Alana Sugar

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July 19, 2010 @ Whole Story
Amy, a Whole Story reader, requested a healthier version of the traditional lemon bar that she loves.
July 18, 2010 @ Whole Story
If you’ve decided to chill out this summer, you’re going to love my fast fun ways to serve up some serious summer snacks while keeping your kitchen cool. I’m talking about delicious dips and spreads!
July 11, 2010 @ Whole Story
Remember the days when nut butter was just good ole peanut butter and nothing else? I sure do. It seems that nobody back then thought about making any other sort of nut butter. Well somewhere along the line, something changed. Radically!
July 4, 2010 @ Whole Story
Nature is amazing! I love to think about the seasons of the Earth and how food grows.
July 3, 2010 @ Whole Story
Have we got a summer treat for you! This no-cook berry crisp will save you from turning on your oven in the middle of the summer, and we bet it will be a hit with any crowd. Don’t just take our word for it though — check out the rave reviews on Raw Berry Crisp. Here’s a sample: ZieQ wrote: “I did not have the dates but substituted with raisins and whatever raw nuts I had available. This was fabulous, easy and will become a staple in our home.”
June 27, 2010 @ Whole Story
What would a summer garden be without basil? Pretty boring if you ask me! I love to think of fresh herbs as staples for exquisite cooking and, come summer, basil is a must-have. Its refreshing aroma and distinct flavor are loved by cooks all over the world and the popularity of pesto simply added to its appeal.
June 22, 2010 @ Whole Story
Lentils are so nutritionally rich that I think they should be eaten way more often – in fact, I just wrote a whole blog post about Loading Up on Lentils
June 20, 2010 @ Whole Story
I was a youngster the first time I had lentil soup – I’m guessing maybe 11 or 12 years old. I liked it a lot, and after that I always associated lentils with soup.
June 13, 2010 @ Whole Story
Remember the old days when salad-style leafy greens meant lettuce and spinach and not much else? Not only were varieties not well known, they were not exactly appreciated either.
June 6, 2010 @ Whole Story
What could be cooler than a crisp green summer salad? You know: plenty of dark leafy greens, ripe red tomatoes, purple onions, fresh herbs, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, peppers — you name it. So healthy!
May 31, 2010 @ Whole Story
No doubt there are things in this world we either love or hate: Certain politicians, certain subjects, certain insects, certain movies or movie stars, and certain types of foods, such as garlic, coconut, tri
May 24, 2010 @ Whole Story
I can think of lots of outdoor summer activities I love, but nothing more than a great big barbecue!
May 17, 2010 @ Whole Story
I remember the first time I ever tasted a radish. My mom was eating them raw with her sandwich and offered me a bite. With no warning!
May 10, 2010 @ Whole Story
I’ve said it before: Americans love sugar. In practically everything!
May 3, 2010 @ Whole Story
I have a lot of fond memories of really good food, and two of my greatest involve strawberries. The first came one spring day in Louisiana when my grandparents’ neighbor brought over a fresh strawberry pie. Unforgettable!
April 26, 2010 @ Whole Story
I love Julia Child. She cracks me up!
April 18, 2010 @ Whole Story
Did you know that agriculture — the planting and harvesting of crops — has been around for some ten thousand years? That sure provides some context for the term “ancient grains.” Millet, by all accounts, is one of those oldies but goodies.
April 5, 2010 @ Whole Story
My very first memory of moving to Hawaii was landing at the Honolulu airport, departing the plane outside and being greeted with handmade leis of Pikake and Plumeria flowers.
March 28, 2010 @ Whole Story
I once read that the great Charlemagne declared: “An herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks.” I wonder what herbs he had at his disposal during his reign?



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.