Alana Sugar

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October 20, 2016 @ Whole Story
Paired with cheese, raw in a salad or roasted with a meaty entrée, here are sweet and savory pear recipes worth celebrating.
November 23, 2015 @ Whole Story
Tart cranberries shine during the holiday season. Here’s our favorite ways to use them.
November 16, 2015 @ Whole Story
From topped with panko to tossed with crème fraiche, here are nine ways to serve green beans — a holiday must-have — this season.
November 9, 2015 @ Whole Story
From slaw to salad to oven-roasted side, here are seven ways to serve Brussels sprouts this season.
November 2, 2015 @ Whole Story
Whether mashed, smashed, baked or scalloped, one of these poptato recipes will surely find a place on your holiday table.
October 26, 2015 @ Whole Story
From breakfast to soup and a side to dessert, here are seven ways to cook and bake with fresh or canned pumpkin.
October 12, 2015 @ Whole Story
Before your pirates and ghosts head out for hours of candy collecting on Halloween, sit them down for a nourishing meal. We’ve got quick and easy recipe ideas that won’t scare you (or your kids) away.
October 5, 2015 @ Whole Story
New to vegan baking? There are plenty of alternatives for honey, eggs, butter, milk and cream, so treats such as cakes, pies, cookies and quick breads are within your reach.
September 28, 2015 @ Whole Story
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.
September 21, 2015 @ Whole Story
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.
September 14, 2015 @ Whole Story
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.
September 7, 2015 @ Whole Story
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.
August 31, 2015 @ Whole Story
I’m ready to live, breath, hoard and savor a variety of heirloom tomatoes. Because their growing season is so short, I don’t want to miss out on a single bite which means taking advantage of recipes that highlight them. Here’s what I’m cooking.
August 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
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 @ Whole Story
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 @ Whole Story
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 20, 2015 @ Whole Story
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 13, 2015 @ Whole Story
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.



Alana Sugar is a Certified Nutritionist with many years experience as a Dietary Consultant. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia where she works teaching classes, facilitating seminars, consulting with individual clients, writing articles, and creating healthy, all-natural recipes. Alana’s currently works with The American Institute for Cancer Research, Whole Foods Market, The United States Federal Government, the City of Alexandria, VA, and the City of Rockville, MD. She has been working with Whole Foods Market for 25 years.