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October 21, 2016
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If your only experience with babka is a classic Seinfeld episode, you’re long overdue for a lesson in baked goods. This traditional Jewish bread is going beyond the standard deli loaf and benefiting from today’s trend of recipe experimentation — which means you benefit too!

October 21, 2016
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They may come in tiny bottles, but essential oils pack a big punch. A few drops of these potent powerhouses can have benefits for both the mind and body. Here, the lowdown on these wonder workers and how to use them.
October 20, 2016
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Paired with cheese, raw in a salad or roasted with a meaty entrée, here are sweet and savory pear recipes worth celebrating.
October 14, 2016
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Admit it: sometimes there’s nothing you want more than a bowl full of crispy potato chips. But these days, there’s so much more to chips than the humble potato. Grab your favorite root veggies and mandoline, and let’s get cooking!

October 14, 2016
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Finding the siren call of Halloween candy difficult to resist? At Whole Foods Market, there’s no need. All of the candies we sell live up to the same food quality standards you’ll find in the rest of the store, including no hydrogenated fats or artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. Enjoy these picks this season — they’re so good it’s spooky.
October 13, 2016
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Our top 10 fall recipes have been tried, tested and declared delicious — by you! Below you’ll find cozy soups and hearty chilies, a sheet pan supper and quick baked pasta, lots of clever shortcuts and classic fall flavors, from pumpkin to butternut squash to sweet potatoes. Happy fall cooking!

October 10, 2016
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Try these easy ideas—from simple stir-ins to healthy toppers—to boost the nutrient profile of any soup.
October 5, 2016
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With more than 7,000 varieties of apples cultivated worldwide, it can be confusing to figure out which apples work best with which recipes. Luckily, we’ve compiled 10 of our favorite types of apples, and how to use them.
October 4, 2016
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Have you heard the buzz about biodynamic agriculture? Biodynamic farmers raise food with the big picture in mind—people, plants, animals and the environment. If you’re looking for new ways to eat in tune with nature, supporting biodynamic farms is easy…and delicious. Like organic farmers, biodynamic farmers avoid synthetic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. In addition, biodynamic farmers focus on specific, farm-made solutions for pest control, soil health and fertility. They strive to reduce the volume of imported materials, reduce their impact on the environment and nurture the potential of the farm’s own resources, which include water and biodiversity. Whole Foods Market® stores offer a bevy of biodynamic products—such as Yellow Barn Biodynamic Pasta Sauces and Delallo Biodynamic Whole Wheat Spaghetti—that can help you throw together a meal in minutes. In addition, here are a few of our favorite recipes with tips for incorporating biodynamic ingredients.
October 4, 2016
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We’re celebrating butternut squash, a fall and winter mealtime staple, by sharing our favorite recipes and ideas for entertaining and everyday meals. Plus we’ll teach you how to cut them.
September 30, 2016
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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.
September 30, 2016
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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.
September 22, 2016
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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.
September 19, 2016
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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.
September 9, 2016
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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. 

September 8, 2016
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Here are four nutritious options to start your day.
September 6, 2016
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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.
October 26, 2015
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From breakfast to soup and a side to dessert, here are seven ways to cook and bake with fresh or canned pumpkin.
October 24, 2015
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Feeling crafty this Halloween? Check out these fun DIY projects to help you make this year’s celebration the most creative spooktacular ever.
October 21, 2015
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We’ve got recipes and how-tos, so you can simmer up some pot roast tonight!
October 16, 2015
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Get the Recipe: Hot Dog Sea Monsters

Before you head out for trick-or-treating, gobble up this quick hot dog and veggie supper, all wrapped up in a buttery crescent roll. Here’s how:

October 15, 2015
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We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.
October 14, 2015
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Heads up on cauliflower, the star of delicious fall recipes.
October 13, 2015
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Dressing up your food for Halloween is a blast. Here are some super easy Halloween recipes that’ll make everyone scream with delight.
October 12, 2015
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Before your pirates and ghosts head out for hours of candy collecting on Halloween, sit them down for a nourishing meal. We’ve got quick and easy recipe ideas that won’t scare you (or your kids) away.
October 9, 2015
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Raw or cooked, garlic’s familiar flavor and aroma elevate recipes from good to great making chicken, potatoes, pasta sauces and dips sing. Whether you need a clove or a head, we’ll teach how to separate, peel, slice and chop, so you can make the most of this cooking essential.
October 6, 2015
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From smoothies and soup to granola and coffee, we’re talking about a hallmark flavor of fall — pumpkin.
October 6, 2015
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Turn to lentils for speedy weeknight meals.
September 30, 2015
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We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.
September 25, 2015
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At Whole Kids Foundation® we believe that something as small as a seed can ignite a child’s curiosity for fresh food for a lifetime. This is the power of school gardens! Apply for a 2016 School Garden Grant today.
September 23, 2015
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While slow cookers are often the go-to when the leaves start to turn, we’ve got other options as well, including braising and roasting. Each method yields succulent, tender food you’ll be craving all season. Try these recipes for your next meal.
September 18, 2015
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How do you improve on something as perfect as popcorn? With cracked black pepper, maple syrup, spices, herbs, lemon zest, dried fruits or nuts, of course! Here are 10 wow-worthy flavored popcorn combinations.
September 18, 2015
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Whether you like to participate in Oktoberfest festivities with a frothy beer or keep the party all-ages, here are a few selections to help you plan your polka party. Prost!
September 17, 2015
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Have you ever enjoyed a bottle of beer or cider and pondered how that distinctive flavor would taste in a recipe? We have and the results are delicious!
September 16, 2015
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Flavor! Speed! Versatility! That’s what I love about ground beef, and I never seem to go wrong when I cook it, even for last-minute on-the-fly meals.
September 15, 2015
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Goodbye, steel wool! Get the best strategies for quicker cleanup.
September 10, 2015
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The Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah is full of edible symbols, all of which represent something we hope for the coming year. But the most popular ritual, and arguably most delicious, is dipping apples into honey. These two sweet ingredients signify our desire for a sweet New Year. Apples and honey on their own are a prevalent nosh, but there are limitless ways to incorporate this tradition in more unique recipes.
September 9, 2015
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While I absolutely love cooking, trying to get dinner together after a busy day is more hustle and noise than calm slicing and beautiful music. Those of you with kids know what I’m talking about – getting dinner on the table can be a feat! That’s why I like to prepare in advance by doing make-ahead dinners. We keep the freezer and fridge stocked with foods we just need to heat and serve, removing a huge stress factor of the day!
September 9, 2015
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We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Our lineup of seasonal smoothies brings the flavors of the season to a blender near you.
August 28, 2015
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We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.
August 27, 2015
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Our intention to enjoy more delicious, homemade lunches at work can easily derail and leave us staring at unlovable salads or dreary sandwiches. What’s the fix? As with most things culinary, a little planning goes a long way, as will some attention to flavor. Here are five tips for a lunch that'll make your co-workers jealous.
August 26, 2015
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Eating together is a big deal in my family, so I don’t want resort to take-out on those busy days. Thankfully, by using recipes that are simple to prepare, utilize a slow cooker, or can be partially prepped in advance, we can have a sit-down dinner together no matter our schedules.
August 24, 2015
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If your child has a peanut and/or tree-nut allergy (or doesn’t have an allergy but is in a nut-free classroom) packing a school lunch or snack can require extra thought and planning. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of our favorite lunches and snacks with tons of flavor — and no nuts!
August 21, 2015
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We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Here’s one that’s great for kids and grownups alike, because who doesn’t love a good tot? And this one has a twist!
August 20, 2015
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The array of kitchen knives available is pretty awesome. From light paring knives to heavy cleavers, it is easier than ever for today’s wielder to learn the cutting edge techniques, and become better cooks.This fun infographic from our friends at Fix.com explains it all.
August 14, 2015
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While we can’t confirm that carrots help you see in the dark, we can corroborate that they’ll improve your meals. Stir-fried, steamed, roasted or raw, slightly sweet carrots are a must for meals and snacks. Here are step-by-step instructions for basic carrot cuts — plus, one secret chef’s cut!
August 13, 2015
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Ensuring your family has a good breakfast each morning helps them be able to focus until lunchtime, and keeps us adults from reaching for more cups of coffee or those tempting office treats. While we might not have much time in the morning, there are lots of options for getting a good, healthy breakfast together.
August 11, 2015
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More home-cooked meals, even on busy weekdays? Yes, please! Summer is winding down, fall is on the way, and it’s a natural time to ease into a fresh meal-planning routine. Here are some recipes and strategies for streamlined cooking.
August 6, 2015
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School is starting, and life is about to get a lot busier. The simplest way to make healthful cooking easier and less stressful is to have the right items on hand. Let’s make a shopping list!
July 30, 2015
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Make the most of your freezer! From basic staples like sauces and beans to comforting soups and casseroles, cooking large batches of food ahead of time will save your sanity on busy days.
July 30, 2015
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Calling mini gourmands and kids with persnickety palates; it’s time to up your responsibilities in the kitchen. We know you can do it. You’ll be proud when you do it. So let’s do this. 3, 2, 1…let’s pack lunches!
July 29, 2015
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PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to offer a new adorable line of back-to-school products, which makes shopping for school supplies a breeze. And you’ll be earning extra credit because proceeds support children’s learning, nutrition and healthy development.
September 2, 2013
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I write about food for a living. I’ve vacationed in cities simply to indulge in the food. I may or may not have married my husband for his pancake recipe. So why is it so difficult to feed my preschooler nutritious meals without a suppertime standoff?