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Why Mustard is a Must in the Kitchen

By Alana Sugar, August 25, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Spicy Wine Mustard
Spicy Wine Mustard

I come from a long line of mustard-loving Germans. My memories of mustard stretch way beyond sandwiches. My grandmother made her special homemade version, and my mother served different varieties as condiments for meats and grain dishes and often stirred it into vegetable salads and dressings. Both my grandmother and my mother would have loved Homemade Fennel Mustard with...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, August 24, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!

Mushroom and Swiss Patty Melt with Peas – Gluten free
Mushroom and Swiss Patty Melt with PeasGluten free

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The Opposite of Trash TV

By Dark Rye, August 23, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dark Rye

Dark Rye is the Whole Foods Market mixtape — raucous and always delicious — and hey! We’re on TV! Dark Rye airs on Pivot TV on Sundays at 10:00am ET/7:00am PT.

If we told you that a show about trash was actually very funny, would you believe us? Well, the new docu-comedy Human Resources from Pivot TV, the TV network that brought you Dark Rye, follows the New Jersey-based company TerraCycle whose mission is to “eliminate the idea of waste.”

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Your Shopping List for Easy Weeknight Meals

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 23, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Greens with Carrots, Feta Cheese and Brown Rice
Greens with Carrots, Feta Cheese and Brown Rice

Fall is often linked with a return to routine. This can mean adopting time- and money-saving strategies or embracing healthier eating habits. In both cases, the Whole Story blog is here to help. Through mid-September we’re sharing our favorite pointers for mealtimes (including snacks!) from how to shop to how to prep, so you can get back on track with ease.

In my experience, dinner success hinges on being prepared. My husband and I make a meal plan...

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How to Choose the Best Acne Care + a Coupon

By Paige Schilt, August 22, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Alba BotanicaAs the mother of a pre-teen, I’ve been bracing myself to deal with pimples. I know that hormones can wreak havoc on the skin — and not just for teens. In fact, when I was pregnant, I suffered from acne far worse than anything I experienced in high school.

Luckily, acne care has come a long way since my teenage days, when neon-blue astringent was the weapon of choice. Here are a few tips for making smart choices in the modern-day skin-care aisle:

  • Skip synthetic fragrances and other potential irritants. Contrary to popular belief, acne care doesn't have to sting to be effective!
  • Look for soothing botanical ingredients, such as aloe and calendula.
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