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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
March 30, 2018
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Make the most of summer's bounty with our essential berry guide on picking, storing and preparation.
June 29, 2017
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Beat the heat this summer and embrace chilly soups, salads, and other no-cook favorites for dinner.
June 21, 2017
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When everything is decked out in red, white and blue and the kids are begging for sparklers, you know it’s just about time for the Fourth of July. Plan your patriotic menu in advance to keep the day-of prep to a minimum.
June 7, 2017
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With a little planning ahead, you can pack wholesome snacks to carry you through your summer travels. From dried apple slices to no-bake cookies, here are a few must-try snack recipes for the road — including some you can make ahead and freeze for later.
May 30, 2017
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Whether you’re observing Ramadan or simply looking for convenient and enticing eats, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
May 12, 2017
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Move over mustard. Catch ya’ later ketchup. It’s time to get adventurous with hot dog toppings. Caramelized onions? Queso? Guacamole? You bet!
May 2, 2017
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Grilling is the ultimate summer cooking experience, but no matter how many times you’ve hit the grill in recent memory, we bet a little refresher is in order before the season really gets underway. Here are our top five rules for the grill.
July 22, 2016
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We asked a few of our favorite entertaining experts for their top tips on tablescapes, serveware, and crowd-pleasing dishes to make sure your summer gathering is gorgeous — and goes off without a hitch!

July 19, 2016
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Weddings, baby showers, music festivals — flower crowns cap off any summer occasion. We asked New York City floral designer Christy Doramus for advice on how to DIY the popular accessory using fresh, seasonal blooms from Whole Foods Market.
June 27, 2016
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Summer entertaining shouldn’t blow your budget. From shopping tips to menu ideas, here are our best money-saving solutions for your next party.
June 5, 2016
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Can you think of a major religious holiday that combines the devout abstinence of Lent, the sincere atonement of Yom Kippur, the immense gratitude of Thanksgiving and the celebratory nature of Christmas combined together for 30 consecutive days every year? Welcome to Ramadan.
June 3, 2016
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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.
June 3, 2016
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Make the most of watermelon season with fresh tips and brilliant new recipes.
June 2, 2016
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I checked in with our creative nutrition pros for their must-haves to make the most of peak summer produce. Here is what they are eating right now:
June 1, 2016
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Editorial Director Kara Chiles strolls the store and scribbles a shopping list of the month’s in-season temptations.
June 1, 2016
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Add some pop to your summer entertaining with prosecco cocktails featuring the season’s finest flavors including strawberries, blackberries and nectarines.
May 28, 2016
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We are thrilled to ask Kirsty Coventry, one of the world’s highest achieving female swimmers and one of Africa’s most successful athletes, about her day-to-day eating and shopping routines, her favorite foods, and who she’d invite over for dinner if she could.
May 27, 2016
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Plan a summer filled with frugal fun inspired by Whole Kids Foundation’s mission to support healthy families.
May 25, 2016
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Chemical or physical sunscreen? What about nanoparticles? Here’s what you should know to choose the best sunscreen for you.
May 23, 2016
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As a sauce, spread or dip, flavorful pesto can brighten up your plate in many ways. Whether you want to master the basic pesto recipe or experiment with a variety of flavors, we can help
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 20, 2016
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Here’s the scoop on what you need to know to make your most delicious (most creative!) ice cream sammies yet.
May 18, 2016
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Longer days, warmer temperatures, and plenty of fresh ingredients on hand — this time of year is ripe for getting the kids involved in the kitchen. And Summer Berry Pudding is fun to make and even more fun to eat!
May 17, 2016
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Everyone in the family loves salmon's rich flavor that is well suited to a variety of preparations. And right now is a great time to get on the salmon boat, because it’s Copper River salmon time!
May 13, 2016
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Lovers of cooking don’t always love turning on the oven at mealtimes, especially as summer heats up. Cooked shrimp serves as a versatile solution to feed your family while keeping the summer heat outside.
May 12, 2016
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Whether it’s a dinner for two or a backyard bash for 20, you can enjoy summer grilling on a budget. Here are eight of our favorite tips, plus must-try budget-friendly recipes.
May 5, 2016
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From must-try toppings to grilling how-tos, we’ve got all the tips you need for your best hamburger yet. Plus, we go beyond beef — we’re sharing our favorite burger recipes with mushrooms, lentils, seafood, turkey, lamb and more.
May 1, 2016
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As surely as spring turns to summer, stoves turn to grills. Editorial Director Kara Chiles prepares for things to get hot — in more ways than one.
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.
July 27, 2015
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Each summer I give thanks to the watermelon. It’s a summertime gift from nature, delicious on its own or in beverages, soups, salads, salsas, mains, desserts and even condiments.
July 23, 2015
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Now is the time to eat all the fresh tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, eggplant and stone fruits you can. Their fragrant flavors are at their peak right now, which means you should use them in a wide variety of ways.
July 22, 2015
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It’s hard for my kids to slow down in the summer, even when it comes time to eat. That’s why I try to keep a wide variety of snack foods at the ready, so we can keep going with the fun!
July 21, 2015
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Want a genius tip for summer?

Keep a pitcher of one of these naturally flavored infused waters in your fridge all season long. It’s a healthier hydration choice than soda and so fancy you’ll feel like every sip is a special treat. Plus they’re a clever (and gorgeous!) way to use the trimmings from summer’s fresh fruits, veggies and herbs.

Here’s how easy they are to make.

Cucumber + Lemon + Parsley

July 20, 2015
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When it comes to berries, I lose my boundaries. While berries are wonderful in fruit salads, smoothies and muffins, I want to show you how awesome they are in salads, sauces, salsas, and summer desserts.
July 16, 2015
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It can be hard to remember to stay hydrated when your day is filled with fun, but luckily these fruity drinks make it easy for us to stop for a minute and grab a straw.
July 13, 2015
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I get excited thinking about earthy-sweet and crunchy, hot buttered corn on the cob. But I don’t stop there. Corn also makes a wonderful addition to soups, salads, salsas, baked goods, casseroles and more.
July 8, 2015
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Are you looking for healthier tastier choices at mealtime this summer? I’ve put together a roundup of family-friendly recipes that include better-for-you takes on favorites such tacos, sloppy Joes and ice cream.
July 7, 2015
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Big flavor and simple preparation are what I love about grilled fish. True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out: Sticking, flaking and overcooking among them. However, the good news is that following a few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby.
July 6, 2015
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A pluot is a remarkably sweet juicy stone fruit that combines the best qualities of plums and apricots. And now is the time to enjoy them!
July 1, 2015
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When it comes to potlucks and other summer gatherings, I tend to gravitate toward the salads. Sure, whatever’s on the grill might be the main attraction, but filling my plate with leafy green-, grain- and fruit-based salads means I won’t be experiencing potluck regret later on.
June 29, 2015
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Sweet juicy plums are delicious in beverages, appetizers, salads and desserts. They’re wonderful grilled, sautéed, poached, baked or broiled. Experiment by swapping them out for other stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines, cherries and apricots in your favorite recipes.
June 26, 2015
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However you celebrate America’s Independence Day, whether it’s participating in a parade or just waving from the sidelines, hosting a backyard barbeque or picnicking in the park to watch fireworks, food is usually a big part of the party. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes that are fun to serve on the Fourth of July.
June 25, 2015
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Plan a summer filled with homegrown adventures to reconnect with the kids and feel more deeply rooted in your community. Get started with ideas for frugal fun inspired by Whole Kids Foundation’s mission to support healthy families.
June 24, 2015
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From top-your-own-pizzas and burger bars to kabob stations to ice cream sundae stands, everyone wins. Guests get to choose what they like and hosts get more time to mingle (and eat, drink, and relax)!
June 23, 2015
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You don’t have to settle for summer standards like ketchup, mustard and mayo right out of the jar. Better burgers, hotter hotdogs and tastier sandwiches are just a dollop or squiggle away. Try these simple tricks to elevate the flavor of store-bought condiments, or get really crafty with outstanding recipes for making a few classics from scratch.
June 22, 2015
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Perfectly ripe peaches are exquisite, adding charm and flavor to cold summer soups and beverages, salads, salsas, snacks and desserts. Have you tried peaches on the grill? Now is the time!
June 19, 2015
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With inquisitive kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen! Getting them active in the kitchen may seem like a bit of work up front, but the payoff is well worth it. We have a few recommendations and delicious recipes to get you and your little one off to a good start.
June 17, 2015
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Summer is a great time to widen your workout options. Of course, it’s easier to be adventurous when you have the right tools. That’s why Whole Foods Market® is pleased to release our Ready for Action summer survival kit on June 27th. Hurry! It’s only available for a limited time while supplies last.