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Whole Story Blog Archive

Once upon a time, we had a blog! Explore some of our most popular articles here.

Essential Oils: Big Benefits in Small Bottles

They may come in tiny bottles, but essential oils pack a big punch. A few drops of these potent powerhouses can have benefits for both the mind and body. Here, the lowdown on these wonder workers and how to use them.

Trending at Whole Foods Market: Mochi

Mochi ice cream is a trendy Japanese-American dessert made of bite-sized ice cream balls enveloped in sweet rice dough.

Try Our Top 10 Vegan Beauty Products

Did you know that Whole Body (the section of the store where you’ll find essential oils, naturally scented soaps, makeup and more) only sells beauty products that haven’t been tested on animals?

Beauty Oils for Every Skin Type

The key to using beauty oils correctly is choosing an oil that suits your skin. We’ve broken down some of the most popular beauty oils by skin type and paired them with favorite products from each category.

24 Recipes and Ideas for Polenta

Polenta, basically a porridge made from cornmeal, can be served soft or baked, fried or grilled. Polenta is a flavorful base in these tasty recipes and ideas.

12 Recipes For Cod

This versatile, delicate white fish has a mild flavor and a wild history. Use it in fish sticks, fish tacos, chowder and more of our favorite recipes.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Brie Cheese

Brie is the little black dress of cheeses — not all Brie is created equal, so how do you know you’re getting the good stuff? Here are five things you should know about Brie.

Supplements

5 Easy Ways to Empower Your Family’s Health with Supplements

The Whole Body sections of our stores have a wide variety of supplement types so if multivitamins are the only kind that spring to mind, there’s a whole new world to explore. Here’s a list of popular supplements and why you and your family might take them, too.

Nutritional Yeast: The One Pantry Staple Your Cooking is Missing

Nutritional yeast — sometimes called Nooch — is now one of the most used ingredients in my (vegan) kitchen. I think of it as a magical ingredient because it’s as at home subbing in for chicken broth as it is cheese. But it’s not just for vegans or vegetarians — nutritional yeast works in any soup or stew, and is wonderful on popcorn too!

The Truth About Farmed Salmon at Whole Foods Market

The mild, satisfying flavor & melt-in-your mouth texture of farmed salmon is pleasing to kids & adults alike, yet unanswered questions about its origins may leave a bad taste in your mouth. We debunk six myths about farmed salmon at Whole Foods Market.

How to Pick a Perfect Pineapple

Our Whole Trade® Guarantee ensures that farms pay equitable wages and provide better working conditions — and that you enjoy the best-quality tropical treat, delivered at peak ripeness.

The TTLA

Trending at Whole Foods Market: The TTLA

The TTLA (tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce, avocado) is a vegan take on the classic BLT sandwich. Check out Tabitha Brown's reaction.

Olga (center) and Rosa Maria (right) examine Whole Trade® produce in a store.

Get More from Tomatoes in Season

I believe tomatoes are one of the best things about summer, so let’s celebrate them! Here are seven tips for making the most of tomatoes this season.

Kale Waldorf Salad

Yes, Plants Have Protein

Research has shown that all plants contain protein and at least 14% of the total calories of every plant are protein.

A Fine (Vegan) Cheese

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!

Naturally Fermented Foods

With our reliance on pasteurized foods, we don’t consume many natural sources of probiotics. Add fermented foods (and healthy bacteria) to your plate.

Get to Know Jackfruit

You might think you’ve tried every fruit under the sun, but you might not know jack … fruit. Jackfruit is a large tropical fruit that has been making waves in vegan circles as a meat substitute. Fruit in place of meat? Yep!

Why Pasture-Raised Chicken is Different

I’ll never forget the first time I pulled a whole roasted chicken from the oven. Juicy and golden, it was a beautiful sight. I almost didn’t want to eat it (but I’m glad I did)! Whole chickens are one of the most popular items at the meat counter, and options span free-range to organic to pasture-raised and more.

Get to Know Poke

If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, chances are you’ve enjoyed a poke bowl. Poke (pronounced pok-eh) is popular island fare thanks to its simple preparation and fresh taste. Luckily for those of us who don’t live on an island, poke is making its way across the country and is easy to make at home.