Elizabeth Leader Smith

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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!
September 17, 2014 @ Whole Story
It’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite fall flavors, and we’re ready with the best sausages in town. Whether you’re shopping for Oktoberfest, game day or simply dinnertime, we’ve got house-made sausages with the highest quality standards and varieties you won’t find anywhere else.
September 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
I love creating new delicious dishes from leftovers like roasted veggies, chicken and potatoes. Here are a few of my favorites.
September 2, 2014 @ Whole Story
A kid-friendly lunch doesn't have to be peanut butter and jelly. Not only can foods like fruit and veggie kabobs, salads and veggie and hummus wraps be just as easy to make as a PB&J, you may be surprised by how much kids enjoy these healthier choices.
August 27, 2014 @ Whole Story
Reinvent fast casual dining with homemade savings. Here are few of our favorite super fast suppers that you can make at home.
August 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
It’s 3 pm and you’re trying to stay away from the vending machine or keep the kids out of the convenience store. So what’s the plan? With a little forward thinking, you can save time and money without sacrificing taste.
August 23, 2014 @ Whole Story
Finding success at dinnertime hinges on being prepared, and it’s shortcuts that help us get dinner on the table faster without turning to take-out.
August 20, 2014 @ 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 19, 2014 @ Whole Story
If your weeknight dinnertime dash includes a dash of anxiety and a pinch of repetitiveness or has you beelining for carry out, these easy strategies can help.
August 14, 2014 @ Whole Story
Whether it’s at the stadium or in your living room, nothing beats a great game-day get-together. And this year, it’s all about feeding your friends and family wholesome and high quality versions of your favorites, and trying out a few new dishes too. Here’s the game plan.
August 12, 2014 @ Whole Story
Yes, you can save time and money at lunchtime and banish boring brown bag lunches.
August 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
What’s in your perfect smoothie — yogurt, fruit, milk or juice? How about adding a sprinkle of nuts or seeds, a handful of greens or cooked grains and packing in more nutrition. Here are a few scrumptious and smart smoothie additions.
August 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
With two kids under five, a dog that needs a walk, high hopes of serving a nutritious meal and an ever-present sense of urgency that clings to each morning, the breakfast routine at my house is steadily getting better. We’ve learned to shop with convenience, taste and nutrition in mind and prep what we can ahead of time.

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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.