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Explore the World of Rice

By Paige Schilt, August 21, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt


When I was growing up in the South and Midwest, rice with dinner meant one thing: a scoop of long-grain white rice with a pat of melting butter on top. If we were lucky enough to have leftovers, my mom might heat it up for breakfast with milk and brown sugar — but that was about as exciting as rice ever got.

Imagine my surprise when I moved to Seattle for college and discovered the myriad types of rice that lend distinct flavors and textures to international cuisines. I tasted Indian dishes on beds of basmati, devoured California rolls stuffed with sushi rice, ordered Italian risottos with creamy Arborio and inhaled the fragrant aroma of jasmine rice in the city’s many Thai restaurants....

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Kids in the Garden

By Cecilia Nasti, August 20, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Cecilia Nasti

Kids in the Garden with Chickpeas :: Photos by Cecilia Nasti

I remember being transfixed watching my mother work in our backyard gardens. I'd stand nearby, hoping she would see me and give me a small task so I could help her. When she did, I was thrilled and took great pride in my accomplishments.

Looking back, I realize I wasn't nearly as helpful to my mother as I thought I was. Nevertheless, Mom encouraged my efforts while doing her best not to take over or redo my work, even though either of those things would have been quicker and made for a better looking garden. She used a light hand in her corrections as not...

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Quick Dinners with Roasted Chicken

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 20, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Easy Chicken Burritos
Easy Chicken Burritos

If the start of a new school year is having you scramble for convenient meal solutions, take note: Roasted chicken is the shortcut tip of the season. But all roasted chickens are not created equal. Our chickens are 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rated and raised without antibiotics or added growth hormones. (Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones when raising chickens, but we...

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Dinner without a Side of Stress

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, August 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Lime Roasted Paiche with Sweet Potatoes
Lime Roasted Paiche with Sweet Potatoes

Fall is often linked with a return to routine. This can mean adopting time-and money-saving strategies or embracing healthier eating habits. In both cases, the Whole Story blog is here to help. Through mid-September we’re sharing our favorite pointers for mealtimes (including snacks!) from how to shop to how to prep, so you can get back on track with ease.

If your weeknight dinnertime dash includes a dash of anxiety and a pinch of repetitiveness or has you beelining for...

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Gear Up for Race Day + a Giveaway to Enter the Nike Women’s Half Marathon

By Jennifer Lo, August 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Lo

San Francisco Skyline :: Photo by Jennifer Lo

Whole Foods Market® is a proud sponsor of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco. This race fills up fast and now it’s sold out. However, we have some spots we’re giving away to folks who want to enter the race. Read on to find out how to enter for a chance to win an opportunity to run! UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winners: Heather, Lisa, Michael, Dee and Natalia!


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