Alice K. Thompson

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March 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
Check out strategies for hosting and attending spring get-togethers, plus a dozen recipes that can make you a potluck hero.
March 11, 2015 @ Whole Story
Want to shake up your vegetable routine? Get to know these versatile, often overlooked superstars better.
March 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
Make the most of your fruits and vegetables by exploring ways to use stems, leaves, seeds and more. Here are some tips and recipes to get you started.
March 4, 2015 @ Whole Story
A fresh crop of seasonal vegetables is headed our way. Make the most of it by going beyond classic preparations and trying some deliciously non-traditional recipes.
March 3, 2015 @ Whole Story
It may be too soon to put the sweaters away, but it’s not too early to swaddle one’s palate in spring’s best flavors. Here are some favorite recipes that highlight the earthy, mellow, herbaceous and bright and sweet character of the season.
February 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
We love slow cooking: Ingredients go in, the cooker goes on, and dinner comes out pretty much whenever you’re ready. Here are some top tips for slow-cooking success, plus some great recipes to get the cooker bubbling.
February 20, 2015 @ Whole Story
The tastes and textures that soothe our souls don’t have to wreak havoc on our eating plans. The right recipe and a few ingredient swaps can satisfy your cravings while giving your body all the TLC it needs.
February 17, 2015 @ Whole Story
Lots of flavor and not much cleanup: That’s the recipe for a great mid-winter meal. Here’s a roundup of some favorite one-pot recipe classics from across the globe to cozy up to.
February 12, 2015 @ Whole Story
I’ve always loved the taste and versatility of fish, and of course it can be a great source of lean protein. Here are some of my favorite, off-the-beaten path ways to prepare fish, all of which are simple enough for weeknights.
February 10, 2015 @ Whole Story
Restaurants are packed on Valentine’s Day, so I think it’s one of the best evenings of the year to enjoy a special dinner at home. Plan your menu a day or two in advance, keep it relatively simple, and it’s bound to be an evening to savor.
January 1, 2015 @ Whole Story
We’ve got good news! You don’t have to revolutionize your diet to get a few more servings of vegetables in each day. Here are some easy everyday strategies for putting produce front and center.
November 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
Here’s a good guide for getting all the important things done on time, in style, with minimal stress. We can all give thanks for that!
November 11, 2014 @ Whole Story
If your group is like mine this Thanksgiving, it’s probably going to have a number of friends and family with special diets. As of right now I’m counting two vegetarians, someone who needs to watch their sodium, someone who prefers gluten-free dishes and someone (that would be me!) who hopes to keep their health goals in check. So here’s the challenge: Getting a meal on the table that has something for everyone but still hits the holiday flavor and comfort notes we know and love.
July 8, 2014 @ Whole Story
You don’t have to turn your kitchen into a steaming canning factory to preserve great summer fruits and veggies. Anyone can tackle easy preserving projects like freezing, drying and pickling on a relaxingly small scale.
June 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
Parboiling can actually add flavor, plus speed your grilling time, reduce flare-ups and increase moisture and tenderness. Best of all, it can take a lot of guesswork out of that eternal question “Is it done yet?”
June 10, 2014 @ Whole Story
Love cooking a whole chicken, but wondering how to do it quickly and easily on the grill? Wonder no more! The answer is spatchcocking, a simple technique that requires just a pair of poultry shears or heavy kitchen scissors and less than 5 minutes of your time.
June 3, 2014 @ Whole Story
Starters, sides and even desserts can all be grilled over the same fire you light for your main course. It’s fun and delicious, with the added bonus that you can step outside and stay outside for a whole glorious summer evening.
May 27, 2014 @ Whole Story
We’re finally heading into grilling season, so it’s a good time to step away from the fire and take a good look at marinades before proceeding. What do they do best? What don’t they do so well? And how long should foods marinate? Here’s a quick rundown.
January 15, 2014 @ Whole Story
Even if you say no to dairy, you’ll say yes these rich, creamy and good-for-you alternatives to cream. Take a look at how to make cashew cream and more!
January 10, 2014 @ Whole Story
Collards, kale and other dark, leafy greens are a surprisingly delicious alternative to wheat wraps. They’re healthy, gluten-free, fat-free and add a lot of character to wrap recipes.



Alice has been cooking, baking and paging through cookbooks since as early as she can remember. A former travel editor, she swooned when she found out that “food writer” and “recipe developer” were actual job titles and quickly enrolled in culinary school. She lives and works in Brooklyn.