Elizabeth Leader Smith

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May 12, 2016 @ Whole Story
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 @ Whole Story
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.
April 29, 2016 @ Whole Story
Cold-brewed coffee is light and refreshing, making it an appealing alternative to hot coffee in the summer. Enter Califia Farm’s ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffees — here are a couple of their latest and greatest additions.
March 25, 2016 @ Whole Story
This April Fools' Day, pack a prank! Get in on the fun with these silly suggestions for your loved ones’ lunchboxes — googly eyes included.
March 12, 2016 @ Whole Story
Fresh flowers around the house, bright seasonal vegetables on your plate, green things popping up — spring is a time to celebrate! Luckily there’s no need to break the bank while entertaining friends and family for Easter, Passover or other spring festivities. Here are our favorite money-saving tips for spring parties.
March 4, 2016 @ Whole Story
Make your own earth- and wallet-friendly household cleaning products; it’s easy and you just might have everything you need around the house right now.
February 16, 2016 @ Whole Story
Brussels sprouts can be boiled, steamed, oven roasted, braised, grilled and even enjoyed raw. Here's how.
February 10, 2016 @ Whole Story
Digital coupons are here and only available in the Whole Foods Market® app! Learn how you can start saving now.
January 31, 2016 @ Whole Story
With their luxurious texture, clean taste and plentiful toppings, there’s a lot to love about oysters. Learn how to shuck and cook them.
January 19, 2016 @ Whole Story
Bell peppers may not steal the spotlight like some other vegetables do (kale, we’re looking at you!) but this versatile veggie can add color and crunch to some of your favorite dishes such as salads, sandwiches and stir-fries.
January 15, 2016 @ Whole Story
When Cathy Strange, our celebrated global cheese buyer, recommends a cheese, we listen. Here are five of her favorites.
January 12, 2016 @ Whole Story
Looking for healthy twists on game-day snacks? Feeding a crowd including special diets? Jodi Moreno of the award-winning blog what’s cooking good looking can help.
January 5, 2016 @ Whole Story
Thanks to kitchen shortcuts highlighted by Jessie Snyder of the award-winning blog Faring Well, you can fuel your winter activities with a plant-based quesadilla and more.
December 29, 2015 @ Whole Story
From recipes and videos to tweets and pins, here’s what was most popular in 2015 as determined by our shoppers, followers, fans and friends.
December 26, 2015 @ Whole Story
From dance parties and photo booths to games and crafts, here’s everything you need to plan a fun and festive New Year’s Eve with kids. Sequins included!
December 21, 2015 @ Whole Story
Looking for a Champagne to gift or celebrate a special moment? Marissa Ross of the award-winning blog WINE. all the time can help.
December 18, 2015 @ Whole Story
You have questions about pairing, picking and gifting holiday wines. Marissa Ross of the award-winning blog WINE. all the time has answers.
December 8, 2015 @ Whole Story
Join Alana Kysar of the award-winning blog Fix Feast Flair as she transforms classic thumbprint cookies into Mexican hot chocolate-inspired cookies thanks to 365 Everyday Value® Organic Chili Powder Blend.
December 4, 2015 @ Whole Story
You won’t be eating at parties every meal this month. Here are some money-saving tips for those meals in-between the big meals.
December 3, 2015 @ Whole Story
Get tips and strategies for navigating the holidays with severe food allergies.


A 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.