Elizabeth Leader Smith

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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.
April 30, 2015 @ Whole Story
Hello summer! Hello adventures! Here are our packing essentials for outdoor meals, day trips and weekend getaways.
April 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
From its sweet and savory dishes and casual kid-friendly atmosphere to its inclusion of cocktails for the adults, I love everything about brunch. As a host, it’s not as overwhelming as organizing a dinner party. You can simply offer the basics (breakfast tacos or bagel sandwiches) with a few twists (fruit compote or flavored butters) and please everyone.
April 23, 2015 @ Whole Story
Whole Foods Market is your one-stop-shop this Mother’s Day for essentials (flowers, perfume, handcrafted cards and candles) and unexpected delights such as a subscription to our wine club.
April 21, 2015 @ Whole Story
Eating outdoors combines two of my favorite things - food and nature. It can elevate even a simple peanut butter sandwich. However with a little planning, you can go beyond the basics with ease.
April 14, 2015 @ Whole Story
Earth Day is also the perfect time to make a personal pledge to start a new good habit. And most are actually pretty easy to do. Here are ten ways to lessen your impact and make a huge difference.
April 9, 2015 @ Whole Story
Phosphates. Phthalates. Chlorine. The government does not require full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products, so how can you know what’s in those bottles?
April 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
As an adventurous home chef with a love for experimenting with new recipes and new foods, I’ve had to acquire a sharp set of money-saving skills to get the most out of my budget and my pantry. I’m proud when I use what I have in my kitchen in inventive (and tasty) ways, and happy that Whole Foods Market® can help me. Here are my top 12 ways to minimize food waste.
March 28, 2015 @ Whole Story
Toward the end of a long, cold, grey Midwest winter, nothing brightened our home like pink tulips, yellow daffodils or a mixed bouquet.
March 19, 2015 @ Whole Story
From Seder staples to less traditional (but no less important kosher finds), we work closely with our vendor partners to develop delicious kosher products that meet our strict quality standards meaning they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.
March 12, 2015 @ Whole Story
Candy is a part of my family’s baskets but I’d prefer that unnecessary ingredients are not. Here is how I’m building a better Easter basket this year.
March 12, 2015 @ Whole Story
When we buy food for people we love, the ingredient list is often of utmost importance. Shouldn’t we use the same care for the furry friends we love?
March 10, 2015 @ Whole Story
While my Irish ancestors passed along their fair skin, blue eyes and monikers to future generations, their St. Patrick’s Day menu remains a mystery. Because I don’t have a long-standing family tradition, my celebrations have included stews, soups and of course, corned beef and cabbage.


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.