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Moms' Food Rules

Pizza with Salad

It's in the job description: moms have to make up all kinds of rules.


Value Guru and the Middle East Secret

I have to admit, Sunday afternoon I was beat from an active day that began with a big dog walk then progressed into grocery shopping, a yoga class, cleaning house and working in the garden, followed by a very welcome shower. All would make for a fantastic spring day if I didn't then have to make dinner! I was too tired and broke to consider going out to pick something up, so I took an exploratory tour of cupboard, fridge and freezer, grumbling all the while that I hadn't followed my own oft-preached advice and planned tonight's meal when I shopped just that morning!

Mangoes - The Perfect "Bridge Fruit"


Celebrate Mom and Enter to Win

Thanks for reading our blog. While the information in this post is still a great read, we want to make sure you know that the contest portion has ended. Hope you enjoy it anyway!
Mother's Day is coming up on May 10. Looking for ideas on how to celebrate this special day?

Cosmetics: What to Look For, What to Avoid

Mineral MakeupLooking for beauty to believe in? After decades of natural foods, more natural cosmetics are also emerging. It's easy to understand the importance of natural foods, but are there real reasons for buying cosmetics with natural ingredients?

What Makes a Food Overly Processed?

Split Pea

Conscious Consumption Trivia Game

Conscious Consumption Trivia
How green are your groceries? Take the "Conscious Consumption" Earth Month trivia quiz.

Linden Vineyards

Linden Vineyards, Linden, Virginia

Live Blog Today!

Don't forget to join us for our live blog at 1pm CST today (Friday, April 24th). Green Mission

Walking the Walk

Wind PowerWe know that our customers hold us to a higher standard than conventional stores. If you talk the talk, then you better be walking the walk. We agree. So, in case you missed the press coverage of our company's big Earth Day announcement, here's a recap.

Share Your Best Meal of The Week

Let's keep those ideas coming on your Best Meal of the Week. You can check out our archived posts with lots of great ideas. Remember, "best" is highly subjective: healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more. Here are a few featured Best Meal ideas to get those creative juices flowing. Post your "best" in the comments below.


Keep Earth Day Going!

Earth Month

Happy Earth Day! We know we have customers, team members and vendors who are dedicated to helping our planet. Give yourself a quick pat on the back for everything you've done in the last year to green your life and business!


Make it Natural: Cupcakes for Special Diets

Yvonne, one of our Whole Story readers, sent us this idea for a recipe makeover:
My daughter used to love to bake. However, we recently found out from her naturopath's tests that she is gluten-, dairy- and egg-intolerant. Do you have any kid-friendly (cookies, cakes, muffins) baking recipes which are dairy, wheat and egg free? Thanks a million!

Make a Simple Green Resolution and Win!

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. In celebration of our planet's big day, why not take a moment to make a simple green resolution for the coming year? Happy Earth Day 2009Here's mine: Bike to work at least once a week.

Guilt-free Paper Bags


Eat Your Veggies!


Up For Renewal Trivia Game

Up for Renewal Trivia
How savvy are you about energy efficiency and renewables? Take the "Up for Renewal" Earth Month trivia quiz.

Could you be the next "Organic Idol?"


We know our readers are passionate about organics and we're guessing you're a talented lot as well. So we want to make sure you know about the Organic Institute's contest seeking the next "organic idol."

Bell & Evans

BELL & EVANS – Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania

For the Greener Good Trivia Game

For the Greener Good Trivia
Which eco-friendly choices give power to the people? Take the "For the Greener Good" Earth Month trivia quiz.

Value Guru and Simple Salvation


How Artichokes Nicely Trimmed My Ego


Part 3 Homeopathy for Allergy Relief

Seasonal Allergies Learn why homeopathic remedies are a great choice for all ages during allergy season. Get the short answer to how homeopathics work, as well as some specific formulas to look for and how to use them. More Allergy Information

Healthy Tip: Explore Whole Grains

Guide to GrainsTwo years ago for my birthday, my friend Margaret gave me a cookbook called The Splendid Grain by Rebecca Wood. And, oh, what a splendid gift! I have used it and referred to it many times.

In The Loop Trivia Game

In the Loop Trivia
Do you know enough to bring the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) full circle? Take the "In the Loop" Earth Month trivia quiz.

And the Green Prom Winner is...

You may recall that we announced the Project Green Prom contest put together by Teens Turning Green. Teens had the chance to make a video and send it in to win a green makeover of their school's prom. Congrats to Claudia O. from Dallas for winning with this video.

Celebrate the Earth with Organic Flowers


Share Your Best Meal of The Week

Here's how this works: post your Best Meal of the Week in the comment section below so others can share in the scrumptiousness of your culinary genius. Remember, "best" is highly subjective: healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more. We're archiving all of the "Best Meal" posts so you can cruise through them whenever you are looking for some awesome ideas. Here are a few that struck a chord from last time around.


Make it Natural: Taco Salad

Kristin, one of our Whole Story readers, sent us her idea for a recipe makeover: Taco Salad

Kudos to You for Reusing Bags!

Plastic Bags

Part 2 Natural Approaches to Allergies

Seasonal Allergies Wondering what's causing all those troublesome allergy symptoms and why natural formulas can be effective? Tune in for the answers and take the first step toward alternative relief. You'll also hear about preventing allergies and long-term solutions.

Featured Cheese: Mons-Cazelle de Saint Affrique

Healthy Tip: Eggs Pack Nutrition

Eggs I eat eggs. Just this morning I made them Greek-style, scrambled with feta cheese, grape tomatoes, oregano and olive oil. Accompanied by my favorite sprouted whole grain bread, this is probably my most satisfying breakfast...ever!

Life Is Always Greener Trivia Game

Life is Always Greener Trivia

Share Dad's Best Recipes!

Dad Cooking

Got some Eco-Tips to Share?

Earth Month

Happy Earth Month! To celebrate we've brought together 30 days worth of fun, tips and eco-minded partners to help you get involved and learn how every "little green thing" counts.


The Whole Deal Value Guide Out Now

Whole Deal April

New Stuff in Stores - April

It's always a treat to find out what the latest and greatest products are before you get to the store. These aren't the only new items this month, but it's enough to whet your appetite. Enjoy!



Recycle Your Old Fridge Sweepstakes

Bosch Fridge

Value Guru and the Sausage Solution

SausageI am more than happy eating vegetarian meals about 80% of the time without even thinking about the fact that they're vegetarian. But I do like meaty texture and flavor in a meal more often than I can afford a steak. And, it usually doesn't take much, so steak is not always the answer anyway.