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New Approaches to Ending Food Waste

By Paige Schilt, June 14, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

You know that stalk of celery that’s gone limp in your crisper? The lettuce or beets or meat you kept meaning to eat? Now imagine all the limp celery in all the fridges across the country. About one-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted before it can be consumed, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. That’s not just food going to waste. The land, labor, water and energy used to grow, transport and prepare that food is wasted, too. As the National Resources Defense Council puts it: “Wasting food wastes everything.”


But lost resources are only one part of the big picture. “Food waste is the single largest component going into municipal...

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Crazy Cool Ice Cream Hack: Homemade Chocolate Shell

By Marie Guggedahl, June 13, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Marie Guggedahl

From tracking down the perfect kitchen to making sure there are enough lemons to dress the set, Marie Guggedahl deems no detail too small when it comes to Whole Foods Market’s cooking series, Freshly Made. As the associate producer, it’s her job to make sure the shoots run smoothly, which sometimes means being head taste tester on set. We asked her to share one of her favorite new recipe videos...

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Bacon: Stand Alone Success or Recipe Rockstar?

By Lindsay Robison, June 13, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

Bacon has reached rockstar fame—and for good reason. (It’s really, really good!) But while I would eat bacon every morning for breakfast if I could, it’s even more special when I manage to save some cooked pieces from the hungry bacon scavengers in my house to use in a recipe. Here are seven surprising ways to use bacon that will really wow you:

Bacon bread recipe

Bacon Bread Recipe
A savory tea bread your friends will demand the recipe for — if you share any with them!


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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, June 12, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

When you know ahead of time what’s on the menu, you can spend more time in the hammock or running through the sprinkler with your kids, and we’re here to help you with that meal plan. Choose from family favorites, or pick a spin on a classic recipe to introduce new flavors and textures. To help you get started, we’ve collected seven recipes to get dinner on the table every night of the week:

15-Minute Couscous Salad with Zucchini and Parsley Recipe
Health Starts Here, Vegan, Vegetarian...

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Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Recipes for Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 11, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Get the recipe: Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs

Berries, squash, seafood, oh my! From fresh fruit to grilled meats, the tastes of summer are irresistible, but how do you keep meal costs low without sacrificing these must-have flavors? Here are some budget-wise ways to celebrate the true tastes of summer.



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