Elizabeth Leader Smith

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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.
June 13, 2015 @ Whole Story
This Father’s Day make dad proud. From steaks and king crab legs to pints and grooming products, our gift guide is full of wow-worthy ideas. After all, doesn’t he have enough neckties?
June 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
The beauty of the kabob lies in its versatility. Whatever meat, veggie or fruit suits your taste, it has a place on a skewer. Plus, older kids can help thread kabobs. And after grilling, everyone can dip to his or her heart’s content. Sticks and dips — it’s a winning combination!
May 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
I have water accessible nearly everywhere my kids go, and I offer them water a lot. However, I make sure that they are getting hydration from other sources too including fruits, veggies, other drinks and even dessert. Yes, dessert!
May 15, 2015 @ Whole Story
Summer celebrations often include platters of grilled meats, tiered cakes, ice cream treats, bowls of chips and dips, and heaping helpings of potato salad. While these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not a longed-for sight if you’re vegan.
May 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
Even though the official start of summer isn’t for another month, to me Memorial Day means the start of summer, getting together with friends and enjoying the season’s bounty. Here are a few of my favorite tips, ideas and recipes for your Memorial Day gathering.

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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.