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Don’t Toss That! Part III: Kitchen Scraps for House and Body

By Alice K. Thompson, April 12, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Lemon prep

Welcome to the third and final installment in my blog on minimizing food waste. (For the others in the series read: Resourceful Ways to Use More of Your Produce and Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps.) 

Making the most of groceries doesn’t have to stop with cooking. I’ve found some terrific ways to upcycle kitchen scraps for cleaning, skincare and more, and I think they’re pretty fun.

Remember, as with any new formula for cleaning around the house or for body care, always start by...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, April 12, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Spring has sprung! It’s time to take advantage of the extra daylight , so we want to get you spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors. To help you get a good meal on the table, we’ve done all the work of meal planning for you.

Firecracker Grilled Salmon


Firecracker Grilled Salmon


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Get Excited About Another Type of Bacon

By Allison Burch, April 11, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

Wellshire Pork Shoulder Square Cut Uncured Bacon wrapped around asparagus spears.

Do you believe that everything tastes better with bacon and the more bacon the better?

Then you’re going to love this!

Wellshire has crafted a leaner, flavorful bacon from the meaty pork shoulder and it’s about $2.00 less per pack* than traditional bacon. Pork shoulder is a more readily available (read: less trendy) cut, that’s normally used in sausage.

It’s actually not a new thing. Pioneers made “buckboard” or “homesteader” bacon using cuts other than the belly as a way to use every part of the animal. Now this delicious,...

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DIY Seed Starters: Turn Trash into a Garden Treasure

By Megan Myers, April 11, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

With the season’s egg dyeing and deviled-egg eating, chances are you’re starting to collect a few extra egg cartons around the house. Don’t throw them away!

With a little help from ScrapKins and Whole Kids Foundation™, you can easily turn those cardboard pods into seed starters for your spring garden.

Download the Scrapkins Seed Starter instructions...

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Mommy Makes: Berry Beet Parfait

By Christine O'Connor, April 10, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Christine O'Connor

In this ongoing blog series, Christine, a budget-minded mom and Whole Foods Market team member, explores ways to create healthy, organic foods that appeal to both child and husband. Read the other posts in her ongoing series.

When the weather warms, I lean towards light meals with lots of fresh vegetables. I also crave fruit-filled desserts. I recently asked myself, “Would it be crazy to add vegetables to my favorite dessert?” Turns out the answer is “no” and the result was surprisingly delightful: berry beet parfaits.

This is my second experiment with beets. In September of 2013, I set off on a beet revolution to add red beets to bread. So adding them to a dessert seemed like a good next step for me and my family.

The key to this recipe is making sure that the beets play nicely with the...

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