highly subjective. It could be healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more. Whatever your criteria, we want to hear about your Best Meal of the Week. We'll do this post from time to time and we'll feature ideas from readers as well as include some of our own. From Kimberley, a reader:

25 Random Things

We thought we’d get in on the fun and post our own “25 Random Things” list. How many of these did you know about us? Do you have a favorite fact about us that has missed our list?

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Annie's Does It Again

Annie\'s Snack Mix

Annie's has done it again.

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A Nice KICK

Guayaki Energy Shot Ok, so this blog is actually a confession...Well a couple of confessions!

Halibut with Roasted Tomato, Garlic and Olive Relish

Summer in February!

Stone Fruit]When we're in the dead of winter here in the U.S., Chile is at the height of their summer season and summer fruit is in full production.
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Peanut Recall — Update 2/20/09

Jump directly to the FDA Product Recall List to search for peanut product recalls, or call CDC-INFO at 1-800-232-4636 for more information.

*Updated 2/20/09*

Added the following vendor products to the list: 71.    TrueNorth Brand Peanut Crisps <Withdrawal> (FL, MA, MW, NA, NE, SO). 72.    Crispy Cat Roasted Peanut candy bars 73.    Beneficial Foods/Nature’s Candy <Withdrawal>:

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Healthy Tip: Boost Your Fiber!

Beans
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WFM-U is now for YOU too!

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Value Guru and the Refrigerator Challenge

When I opened the fridge Sunday morning to a whole lotta "nothing to eat," I felt like that mostly-blank white interior was challenging me, blowing a cool dare right in my face. "Go ahead, try to make a meal from what you see here." I knew I had to go grocery shopping that afternoon, but I didn't want to waste anything that might be lingering. I also wanted to get my dinner plan squared away early. I'd be out all afternoon and knew I wouldn't want to cook much. I began digging.
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Empower the Poor $1 at a Time

Whole Planet Foundation

Tulips and My Winter Color Surrogate

Tulips Pink Tulips - California Every year right around the start of February I start yearning for more color in my life.

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Great Wine with a Mission

February is Whole Foods Market's Whole Trade™ Month and we are proud to be the first to launch in the US of A Fairhills Winery's Fair-Trade Certified and Whole Trade Guarantee wines!
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Saltimbocca alla Romana

Are you looking for a way to add gourmet flavors to everyday meals? If so, then this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient is for you! Featuring Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil, our featured recipe is Saltimbocca alla Romana, a tender chicken breast layered with prosciutto and sage, sautéed and topped with a buttery white wine sauce.

Peanut Recall - 2/16/09

Jump directly to the FDA Product Recall List to search for peanut product recalls, or call CDC-INFO at 1-800-232-4636 for more information.

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Best Meal of the Week

All home cooks have them - those moments when you say to yourself "That was my best meal of the week!" Best, of course, is highly subjective. It could be healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more. Whatever your criteria, we want to hear about your Best Meal of the Week. Here are a few of ours:

Whole Trade Flowers Make a Difference

Carol Medeiros joined Whole Foods Market in 2001 at our Cherry Creek store in Denver and has been working on our produce and floral team ever since.

Confessions of a Chocolate Fanatic

ChocolateThis past Christmas, I decided to thrill my friends with the gift of "a little bit of heaven." I wanted to savor the Christmas spirit, especially since last year was so hurried.
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Libido Part II: Natural Nutrients & Body Care

Peanut Butter Recall -- Updated 2/10/09 5pm

******Updated 2/16/09******** Please refer to our latest blog post for updates on the PCA recall. ******* Updated 2/10/09 5pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter flavor SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters******* Updated 2/6/09 4pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Boston Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Boston Cookies Peanut Fudge Brownies Kariba Farms Thai

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Indian-style Chicken Curry with Muchi Curry Powder

Customer Scales Back Spending Without Compromising

Thanks to all of our customers who take the time to share their thoughts with us. From time to time, we'll share some of your feedback on our Whole Story blog. This one comes from J.S., a customer in Massachusetts.
To Whom It May Concern, My favorite chore of the week is shopping at Whole Foods in Hingham, Massachusetts. I am dedicated to quality food for myself and my family and enjoy my shopping experience there (the employees are awesome, especially Cheryll in the Deli!) and also the quality of the foods that I serve to my family.
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Better Than Dining Out for Valentine's

Valentine\What are you going to do for Valentine's Day to make sure you get all the love that's coming to you? I don't know about you but I am not going to sit around waiting for a table at some fancy restaurant.
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Best Green Ideas of the Week

Lots of green stuff caught my eye this week.
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Whole Planet Foundation Borrower-Inspired Recipes

Whole Planet FoundationWhole Planet Foundation empowers impoverished individuals in our global communities through

Celebrate Whole Trade Guarantee™ Month

Community Relations Team Leader Shonelle Bellon from our Santa Cruz store shares her thoughts on Whole Trade Guarantee™ Month.
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Winter Citrus - Round Two

Navel Orchard Navel Orchard - Central Valley, California
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Libido Part I: Medicinal Plants

Cuban Flat Iron Steak

Do you have the winter culinary blahs? Are you tired of the same old soups, stews and crock pot delights? Bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient featuring Flat Iron Steak. We chose flat iron steaks—often compared to the texture and flavor of strip steaks— for their tenderness, meatiness and budget-friendly price.