Megan Myers

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July 7, 2012 @ Whole Story
From diving into a pool to sitting in front of a box fan, it’s funny that we seek to escape the sultry summer after waiting for it all winter long. But who can resist the inner chill of eating ice cream while sweating in the sun? Definitely not my family. Weekend afternoons are spent lounging on the front porch with cones in hand, trying to eat them up before the sun turns the sweet treat into a sticky mess. We may not always win, but a little bit of scrubbing afterward is more than worth it.
June 25, 2012 @ Whole Story
Potlucks are like insta-parties: choose a location, add people and food, and voila! While the host might take care of the main dish, dessert or a vast selection of beverages, potlucks ensure that the cooking doesn’t fall entirely on their shoulders. That’s something everyone can appreciate during the long, lazy days of summer.
June 23, 2012 @ Whole Story
I don’t know about you, but as soon as I start getting my garden ready for tomato seedlings, I get itchy for a meal cooked on the grill. While we used to stick with tried-and-true burgers, bratwurst and corn on the cob, in recent years my family has branched out to grilling whole chickens, halved peaches and basket after basket of small, flavorful peppers. This summer, who knows what I’ll decide needs a turn on the flames! Part of what makes grilling so fun is how endless the possibilities are.
June 21, 2012 @ Whole Story
American flag T-shirts; red, white and blue décor; news segments on the Founding Fathers … yup, it must be almost time for Independence Day! For me, it’s an opportunity to see the joy on my son’s face while he watches fireworks set to the national anthem. It’s not just patriotic pride that brings us together on July Fourth, but it’s also the love of connecting with family and friends.
June 19, 2012 @ Whole Story
When I was a kid and had friends sleep over at my house,  it wasn’t an actual slumber party  until we broke out a bowl of my trusty French onion and bacon dip, a bag of potato chips and a package of cookies. Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve moved on to a wider (and healthier) variety of social snackage, but the original thought remains the same: a party just isn’t a party without dips, spreads and other bite-size nibbles. Just in case you’ve got a shindig coming up, I’ve collected some of our favorite recipes for snacking.
June 9, 2012 @ Whole Story
Dads are often the unsung heroes of the family. While moms often get all the attention for taking care of the kids, cooking meals or tending the house, dads are right there along with them, changing diapers, flipping pancakes and pulling weeds. Why not take some time to celebrate the dads in your family with a feast filled with favorite foods? Here are a few ideas to get the party started and give props to Pops. Is Dad a veggie fiend? We’ve got gorgeous summery salads and great meat-free options.
June 6, 2012 @ Whole Story
Every spring, I count down the weekends until the local berry farm is ready to open for harvests. Then, full of visions of jam, pie, muffins and just plain eating, I load box after box with sweet, sun-ripened berries. (I can’t resist sneaking a few into my mouth, too.)
June 1, 2012 @ Whole Story
Can anything make a summer evening more satisfying than a glass of lightly chilled wine enjoyed on the patio? Pairing that wine with a delicious meal, of course!   Our Top Ten Wines for Summer provide a bevy of flavor and value, making it easy to choose summery fare for your entertaining table. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to pair and share.
May 23, 2012 @ Whole Story
One of the great things about summer foods is eating with your hands. Here are some recipes that’ll help take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day, no forks required.
May 20, 2012 @ Whole Story
It’s almost Memorial Day, and you know what that means – a string of parties, picnics and potlucks that only begins to subside in September. But don’t let that stress you out. I’m certainly not complaining. I love spending an afternoon or evening with my friends, relaxing and enjoying the company and delicious fare.
May 16, 2012 @ Whole Story
With the fast approach of school’s end and summer’s start, one thing you don’t want to worry about is how to balance your grocery budget to keep up with the onslaught of cookouts, sleepovers and just plain hungry kids. But don’t fret – in the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide, we’ve got recipes galore to keep mealtime simple, delicious and easy on the wallet.
May 12, 2012 @ Whole Story
May is Celiac Awareness Month! Whether you’re gluten free or just grain conscious, these recipes are sure to please.
May 8, 2012 @ Whole Story
I often turn to dinner recipes that make plenty of leftovers. By packaging single servings into reusable containers, I can be sure everyone has a nourishing, homemade meal at lunchtime.
May 4, 2012 @ Whole Story
We’re excited to announce that Whole Trade® Francique mangoes are in season and in stores!
April 28, 2012 @ Whole Story
Even if you can’t claim any Mexican heritage, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect warm-up to the start of the grilling and patio-party season.



Megan’s love affair with food began with clipping recipes from coupon circulars at a young age and forcing the results on her family. After earning a BA in journalism, she moved to Austin, Texas, and dove headfirst into the world of cooking and blogging about local food. She has worked as a copyeditor for almost ten years, and has contributed to Edible Austin and the international blog Simple Bites. In her spare time she gardens, teaches her son about food, and co-organizes a handmade food swap.