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The Baby Gifts Moms Really Want: 7 Ideas Straight from A New Mom

By Bishop And Holland, September 20, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Bishop And Holland

Jean, Stia and Katherine are a mom, daughter and daughter-in-law who write the Dallas-based lifestyle blog Bishop And Holland. This past January, their family welcomed Stia’s first child, William. We asked Stia, along with her mother and sister-in-law, for advice on the best baby gifts at the grocery store.

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88 Fall Pumpkin Ideas to Satisfy Your Obsession

By Whole Story Editors, September 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Updated September 19th, 2016

Fall’s early hallmarks are here: kids are back in school, slightly cooler weather has arrived in most places, and all things pumpkin are returning to stores. From actual pumpkins to pumpkin-spice espresso drinks, ice cream, facial care products, and dog treats, pumpkin rules the season.

Your Pumpkin Obsession Explained (sort of...)

Pumpkin is one of the most popular crops in the U.S. with more than a billion grown each year. In the same family as gourds and squash, pumpkins are more versatile in the kitchen than you might imagine. Pie pumpkins have a sweet, slightly nutty flavor and creamy texture. Plus they couple nicely with popular seasonal spices such as...

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5 Ways You Can Support the Fight Against Food Waste

By Rachael Schultz, September 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rachael Schultz


Elly Truesdell, right, with entrepreneurs Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton from Sir Kensington's.

Getting produce from the farm to your table eats up 10% of the U.S. energy budget and 80% of all freshwater consumed in the U.S. — yet 40% of the food in this country is never eaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Scraps, trimmings, imperfect produce and other by products often end up in landfills — unless an innovative entrepreneur steps up to find a use for them, that is.

Elly Truesdell, a forager for Whole Foods Market, has made it her mission to stock our shelves with products from companies that do just that. “These entrepreneurs...

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Get to Know Baked Egg Boats

By Megan Myers, September 16, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Ready to hop on board the latest breakfast trend? Warm, filling and comforting, egg boats are our new favorite thing for a morning meal. Heck, why not make them for dinner too? Here's everything you need to know:

What are egg boats?

Egg boats are simply eggs baked into a scooped-out vessel like half of a sweet potato or avocado. The trend started with folks filling hollowed-out bread and is reminiscent of a Turkish pide, or stuffed flatbread. (We like to use vegetables and fruits for our boats for amazing flavor and texture.)

The eggs are either whisked with herbs and poured into the prepared boats, or cracked directly into the boats so that the yolk stays whole. The boats are then baked until the eggs...

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3 Simple Ways to Green Your Shower Routine

By Melanie Rud Chadwick, September 9, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Melanie Rud Chadwick

It’s always nice to know what ingredients are—and aren’t—in the food you eat, and it’s also helpful to know what’s inside all those products you put on your body every day. Happily, just like Whole Foods Market has strict quality standards when it comes to food, we’ve got you covered for body care products, too. “We have a set of baseline standards for our beauty and personal care products, which includes a list of over banned 50 ingredients,” says Jody Villecco, our Quality Standards Coordinator. (There’s also another, even stricter, set of standards for the products that fall under our Premium Body Care line).  In other words, we’ve done the hard work for you, so that you can rest easy knowing that any products that have passed this tough test will be a safer choice for you, your family, and the...

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