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8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Grill

By Alice K. Thompson, May 14, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Smoky Grilled Chickpeas with Eggplant and Tomatoes

Smoky Grilled Chickpeas with Eggplant and Tomatoes

I think it’s great to head outdoors to cook dinner at the grill and be able to stay out. But having to zip back inside every few minutes to check something cooking on the stove top or reheating in the oven isn’t relaxing. Plus it’s heating up the kitchen and, at my house, giving mosquitos almost free entry and the pets multiple escape...

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Hot Value Tips for Summer Grilling

By Value Guru, May 13, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Grilled Sausage and Pepper Salad

Grilled Sausage and Pepper Salad

Are you fired up for backyard barbeques but fearful of your budget going up in smoke? It’s easy to get the fire going without burning a hole in your pocket.

6 Money-Saving Tips 

Whether it’s dinner for two or a backyard bash for 20, you can enjoy the season’s best flavors on a budget. Here are six of our favorite tips.

1. Maximum meat for the moolah. Look for better...

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Five Brilliant Marinade Ingredients (They’ll Last You All Summer!)

By Alice K. Thompson, May 13, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Beer-Marinated Citrus Grilled Chicken

Beer-Marinated Citrus Grilled Chicken

Simple, versatile ingredients that you probably already have on hand can be the most effective for marinating. What do my five favorites have in common? They all accomplish one or more of the following: They add big flavor, tenderize meats, seal in juices, and help form the deliciously caramelized crust on foods that’s a hallmark of grilling. 

Best of all, a good marinade fills your...

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Our Quality Standards: No Added Hormones*

By Liz Fry, May 12, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Liz Fry

As our Farm Animal Quality Standards Coordinator, Liz focuses intently on animal welfare. She works with farmers and ranchers, visiting farms all over the country and taking some awesome photos along the way.

First off, none of the meat Whole Foods Market sells comes from animals raised with added hormones. Period. No exceptions.

We know that using hormones in meat production can be a controversial and confusing issue. Let’s break it down and explain.

Cattle with white faces | Photo by Liz Fry

The How and Why of Adding Hormones

Adding hormones bulks up the animal more quickly than when they eat food alone. That...

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Get to Know Tamari and Shoyu

By Alana Sugar, May 11, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Tamari and Honey-Glazed Scallops

Tamari and Honey-Glazed Scallops

Made from soybeans, salt, water and a fermentation starter, tamari is a form of soy sauce with little or no wheat that has been fermented for about six months. The result is a salty, savory thick sauce with a darker color and richer flavor than shoyu, the type of soy sauce you likely already know and use.

Tamari is a good example of “umami”, the Japanese term used to describe a deeply satisfying, savory flavor. It lends itself well to dipping, basting and grilling...

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