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GMO Fast Facts

October is Non-GMO Month, so it’s the perfect time to share some of the basics of genetically modified organisms, as well as delve into the details.

Going Nuts for Cashews

Rich cashews are lower in total fat than most nuts, always a crowd favorite and particularly flavorful in baked goods and curries and as a spread or dip.

What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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The Source: Allegro Coffee

Every cup of coffee tells a story, many of them involving small family farms in some of the most remote regions of the world. Journey to northern Peru with Darrin Daniel, director of sourcing for Allegro Coffee, and experience the adventure of finding the perfect bean. When you see what goes into getting your coffee from the source, you’ll appreciate your daily jolt that much more.
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Why I Buy Organic

Coach Mark Smallwood of the Rodale Institute shares the one simple thing he looks for when grocery shopping and how it helps the environment, our health, our families and our communities.
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Spice Up Your Life with Organic Spice Blends

Whether you’re exploring international cuisines or yearning for a taste of home, our convenient organic seasoning blends make it easy to cook with some of the world’s most-craved combos.

Gifts from the Garden

Wondering what to give people on your gift-giving list this year? If you grow food and flowers, you have a solution. Cecilia Nasti offers helpful tips on gifting from your garden.
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Sausages: Cooking, Serving and Pairing Ideas

The key to great tasting sausages is this: simmer them in beer or water until partially cooked and then finish in the oven or on the grill or stovetop.
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Allegro Coffee’s Café UBUNTU on Sale This Weekend

What’s in a name? For Allegro Coffee’s Café UBUNTU quite a lot, actually. In Kenya ubuntu means “I am because we are.” If you think that’s a little deep for coffee, read on to find out the notable backstory of this African blend.

How to Include Probiotic Foods into Your Meals

A warming bowl of Miso Soup with Garlic and Ginger served with a hearty sandwich of raw milk cheese or sliced marinated tempeh with kimchi on whole grain sourdough bread is more than delicious and satisfying. It’s a probiotic-packed meal that supports a healthy digestive system, which in turn supports a well-functioning immune system.
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What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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Get to Know: Tempeh

Have you ever felt curious about all the meat substitutes in the refrigerated section of the grocery store? Today we’ll explore tempeh, a soy-based product which, like tofu, can be used in a myriad of dishes and has a hearty flavor, texture and health benefits too.

How to Host an Olive Oil Tasting Party

Our five new single-origin extra virgin olive oils represent the uniqueness of the regions and countries where they’re produced. With flavors from mellow to piquant they’re the perfect assortment to compare at an olive oil tasting party.
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Bringing Healthier Prepared Foods to Market

Need a healthier option — now? We have Health Starts Here® prepared foods in the self- and full-serve cases, as well as our salad and hot bars. Fresh, fast and healthy, these are the foods you want within the time frame you have!
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Our Wieners are the Schnitzel

It’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite fall flavors, and we’re ready with the best sausages in town. Whether you’re shopping for Oktoberfest, game day or simply dinnertime, we’ve got house-made sausages with the highest quality standards and varieties you won’t find anywhere else.
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A Taste of New Zealand’s Wine Country + a Contest!

The beautiful winemaking country of New Zealand is producing wines of equal beauty. Discover our wine picks from there and how you could win a trip to this amazing place!
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Make Mealtime Magic with Leftovers

I love creating new delicious dishes from leftovers like roasted veggies, chicken and potatoes. Here are a few of my favorites.
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Terrific Tahini

I am never without a jar of organic tahini in my refrigerator. It’s nutritious, delicious and filling, not to mention perfect for back-to-school lunches. You can enjoy it on its own as a spread or mixed with a variety of other ingredients.

What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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Get Ready for National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day!

How does your kids’ school lunch program stack up? You have to see it for yourself. Join them in the cafeteria on October 15 for National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, sponsored by KIWI magazine and the School Nutrition Association.

From Conventional to Conscious: the Project Green Challenge Transformation

Madeleine Welsch is a sophomore at Skidmore College where she majors in Visual Art and Environmental Studies. She hopes to put the culture back in agriculture by fusing her love of art and the sustainable food movement.

Last October, Madeleine participated in Project Green Challenge (PGC) and was selected to attend Green University. After presenting at the challenge finals in San Francisco, she was chosen as the 2013 winner. This is her PGC story.

Organic Foods and Pesticide Residues

Do you think eating organic is better for you? This series shares some of the science behind the nutritional benefits of organic foods. First up: fruits and vegetables. Part two covers organic dairy and part three goes into pesticide residues.
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The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Dairy

Do you think eating organic is better for you? This series shares some of the science behind the nutritional benefits of organic foods. First up: fruits and vegetables. Part two covers organic dairy and part three goes into pesticide residues.

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Do you think eating organic is better for you? This series shares some of the science behind the nutritional benefits of organic foods. First up: fruits and vegetables. Part two covers organic dairy and part three goes into pesticide residues.

World Flavors: Your Passport to Meal-Time Fun

Back-to-school season is a perfect time to shake up kitchen routines, and exploring world flavors can be your passport to new adventures. With the help of our prepared sauces you can spice up your life without a lot of prep work.

Veggies in Sweets

Adding vegetables to baked goods, sweet breakfasts and desserts is a lot easier than you might think, and the results are delicious. What a wonderful way to get veggies into your meal!

Introducing 90 New Certified Cheese Professionals

Think you’re a cheese whiz? 90 Whole Foods Market cheesemongers proved they’re the best of the best by slicing their way through the rigorous third-annual American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional™ (CCP) Exam and passing.
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The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Simple. Sublime. A textural masterpiece. From college hotplates to 5-star kitchens, few foods offer such a combination of approachability, ease of preparation and sheer unadulterated yumminess. The GCS is a joy to make and devour. Here are some basic guidelines for perfect grilled cheese sandwiches every time.

What to Make This Week

Need help figuring out the age-old question of what to make for dinner? We can help! Here are seven recipes for inspired meal planning.
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Get Some Food For Thought On Pivot TV

This September, Pivot TV is featuring an entire month of “Food for Thought” programming that explores food issues like hunger and food insecurity, the state of our current food industry and more.
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Eat Pineapple, Support Education

What’s sweeter than a fresh pineapple? A fresh pineapple that helps rural farmworkers access education and opportunity, of course! When you buy a Whole Trade® product, a portion of what you paid goes into a development fund for the community that produced it. The farmers and farmworkers then determine how to use those funds to meet the needs of their community.
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Where Quality Meets Convenience

Convenience is a great concept, no doubt, but when it comes to fast food, quality is often the first thing to go. At Whole Foods Market, our first core value is to sell the highest quality natural and organic products available, and that includes our very convenient, made-in-house prepared foods.
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Cheese Nights are Heating Up! Come Melt With Us.

Adding heat to cheese — one of the most celebratory and delicious ways to enjoy the dairy world’s crown jewel. This season’s Cheese Nights, Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm, will feature a unique selection of cheeses and the delectable things that happen when the heat is turned up a notch. Or two.
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Lunches Packed with Healthier Choices

A kid-friendly lunch doesn't have to be peanut butter and jelly. Not only can foods like fruit and veggie kabobs, salads and veggie and hummus wraps be just as easy to make as a PB&J, you may be surprised by how much kids enjoy these healthier choices.

Ground Turkey Goodness

From burgers and meatloaf to meatballs and tacos, you can use lean ground turkey as you would other ground meats.
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