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Get to Know Teff

By Megan Myers, September 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

At this point you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the ancient grains showing up, but for us, the more the merrier in our pantry. We love the rediscovery of teff, both as a grain and a flour.

What is Teff?

Teff is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world, originating in Ethiopia as plant domestication began thousands of years ago. It is a grass, not a variant of wheat, and is very similar to millet or quinoa, but this seed is even smaller. The small size makes it ideal to use in porridges and savory polenta-style meals. It’s also ground into flour and used traditionally for flatbreads like injera. Teff is high in protein, carbohydrates and fiber, which has made it a staple for seminomadic farmers for centuries.


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My Favorite New Recipes: Fall Vegetarian Slow Cooker Dinners

By Molly Siegler, September 22, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (Catch ...

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The Baby Gifts Moms Really Want: 7 Ideas Straight from A New Mom

By Bishop And Holland, September 20, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Bishop And Holland

Jean, Stia and Katherine are a mom, daughter and daughter-in-law who write the Dallas-based lifestyle blog Bishop And Holland. This past January, their family welcomed Stia’s first child, William. We asked Stia, along with her mother and sister-in-law, for advice on the best baby gifts at the grocery store.


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88 Fall Pumpkin Ideas to Satisfy Your Obsession

By Whole Story Editors, September 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Updated September 19th, 2016

Fall’s early hallmarks are here: kids are back in school, slightly cooler weather has arrived in most places, and all things pumpkin are returning to stores. From actual pumpkins to pumpkin-spice espresso drinks, ice cream, facial care products, and dog treats, pumpkin rules the season.

Your Pumpkin Obsession Explained (sort of...)

Pumpkin is one of the most popular crops in the U.S. with more than a billion grown each year. In the same family as gourds and squash, pumpkins are more versatile in the kitchen than you might imagine. Pie pumpkins have a sweet, slightly nutty flavor and creamy texture. Plus they couple nicely with popular seasonal spices such as...

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5 Ways You Can Support the Fight Against Food Waste

By Rachael Schultz, September 19, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rachael Schultz

Elly Truesdell, right, with entrepreneurs Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton from Sir Kensington's.

Getting produce from the farm to your table eats up 10% of the U.S. energy budget and 80% of all freshwater consumed in the U.S. — yet 40% of the food in this country is never eaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Scraps, trimmings, imperfect produce and other by products often end up in landfills — unless an innovative entrepreneur steps up to find a use for them, that is.

Elly Truesdell, a forager for Whole Foods Market, has made it her mission to stock our shelves with products from companies that do just that. “These entrepreneurs...

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