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Valentine’s Day Menu: What the Pros Are Cooking for Dinner

By Ellen Miller, February 3, 2017  |  More Posts by Ellen Miller

Anyone can make reservations. Show your Valentine you’re #obsessed by staying home and setting the table for two (don’t forget the tablecloth, candles and mood music!). The key: Pick a recipe that requires a little extra TLC, and use high-quality ingredients. We asked a few of our favorite foodies what they’ll be cooking up to show they care.


The Foodie: @HusbandsThatCook

Adam and Ryan are two husbands that cook together in a small kitchen in a house on a hill in Eagle Rock, California.

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Pick up Whole Trade Roses for Your Valentine

By Paige Schilt, January 30, 2017  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Updated January 30, 2017

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This Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetheart with Whole Trade® roses that support healthy ecosystems and thriving farmworker communities. A team member from our floral department will be happy to wrap your bouquet, and you can pick up dinner, chocolate and wine at the same time.

Why Buy Whole Trade® Roses?

We deeply appreciate when our shoppers choose Whole Trade® flowers, because your purchases are working to give back in communities worldwide. Whole Trade® growers work with Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade USA

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Pick your Protein: 5 Ways to Put Chili on the Table Tonight

By Alice K. Thompson, January 26, 2017  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

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Beef, Bean and Veggie Chili Recipe

Is there a perfect antidote to the winter blahs? It just might be chili. It’s a great excuse to get out your favorite big pot for some aromatic simmering, and its versatility and reliance on generally humble ingredients means it can mold itself to just about any special diet — and often to what you have on hand. Read on for new and classic versions of this cozy dish.

1. Ground Beef

The Spanish words con carne (“with meat”) are always linked to chili for many, and the meat of choice is typically beef

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Five Nutrition Pros Dish on Their Top Tailgating Picks

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, January 18, 2017  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Updated 1/18/2017

Tailgating — the act of carting, sometimes cooking and sharing good food (and, hey, a beer or two) onsite before a football game — excites some fans as much as the actual football game. Unfortunately, the tasty pastime is not known to be the healthiest fall tradition. Read on for five nutrition experts’ ideas for portable crowd-pleaser (healthy) foods any fan can cheer for.

Oaxacan Guacamole with Chopped Vegetables for healthy tailgating

Oaxacan-Style Guacamole Recipe

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Cozy, Flavorful Winter Recipes Plus 5 Pantry Must-Haves

By Molly Siegler, January 18, 2017  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

As a classically trained chef, Food Editor Molly Siegler coordinates the creation and curation of recipes and other food 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.

Let’s talk pantry staples, shall we? Around this time of year, being prepared to cook is half the battle. Not only do you need the right ingredients on hand to make quick work of dinner, but you also need recipes that do double

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