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March 10, 2008 @ Whole Story
The long and short of it is that there are few people who can say no to noodles. Tune in to hear chef and notable noodler Michelle Di Pietro tell us all about this popular form of pasta.
March 5, 2008 @ Whole Story
Last year, Whole Foods Market launched a certification program called Whole Trade Guarantee, a program for sourcing socially responsible products from developing countries. Tune in to hear grocery product specialist Perry Abbenante tell us more about it.
March 1, 2008 @ Whole Story
Here’s my water tip for the week: buy a stainless steel water bottle and, whenever you leave the house for more than an hour, fill it with filtered water and take it with you. This will prevent you from buying a plastic bottle of water when you get thirsty — taking one more plastic bottle out of the recycling stream or landfill. Best of all, it will help keep you hydrated and healthy. (More about those nasty plastic bottles next week.)
February 20, 2008 @ Whole Story
Planting your own organic vegetable garden is one of the greenest activities around. Just about anyone can do it, whether it’s a few pots on your apartment balcony or a full-fledged kitchen garden that takes up most of your yard. And now is the time to start thinking about it. Even in the far north, seasoned gardeners are hovering over seedlings in their basement or on their windowsill, anticipating that first frost-free date.
February 19, 2008 @ Whole Story
Ever wondered about the purpose of those seeds topping a whole grain roll? Are they adding more than flavor and texture? Tune in to learn all about the nutritional benefits of seeds.
February 11, 2008 @ Whole Story
The last post about green dining resulted in an excellent idea from andrajeanne, who noted that green restaurants are difficult to find in her area. Her solution was to form a “green dinner club” with like-minded friends who take turns hosting a “green” dinner featuring local organic foods. Combine that with Sharon’s idea of forming a “green group” that gets together regularly to discuss green ideas, share upcoming schedules for combined errand-running and the like, and you have an impressive way to effect green change in your neighborhood or commun
February 7, 2008 @ Whole Story
To celebrate National Hot Breakfast month, why not warm up with a nice hot breakfast? Tune in for tips on making a tasty, toasty breakfast and learn why it’s a great way to start the day.
February 5, 2008 @ Whole Story
Most of us try to be green at home by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, but taking that attitude with you when you leave the house can have a much larger impact. Green dining is one example. Restaurants account for one third of all retail electrical consumption, according to the non-profit Green Restaurant Association. They publish an online guide that currently lists green-minded restaurants and cafes in 28 states.
January 29, 2008 @ Whole Story
In this episode, we offer suggestions for stretching your food budget while still eating well.
January 21, 2008 @ Whole Story
Looking to adopt some healthy habits this year? Listen up for some tips on simple changes to make your lifestyle a healthier one.
January 16, 2008 @ Whole Story
How are those New Year’s resolutions holding up the as middle of January arrives? Or perhaps you’re still looking for a resolution? In a comment to this blog, Jami sets out her plan for 2008: She’s going to take the time to both unplug and unwind. She resolves "Every time I use some electronic device, I will unplug it after I use it—the TV, hair dryer, microwave, lamps, etc… Those 2 seconds of extra time means a better environment and a lower bill. On that same note, I’m going to unplug from being over busy.