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The Wheel: Parmigiano Reggiano and Brie

Welcome to the second installment of Panna’s new column, The Wheel, featuring Whole Foods Market cheese buyer, Cathy Strange. In this issue Cathy brings us two fan favorites: Parmigiano Reggiano and Brie.

Bowls of Yum: Soup Recipes for Everyone

Soup is inherently communal, the perfect recipe for sharing with friends and family. Soup is also a dish that is so easy to make for diets of all kinds and please even the pickiest eaters. Check out these savory soups for supper sipping.

Recipes for a Fragrant Kitchen

Maybe it’s because spring is just around the corner, but I feel particularly inclined to fill my house with good scents this time of year. Here’s a few recipes to inspire aromatic cooking in your home.

The Secrets to Succulent, Slow-Cooked Meals

We love slow cooking: Ingredients go in, the cooker goes on, and dinner comes out pretty much whenever you’re ready. Here are some top tips for slow-cooking success, plus some great recipes to get the cooker bubbling.

Get Cooking with Cashew Nuts

While cashews are delicious simply roasted and eaten out of hand, they can do so much more including star in dairy-free recipes from pastas to dressings to desserts.

Our Quality Standards: No Artificial Trans Fats

It’s easy to avoid artificial trans fats when you shop at Whole Foods Market. Why? Because we don’t allow them in any of the products we sell.

Healthy Fixes for Comfort Food Cravings

The tastes and textures that soothe our souls don’t have to wreak havoc on our eating plans. The right recipe and a few ingredient swaps can satisfy your cravings while giving your body all the TLC it needs.

The Next Big Thing Is Starting Small

Through our Local Producer Loan Program, we’ve provided millions in low-interest loans to outstanding local farmers and artisans. Many of our loan recipients have become so popular and successful that they’ve been able to expand into other regions. To help you get a flavor, here are just a few of the Local Producer Loan Program products that can now be found nationwide.

Recipes for Prosperity

To celebrate the launch of the 2015 Prosperity Campaign in Whole Foods Market stores we have recipes from Whole Planet Foundation’s cookbook Liberation Soup for you to try!

Make-Ahead Breakfasts

There are plenty of options for getting breakfast ready the night before, from simple prep work to baking a batch or two of muffins before bed. Check out these recipes to help you beat the morning meal madness.

Keepin' it Wheel with Massimo Bottura

Innovative Chef and author, Massimo Bottura, is an expert when it comes to treating Parmigiano Reggiano with the deference it deserves. It’s hard not to get caught up in Bottura’s enthusiasm as he waxes poetic about all of the culinary possibilities with Parmigiano Reggiano.

Six Easy One-Pot Recipes from Around the World

Lots of flavor and not much cleanup: That’s the recipe for a great mid-winter meal. Here’s a roundup of some favorite one-pot recipe classics from across the globe to cozy up to.

Recipes for the Year of the Sheep

Did you know the Chinese New Year is almost here? That’s right, also known as the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Sheep begins on February 19. Try these recipes to celebrate!

Tasty Ways to Enjoy Tofu

Mommy Makes: Simple Vegetable Soup

My mommy motto is “keep it simple.” Mealtime is no different. My son likes carrots, peas and noodles, so let’s make a soup out of that!

Special-Diet Casseroles

When I think of comfort food, there’s not much else that embodies it more for me than a warm, hearty casserole.

Eat More Fish! 5 Easy, Healthy Techniques to Try

I’ve always loved the taste and versatility of fish, and of course it can be a great source of lean protein. Here are some of my favorite, off-the-beaten path ways to prepare fish, all of which are simple enough for weeknights.

A Shopper’s Guide to Cleaner Cosmetics

Our trusted Quality Standards prohibit 50 questionable ingredients that are commonly found in all kinds of body care products—from blush to baby wash!

Flip for Pancakes!

While the pancake itself might be humble, the opportunities for customization of flavors and toppings make it a dish that we never get tired of.

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Roses

Flowers are fleeting, but the sentiments they express are timeless. With that in mind, we asked Whole Foods Market® Floral Buyer Diana Westcott for expert tips to extend the life of roses.

Bring Some Romance to the Table

Restaurants are packed on Valentine’s Day, so I think it’s one of the best evenings of the year to enjoy a special dinner at home. Plan your menu a day or two in advance, keep it relatively simple, and it’s bound to be an evening to savor.

Mouthwatering Meals for Mardi Gras

Indulge in Cajun, Creole, and New Orleans-style recipes this Mardi Gras.

Marvelous Maple Syrup

While maple syrup completes pancake, waffle and French toast breakfasts, it can do so more throughout the day in baked goods, sauces, marinades and dressings or drizzled over roasted veggies.

Get Sweet On Vegan Valentine Dishes

While many Valentine’s Day menus focus on meats, cream-filled sauces and decadent desserts, there are plenty of options for those who follow a vegan lifestyle. These vegan recipes are wonderful dishes for sharing with your Valentine and evoke the same hearty flavors of more traditional Valentine’s Day menus.

A Fine (Vegan) Cheese

What happens when traditional cheesemaking meets dairy-free alternatives? Kite Hill, a new line of fine plant-based cheeses made from pure nut milks (no animal products!), answers that question — deliciously!

Pucker Up: DIY Lip Scrub

If cold winter winds and heated air have left your lips worse for wear, pamper your pucker with a quick DIY lip scrub.

Healthy Desserts to Make Your Heart Happy

Valentine’s Day is the time to get cuddly and treat your sweetie, but that doesn’t mean you have to blow your healthy eating plan on a box of generic chocolates! Try these healthy dessert recipes this Valentine’s Day.

All Things Chocolate

I was four years old when I had my first soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone covered with hardened dark chocolate. It was love at first taste with that chocolate. Luckily there are many more perfect pairings with chocolate from baked goods to fruit to yogurt.