You’re Not Paranoid: Whole Foods Really Has Been Ripping People Off

Photo via Flickr/David Shankbone

Photo via Flickr/David Shankbone

If Whole Foods is your happy place, prepare to have your day ruined right about now: The company was just busted by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs for overcharging customers for pre-packaged foods at stores all across the city of New York. So, all the haters who’ve been complaining for years that Whole Foods is a giant rip-off were kind of right.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Grilling Fruit Like a Pro

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Sure, you could throw burgersfish, or hotdogs on the grill. But for a creative twist on summer grilling, try something sweeter: fruit. The smoky flavor from the grill mixed with fruit’s ambrosial qualities creates a mouth-watering and nutritious addition to salads, desserts, and appetizers. Or, just eat it on its own. Below, the best fruits for grilling.

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La Colombe Wants to Replace Your Starbucks Addiction With This Better-for-You Canned Coffee

 

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Our friends over on BizPhilly just clued us in to a pretty awesome on-the-go coffee concoction in the works over at La Colombe. The Philly-based coffee company is planning on rolling out a better-for-you, cheaper-than-most canned coffee that folks can grab at grocery stores for an on-the-go caffeine fix.

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The Checkup: The Super-Easy Trick to Keep Guacamole from Turning Brown

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• If you thought it was impossible to keep guacamole from turning brown in the fridge, think again! The folks over at Greatist just clued us in to the most genius trick: Put the guac in a container, level it out and pour water over it, then put it in the fridge. The water stops the top layer from oxidizing and turning brown, and when you’re ready to eat it, you just pour the water out and give it a good mix and voila! Green guacamole. [Greatist]

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What To Eat This Week: Think-Outside-The-Bun Veggie Burger Meals

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For those of us who avoid meat all or some of the time, veggie burgers are a common alternative to carnivorous fare. I know I’ve tried my fair share of veggie-burger variations, which, if not a frozen soy patty, are usually made from some combination of beans, grains, and shredded veggies on a boring ol’ hamburger bun. Your go-to black bean burger might be tried-and-true, but this week try thinking outside the bun and whip up one of these deliciously unconventional veggie burger creations. These recipes — which include a veggie burger-stuffed sweet potato and a vegan “Big Mac” — will satisfy staunch carnivores and Meatless Monday veterans alike. Check them out below. Read more »

24 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Summer

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You’ve heard that eating locally and seasonally is healthier and more sustainable, but you certainly can’t eat that way unless you know what’s available locally this season. To that end, we’re here to help! Let this be your encyclopedia to the fruits and vegetables you can find at your local farmers’ markets over the next few months, why they’re nutritious, and how to prepare them in a delicious and unusual way, organized in order of when they’re at their peak quality. Read more »

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