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Pack for Adventures Like a Pro

Hello summer! Hello adventures! Here are our packing essentials for outdoor meals, day trips and weekend getaways.
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Helping to Stop Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to be a problem across our oceans. Legislation is critically important to enable the US to play a stronger role in combating illegal foreign fishing and to level the playing field for companies like ours who are working hard to source legal and responsibly produced seafood.

Our Meat: No Antibiotics, Ever

Liz Fry, our Farm Animal Quality Standards Coordinator shares one of the big differences about the meat at Whole Foods Market: No antibiotics, ever!

Make-Ahead Mother’s Day: Tips and Recipes for Breakfast or Brunch

Want to fête Mom with breakfast in bed or leisurely brunch? Get tips and recipes that will make it a breeze.

Brunch Basics and Beyond

From its sweet and savory dishes and casual kid-friendly atmosphere to its inclusion of cocktails for the adults, I love everything about brunch. As a host, it’s not as overwhelming as organizing a dinner party. You can simply offer the basics (breakfast tacos or bagel sandwiches) with a few twists (fruit compote or flavored butters) and please everyone.

The Versatility of Tortillas

When it comes to tortillas, many people haven’t experimented beyond standard wraps and Mexican food. That’s why I’m eager to share my favorite non-traditional ways to enjoy tortillas such as pizzas, dessert burritos and tortilla strips.
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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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How to Host a Tea Party

Dust off your teapot! We’ve got great ideas and deliciously easy recipes fit for a modern tea party.

It's Time to Get Reacquainted with Rosé

Many Rosé wines of the past were one-dimensional and sweet, but today, winemakers are rediscovering the beauty at the intersection of complexity and approachability, using bold, big grapes like grenache, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and malbec to produce elegant chilled charmers. Now is the time to get reacquainted with Rosé.
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9 Gorgeous Desserts for Springtime

Spring is the perfect time of year to embrace pretty desserts from tarts to cakes and everything in between. Whether you love to go all-out with strawberries or drench cake in glossy chocolate, we’ve got recipes for that show-stopping dish at the end of the meal.

DIY Cocoa-Citrus Body Butter

I love to pamper my skin with thick, luxurious body butter. Know what I don’t love, though? The artificial fragrance in so many store-bought body butters. That’s why I was so excited when our friends at Aura Cacia shared this DIY recipe for Citrus-Cocoa Body Butter.
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Celebrate Mom with Some of Her Favorite Things

Whole Foods Market is your one-stop-shop this Mother’s Day for essentials (flowers, perfume, handcrafted cards and candles) and unexpected delights such as a subscription to our wine club.

Mexican Favorites for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a big holiday in the United States — in fact, it’s celebrated more here than in Mexico! If you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or just want to change up your food routine, try out these favorite recipes.
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How to Pack a Picnic

Eating outdoors combines two of my favorite things - food and nature. It can elevate even a simple peanut butter sandwich. However with a little planning, you can go beyond the basics with ease.

Cooking with Cilantro

Cilantro can be an acquired taste for some, but the more you eat irresistible treats such as Black Bean and Cilantro Quesadillas, Salmon with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Cilantro Chutney, the more it grows on you. You’ll love it in sauces and salsas, spreads and dips, salads and dressings and as a garnish to a wide assortment of foods.

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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Whole Trade Bell Peppers Ring in Social Change

Crisp, refreshing bell peppers can really spruce up spring dishes. When you buy Whole Trade® bell peppers from Mexico, you’re also helping to make tangible improvements in real people’s lives!
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Celebrate Pollinator Power with Kids' Activities

Earth Month is the perfect occasion for parents to talk with kids about healthy ecosystems that sustain human beings and the food we eat. So we’ve broken up these complex issues into fun, kid-sized bites of information and games.

Bumble Bee Music

One odd detail that always intrigues folks attending my pollinator conservation workshops is the fact that bumble bees create an audible middle-C musical note to shake the pollen out of certain flowers. Whether we look to wild plants that sustain wildlife such as songbirds and bears, or the nearly two-thirds of our food crops that require pollinators to exist, we can find similarly fascinating events constantly unfolding.

10 Easy (and Effective) Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is also the perfect time to make a personal pledge to start a new good habit. And most are actually pretty easy to do. Here are ten ways to lessen your impact and make a huge difference.

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture can Save the Planet

One critical and virtually unknown issue is still missing from today’s conversation about food, and it’s literally under our feet. It’s also a solution to climate change. John W. Roulac, founder and CEO of the superfoods company Nutiva, shares insights into how regenerative organic agriculture can save the planet.

Why I Love Lemons

Lemons’ tartness enlivens beverages, vegetables, soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. When blended with other ingredients such as oils in salad dressing, honey in tea, or butter and seasonings in sauce, lemons brighten up dishes and add balance.

Don’t Toss That! Part III: Kitchen Scraps for House and Body

Making the most of groceries doesn’t have to stop with cooking. Check out some ingenious ways to use kitchen scraps for cleaning, skincare and more.

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 Excited About Another Type of Bacon

Do you believe that everything tastes better with bacon and the more bacon the better? Then you’re going to love this! Wellshire has crafted a leaner, flavorful bacon from the meaty pork shoulder and it’s about $2.00 less per pack than traditional bacon
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DIY Seed Starters: Turn Trash into a Garden Treasure

With the season’s egg dyeing and deviled-egg eating, chances are you’re starting to collect a few extra egg cartons around the house. Don’t throw them away!

With a little help from ScrapKins and Whole Kids Foundation®, you can easily turn those cardboard pods into seed starters for your spring garden.

Mommy Makes: Berry Beet Parfait

I recently asked myself, “Would it be crazy to add vegetables to my favorite dessert?” Turns out the answer is “no” and the result was surprisingly delightful: berry beet parfaits.
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Go Vegan for a Day

Explore some terrific new dishes and tasty ingredients on a vegan adventure.

Spring Cleaning with Standards

Phosphates. Phthalates. Chlorine. The government does not require full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products, so how can you know what’s in those bottles?

The Very Versatile Roasted Chicken

Like many folks, I’m often strapped for time. That’s why I often turn to grabbing an organic roasted chicken from the Prepared Foods department. That means I can rest easy and just enjoy dinner!
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12 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

As an adventurous home chef with a love for experimenting with new recipes and new foods, I’ve had to acquire a sharp set of money-saving skills to get the most out of my budget and my pantry. I’m proud when I use what I have in my kitchen in inventive (and tasty) ways, and happy that Whole Foods Market® can help me. Here are my top 12 ways to minimize food waste.

Don't Toss That! Part II: Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps

Food waste is a hot topic. Check out these genius strategies for reusing kitchen scraps.

Growing Plants from Kitchen Scraps

Go for Green Onions

Spring has sprung, and it’s peak season for green onions. The mild flavor of these young tender onions makes them ideal for onion-shy eaters and recipes that call for a gentle onion flavor.

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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5 Herbs for Kitchen Gardens

There’s a reason why herb gardens are often called ‘kitchen’ gardens. Firstly, they can be grown right in your kitchen, indoors, any time of year! And secondly, it seems natural for cooks and gardeners to want to grow the freshest plants possible for their culinary experience. The best part is you don’t need a lot of space indoors to enjoy a thriving herb garden that adds value to your dishes.
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Great Skin at Every Age

Does anyone really identify with the idea of “anti-aging” skincare? Here’s a bit of a re-frame: What if we think in terms of “pro-aging” skincare? In my book, being pro-aging means it’s never too early to practice prevention — and never too late to look great.
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Composting: Turning Trash into Treasure

Recycling yard and kitchen waste into organic fertilizer is easy. Cecilia Nasti of Field and Feast shares her tips on getting started.
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Making the Most of Your Easter Leftovers

While a table loaded with food is wonderful during your Easter celebration, it also means you could have plenty of leftovers to use. Don’t fret! Here are my suggestions for using up the last of your holiday ham, lamb, eggs, and more.