Elizabeth Leader Smith

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March 28, 2015 @ Whole Story
Toward the end of a long, cold, grey Midwest winter, nothing brightened our home like pink tulips, yellow daffodils or a mixed bouquet.
March 19, 2015 @ Whole Story
From Seder staples to less traditional (but no less important kosher finds), we work closely with our vendor partners to develop delicious kosher products that meet our strict quality standards meaning they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.
March 12, 2015 @ Whole Story
Candy is a part of my family’s baskets but I’d prefer that unnecessary ingredients are not. Here is how I’m building a better Easter basket this year.
March 12, 2015 @ Whole Story
When we buy food for people we love, the ingredient list is often of utmost importance. Shouldn’t we use the same care for the furry friends we love?
March 10, 2015 @ Whole Story
While my Irish ancestors passed along their fair skin, blue eyes and monikers to future generations, their St. Patrick’s Day menu remains a mystery. Because I don’t have a long-standing family tradition, my celebrations have included stews, soups and of course, corned beef and cabbage.
February 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
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!
February 3, 2015 @ Whole Story
With their luxurious texture, clean taste and plentiful toppings, there’s a lot to love about oysters.
January 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
Show you care this Valentine’s Day with fair trade chocolates. When you buy fair trade products, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers.
January 28, 2015 @ Whole Story
Just when the grey days seem to outnumber the bright ones, Mother Nature brings sunshine back in the form of citrus. Tangerines, grapefruits, mandarins, limes and Meyer lemons are just the start, and delicious recipes options are nearly endless.
January 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
Beans are nearly the perfect health food. They deliver flavor, fiber and protein. Plus, they're satisfying and super affordable. Luckily, they are easy to cook too!
January 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
Queso — thick, rich, delightfully gooey cheese dip (or sauce) with chili peppers — is a versatile dish to serve with game day grub. Plus, variations like diced tomatoes, green onions, pico de gallo, black beans, chorizo, ground beef, caramelized onions and guacamole or avocado mean you can personalize it — easily!
January 23, 2015 @ Whole Story
It’s time to make the snacks we serve while watch the big game as memorable as the commercials! Here are five snacks that can’t lose.
January 20, 2015 @ Whole Story
Learning to make dressings took my salads from ho-hum to oh-wow! I use ingredients I already have like nuts, seeds and dried fruits to create different dressings all week long. No combination is like the other, which keeps me eating a lot of salad.
January 14, 2015 @ Whole Story
Discover how delicious healthy eating can be with our Health Starts Here® recipes featuring nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Better yet? We’re dishing on some of our favorites that are less than $4 a serving!
January 13, 2015 @ Whole Story
Cooking with whole grains is an essential piece of eating a diet based in whole foods. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate cooking times and grain to water ratios so that prep is a snap.
January 7, 2015 @ Whole Story
With two kids and a full schedule, I’m a big fan of time-saving strategies in the kitchen — as long as flavor and savings aren’t sacrificed. This Gluten-Free Orange and Currant Sweet Rolls recipe is just the thing!
January 6, 2015 @ Whole Story
Smoothies are delicious as part of your breakfast or as an afternoon snack, and with the right ingredients, they can also add nutrients to your day.
December 17, 2014 @ Whole Story
Planning the perfect party? With these money-saving tips and budget-friendly recipes, you can dazzle with few dollars and entertain with ease.

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Elizabeth Leader SmithA University of California, Santa Barbara graduate, Elizabeth Leader Smith joined Whole Foods Market in 2007 with experience in marketing, public relations and backpacking throughout foreign lands. She has contributed to the company’s community relations, events and media relations efforts in Austin, Texas and currently supports the global communications team as a writer — all of which she’ll tell you may be the best jobs in the world. After a two-year stint in the United Kingdom, Elizabeth returned to Austin, where she’s happily reunited with sunshine and breakfast tacos.