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What's For Dinner? Ground Turkey for the Win

It’s time to give ground turkey — a weeknight hero — its due.

Favorite New Recipe: Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Almond Curry

We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

In Season Now: Icelandic Lamb

Flavorful, exceptionally lean meat from animals raised with no antibiotics, ever and no added hormones, Icelandic lamb is versatile with endless preparations that include everything from simple burgers to elegant roasts.

A Guide to Cooking Oils

What would Mediterranean food be without gorgeous green olive oil? What would the finest Indian cuisine really taste like without the rich buttery flavor of ghee? If you really want to make a difference in the taste and quality of your meal, it’s a good idea to become familiar with the best uses for a variety of cooking oils.

Want an Edible Garden for Your School? Apply for a Grant Today

At Whole Kids Foundation® we believe that something as small as a seed can ignite a child’s curiosity for fresh food for a lifetime. This is the power of school gardens! Apply for a 2016 School Garden Grant today.

What Our Beer Specialists Are Drinking Now

Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or an average beer drinker looking to break out of a rut, our in-store beer specialists are always ready to make recommendations and chat about the latest trends.

9 Low and Slow Recipes for Autumn Meals

While slow cookers are often the go-to when the leaves start to turn, we’ve got other options as well, including braising and roasting. Each method yields succulent, tender food you’ll be craving all season. Try these recipes for your next meal.

Project Green Challenge: A Call to Action

PGC has given many thousands of powerful, dynamic, passionate young leaders from around the world an opportunity to step up to "be the change" in their own lives, school campuses and local communities. Here is one participant's story.

The Joys of an Unwatched Pot: Slow-Cooker Recipes and Tips

“Convenient” may be the word most often associated with slow cookers, but “creative” should be right up there, too. Sure, it simmers and bubbles while we work, play or sleep, but I no longer look at it as a one-trick pony. Here’s my advice on the basics, plus some suggestions for working it deliciously (and inventively!) into your everyday cooking.

Cooking with Turmeric

Turmeric, the beautiful golden-yellow spice found in curry powder, has been revered in Asia for both culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Here are some ideas and recipes that you can cook today.

Perk up Your Popcorn

How do you improve on something as perfect as popcorn? With cracked black pepper, maple syrup, spices, herbs, lemon zest, dried fruits or nuts, of course! Here are 10 wow-worthy flavored popcorn combinations.

9 Oktoberfest Dishes to Raise a Glass To

Whether you like to participate in Oktoberfest festivities with a frothy beer or keep the party all-ages, here are a few selections to help you plan your polka party. Prost!

Remix Your Recipes with Beer and Cider

Have you ever enjoyed a bottle of beer or cider and pondered how that distinctive flavor would taste in a recipe? We have and the results are delicious!

What’s For Dinner? Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Flavor! Speed! Versatility! That’s what I love about ground beef, and I never seem to go wrong when I cook it, even for last-minute on-the-fly meals.

No Scrubbing Required: Tips and Techniques for Mess-Free Meals and Easy Cleanup

Goodbye, steel wool! Get the best strategies for quicker cleanup.

Weekend Sale: Alaffia GoodSoap Bars

Alaffia’s luxurious GoodSoap Bars are made with rich, moisturizing, fair-trade shea butter from women's cooperatives in Togo, Africa. They meet our Premium Body Care™ standards and also help support Alaffia’s generous commitment to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Eat Veggies for Breakfast

Although it may seem a bit odd at first, serving veggies for breakfast can be fun and delicious, not to mention nutritious. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and leftovers often offer good easy choices.

Rosh Hashanah: Beyond Apples and Honey

The Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah is full of edible symbols, all of which represent something we hope for the coming year. But the most popular ritual, and arguably most delicious, is dipping apples into honey. These two sweet ingredients signify our desire for a sweet New Year. Apples and honey on their own are a prevalent nosh, but there are limitless ways to incorporate this tradition in more unique recipes.

Our Brewmaster’s Oktoberfest Picks

To help you partake of the time-honored Oktoberfest tradition, we asked for a few suggestions from Dave Ohmer, brewmaster for the Whole Foods Market Brewing Company.

9 Make-Ahead Dinners To Win the Week

While I absolutely love cooking, trying to get dinner together after a busy day is more hustle and noise than calm slicing and beautiful music. Those of you with kids know what I’m talking about – getting dinner on the table can be a feat! That’s why I like to prepare in advance by doing make-ahead dinners. We keep the freezer and fridge stocked with foods we just need to heat and serve, removing a huge stress factor of the day!

Favorite New Recipe: Sweet Potato-Coconut Smoothie

We asked Molly Siegler, our culinary content editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Our lineup of seasonal smoothies brings the flavors of the season to a blender near you.

Breakfast for Dinner

Eating breakfast for dinner is an ideal way to enjoy breakfast foods if you are not a morning breakfast eater. It can also be quick to prepare. If you choose your foods wisely, eating breakfast for dinner can be more economical and lower in calories than a typical dinner. Here are some fun and satisfying ideas.

More Than 9 Coffee Add-Ins You Have to Try

Coffee purists beware: This post explores coffee add-ins beyond a splash of cream or milk such as sugar, spice and everything nice — even butter and marshmallows!

10 Fall Recipes Featuring Gala Apples + a Sale!

It’s that lovely time of year when you start seeing more and more fall seasonal fruits like apples and pears mingled among the end-of-summer berries and grapes and melons. One of the stars of the early apple varieties is the organic Gala. Here are a few fall apple recipes that we think are a perfect fit for Galas.

Supporting Whole Kids Foundation: There’s No Such Thing as Small Change

What happens when kids swap playing with electronics for growing gardens? What do they choose when their cafeterias offer tomatoes and broccoli along side of nachos and pizza? They try new foods. They learn to cook. They get excited about healthy choices. Imagine if more kids had that chance.