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January 27, 2014 @ Whole Story
Gearing up for game day? Here are some super dips, along with classic and unusual dippers, perfect for your football-watching party menu. Grab a bowl and let’s go!
January 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
From meat-loving paleos to plant-strong vegans, everyone needs some protein in their diet. Here are some recipes for anyone interested in getting good protein in their diet.
January 19, 2014 @ Whole Story
You may have recently heard of the benefits of coconut oil. People have been using it for centuries, on their hair, on their skin and of course in their food. Here are some of our favorite ways to cook with coconut oil.
January 13, 2014 @ Whole Story
Kale is all the rage these days, but it isn’t the only healthy green out there. Have you heard the siren call of collards yet?
January 6, 2014 @ Whole Story
Greek yogurt is smooth, thick and decadently creamy. Try it in one of these 15 ways.
December 30, 2013 @ Whole Story
Cultures around the world have long held superstitious beliefs about certain foods considered to be good luck, usually because they represent abundance, prosperity and longevity. What’s so awesome about this tradition is that many of these foods are healthy, delicious and easily accessible.
December 23, 2013 @ Whole Story
No matter which way you serve it, shrimp is a great choice for holiday party fare as well as for everyday cooking. Here are more than 10 tasty ideas for succulent shrimp.
December 16, 2013 @ Whole Story
A Christmas dinner centerpiece that morphs into the most amazing leftovers. You really should go ham for the holidays.
December 9, 2013 @ Whole Story
Whether you put spiced nuts out to share with company or you use them to complement salads, desserts or breakfast cereal, this simple, classic treat is a holiday must.
November 11, 2013 @ Whole Story
When you think of your Thanksgiving spread, are green beans on the table? They are for a lot of us, too! Interestingly, green beans are a summer vegetable so who knows how they ended up as a holiday classic. Whether you opt for an updated version of the classic Thanksgiving-favorite Green Bean Casserole or choose to go a bit more outside the box with a Panko-Crusted Green Bean Casserole, chances are that green beans are on your menu.
November 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
This holiday season, celebrate the full bounty of the produce world. Brussels sprouts are a perfect place to start. These cute little cabbage-look-a-likes are marvelous baked, roasted, steamed or pan-cooked.
October 28, 2013 @ Whole Story
When I was a kid, Halloween to me was mainly about the roasted pumpkin seeds! Sure, I dressed up and went trick-or-treating around my neighborhood, but candy just wasn’t my thing.
October 22, 2013 @ Whole Story
I once had a pumpkin-pie craving emergency that I quickly satisfied with the butternut squash I had on hand.
October 14, 2013 @ Whole Story
When it comes to a good date, I look no further than my very own pantry.
October 7, 2013 @ Whole Story
Living in Hawaii gave me a forever-love of Asian food, including a variety of Asian noodles perfect for all sorts of delicious dishes. Noodles are just as important to Asian cuisine as rice. In fact, Asian noodles are used abundantly in soups, stir-fries, salads and main dishes.
September 30, 2013 @ Whole Story
Applesauce is really simple to make at home (here’s a basic Applesauce recipe).
September 23, 2013 @ Whole Story
Polenta, basically a porridge made from cornmeal, can be served soft or baked, fried or grilled. Polenta is a flavorful base in these tasty recipes and ideas.



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.