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Discover New Favorites: Dinner Shortcuts

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, May 31, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Lundberg Organic Sprouted Rice

I truly enjoy cooking, but some nights making dinner from scratch is not an option. Instead achieving success at dinnertime hinges on getting the meal on the table fast without turning to take-out.

Recently I’ve discovered a handful of shortcuts that not only save time but also elevate everyday meals. Spicy beef tacos? Tasty enchiladas with fire-roasted tomatillos? Toasted coconut rice with shrimp? Add these to your weekly menu with ease. 

Here are a few new time-saving pantry staples to add to your shopping list for easy homemade meals:

Frontera Veggie Taco Skillet Sauce

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What's For Dinner? Quick and Easy Chicken

By Alice K. Thompson, May 31, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson


Get the Recipe: Sonoma Chicken Salad

Chicken is a bit of a conundrum: Everyone wants to cook it for dinner, but it rarely tops anyone’s list of exciting ingredients. “Tastes like chicken” is an amusing punchline that definitely doesn’t give this bird its due. Let’s fix that!

A great chicken dish should knock your kitchen mitts off and leave you hoping for leftovers. Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears and Blue Cheese fits right in that category. It takes advantage of boneless skinless breasts, one of chickens’ fastest cooking and healthiest cuts, and cooks them simply but perfectly.


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Daily Dish: Monday

By Whole Story Editors, May 30, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Buffalo ranch cauliflower tacos

Photo Credit: @noshandnourish

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today. ​​

Time to Grill and Chill

There’s a lot to love about summer, including the addition of watermelon to our shopping lists. But if you’re looking to step...

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Berry Salad With Mint Sugar: Freshly Made

By Marie Guggedahl, May 30, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Marie Guggedahl

Summer Berry Salad with Mint Sugar

Summer Berry Salad With Mint Sugar Recipe

From tracking down the perfect kitchen to making sure there are enough lemons to dress the set, Marie Guggedahl deems no detail too small when it comes to Whole Foods Market’s cooking series, Freshly Made. As the associate producer, it’s her job to make sure the shoots run smoothly, which sometimes means being head taste tester on set. We asked...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, May 29, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

April showers has given way to May flowers, and all the other beauty spring provides — including some of our favorite foods. Make the most of them by cooking at home! While warmer temperatures feel like a reason to slow down, our lives don’t, so plan ahead to make the task of putting dinner on the table stress-free.

Choose from family favorites, or pick a spin on a classic recipe to introduce new flavors and textures. It’s a great opportunity to find your new go-to recipe, which will make meal planning in weeks ahead that much easier!

To help you get started, we’ve collected seven recipes to get dinner on the table every night of the week.


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