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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
September 21, 2013
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Learn how to reduce the calories in almost every dish you make by steam frying instead of using butter or oil to sauté.
August 23, 2013
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Turn traditional Waldorf salad into a healthy feast using super greens (kale) instead of lettuce, and make a creamy dressing without any mayo!
August 3, 2013
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Watch and learn how to make a flavorful yet super simple sauce for broccoli and soba noodles, a great summertime combo.
July 20, 2013
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Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make a simple marinade that you can use for your favorite lean protein, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, chicken or pork. You’ll learn the basics and from there you can create your own flavorful combinations. After you’ve marinated, learn how to grill.

July 6, 2013
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Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make Mexican-inspired black bean hummus. It’s perfect for a summer dip or as a spread in a veggie wrap.
May 18, 2013
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Healthy Eating Chef Chad shows us how to keep vegetables crisp and vibrant by learning how to blanch and shock them.
May 4, 2013
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Watch how to make creamy sesame greens by adding steamed kale to a quick tahini sauce for a filling side dish full of nutrients.
April 20, 2013
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Learn a simple trick to bring out an even deeper flavor from nuts and seeds.
April 6, 2013
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Watch while Healthy Eating Chef Chad Sarno shows us how to make this flavorful fried rice without oil. The addition of edamame makes it perfect for a main dish or serve as a side.
March 21, 2013
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Watch smoothie magic before your own eyes and see how to add greens to your breakfast drink without sacrificing its sweet flavor.
February 26, 2013
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Whole Planet Foundation®'s mission is poverty alleviation in developing-world communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. Through microcredit, Whole Planet Foundation seeks to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being we work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies. Whole Planet Foundation® partners with microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

January 1, 2013
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Veggies soaked in a rich marinade made with Engine 2 Plant-Strong™ Hummus -- and then grilled -- make a superb topping for these tasty tortilla pizzas.
October 18, 2012
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Learn how to make this flavorful (but not spicy) curry with sweet potatoes and green beans and a surprise ingredient, chunks of tempeh.
March 8, 2012
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.
February 17, 2012
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Sweet! A favorite decadent treat to enjoy with mmm-pleasure. It’s made for lovers [of chocolate] and for sharing.
February 10, 2012
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Who says gluten-free is no fun? This ooey-gooey, cheesy delicious meal is simple to make and simply the bomb for entertaining.
January 29, 2012
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Made by the longest operating Cheddar producers in the world, Barber’s 1833 Traditional Farmhouse Cheddar has quite a history. Learn how they use original starter culture.
January 28, 2012
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In Brooklyn, New York, Martina’s creative spirit helps her face the challenges of city gardening, such as space…and soil. Watch her story in this episode of Grow.
January 20, 2012
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Wave and tidal energy potential is estimated at more than seven times current global energy usage. In California, an inventor is testing a device to utilize this untapped resource. Watch his story on 9.3.
January 14, 2012
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To address the estimated 40% of the world’s energy used by buildings, ZeroEnergy Design in Boston creates homes that balance energy reduction with energy production. Watch their story on 9.3.
January 6, 2012
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Join the parade for one of Manhattan’s largest and liveliest festivals. Check out the ritualistic street cleansing, capoeira, sugarcane juice and more in this episode of Fest-a-Nation.
December 31, 2011
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Intimate video work, glowing with fresh autumn light and hand-drawn illustrations bring a poem by Tanya Davis to life.
December 22, 2011
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In the latest episode of Urban Eco, host Amy Devers shows you how easy it is to make homemade mulled wine with a few simple ingredients.
December 7, 2011
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In this episode of Hungry for More, host Kieron Elliot takes a few bites out of the profits as he learns to hand-pick Satsumas and get them fresh to market.
December 2, 2011
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Radishes, bees, quail and local chefs are all happy parts of Justin and Danielle’s business plan for a successful farm in St. Louis. Watch their story on Grow.
November 23, 2011
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Chef/Activist Daniel Klein’s The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series that began in 2009. Dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, the episodes follow Klein’s culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations across America. The Perennial Plate visits Living the Dream Farm in Welcome, Minnesota, where customers are invited to help butcher the turkeys for their Thanksgiving tables. Watch this warmly intimate (and slightly graphic) portrait of a connection not often experienced. **Viewer discretion is advised.**
November 19, 2011
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It doesn’t get any easier! One of the best cooking methods for beans and stews, Chef Chad shows you how easy it is pull together a slow cooked meal.
November 15, 2011
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In this episode of Hungry for More, host Kieron Elliot tastes his way through a biodynamic and organic vineyard, climbing into the process with both feet.
November 12, 2011
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Watch as host Kieron spends a day bantering with organic turkeys, eating their food and attempting to drive a combine, in this episode of Hungry for More.
November 3, 2011
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Tag along with Emma as she eats her way from bacalhau to beef, sipping Madeira and learning folkloric dance.
October 28, 2011
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Say “take a hike” to gluten and make your own snack bars just the way you like them. This recipe lets you easily substitute to your taste.
October 21, 2011
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Watch how easy it is to make these moist, delicious cupcakes that are gluten free, egg free and dairy free so everyone at the party can enjoy!
October 16, 2011
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.
October 14, 2011
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Available wind power far exceeds the world’s current energy use. A Boston inventor’s accelerator increases the potential for wind energy and its use in urban environments.
October 8, 2011
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Just as bees play a vital role in ecosystems, Sweet Beginnings plays a vital role in the community, providing skills for people with barriers to employment. Watch their story.
October 7, 2011
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Despite the availability of food, millions of people are hungry. Innovators in Arizona and Hawaii are working to cultivate crops in isolated areas and harsh climates.
October 3, 2011
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Make a rich and satisfying combination of green and beans with this hearty sauce you can serve over whole wheat pasta or as a side dish.
September 28, 2011
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In the latest episode of Urban Eco, host Amy Devers shows you how to transform a kitschy bowl into an eye-catching succulent planter.
September 24, 2011
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Want to give someone you love access to healthy food all year long? See why a Whole Foods Market auto-reload gift card could be your best investment.
September 23, 2011
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When Jane Elder Kunz inherited her grandparents' farm, she and her husband Fritz decided to create the first organic dairy in Indiana. Take a tour in this video.
September 21, 2011
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In this episode of Urban Eco, host Amy Devers shares quick tips on growing your own culinary herbs. You’ll be snipping and saving before you know it!
September 15, 2011
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In this episode of Grow, chickens, goats and vegetables provide more than sustenance to Heidi and her daughter Ute in the Excelsior district of San Francisco. Watch their story on Thrive.
September 13, 2011
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Did you know that one in three children worldwide do not get the nutrients they need to survive and thrive in their environments? Vitamin Angels helps reduce child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients, especially vitamin A, with infants and children under five. Today, Vitamin Angels is reaching over 20 million children in more than 40 countries with the nutrition they need to live healthy, productive lives. Vitamin Angels created this video to show the impact of their work.
September 9, 2011
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Tom and Rachel dream of eating only food grown in their own backyard in Vallejo, California, learning from challenges and flourishing from successes. Watch their story on Grow.
September 9, 2011
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This September, we’re celebrating National Organic Harvest Month in our stores across the US and that means we’re celebrating the organic farmers we partner with. Organic farmers not only encourage biodiversity, they depend on it — both above and below the ground.
September 7, 2011
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Learn to make your own tasty pear-balsamic dressing and use it to roast portobello mushrooms in this hearty recipe.
August 31, 2011
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Get a taste of Ethiopian culture through music, food and dance at this Washington, DC celebration with Emma Green who explores street festivals across the US.
August 25, 2011
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This tasty, moist cake with light almond-orange flavor is elegant, yet so simple to make that you won’t wait to make it for guests or a party.
August 11, 2011
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We’ve teamed up with The Container Store to offer healthy lunch ideas, packing tips and a $100 gift card giveaway to stock up on the perfect containers!
August 10, 2011
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Tuscarora Organic Growers is a democratically-operated cooperative of more than 40 farms that was founded in 1988 in Hustontown, Pennsylvania. Growers are held to strict standards, spelled out in an 18-page set of guidelines covering harvest, grading, packing, storage and food safety. All of the partner farms are certified organic.