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How to Pack a Picnic

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 21, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Picnic

Eating outdoors combines two of my favorite things — food and nature. Dining with a view of a lake, field, forest or mountains or the stars overhead can elevate even a simple peanut butter sandwich. However with a little planning, you can go beyond the basics with ease.

Easy Does It

Simple can be best for picnics. I opt for mostly finger foods, go the make some, buy some route and prep as much as I can at home. I’ve discovered that no one ever complains when the picnic basket contains these delicious basics:

  • Freshly baked baguette from the bakery department
  • Cheese — Wellspring® Creamery Goat Milk Brie pairs perfectly...
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Cooking with Cilantro

By Alana Sugar, April 20, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Spicy Cilantro Almond Pesto

Spicy Cilantro Almond Pesto

Cilantro is the bright green leaves of the coriander plant, the same plant that produces little seeds also called coriander. It has an unmistakable pungent fragrance and distinct flavor that lends itself to spiced foods from around the world. I learned to love it in Indian dishes I sampled in Bombay, Asian favorites in Honolulu, and TexMex recipes in Austin, Texas.

Cilantro is available year-round usually in bunches. The leaves should be green with no yellowing,...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, April 19, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Spring has sprung! It’s time to take advantage of the extra daylight , so we want to get you spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors. To help you get a good meal on the table, we’ve done all the work of meal planning for you.

Coconut Milk-Grilled Chicken

Coconut Milk-Grilled Chicken

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Whole Trade Bell Peppers Ring in Social Change

By Paige Schilt, April 17, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

Crisp, refreshing bell peppers can really spruce up spring dishes. When you buy Whole Trade® bell peppers from Mexico, you’re also helping to make tangible improvements in real people’s lives!

Each time you buy a Whole Trade product, a portion of what you paid goes into a development fund for the community that produced it. The farmers and farmworkers then determine how to use those funds to meet the needs of their community.

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Celebrate Pollinator Power with Kids' Activities

By Jane Johnson, April 16, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson

Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better — and enjoy it! Visit their website for information on how they support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.

Earth Month is the perfect occasion for parents to talk with kids about healthy ecosystems that sustain human beings and the food we eat. But how do you break these complex issues into fun, kid-sized bites of information?

At Whole Kids Foundation, we know that food and wildlife are two sure-fire ways to capture kids’ imaginations. That’s why our April Whole Kids Club activities feature pollinators and the starring role they play in our food supply. Just download these free activities for tons of fun and learning.

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