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Get to Know: Quinoa

By Natalie Barbarese, October 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Natalie Barbarese

Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with quinoa, an ancient seed that’s been making waves as a modern superfood.

What looks and tastes like a whole grain but is actually a seed that’s a complete source of protein as it has all the essential amino acids plus an exotic name to boot? It’s quinoa! 

Pronounced “keen-wah” and cultivated by the Incas, quinoa is usually grouped with grains in terms of nutrition and placement in the supermarket, but it’s actually a seed.

Read on to learn more about its benefits and how easy it is to cook.


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What in the Heck Is Responsibly Grown?

By Paige Schilt, October 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Picture this: It’s 5 p.m., and you pop into the store to grab a few things for dinner. Since this is Whole Foods Market, you feast your eyes on gorgeous flowers and fresh, colorful produce. Suddenly, your mind is racing ahead to that delicious meal you’re gonna make…

But that’s not the only thing on your mind...

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Holiday Pantry Prep: Shop Now to Avoid the Last-Minute Rush

By Paige Schilt, October 14, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

You know that moment when the whole family is gathered at your house, you’re putting the final touches on an epic holiday meal…and then you realize you’ve forgotten some essential ingredient? It’s an experience so universal that it’s even been immortalized in a country song*:

Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension cord…

Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake...

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Crazy for Cocoa

By Alana Sugar, October 13, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

Cocoa is one of my favorite treats. Whether it’s a mug of steaming hot chocolate, a dusting of cocoa over pancakes and waffles, Pumpkin-Peanut Butter...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, October 12, 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!

Hearty Arugula Pizzas...

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