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May 31, 2017
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Yvonne Maffei, food blogger at My Halal Kitchen, shares an easy recipe she’ll be preparing during Ramadan.
May 30, 2017
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Whether you’re observing Ramadan or simply looking for convenient and enticing eats, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
June 1, 2016
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To help raise awareness about Hemp History Week, Whole Foods Market is having a sale on select hemp foods. In addition, we’ve pulled together our top reasons to get hip to hemp.
May 31, 2016
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Ease the 6pm dinnertime scramble with these new convenient pantry staples including sauces, rices and fire-roasted tomatoes.
April 29, 2016
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Cold-brewed coffee is light and refreshing, making it an appealing alternative to hot coffee in the summer. Enter Califia Farm’s ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffees — here are a couple of their latest and greatest additions.
February 9, 2016
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Even when things start to look bleak in the fridge I don’t panic. Instead I reach for one of my go-to ingredients — canned tuna. It’s incredibly versatile and the mild flavor means my son will enjoy dinner as well.
November 23, 2015
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Whether you’re making it all from scratch or need a few shortcuts, get our list of must-have products — from candles to chocolate coins — and recipes to celebrate Hanukkah.
November 3, 2015
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Whether you’re hosting your first or twentieth Thanksgiving, this list of essentials will ensure you get to enjoy family and cooking time, instead of last minute grocery store visits.
October 22, 2015
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Dreary weather is the perfect excuse to experiment with new warming drink recipes and products. Try one or all of these suggestions to keep the chill out this winter.
October 8, 2015
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All of the Halloween candies we sell at Whole Foods Market are made without hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Here are a few of my family’s favorites.
October 6, 2015
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Turn to lentils for speedy weeknight meals.
August 18, 2015
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June 15, 2015
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If you’re observing Ramadan, you may love the idea of making every dish for suhoor or iftar from scratch, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
June 11, 2015
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Imam Khalid Latif shares his memories of dates and how they taste so much sweeter during Ramadan.
May 30, 2015
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It’s the 6th annual celebration of Hemp History Week and our US stores are closing out the week with sales on select products that contain hemp. But first a bit about what Hemp History Week is all about.
May 29, 2015
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I have water accessible nearly everywhere my kids go, and I offer them water a lot. However, I make sure that they are getting hydration from other sources too including fruits, veggies, other drinks and even dessert. Yes, dessert!
May 1, 2015
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Every child deserves basic necessities, and a pack of diapers can have a big impact on a family needing to choose between buying food and buying diapers. That’s why we’re partnering with Seventh Generation to help babies in need in our shoppers’ communities throughout the US.
April 30, 2015
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Hello summer! Hello adventures! Here are our packing essentials for outdoor meals, day trips and weekend getaways.
April 27, 2015
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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.
April 23, 2015
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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.
April 21, 2015
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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.
April 9, 2015
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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?
March 19, 2015
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From Seder staples to less traditional (but no less important kosher finds), we work closely with our vendor partners to develop delicious kosher products that meet our strict quality standards meaning they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.
March 12, 2015
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When we buy food for people we love, the ingredient list is often of utmost importance. Shouldn’t we use the same care for the furry friends we love?
February 19, 2015
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Through our Local Producer Loan Program, we’ve provided millions in low-interest loans to outstanding local farmers and artisans. Many of our loan recipients have become so popular and successful that they’ve been able to expand into other regions. To help you get a flavor, here are just a few of the Local Producer Loan Program products that can now be found nationwide.
February 7, 2015
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Whole Foods Market’s legendary Quality Standards make it my go-to place for Valentine candies, luxurious body care, and Whole Trade® flowers that give back to the communities where they were grown. Here’s a quick run-down of the goodies I’ll be giving as gifts this year.
January 29, 2015
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Show you care this Valentine’s Day with fair trade chocolates. When you buy fair trade products, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers.
January 23, 2015
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It’s time to make the snacks we serve while watch the big game as memorable as the commercials! Here are five snacks that can’t lose.
January 9, 2015
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These days, lots of folks are scaling down or living without dairy. For some, the shift is motivated by a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. For others, living dairy free is part of a commitment to eat more plants and fewer animal products. Regardless of why you’re avoiding dairy, changing your diet is a big deal. Here are a few tips to help keep you happy, satisfied and inspired.
December 9, 2014
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From traditional to dairy-free, here’s a breakdown of a few of our favorite nogs — all without artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.
December 2, 2014
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If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel — and checking out Hanukkah recipes for inspiration, now is the time to get shopping! We’ve curated holiday helpers to make your celebrations deliciously memorable.
November 24, 2014
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Our US Whole Foods Market stores are celebrating fairly traded products with a weekend-long sale, November 28-30. And we’re kicking it off with what we’re calling “Fair Trade Friday”!
November 21, 2014
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If you don’t want turkey, how do you celebrate “Turkey Day”? Deliciously! Give thanks for entrée possibilities from vegetarian Savory Butternut Squash Pie with Hazelnuts to vegan Celebration Lentil Loaf to Roasted Beef Tenderloin.
November 18, 2014
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It’s finally time for pumpkin pies and gingerbread and candy canes, so sure to experience those special flavors to the fullest. Here are our picks for sweet holiday treats you won’t find anywhere else but Whole Foods Market.
October 24, 2014
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No gluten? No dairy? No soy? No problem at Whole Foods Market! Our experts and in-store healthy eating specialists have curated special diet-friendly picks that are delicious enough for everyone to enjoy.
October 23, 2014
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Creating cookies, cakes and pies together doesn’t have to be a big production. If you stock your pantry with baking staples, you’ll be ready whenever the mood strikes your brood. (Got cousins or grandkids visiting? Baking together is a great way to bond!)
October 16, 2014
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Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with quinoa, an ancient seed that’s been making waves as a modern superfood.
October 14, 2014
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Last-minute shopping trips tend to be a little disjointed. If you’d like to make healthier choices (and spend more of your precious holiday with friends and family), it helps to plan ahead.
October 1, 2014
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Mama mia! Who knew your favorite quick meal must-have — pasta sauce — could be used for so much more than simply topping spaghetti?
September 29, 2014
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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.
September 25, 2014
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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.
September 20, 2014
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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.
September 19, 2014
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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.
September 15, 2014
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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.
September 11, 2014
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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.
September 10, 2014
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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.
August 21, 2014
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If you’d like to learn how to choose and cook the perfect rice to elevate your favorite dishes, stick with us! Our 365 Everyday Value® line offers an exceptional selection of rice varieties — including many organic options — at prices that encourage exploration. Below is a quick guide to some of the most popular types and their culinary characteristics.
August 16, 2014
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Food blogger and author Jenny Rosenstrach takes us on a spin through the frozen aisle
August 14, 2014
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Whether it’s at the stadium or in your living room, nothing beats a great game-day get-together. And this year, it’s all about feeding your friends and family wholesome and high quality versions of your favorites, and trying out a few new dishes too. Here’s the game plan.