Allison Kociuruba

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November 10, 2015 @ Whole Story
Looking for a holiday roast that wows? Choose a turkducken, a showstopping three-bird roast — chicken, duck and turkey — with layers of stuffing in between. Our stores make it easy.
September 21, 2013 @ Whole Story
Learn how to reduce the calories in almost every dish you make by steam frying instead of using butter or oil to sauté.
August 23, 2013 @ Whole Story
Turn traditional Waldorf salad into a healthy feast using super greens (kale) instead of lettuce, and make a creamy dressing without any mayo!
August 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
Watch and learn how to make a flavorful yet super simple sauce for broccoli and soba noodles, a great summertime combo.
July 20, 2013 @ Whole Story
Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make a simple marinade that you can use for your favorite lean protein, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, chicken or pork. You’ll learn the basics and from there you can create your own flavorful combinations. After you’ve marinated, learn how to grill.
July 6, 2013 @ Whole Story
Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make Mexican-inspired black bean hummus. It’s perfect for a summer dip or as a spread in a veggie wrap.
June 22, 2013 @ Whole Story
Beat the heat with a cool bean salad made of garbanzos, carrots, green onions and an easy homemade dressing.
June 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
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.
May 18, 2013 @ Whole Story
Healthy Eating Chef Chad shows us how to keep vegetables crisp and vibrant by learning how to blanch and shock them.
May 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
Watch how to make creamy sesame greens by adding steamed kale to a quick tahini sauce for a filling side dish full of nutrients.
April 20, 2013 @ Whole Story
Learn a simple trick to bring out an even deeper flavor from nuts and seeds.
April 6, 2013 @ Whole Story
Watch while Healthy Eating Chef Chad Sarno shows us how to make this flavorful fried rice without oil. The addition of edamame makes it perfect for a main dish or serve as a side.
October 18, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how to make this flavorful (but not spicy) curry with sweet potatoes and green beans and a surprise ingredient, chunks of tempeh.
April 8, 2012 @ Whole Story
Since some of her favorites were on the list of red-rated seafood, this recipe developer took on the challenge of recreating some of her favorite seafood suppers with different species.
November 19, 2011 @ Whole Story
It doesn’t get any easier! One of the best cooking methods for beans and stews, Chef Chad shows you how easy it is pull together a slow cooked meal.
October 30, 2011 @ Whole Story
Think of all the possibilities that potatoes have to offer this holiday season. Try cooking them in new ways with some of our potato recipes picks.
October 3, 2011 @ Whole Story
Make a rich and satisfying combination of green and beans with this hearty sauce you can serve over whole wheat pasta or as a side dish.
September 30, 2011 @ Whole Story
Throw caution to the wind and go crazy for cauliflower when you try one of these 10 ways to cook the cruciferous veg tonight.
September 7, 2011 @ Whole Story
Learn to make your own tasty pear-balsamic dressing and use it to roast portobello mushrooms in this hearty recipe.



Allison Kociuruba is a recipe developer and writer who began her work with Whole Foods Market on the marketing team in Austin, Texas. Before that, she worked in several top New York City restaurant kitchens, including Café Boulud and Butter, as well as the Test Kitchen at Good Housekeeping Magazine, where she was the Senior Food Editor. Allison is now living and cooking in the Bay Area while contributing recipes to