Macaroni: It Isn’t Just for Cheese, You Know

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like food holidays because they’re silly and fun (Why not celebrate some of our favorite foods on occasion?) and those who think they’re just useless. They’re not useless, you guys! Today is National Macaroni Day, not National Macaroni & Cheese Day. (That’s next week, July 14). In honor, I thought I’d share […]

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Summer Desserts in a Cup, Part 3: Key Lime Pie

Headed to Key West this summer? Me neither. I still crave a slice of Key lime pie more than a little often these days (I go weak at the knees for pucker-y tart desserts). Instead of making an entire pie for one (worth the effort for me, though not a great exercise in portion control), I go for the single-serve […]

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Diary of a Saucy Lady: 6 Ways to Use Our No-Cook Aji Amarillo Sauce

Ready for your next no-cook sauce? This hot number may be my favorite. I mean, I love all my saucy children equally, but there’s something special about that Aji Amarillo. Perhaps it’s the surprising combination of ingredients that, when blended together, create a crave-ably familiar flavor that you can’t quite put your finger on. And while figurative fingers search to identify […]

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Whole Foods Insider’s Guide: Try Before You Buy

A little background before you read Part 2 in my Insider’s Series to Shopping at Whole Foods: I started working for Whole Foods Market in 2007. I worked off and on for the company at multiple stores throughout California until last year. I’m sharing all the tips, tricks, and strategies I learned during my time at the grocery store so you can learn to […]

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Welcome to the Real Whole Foods: A Former Employee Tells You How to Save Big

I started working for Whole Foods Market in 2007. I worked off and on for the company at multiple stores throughout California until last year. I guess that you could say I just could not stay away. I shop there when I am working there, when I am not working there, when I am traveling … it’s my place. I feel at […]

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Chobani Greek Yogurt, the New Option for Meat in School Lunches

Beginning this fall, Chobani yogurt will be available as a protein alternative in school lunches nationwide. The USDA program, which had an initial trial run in a small number of schools in the 2013-2014 school year, allows kids to pick yogurt over meat in their meals. It’s exciting to see this change in the school lunches, as Greek yogurt is a protein-packed yogurt that is minimally processed […]

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Diary of a Saucy Lady: Ways to Use Our No-Cook Tzatziki Sauce

Dunk, slather, drizzle, smother. No matter how you sauce it, a spoonful of a special sauce makes everything taste better. Especially during summer grilling season, a good sauce can be the difference between another dry slab of grilled meat and a sumptuous meal. Over the next six weeks, I’ll give you recipes for some of my favorite no-cook sauces and tons […]

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Hot Off the Vine! What We’re Harvesting This Month

July is the month gardeners dream about: Lush, green plants are bursting out of raised beds and vining around trellises. And all of the crops that needed months of TLC are ripe for recipes now. While you enjoy the fruits of your labor, it’s time to perform simple maintenance. The plants supported by our arbor and trellis designs are begging […]

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Why Are My Tomato Plants Flowering but Not Producing Tomatoes?

It’s tomato season, and you just can’t wait for the day you get to pick those juicy ripe tomatoes off your plant. Unfortunately, all you keep seeing are flowers, and you’re left scratching your head, wandering what you did wrong. We know it is so frustrating. Here’s what might be throwing off your tomato game: You’re planting too close together. First, […]

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Celebrating Summer with Heirloom Tomatoes and Grilled Cheese

On our small Alabama farm, late June and early July are heirloom tomato season. Our garden churns out plump tiger-striped reds, zebra-striped greens, and fat yellow ‘maters until the heat kills them—usually by August 1. I’ve forgotten the names of the varieties I planted in March, and the cluster of vines and compost have covered over the little plastic hybrid […]

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