Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
For some, the cold winter months may bring many ‘a’ merry moment. But for the sympathetic gardener, the humbugs start as the plants begin die. Bring your garden indoors this fall with help from your own personal gardening expert – the EasyBloom.
These cornmeal waffles have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior, and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter and maple syrup.
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
This tasty recipe for breakfast potatoes is lightly spicy and perfect for weekend mornings.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
Bake a delicious treat for your family with this recipe for scrumptious whole wheat banana muffins!
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
Skip the hardy snacks that Super Bowl parties usually provide by replacing them with these great, healthy finger snacks. Trust us, no one will complain.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Making granola at home is simple and allows you to customize it to your liking. Experiment with this basic recipe and discover your perfect granola.
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's one that many of us fill with sugars and empty carbs. Start the day off right with this recipe for healthy blueberry bran muffins, courtesy of Driscoll's.
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
The Lemon Verbena Lady talks about some of her favorite sights in Pittsburgh during Christmas, as well as some of her favorite herbs, books and crafts for the holidays.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.