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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
May 20, 2016
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Learn how to avoid culinary land mines at your next potluck with these crowd-pleasing recipes and tips for special diet restriction you may encounter.
May 11, 2016
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Get tips, recipes and inspiration for great vegan sauces and slathers. They’ll transform everything from morning meals to backyard veggie burgers.
April 29, 2016
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Cold-brewed coffee is light and refreshing, making it an appealing alternative to hot coffee in the summer. Enter Califia Farm’s ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffees — here are a couple of their latest and greatest additions.
March 24, 2016
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Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and more: Start with spring’s great fruits and fresh flavors for crowd-pleasing desserts.
March 18, 2016
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Get your brunch on with the best tips and recipes for relaxed weekend feasting.
February 5, 2016
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No eggs? No butter? No problem! Wildly delicious, wonderfully vegan desserts are perfect for lovers.
January 8, 2016
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Customize dinners for everyone in the family by making smart tweaks to a meal. No one’s dietary preferences are left out, and the cook is happy because everyone eats.
January 8, 2016
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With National Gluten-Free Day coming up, it's the perfect time to discover new gluten-free recipes.
December 29, 2015
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We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.
December 3, 2015
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Get tips and strategies for navigating the holidays with severe food allergies.
November 28, 2015
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Tarts, pies, cookies and bars — we’ve rounded up our favorite gluten-free desserts for the holiday season.
November 27, 2015
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From the perfect piecrust to crowd-pleasing cookies, we’ve gathered some of our best vegan dessert recipes for the holidays.
November 20, 2015
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From appetizers to desserts, this collection of our favorite gluten-free recipes means more people can celebrate with a bountiful plate.
November 13, 2015
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No one will miss the meat or diary this Thanksgiving when you’ve got these delicious vegan recipes and tips for success.
October 27, 2015
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Kite Hill’s new Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart is baked with real pumpkin and creamy almondmilk ricotta in a crunchy gingersnap crust and it’s only at Whole Foods Market!
August 24, 2015
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If your child has a peanut and/or tree-nut allergy (or doesn’t have an allergy but is in a nut-free classroom) packing a school lunch or snack can require extra thought and planning. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of our favorite lunches and snacks with tons of flavor — and no nuts!
August 3, 2015
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With a few simple steps and tasty vegan recipes, you can plan a delicious meal with a variety of healthy, plant-based foods that will leave you feeling refreshed and well nourished.
June 5, 2015
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Don’t think of vegan recipes as only salads — there’s a wide variety of flavors and textures to explore. From dips and sauces to main dishes and desserts, there’s something to please every palate.
May 22, 2015
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Thanks to naturally gluten-free berries, cherries, melons, and more, you can enjoy the sweet tastes of the summer, even if you’re avoiding gluten.
May 8, 2015
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It’s only May, but I know the steamy temperatures and sun-filled days aren’t long off. And along with those days are the intense cravings for sweet treats that help us cool down. No matter how you like to beat the heat, I have delicious dairy-free recipes to help you do it.
April 10, 2015
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Explore some terrific new dishes and tasty ingredients on a vegan adventure.
March 27, 2015
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When you’re entertaining, it’s important to make sure every one of your guests has something yummy to eat. Here are my recommendations for special diet baking this spring!
March 13, 2015
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Focusing your plate on produce helps keep things interesting as well as invigorates your taste buds. Use it as an excuse to try out new textures, spices, and combinations you might have previously overlooked! Try out these bright vegan recipes at your next spring gathering.
February 27, 2015
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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.
February 13, 2015
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When I think of comfort food, there’s not much else that embodies it more for me than a warm, hearty casserole.
February 6, 2015
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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.
February 6, 2015
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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!
January 30, 2015
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There are lots of great reasons to limit your sodium intake, but the heart of the matter is heart health. Check out some of our favorite low-sodium recipes.
January 17, 2015
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If you’re interested in trying out more vegan recipes, here are a few of our favorites. Try them out for your next Meatless Monday, or any time!
January 9, 2015
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These days, lots of folks are scaling down or living without dairy. For some, the shift is motivated by a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. For others, living dairy free is part of a commitment to eat more plants and fewer animal products. Regardless of why you’re avoiding dairy, changing your diet is a big deal. Here are a few tips to help keep you happy, satisfied and inspired.
January 8, 2015
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Slow roasting tofu makes it delightfully rich and gives it a firm but tender texture. Combine tofu, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and herbs and bake in this simple recipe for Oven-Roasted Tofu. Serve hot or warm with your favorite dipping sauce, or cool and add to salads and sandwiches.

January 1, 2015
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A dairy-free take on a comfort food classic, this recipe substitutes a cashew cream for Stroganoff’s traditional dairy ingredients.
October 24, 2014
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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.
June 12, 2014
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I never wanted my daughter’s wheat sensitivity to keep her from experiencing all the joys and trials of summer camp. From packing the right snacks to getting chummy with the resident mess hall cook, here are some tips and tricks from a mom who’s hiked the path.
April 14, 2014
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Spring celebrations often mean a table loaded with eggs and ham and brisket, and while these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not so great if you’re vegan.

Luckily spring is also bursting with fruits, vegetables and herbs that add a vibrant, fresh touch to any celebration. So whether you’re setting a vegan table or just love your veggies, these recipes make the most of springtime produce.

January 18, 2014
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Learn how one athlete manages her Crohn’s symptoms through careful diet which helps her thrive.
November 23, 2013
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It’s time to get your holiday bake on and the treat train won’t stop until the end of the year. If you’re celebrating a gluten free holiday due to gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, there’s no need to forego holiday pies, cookies, breads and muffins. 

Gluten-free baking can seem like a pretty tough order, but it’s easier (and more delicious!) than you think.

November 15, 2013
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It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of turkey, stuffing, pie, rolls, and more pie. If you don’t have to worry about what you eat, planning the Thanksgiving meal is a breeze. But if you have food allergies, sensitivities or follow a special diet, or have guests who do, it can be a challenge finding foods that are suitable, yet still deliciously festive.

November 4, 2013
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I’m grateful for sound solutions for special diets. After hosting The Big Meal for more than five years with some vegan guests, here’s what I’ve learned.

There are a few approaches: the host offers a vegan main, a side and a dessert; vegan guests bring dishes and the host makes a couple too; or the entire meal can be vegan. Whichever strategy you choose, a vegan Thanksgiving is easier and tastier than you may think. I promise.

Recipes for Success

June 4, 2013
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It’s grilling season and what better way to cook tofu or lean proteins than over a hot flame. Watch and learn as Healthy Eating Chef Chad grills marinated tofu in a flash.
December 2, 2012
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Navigating holiday foods doesn’t have to be difficult for those with special dietary needs. With a little planning and preparation, you can create a spectacular meal suitable for many food preferences.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday gluten-free and dairy-free recipes.

Gluten-Free Recipes

November 8, 2012
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Do you or your kids suffer from food allergies? During the holiday season, it can be extra difficult to figure out what’s safe to eat and what’s not. Get tips and strategies for enjoying the season without the stress.
October 18, 2012
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Learn how to make this flavorful (but not spicy) curry with sweet potatoes and green beans and a surprise ingredient, chunks of tempeh.