Alana Sugar

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August 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
In addition to being nutritious, inexpensive and versatile, beans provide a perfect canvas for quick, beat-the-heat summer meals. Try these summer bean salad recipes.
August 1, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether you enjoy them fresh, roasted, stuffed, pickled, canned, jarred or dried, jalapeños add a kick of flavor to these favorite recipes.
July 25, 2011 @ Whole Story
Sliced, diced, pickled or pureed, cucumbers add a cooling crunch to summertime dishes. Try these ideas to take cucumbers beyond the salad.
July 18, 2011 @ Whole Story
Summer is perfect for lighter meals that don’t require much cooking but stir up plenty of pleasure at the table. Try some of these salad combinations.
July 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
Go beyond the garnish! Cooked, pickled or raw, radishes add a mild tang or a spicy bite to favorite recipes.
July 4, 2011 @ Whole Story
This magical blend can make the difference between a good meal and a great one. From traditional to fruity, give these salsa recipes a try.
June 27, 2011 @ Whole Story
Rich in fiber and packed with antioxidants, July is prime time for these little blue gems. With local availability peaking across the U.S., try some of our favorite ways to serve blueberries.
June 20, 2011 @ Whole Story
Commonly called Chinese cabbage, nutrient-dense bok choy is a delicious addition to many dishes from around the globe. Try a few of our favorite ways of serving bok choy.
June 13, 2011 @ Whole Story
This Father’s Day, let dad kick back with a cold one while you cook up some delicious dishes with a secret ingredient: beer!
May 30, 2011 @ Whole Story
These delicate, slightly sweet legumes range in color from green to yellow to black. Get ideas for cooking the beans and using the sprouts in favorite dishes.
May 23, 2011 @ Whole Story
Whether you choose pork, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, seafood or vegetarian options, celebrate sausage in all its diversity with these memorable crowd-pleasing recipes.
May 16, 2011 @ Whole Story
If you love cheese but you’ve yet to venture beyond the world of cows, you’re in for an interesting, tasty and nutritious surprise. From mild and creamy to tangy and earthy, find out why you should go for goat cheese.
May 9, 2011 @ Whole Story
Add flavor to many of your favorite recipes with a splash of coconut milk or a sprinkle of coconut over top. From sweet to savory, try these ideas for complementing with coconut.
May 2, 2011 @ Whole Story
Cuisines from Central and South America, India, Asia and all points in between rely on limes to add zesty sweet flavor to meals. Try some of these ideas for seasoning your dishes with lime.
April 25, 2011 @ Whole Story
Mild, tender and really yummy, Swiss chard is similar to spinach when it comes to taste and ease of preparation, and it’s full of good nutrition. Try these favorite Swiss chard recipes.
April 18, 2011 @ Whole Story
From soups to salads and dips to desserts, black beans’ quality plant protein, dietary fiber, hearty texture and earthy flavor make them a filling and tasty favorite.
April 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
With antioxidants, fiber and healthy unsaturated fats, be sure to add sunflower seeds to your meals — not just your bird feeder. Enjoy these super suggestions for sunflower seeds.
April 4, 2011 @ Whole Story
Spring is peak season for fresh asparagus. Hot or cold, sautéed or steamed, roasted or grilled, add more to your menus for great flavor along with healthful vitamins and antioxidants.
March 28, 2011 @ Whole Story
For good “grub” and a groovy gut, ginger rules! Fresh, dried, pickled or candied, spicy, earthy ginger adds zing to these favorite recipes.
March 21, 2011 @ Whole Story
Spring is the time to turn over a new leaf - a beautiful green, dandelion leaf – at its very best, most tender, and most delicious right now. Try these recipe ideas to add the good health and good taste of dandelion greens.



Alana Sugar is a Certified Nutritionist with many years experience as a Dietary Consultant. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia where she works teaching classes, facilitating seminars, consulting with individual clients, writing articles, and creating healthy, all-natural recipes. Alana’s currently works with The American Institute for Cancer Research, Whole Foods Market, The United States Federal Government, the City of Alexandria, VA, and the City of Rockville, MD. She has been working with Whole Foods Market for 25 years.