Elizabeth Beal

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A lover of all things spicy and strange, Elizabeth started her work with Whole Foods Market wrapping cheese and peddling chocolates in Raleigh, N.C. Though her background in opera and fiction writing didn’t necessarily scream “natural foods store,” she quickly found this company was the perfect place to blend her passion for unusual dishes and people, and explore the stories behind the food we eat. She works on the company newsletters and homepage and is steadily making her way up the Scoville chart of local Texas peppers.

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February 5, 2013 @ Whole Story
When it comes to romance, we’re most comfortable showing our love in the kitchen. But treasures to have and to hold? That’s a little more complicated. We asked our pals at Etsy for a little help sorting out gift options this Valentine’s Day. We’ve paired our tasty recipes with unique gifts from Etsy for a match made in heaven! Wow your sweetheart with a thoughtful one-of-a-kind treasure and a plateful of something delicious. Breakfast in Bed
February 2, 2013 @ Whole Story
You could mark Mardi Gras with masks, beads and a flight to New Orleans, but a plate of pancakes is an easy and fun way to pay homage to Shrove Tuesday traditions. Throw a pancake party with these eight flapjacks-gone-wild recipes.
January 29, 2013 @ Whole Story
They say the way to a lover’s heart is through the stomach, and while that looks unappetizing in print, we know it’s true. Would your sweetheart be by your side if you’d plunked down a frozen burrito on your first let’s-do-dinner-at-my-place? Didn't think so.
January 17, 2013 @ Whole Story
Looking for a little guidance through this month of oh-so-many expectations? We’ve got 31 tips to help you eat healthier and feel better. Be sure to check out the full calendar!
January 10, 2013 @ Whole Story
Looking for a little guidance through this month of oh-so-many expectations? Learn what sets us apart and how we can help you achieve your healthy-eating goals.
January 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
Looking for a little guidance through this month of oh-so-many expectations? We’ve got lots of tips to help you feel better. Try these simple ideas to painlessly clean up your act.
December 31, 2012 @ Whole Story
Looking for a little guidance through this month of oh-so-many expectations? Try these 9 easy tweaks and enjoy better-for-you-food without overhauling your life. 1. House Rule: Always eat a green salad when you eat pizza.
July 21, 2012 @ Whole Story
Kabob-a-licious! Who doesn’t love grilled yummy stuff on a stick? Plus, you can stack all of your favorite foods for grilling. Kabobs are fun to make, fun to eat and endlessly versatile.
July 10, 2012 @ Whole Story
We asked some team members to share how they pull off summer entertaining with panache instead of panic. Jennifer shared her tips for hosting a last-minute dinner party. Now, it’s Elizabeth’s turn.
June 8, 2012 @ Whole Story
Beef and pork are undoubtedly the most popular items on the grill. Follow these grilling tips and you’ll be a backyard superstar.
June 3, 2012 @ Whole Story
Lighter grilled fare adds welcome variety to backyard get-togethers. Let’s raise our tongs to two unsung cookout champs: veggies and meat substitutes.
May 22, 2012 @ Whole Story
Grilling fruit and seafood enhances their flavor and adds an undeniable wow-factor, but technique is important. Here are a few tips for a swimmingly fruitful grill session.
May 15, 2012 @ Whole Story
Before you go running for those long-handled tongs, we’ve got five things every guy and gal should have to make the most of the grilling season.
February 9, 2012 @ Whole Story
I’m a breakfast girl. I love breakfast for dinner, breakfast for lunch, breakfast in bed — you get the picture. And while I’m smitten with scrambles and flip for frittatas, my heart — and plate — belongs to pancakes.
January 14, 2012 @ Whole Story
Canned beans, boxed broth, frozen veggies, pasta and other staples come together in simple but delicious ways. Share your favorite pantry meals and try ours.
December 12, 2011 @ Whole Story
No other time of year is so richly steeped in tradition than the holiday season, and lucky for us, lots of those traditions involve cooking, eating and sharing great food.
December 1, 2011 @ Whole Story
Holiday parties don’t have to feature tacky sweaters and cheese balls – though if that’s your thing, live it up. And they don’t have to be stressful, expensive or leave you with a hangover, either. Here are some creative and cost-conscious ways to celebrate the season with friends.  
November 29, 2011 @ Whole Story
Chilly weather, festive gatherings and hungry guests are just a few excuses to bake up some holiday cheer. Try a few on our favorite baked sweets and treats.
November 21, 2011 @ Whole Story
Our stores receive thousands of phone calls on Thanksgiving day. Whether you forgot to turn on your oven or you've set your bird aflame, our turkey triage tips are sure to help.

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