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World Vegetarian Day: Our 10 Most Popular Vegetarian Recipes

In honor of World Vegetarian Day on October 1, we’ve pulled together this list of our 10 most popular vegetarian recipes. You’ll find many staple recipes in the list here, featuring classic techniques and go-to recipes for basics like baked tofu and roasted vegetables. We can tell our audience loves spaghetti squash and black beans, with these versatile ingredients appearing in a few different recipes in the list.

Raise A Glass to Our 5 Favorite Fall Beer Trends

Looking to try the latest beer this season? Whole Foods Market beer experts share five trends to look for in the beer aisle this fall.

My Favorite New Recipes: Spooky, Sweet and Savory Halloween Dishes and Desserts

Roses for Relief: Give a Flower and Give Back

Every week Whole Foods Market imports Fair Trade roses from Ecuador, and when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country earlier this year, our floral buyers wanted to find a way to help the thousands of families displaced by the disaster. This week, individual long stem roses will be available for purchase in our floral departments for $2 each, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward a guaranteed $100,000 donation to Hogar de Cristo, an emergency home contruction program.
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What Elly Eats: 11 Tasty Must-Haves From Her Kitchen

Elly Truesdell, Whole Foods Market’s local forager for our Northeast region, tastes her way through five states to discover new products to stock on our shelves. Some days she’s in Manhattan dipping a spoon into a delicious new sauce from a New York City chef, on others she’s trudging through rows of pear trees on a farm in rural New Jersey. Either way, she always ends up in her happy place when the day ends—her kitchen in Brooklyn where she cooks for family and friends. Here are the 11 products you’ll always find in her fridge and pantry:

10 Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day at Whole Foods Market

National Coffee Day (Thursday, September 29) is just days away and we’ve got some great ways to celebrate. Perk up with a pumpkin spice latte, find out how your daily cup can help others, and whip up some delicious coffee-inspired drinks and dishes. Here’s how:

Get to Know Teff

Teff is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world, originating in Ethiopia as plant domestication began thousands of years ago. It is a grass, not a variant of wheat, and is very similar to millet or quinoa, but this seed is even smaller. The small size makes it ideal to use in porridges and savory polenta-style meals. It’s also ground into flour and used traditionally for flatbreads like injera. Teff is high in protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, which has made it a staple for seminomadic farmers for centuries.

My Favorite New Recipes: Fall Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinners

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (Catch Molly’s cooking videos on YouTube!) We asked Molly to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Slow cookers across the land are being dusted off and made ready for the fall cooking season. Schedules around this time of year tend to be pretty nuts, so recipes that cook themselves become essential.

The Baby Gifts Moms Really Want: 7 Ideas Straight from A New Mom

Jean, Stia and Katherine are a mom, daughter and daughter-in-law who write the Dallas-based lifestyle blog Bishop And Holland. This past January, their family welcomed Stia’s first child, William. We asked Stia, along with her mother and sister-in-law, for advice on the best baby gifts at the grocery store.
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88 Fall Pumpkin Ideas to Satisfy Your Obsession

Fall’s early hallmarks are here: kids are back in school, slightly cooler weather has arrived in most places, and all things pumpkin are returning to stores. From actual pumpkins to pumpkin-spice espresso drinks, ice cream, facial care products, and dog treats, pumpkin rules the season.

5 Ways You Can Support the Fight Against Food Waste

Getting produce from the farm to your table eats up 10% of the U.S. energy budget and 80% of all freshwater consumed in the U.S. — yet 40% of the food in this country is never eaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Scraps, trimmings, imperfect produce and other by products often end up in landfills — unless an innovative entrepreneur steps up to find a use for them, that is. Elly Truesdell, a forager for Whole Foods Market, has made it her mission to stock our shelves with products from companies that do just that.
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Get to Know Baked Egg Boats

Ready to hop on board the latest breakfast trend? Warm, filling and comforting, egg boats are our new favorite thing for a morning meal. Heck, why not make them for dinner too? Here's everything you need to know:

3 Simple Ways to Green Your Shower Routine

It’s always nice to know what ingredients are—and aren’t—in the food you eat, and it’s also helpful to know what’s inside all those products you put on your body every day. Happily, just like Whole Foods Market has strict quality standards when it comes to food, we’ve got you covered for body care products, too. “We have a set of baseline standards for our beauty and personal care products, which includes a list of over banned 50 ingredients,” says Jody Villecco, our Quality Standards Coordinator.

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Get to Know Buckwheat

The latest food trend we've got our eye on? Buckwheat, which, interestingly, is not actually wheat. Get the scoop on this seed (and flour!), and find out how to use it in your kitchen. Hint: It will rock your gluten-free world. 

Watch and Learn! How to Cook Roast Chicken, Brown Rice, and Baked Pasta

4 Ways to Build A Better Breakfast

Here are four nutritious options to start your day.

My Favorite New Recipes: Tilapia Equals Easy Weeknight Dinners

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market.

Wondering What to Make for Labor Day? Here Are 16 Delicious Ideas ...

Labor Day is said to be the final farewell to summer, so plan a menu that celebrates the bumper crop of flavorful fruits and veggies, and fire up the grill. Whether you're hosting a backyard bash or simply gathering family around the table, here is some recipe inspiration to help you enjoy the long weekend. (Click through to get all the details on every recipe!)

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Get to Know Beetroot Powder

Beets have long been a favorite for root vegetable fans, but their earthy taste isn’t something everyone loves. But, now you can get some of the benefits of beets in powder form!

Get to Know Gose

Looking for a new, light-and-refreshing beer? Give gose a try! This crisp, sour, wheat beer is perfect to drink on its own or paired with a light meal like grilled proteins and veggies — or even fresh oysters. 

Arctic Char from Iceland: A Kid-Friendly Catch for School-Night Suppers

Looking for kid-friendly and affordable fish options for fall suppers? The solution is as crystal clear as Icelandic spring water: Responsibly Farmed Arctic char from the land of fire and ice.
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3 Simple Ways to Support Growing Healthy Kids