Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
Readers vote on whether making pasta, bread or butter sounds like the most fun, and which project seems easiest.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
Perfect for spring, this pasta dish can be made with the spring herbs that are popping up in your garden or market and a little leftover wine (either red or white will do).
An update of my mother's pasta salad recipe, adding asparagus, tarragon and sorrel for cold pasta salad with hot nutrition and flavor.
If fiddlehead ferns are popping up in your local market or local woods, grab them while you can. Incorporate this fabulous, fleeting spring treat into a fresh, slightly tangy pasta dish for Meatless Monday.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Taza Chocolate introduces a new 87% dark chocolate bar to the Stone Ground line – the Taza 87% Bolivian Stone Ground Chocolate Bar.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
World Day Against Child Labor is this weekend and elementary students in New York are asking Hershey to stop exploiting their peers in Africa.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
Based on a "Brownie Blind Taste Test" recently conducted, Dancing Deer's all-natural, baked-from-scratch brownies won the taste test battle by a wide margin.
TV personality and author Chris Kilham, founder of Medicine Hunter, says schisandra, cacao and San Pedro cactus could replace many common pharmaceuticals--without the onerous side effects.
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
These delicious, healthful cookies are made with almond meal, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup.
Whip up this batch of chocolate and coconut granola for a grain-free granola recipe that’s packed with healthful nuts and seeds.
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered.
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.