Elizabeth Leader Smith

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January 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
Show you care this Valentine’s Day with fair trade chocolates. When you buy fair trade products, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers.
January 28, 2015 @ Whole Story
Just when the grey days seem to outnumber the bright ones, Mother Nature brings sunshine back in the form of citrus. Tangerines, grapefruits, mandarins, limes and Meyer lemons are just the start, and delicious recipes options are nearly endless.
January 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
Beans are nearly the perfect health food. They deliver flavor, fiber and protein. Plus, they're satisfying and super affordable. Luckily, they are easy to cook too!
January 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
Queso — thick, rich, delightfully gooey cheese dip (or sauce) with chili peppers — is a versatile dish to serve with game day grub. Plus, variations like diced tomatoes, green onions, pico de gallo, black beans, chorizo, ground beef, caramelized onions and guacamole or avocado mean you can personalize it — easily!
January 23, 2015 @ Whole Story
It’s time to make the snacks we serve while watch the big game as memorable as the commercials! Here are five snacks that can’t lose.
January 20, 2015 @ Whole Story
Learning to make dressings took my salads from ho-hum to oh-wow! I use ingredients I already have like nuts, seeds and dried fruits to create different dressings all week long. No combination is like the other, which keeps me eating a lot of salad.
January 14, 2015 @ Whole Story
Discover how delicious healthy eating can be with our Health Starts Here® recipes featuring nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Better yet? We’re dishing on some of our favorites that are less than $4 a serving!
January 13, 2015 @ Whole Story
Cooking with whole grains is an essential piece of eating a diet based in whole foods. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate cooking times and grain to water ratios so that prep is a snap.
January 7, 2015 @ Whole Story
With two kids and a full schedule, I’m a big fan of time-saving strategies in the kitchen — as long as flavor and savings aren’t sacrificed. This Gluten-Free Orange and Currant Sweet Rolls recipe is just the thing!
January 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
Smoothies are delicious as part of your breakfast or as an afternoon snack, and with the right ingredients, they can also add nutrients to your day.
December 17, 2014 @ Whole Story
Planning the perfect party? With these money-saving tips and budget-friendly recipes, you can dazzle with few dollars and entertain with ease.
December 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
Stocking stuffers, host gifts, secret Santas, oh my! Even little holiday gifts can really add up. Luckily, we’re here to show you how to get more for less with our best bets under $10.
December 13, 2014 @ Whole Story
Is it better to give or to receive? Both are pretty nice when you’re talking about gifts that give back to people and organizations around the world. That’s why we’ve curated a pile of presents that do more this season — and beyond! Spread the joy with some of our favorite small gifts that make a big impact; browse then shop in store.
December 11, 2014 @ Whole Story
While Thanksgiving is all about the sides, the main course take center stage during this month’s celebrations. That’s why we’re all about meat that’s full of flavor, not antibiotics or added hormones.
December 2, 2014 @ Whole Story
If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel — and checking out Hanukkah recipes for inspiration, now is the time to get shopping! We’ve curated holiday helpers to make your celebrations deliciously memorable.
November 30, 2014 @ Whole Story
Elegant. Refreshing. Big time-savers. If you don’t count oysters on the half shells as one of your go-tos for holiday gatherings, you should.
November 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
Orangutans, black bears and wooden trucks, oh my! With 100% of the net proceeds they receive from your purchase of these toys supporting its mission of building knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity to empower children for success, PBS KIDS makes it easy to give presents with a purpose.
November 21, 2014 @ Whole Story
If you don’t want turkey, how do you celebrate “Turkey Day”? Deliciously! Give thanks for entrée possibilities from vegetarian Savory Butternut Squash Pie with Hazelnuts to vegan Celebration Lentil Loaf to Roasted Beef Tenderloin.
November 20, 2014 @ Whole Story
Poached, grilled, sautéed or broiled, we love shrimp in just about any dish, any time of year. But somehow serving shrimp during the winter holidays seems extra special — thankfully without extra work or worries when you buy it at Whole Foods Market.
November 14, 2014 @ Whole Story
With our pie primer, you can learn tips for perfectly flaky crusts, winning seasonal combinations and special diet solutions, so you can make a pie anytime — for any reason.

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Elizabeth Leader SmithA University of California, Santa Barbara graduate, Elizabeth Leader Smith joined Whole Foods Market in 2007 with experience in marketing, public relations and backpacking throughout foreign lands. She has contributed to the company’s community relations, events and media relations efforts in Austin, Texas and currently supports the global communications team as a writer — all of which she’ll tell you may be the best jobs in the world. After a two-year stint in the United Kingdom, Elizabeth returned to Austin, where she’s happily reunited with sunshine and breakfast tacos.