Elizabeth Leader Smith

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July 24, 2017 @ 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 21, 2017 @ 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.
June 28, 2017 @ Whole Story
When life gives you a summer scorcher, make lemonade … or limeade, iced tea, slushies or coolers!
June 7, 2017 @ Whole Story
With a little planning ahead, you can pack wholesome snacks to carry you through your summer travels. From dried apple slices to no-bake cookies, here are a few must-try snack recipes for the road — including some you can make ahead and freeze for later.
May 12, 2017 @ 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 27, 2016 @ Whole Story
Summer entertaining shouldn’t blow your budget. From shopping tips to menu ideas, here are our best money-saving solutions for your next party.
June 7, 2016 @ Whole Story
Plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots…rock out to summer’s greatest hits: stone fruit. Here are five of our favorite tips for enjoying the season’s juiciest fruit for a song.
June 1, 2016 @ Whole Story
Add some pop to your summer entertaining with prosecco cocktails featuring the season’s finest flavors including strawberries, blackberries and nectarines.
May 31, 2016 @ Whole Story
Ease the 6pm dinnertime scramble with these new convenient pantry staples including sauces, rices and fire-roasted tomatoes.
May 20, 2016 @ Whole Story
Here’s the scoop on what you need to know to make your most delicious (most creative!) ice cream sammies yet.
May 12, 2016 @ Whole Story
Whether it’s a dinner for two or a backyard bash for 20, you can enjoy summer grilling on a budget. Here are eight of our favorite tips, plus must-try budget-friendly recipes.
May 5, 2016 @ Whole Story
From must-try toppings to grilling how-tos, we’ve got all the tips you need for your best hamburger yet. Plus, we go beyond beef — we’re sharing our favorite burger recipes with mushrooms, lentils, seafood, turkey, lamb and more.
April 29, 2016 @ Whole Story
Cold-brewed coffee is light and refreshing, making it an appealing alternative to hot coffee in the summer. Enter Califia Farm’s ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffees — here are a couple of their latest and greatest additions.
March 25, 2016 @ Whole Story
This April Fools' Day, pack a prank! Get in on the fun with these silly suggestions for your loved ones’ lunchboxes — googly eyes included.
March 12, 2016 @ Whole Story
Fresh flowers around the house, bright seasonal vegetables on your plate, green things popping up — spring is a time to celebrate! Luckily there’s no need to break the bank while entertaining friends and family for Easter, Passover or other spring festivities. Here are our favorite money-saving tips for spring parties.
March 4, 2016 @ Whole Story
Make your own earth- and wallet-friendly household cleaning products; it’s easy and you just might have everything you need around the house right now.
February 16, 2016 @ Whole Story
Brussels sprouts can be boiled, steamed, oven roasted, braised, grilled and even enjoyed raw. Here's how.
February 10, 2016 @ Whole Story
Digital coupons are here and only available in the Whole Foods Market® app! Learn how you can start saving now.
January 31, 2016 @ Whole Story
With their luxurious texture, clean taste and plentiful toppings, there’s a lot to love about oysters. Learn how to shuck and cook them.


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.