Natalie Barbarese

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October 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with quinoa, an ancient seed that’s been making waves as a modern superfood.
September 20, 2014 @ Whole Story
Have you ever felt curious about all the meat substitutes in the refrigerated section of the grocery store? Today we’ll explore tempeh, a soy-based product which, like tofu, can be used in a myriad of dishes and has a hearty flavor, texture and health benefits too.
August 15, 2014 @ Whole Story
Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with flaxseeds, a seed that delivers omega-3 fatty acids with plenty of culinary clout.
July 17, 2014 @ Whole Story
Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with nutritional yeast, a vegan cheese alternative that packs a serious punch.
June 15, 2014 @ Whole Story
Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with freekeh, an ancient grain that’s gaining serious popularity.
May 14, 2014 @ Whole Story
Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with chia, the tiny but mighty seed from Central and South America.

Natalie BarbareseNatalie’s adventures in the culinary world began with starting her own personal chef business and testing recipes for several food websites. She creates mostly vegetarian and vegan dishes at home and for her clients, and likes to help out friends and family with recipe ideas for special diets including gluten- and dairy-free meals. She is thrilled to be testing recipes for Whole Foods Market’s online and in-store publications.