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Suddenly Everywhere: Watermelon Pizza!

By Whole Story Editors, August 2, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Watermelon pizza

Avocado roses? All over our Insta feed. The sushi donut? We started it! Today we tackled the latest Instagram obsession: watermelon pizza. For those not obsessively refreshing their app, here's a quick primer on the food phenomenon: Triangle-shaped watermelon slices stand in for “crust” and “toppings” can range from sweet options like berries and chocolate to savory picks like prosciutto and arugula. We asked Food Editor Molly Siegler to come up with a...

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Wicked Healthy: Your Favorite Foods Get a Plant-Based Makeover

By Derek Sarno, July 29, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Derek Sarno

Updated August 17, 2016

Derek Sarno is the co-founder of Wicked Healthy, a website that aims to get people to “eat more friggin' vegetables,” and former Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market. Derek's philosophy? Shoot for 80% healthy, 20% wicked and you'll be 100% sexy. His Wicked Healthy YouTube series puts a plant-based spin on everyday favorites. 



There are no rules when it comes to Wicked Healthy style noodles!...

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Favorite New Recipes: No-Bake Desserts and No-Cook Salads and Sauces

By Molly Siegler, July 29, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her food fascination to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (...

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Get to Know Nori

By Megan Myers, July 29, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

If you’re a sushi lover, you’re familiar with nori. But did you know there’s so many other ways to enjoy this mineral-rich seaweed? It’s so on-trend right now, and for good reason!

What is Nori?

Nori is edible red algae, usually sold dried in sheets. Nori sheets are made in a way that is similar to paper-making, with shredded bits of algae pressed into a frame and then squeezed dry.

Nori is rich in minerals thanks to the saltwater it grows in, and is a natural pairing with fresh fish and vegetables.

How to Enjoy Nori


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Pack Lunch Boxes Without Packing Landfills

By Paige Schilt, July 28, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Back to school season can be a bit of a challenge for parents who care about sustainability. It’s a time when the three Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle — often take a backseat to convenience.

But with a little ingenuity, parents can find easy-to-use alternatives that match their Earth-friendly values. Just ask Kirsten Quigley, mother of four and creator of LunchSkins reusable snack and sandwich bags. Back in 2008, Kirsten was organizing a green auction at her kids’ school when she came across some striking statistics:

•       According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 90% of the plastic items in our daily lives are used once and then discarded.

•       Somewhere between ...

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