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Make it Natural: Healthier Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread Summer zucchini season inspired Jill, one of our Whole Story readers, to request a healthier version of her mom's zucchini bread recipe, since mom's version used loads of vegetable oil.

Get a Blueberry Boost

I'm a blueberry lover and every spring my love affair gets a little more serious! Luckily, blueberries are packed with nutrition and I don't have to moderate my affection for them.

Snowville Creamery

Snowville Creamery - Pomeroy, Ohio

Whole Planet Travels to Arequipa, Peru

Win Tix to see Dave Matthews Band!

Dave Matthews Band Want to see Dave Matthews Band this summer? We've got you covered two ways:


While you are probably aware of the importance of eating organic foods, have you thought much about the importance of organic feminine hygiene products? Our friends at 7th Generation have. Check out what they have to say and spread the word to the women in your life. Cotton

Share Your Best Meal of The Week

Summer has officially arrived and just about everyone around here is looking for simple meals that don't heat up the kitchen…or the cook! Maybe some of the "best meals" below will inspire you. Share your "best" in the comments below. Remember, "best" is highly subjective: healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more.


Value Guru Goes Fishing with Father

Fathers Day

The Joy of Local Summer Veggies


Beat the Bugs!

Beat the BugsAre you the outdoors fan who's loved just a little bit too much by the bugs? Fortunately, there are effective natural products such as essential oils, vitamins, and homeopathy to make your skin less tasty to the critters. Malia Curran, MS, MPH, is a nutrition and health consultant.

Be Keen on Quinoa!

Chicken Quinoa

Whole Planet Travels to Facatativa, Colombia

Steve Wanta sends us this video from Facatativa, Colombia where the Whole Planet Foundation team is doing a feasibility study to determine whether the foundation can support and sustain a microcredit loan program.

So Delicious Refrigerated Coconut Milks

Coconut MilkMy wife is one tough customer. Guardian of our children's health, keeper of the family budget, she is my culinary moral compass.

Progress Coffee - Austin, TX


How Did We Do at Bonnaroo?


Make it Natural: Crispy Rice Treats

Brown Rice Treats

Make Pop Hop Gift Card Winner

Wow!  Just when we thought that the response to our Mother's Day giveaway was impressive (at over 1400 comments), we were simply blown away by the enthusiasm and love out there for dads.  With over 3800 entries, it was tough choosing a winner - so, to be fair, we left it up to random.org's True Random Number Generator.  And the winner is...
Karen Parr

Smart Snacking

Cream Cheese Cashew Dip

Whole Planet Travels

Join Steve Wanta as he travels South America visiting current Whole Planet Foundation microcredit projects and seeking out new opportunities where the Foundation can provide assistance.

Dads' Best Recipes

Thanks for all the tasty recipe ideas you submitted when we asked for your Dad's best recipe in anticipation of Father's Day on Sunday, June 21. Your recipe ideas and stories led us to a few conclusions about your dads' cooking habits:

Dads are masters of the grill.


Share Your Best Meal of The Week

Shrimp Boil I'm always looking for fresh meal ideas. Some excellent ones have come from this ongoing "Best Meal of the Week" post where we get to help each other figure out what's good for dinner.


FOOD, Inc. is Hungry For Change

Rachael is part of our team dedicated to answering emails, letters and phone calls from our customers.

Value Guru Seeks Composure in a Salad

Brazilian Cobb SaladNo matter what was else was on the table, my grandmother served an iceberg lettuce salad at every evening meal.

My Peach Is Better Than Your Peach


Effective, Natural Deodorant is No Secret

Natural DeodorantMany of us are eating natural foods and buying more-natural body care products, but maybe haven't made the mighty leap to natural deodorant. Are you worried it doesn't work? Tune in to hear what makes natural deodorants effective and why it's time to switch.

Fill Up on Fruit!

Fruit Kabobs Summer is the perfect time to lighten up your diet and eat healthier. I can't think of a sweeter way to do that than with fruit! It tastes great and adds variety and natural sweetness to your diet.

Ambos Seafood

Hal and Drew Ambos of Savannah, Georgia

The Hazards of Greening Your Life


The Whole Deal Value Guide Out Now

Whole Deal June July

Heads up! The new summer issue of The Whole Deal value guide is in stores now, ready to help you out with great ideas for a great summer...without great expense.


Make it Natural: Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream PieMelissa, a Whole Story reader, sent us a request to make over the classic summertime dessert, ice cream pie. Yum! Her version included conventional sandwich cookies, frozen whipped topping and jarred chocolate sauce.

Make Pop Hop...and 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!

Summer Wines Taste Like...

Summer Wines

Make Your Own Hydrating Summer Drink

Tea Punch