Elizabeth Leader Smith

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November 9, 2015 @ Whole Story
Buying local helps you connect to the season, support your community and taste unique products at their peak flavors.
November 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
Here are my favorite pointers (plus coupons!), so you can get celebrate the holidays with savings.
October 28, 2015 @ Whole Story
Thanks to pantry staples, bulk bin discoveries and seasonal produce, you can create healthy, budget-friendly meals.
October 20, 2015 @ Whole Story
Our beer slingers take their suds seriously at Whole Foods Market. Jackie Dodd of the award-winning blog The Beeroness shares what to know before you go. Plus we've got recipes for cooking and baking with beer when you return home.
October 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
From smoothies and soup to granola and coffee, we’re talking about a hallmark flavor of fall — pumpkin.
October 2, 2015 @ Whole Story
Here are my favorite pointers (plus coupons!), so you can get dinner on the table with ease and get more of the good stuff for less than you think.
September 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
Flavorful, exceptionally lean meat from animals raised with no antibiotics, ever and no added hormones, Icelandic lamb is versatile with endless preparations that include everything from simple burgers to elegant roasts.
September 18, 2015 @ Whole Story
How do you improve on something as perfect as popcorn? With cracked black pepper, maple syrup, spices, herbs, lemon zest, dried fruits or nuts, of course! Here are 10 wow-worthy flavored popcorn combinations.
September 3, 2015 @ Whole Story
Coffee purists beware: This post explores coffee add-ins beyond a splash of cream or milk such as sugar, spice and everything nice — even butter and marshmallows!
September 2, 2015 @ Whole Story
If you can’t eat gluten, the ease of snack time dissipates — at least initially. Here are a few tips and recipes to satisfy your hunger beyond cut up fruits and veggies.
August 25, 2015 @ Whole Story
From modeling good eating habits and introducing new foods to coming together to catch up, family dinners are more than just meals. Whether you’re aiming to establish a family dinner routine a few days a week or every day of the week, we can get you started with time-saving tips and delicious recipes.
August 18, 2015 @ Whole Story
If the start of a new school year is having you scramble for convenient meal solutions, take note: Roasted chicken is the shortcut tip of the season. And here are 10 fast and easy dinners you can make with it.
August 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
School is starting, and life is about to get a lot busier. The simplest way to make healthful cooking easier and less stressful is to have the right items on hand. Let’s make a shopping list!
July 30, 2015 @ Whole Story
Calling mini gourmands and kids with persnickety palates; it’s time to up your responsibilities in the kitchen. We know you can do it. You’ll be proud when you do it. So let’s do this. 3, 2, 1…let’s pack lunches!
July 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to offer a new adorable line of back-to-school products, which makes shopping for school supplies a breeze. And you’ll be earning extra credit because proceeds support children’s learning, nutrition and healthy development.
July 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
Are you looking for healthier tastier choices at mealtime this summer? I’ve put together a roundup of family-friendly recipes that include better-for-you takes on favorites such tacos, sloppy Joes and ice cream.
June 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
Move over mustard. Catch ya’ later ketchup. It’s time to get adventurous with hot dog toppings. Caramelized onions? Queso? Guacamole? You bet!
June 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
From top-your-own-pizzas and burger bars to kabob stations to ice cream sundae stands, everyone wins. Guests get to choose what they like and hosts get more time to mingle (and eat, drink, and relax)!
June 19, 2015 @ Whole Story
With inquisitive kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen! Getting them active in the kitchen may seem like a bit of work up front, but the payoff is well worth it. We have a few recommendations and delicious recipes to get you and your little one off to a good start.
June 15, 2015 @ Whole Story
If you’re observing Ramadan, you may love the idea of making every dish for suhoor or iftar from scratch, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.


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.