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Whole Foods Cooking and Recipes

This section contains recipes that are not macrobiotic, or are pushing the parameters of what can be defined as macrobiotic. You'll find recipes including poultry, some dairy, chocolate and eggs here.

Whole Foods Pumpkin Recipes From Soup to Dessert
Pumpkin is loaded with nutrients: alpha and beta-carotene and potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and E. Pumpkin is also rich in fiber and I consider it in the category of a super food. Try cooking with small round sugar pumpkins, boldly ribbed Cinderella pumpkins, calabaza (West Indian pumpkin), Hokkaido squash, Red Kuri, Kabocha, or any other deep orange, dense squash. These can be used interchangeably, with slight variations in flavor, density and texture.

The Foods of Fall: Local, Seasonal Whole Foods Recipes
Autumn means apples, pears, squash, pumpkins, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, root veggies and what we call "earth colors": yellows, oranges, reds and browns are abundant in the plant kingdom this time of year. The following are recipes for this wonderfully earthy time of year. Happy cooking!

Ginger Drink
This lovely ginger drink recipe is a variation on African ginger beer. It is refreshing when served chilled with sparkling water in hot weather; and is a warming brew served piping hot on a chilly day.

Macrobiotic and Whole Foods Cooking: What’s the Difference?
All macrobiotic cooking can be considered whole food, but not all whole food is macrobiotic. What are the differences? How are macrobiotic and whole foods cooking similar? How can we adapt a standard Western diet to one -or both- of these lifestyles?

I’m in the Mood For Love: Recipes for Sensual Eating
I’m in the Mood For Love: Recipes for Sensual Eating on Valentine's Day and Beyond

Mother's Day Brunch
One of the things I remember about Mother’s Day when we were kids is making breakfast for our mom. It is an act of love that is timeless, an acknowledgement of the ways our mothers care for and nurture us. The recipes that follow are wonderful ideas for breakfast and brunch in honor of the woman that brought us here.

The Whole Foods Easter Feast
Easter in my Italian family has always been a tumble of activity held at my aunt's farm. The feast is a joint venture in which we all participate, and the recipes that follow will give you some ideas for this festive early spring meal.

Favorite Recipes with Stone Fruits: Nectarine, Cherry, Apricot, Peach and Plum
June brings with it the ripe juicy flavors of stone fruits. Cherries, peaches, apricots and plums join berries to create a rainbow of color and nutrients. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for fruits of the season.

Mediterranean Style Pasta with Turkey


Superbowl Sunday: Food and Recipes for the Whole Foods Sports Fan
We need sustenance for all the excitement of the Superbowl or any other championship game, so here are some great whole foods recipes for easy nibbling that will generate plenty of complements and happy bellies.

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