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Winning Recipes for Big Game Parties

nachos The Big Game is coming up on February 7. Whether you're rooting for the Colts or the Saints, you need to have a solid game plan for your game-watching menu.

 > Here are some ideas to get you started:

Putumayo = Whole World Music

Around here, we feel like Putumayo World Music and Whole Foods Market kind of grew up together. In celebration of our 30th birthday this year, we asked Dan Storper, founder and president of Putumayo, to write about how it all came to be. Post a comment by February 7th with your favorite kind of world music or Putumayo CD and you might just win a copy of their upcoming release, Rhythm & Blues.

30 Years Fresh


Thinking Roses? Think Whole Trade.


A Sampling of Team Member Resolutions


Make It Natural: Whole Grain Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

bread_pudding Ashley, one of our blog readers, sent us a request to make over her grandmother's famous bread pudding recipe, complete with a decadent bourbon sauce. We accepted the challenge to lighten up this comforting favorite.

New: "Responsibly Farmed" Seafood Logo


Orchids are Like People


Lighten Up With Dairy Alternatives


The Skinny on Weight Loss

Listen in to this encore presentation—good information on weight loss never gets outdated!
Get the solid basics for taking control of your weight, plus some lesser-known facts and tips, such as new ways to jumpstart your weight control plan. Stop spinning your wheels on the diet cycle! Discover how supporting two natural body systems will help you manage your weight. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Boston region.

This is My Year to... Make Simple Changes


#18 on 100 Best Companies To Work For List

tm1FORTUNE magazine just ranked Whole Foods Market No.

Dinnerware From Fallen Leaves


The Whole Deal's Meals for Four


The FDA Changes Its Tune on Bisphenol-A

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical used to make plastics and other materials used in many food packaging applications, from can linings to baby bottles (see my


The "Best Ever" Guacamole - Year 2


Go Green Tea

SmGreenTeaMmmmm...adding a steaming hot cup of green tea to a crazy afternoon brings its own measure of peace and tranquility, but did you know that routine consumption also brings an easy, comforting boost of beneficial phytochemicals and powerful antioxidants?

Healthy Liver for Healthy Weight

Listen in to this encore presentation.
Tune in to learn about the important connection between your liver and weight control. Get the scoop on the role of healthy cleansing for weight loss, and pick up some smart tips for lasting lifestyle changes that help maintain healthy weight. Dr. Holly Lucille is a licensed naturopathic physician, specializing in women’s wellness and family medicine. She is an expert on women’s health issues and past president of the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association.

Cypress Grove Chevre

Whole Foods Market's selects our cheese producers not only for the quality of the product they offer, but because of how they run their businesses. In this video, Mary Keehn, Founder of Cypress Grove Chevre shares information on the history and production secrets behind some of her award-winning goat cheeses.

This is My Year to... Know Where My Food Comes From

knowwhere We're halfway through January. Have you set some aspirations for yourself yet? We know many of our customers ask questions about where their food comes from. Here are some ideas on how you can be more conscious about your food choices.

Cooking for One January Challenge


Florida Freeze & Produce Availability

strawberry-freeze As you may know, we've had a series of cold fronts passing through the state of Florida in recent days. We've received a lot of questions about how this weather affects supplies of products traditionally produced in Florida during the winter months. Here's a quick recap:

Learn to Cook, Learn to Save: Simple Beans

Learn To CookHere’s something you can really dig your spoon into: Learning to cook can really cut your costs, but not your nutrients.


Healthy Changes for Healthy Weight

Here's help to start developing healthier habits! Good health-and healthy weight-is about smart decision making. Rather than hearing about what NOT to eat or fad diets, listen to positive successes that are truly changing people's lives. Dr. Joel Fuhrman shares his experiences in helping people create health by aiming for optimal nutrition. He is a board-certified family physician, author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutrition.

Must-Have Foods in the New Year

Have you noticed that everyone is putting out lists of Top Ten This and Top Ten That? I was feeling a bit left out so I decided to use my soapbox here to share my Top Ten Must-Have Foods.

Adventures in Brewing: Molson Ale


Local Loan to Ruby Jewel Treats



This is My Year to... Save Without Compromise


Jim Brickman Giveaway Winners

We want to extend our appreciations to the hundreds of folks who responded to two of our holiday giveaways: Jim Brickman's Bag of Goodies and Beautiful World.

The School Lunch Revolution's Resolution!

Chef Ann Cooper, aka "The Renegade Lunch Lady," is the author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children. Picture 2

Make it Natural: Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh


Winter Produce


Resolve to Eat Right

2010 Need some help kicking your New Year into gear? I'm not as big on resolutions (which can seem kind of lofty and unattainable) as I am on lifestyle changes. Here are some of the ones I recommend to all of my new clients to get them off to a good start.

This is My Year to...

eatmygreens2Do you think of the New Year as a blank slate? Then let's start off the year by filling in that blank. Yep, get those brain cells working and churning and decide what special things you are going to accomplish this year. And guess what?

Cheese Travels: Rogue Creamery

Rogue Creamery is known for it's award-winning artisan cheeses such as "Rogue River Blue" that won "Best In Show" at the American Cheese Society's annual competition in 2009. Learn about the unusual path that co-owners Cary Bryant and David Gremmels traveled to become master cheesemakers.

Grab the New Whole Deal and Start Saving

WD_blogpost_cover2Happy New Year savvy shoppers!