Elizabeth Leader Smith

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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.
November 12, 2014 @ Whole Story
When cooking lean meats like turkey, using a wet or dry brine before roasting will help ensure juicier results. Salt is the key ingredient in brines for tender results, and when you add aromatics like spices, herbs and citrus zest or even sugar, the turkey is infused with subtle flavors too.
November 8, 2014 @ Whole Story
The most delicious foods are waiting for you this season, and we’re here to help you discover them. Through mid-November we’re featuring must-have information on the season’s best ingredients and dishes — winter squash, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, stuffing and pies! — to help you plan the tastiest celebrations and everyday meals.
November 6, 2014 @ Whole Story
Fresh, vibrant blooms on a holiday table cover a multitude of hosting sins from children’s toys sprawled out at guests’ feet to the slightly over-toasted sliced almonds in the salad. Flowers make everything better – especially flowers with the Whole Trade® Guarantee.
November 1, 2014 @ Whole Story
Brussels sprouts can be boiled, steamed, oven roasted, braised, grilled and even enjoyed raw. Autumn through early spring is peak season for these mini cabbage look-alikes, so now is the time to try them or experiment with new recipes.
October 28, 2014 @ Whole Story
From buying and brining to cooking and carving, we’re dishing on everything you need for the best Thanksgiving turkey yet!
October 25, 2014 @ Whole Story
Potatoes and sweet potatoes may be basic staples for cold weather menus, but there’s nothing boring about them. The options are endless for holiday feasts and everyday evenings.
October 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
No gluten? No dairy? No soy? No problem at Whole Foods Market! Our experts and in-store healthy eating specialists have curated special diet-friendly picks that are delicious enough for everyone to enjoy.
October 17, 2014 @ Whole Story
One of the season’s all-star ingredients is winter squash. They pair well with a variety of flavors from cinnamon and cumin to coconut oil and toasted nuts making them a versatile choice for celebrations and weekday meals.
September 23, 2014 @ Whole Story
The key to great tasting sausages is this: simmer them in beer or water until partially cooked and then finish in the oven or on the grill or stovetop.
September 18, 2014 @ Whole Story
Need a healthier option — now? We have Health Starts Here® prepared foods in the self- and full-serve cases, as well as our salad and hot bars. Fresh, fast and healthy, these are the foods you want within the time frame you have!

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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.