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Making Magic with Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Megan Myers, November 22, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

At my house, we go all out for Thanksgiving. Even though there are only two adults and two children, we usually do up a whole turkey and all the standard fixings. Why do we make so much food? One word: leftovers! 

While leftovers might not be appealing for everyone in the family, I view Thanksgiving leftovers as a challenge to making the most creative recipes I can.


Almost everyone has leftover turkey, so view this as your time to shine in the kitchen. Remove all the meat from the carcass the night of Thanksgiving, portion it into freezer-safe bags, and freeze what you won’t use within a couple of days. This will help reduce pressure on using things up, and give you a stash for future recipes!


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Thanksgiving Entrées Beyond Turkey

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, November 21, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Harvest Vegetable Shepherds Pie

If you don’t want turkey, how do you celebrate “Turkey Day”? Deliciously! Give thanks for entrée possibilities from vegetarian...

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Shrimp is Big on Convenience

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, November 20, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Poached, grilled, sautéed or broiled, we love shrimp in just about any dish, any time of year. But somehow serving shrimp during the winter holidays seems extra special — thankfully without extra work or worries when you buy it at Whole Foods Market.

Holiday Recipes

Searching for an unexpected dish that will...

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Mushrooms Make Meals Magic

By Paige Schilt, November 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt


Looking for new ways to impress holiday guests? Mushrooms are a plentiful source of umami — the celebrated fifth taste beyond sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Their rich, savory flavor actually elevates other ingredients and evokes feelings of satisfaction — which means lucky guests will leave the table raving about your marvelous meal.

If you’ve never cooked with mushrooms — or if your experience is limited to the common...

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15 Gifts That Won’t Get Re-Gifted

By Paige Schilt, November 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Does this ever happen to you? You’re getting geared up for holiday festivities, and you realize you’ve forgotten someone on your gift list. In a panic, you cast around for the closest thing, but it’s not always easy to find a meaningful, well-made present at a moment’s notice.

Never fear! The Whole Body department in your local Whole Foods Market stocks loads of high quality gifts. Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or a long-range present planner, they’ve got thoughtful selections for everyone on your list.

Stocking Stuffers


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