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Watch and Learn: Dishes for Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free Diets

By Whole Story Editors, October 20, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Harvest Vegetable Sheperd's Pie Recipe

Sure, navigating a specific way of eating can be challenging — but it doesn’t have to be. "If you or a family member sticks to a vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free diet, we want to give you the tips and tricks you need to turn those limits into possibilities," says Molly Siegler, food editor at Whole Foods Market. The latest videos in our Special Diet Recipes series on the Whole Foods Market YouTube channel offer up fall recipe inspiration. Watch and learn!

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7 Delicious Things to Do with Pears

By Alana Sugar, October 20, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Updated October 20, 2016

Although there are thousands of varieties of pears worldwide, we cultivate just a handful in the U.S. Each is unique in texture, flavor and appearance. Check out our simple, helpful primer to find out more. Once you've settled on your favorite variety, here are our a few of our favorite fall ideas:

1.     Opt for a sweet juicy pear for a satisfying snack. Eat out of hand or as part of winter fruit salad along with apples, dried fruit, toasted nuts and coconut. Add a dollop of vanilla yogurt, if desired.

2.     Pair a pear with cheese. Ricotta with

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Get to Know Root Veggie Chips

By Megan Myers, October 14, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

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!

What are Veggie Chips?

That might seem like a strange question, but some people don’t know that chips can be made out of so many things other than potato. Root vegetables like carrots and parsnips, and squash varieties like butternut and zucchini make for excellent chips with a twist.

Using alternative vegetables not only adds a variety of flavor to your standard snacking, but it also helps add more nutrients to an otherwise indulgent snack. And, since everyone is into DIY these days, they’re a perfect way to get your feet wet in the snack-making

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Halloween Candy You Can Feel Good About

By Lindsay Robison, October 14, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

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.

UNREAL Super-Natural Halloween Candy

Full of delicious treats made with fair trade cacao and sugar. What's not to love? Stock up on UNREAL Halloween Candy (10ct) on sale for $4.99 ea through 11/1. See more deals. Need a quick candy delivery? Check for local delivery

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5 Must-Try Fall Makeup Ideas

By Melanie Rud Chadwick, October 14, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Melanie Rud Chadwick

Ah, fall. So many things to love: crisp leaves, pumpkin everything, cozy wool sweaters. Add gorgeous makeup to that list, too. The change of seasons comes with a crop of new makeup trends, making this the perfect time to freshen up your beauty look. Ahead, eco makeup artist and founder of greenbeautyteam.com Kristen Arnett shares her favorite five, plus, easy tips that will help you recreate them at home.

1. Healthy, highlighted skin

It’s time to get glowing. “Beautiful skin is always on trend,” says Arnett. “It shows that you’re healthy from the inside out, and is a classic look that

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