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Mushrooms Make Meals Magic

By Paige Schilt, November 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt


Looking for new ways to impress holiday guests? Mushrooms are a plentiful source of umami — the celebrated fifth taste beyond sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Their rich, savory flavor actually elevates other ingredients and evokes feelings of satisfaction — which means lucky guests will leave the table raving about your marvelous meal.

If you’ve never cooked with mushrooms — or if your experience is limited to the common...

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15 Gifts That Won’t Get Re-Gifted

By Paige Schilt, November 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Does this ever happen to you? You’re getting geared up for holiday festivities, and you realize you’ve forgotten someone on your gift list. In a panic, you cast around for the closest thing, but it’s not always easy to find a meaningful, well-made present at a moment’s notice.

Never fear! The Whole Body department in your local Whole Foods Market stocks loads of high quality gifts. Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or a long-range present planner, they’ve got thoughtful selections for everyone on your list.

Stocking Stuffers


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Top Holiday Sweet Treats

By Paige Schilt, November 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

I have a friend who loves the holidays so much that she dedicated an entire room in her house to fir trees and sparkly lights and Santa Claus figurines. I’m not just talking about a casual November and December kind of affair. This woman loves the holidays so much that she keeps her “Christmas room” decorated all year long!

My obsession hasn’t quite reached that level, but I do look forward to holiday flavors. When it’s finally time for pumpkin pies and gingerbread and candy canes, I make sure to experience those special flavors to the fullest.

With that in mind, here are my picks for sweet holiday treats you won’t find anywhere else but Whole Foods Market.

1.     365 Everyday Value® Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix

Expecting overnight guests? Wake them up with the heavenly scent of pumpkin pancakes on the griddle. They’ll know you’re the best host ever.


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Why I’m Thankful for Broth

By Alana Sugar, November 17, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Golden Chicken Broth

Have you noticed how the rich aroma and deeply satisfying flavor of delicious soup or a great sauce seems to nourish the soul? No wonder Georges Auguste Escoffier, the famed French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer declared that “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.” Having grown up on my grandmother’s amazing soups...

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Thanksgiving Countdown: A Timeline for Smooth Sailing

By Alice K. Thompson, November 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

What’s the timeline for pulling off a successful dinner? It can vary a lot depending on the size and setting for your Thanksgiving, and also on your personality type: Über manager? Procrastinator? Compulsive list maker (that’s me!)?

Here’s a good guide for getting all the important things done on time, in style, with minimal stress. We can all give thanks for that!


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