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8/21/2015
Super-simple and kid-friendly, this five ingredient maple-walnut salad is perfect for quick lunches or dinners.
8/7/2015
This savory cashew loaf is the perfect vegan “meatloaf” recipe that will satisfy anyone.
7/31/2015
Do you consider yourself an herbal brainiac? Then test your knowledge of medicinal herbs in this fun quiz.
7/17/2015
Naturopath and chiropractor Frank King, author of “The Healing Revolution,” has a passion for natural health, real food and self-empowerment. Here, he answers a few questions about what it means to take control of your health.
6/26/2015
Easy-to-prepare vegan frittatas make a classic breakfast or hearty dinner.
5/22/2015
Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.
5/13/2015
Are you cheery calendula, wise sage or romantic rosemary? Take our fun personality quiz below to find out!
4/30/2015
Bell pepper boats make this Chickpea and Quinoa Salad a perfect spring and summer picnic dish.
4/17/2015
Add protein and whole grains to your menu with this hearty red quinoa salad recipe.
2/2/2015
Super energy-efficient homeowner Sarah Lozanova answers some of the most common questions she has received from friends and family about her high-performance house.
1/30/2015
Warm your tummy with this elegant butternut bisque.
11/10/2014
Try this rich, savory, warm spiced acorn squash on a cold day.
11/7/2014
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
11/4/2014
The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.
10/1/2014
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
8/19/2014
Ditch that extra-large tub of heavily buttered popcorn from your local movie theater for one of these delicious, nutritious natural popcorn products.
8/14/2014
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
8/8/2014
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
6/25/2014
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
6/18/2014
There’s no getting around it, jobs can be tough. Here are some all natural ways to stay healthier, relieve stress and feel better while on the job.
3/14/2014
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
3/7/2014
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
2/21/2014
Learn how to be happier at home with these simple living tips.
2/12/2014
Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.
2/7/2014
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
1/31/2014
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
1/24/2014
Start living simple with help from our January/February 2014 issue. From learning to crochet to making your own compost, we have the tools you need to live the good life.
12/27/2013
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
11/8/2013
Spice up your Meatless Monday with a recipe borne out of fresh produce at the farmers market. Blogger Jennifer Rose uses local acorn squash and baby kale to make a delicious vegetarian meal.
10/7/2013
Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.
9/19/2013
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
9/18/2013
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
8/2/2013
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
7/15/2013
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!
7/11/2013
The United Nations named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. Celebrate this super grain with Alter Eco's Royal Quinoa line.
7/5/2013
Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner shares how to make a homemade bug-repellent spray.
6/13/2013
You've probably heard of a BB cream, or at the very least seen one in your supermarket. But what is a BB cream, what does it do, why should you care, and what should you look for if you decide to buy one?
5/13/2013
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
5/2/2013
Ever wondered: what is quinoa? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Sopa de Quinoa recipe.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
4/15/2013
Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.
3/29/2013
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
1/24/2013
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.
12/20/2012
Seasonal changes can leave hair frizzy and unmanageable. The shifting levels of dryness and humidity make it a challenge to achieve sleek, silky locks. Effectively tame the frizz and have smooth strands with the neuSmooth Collection from Neuma.
11/15/2012
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
8/23/2012
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
7/31/2012
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
7/11/2012
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
6/20/2012
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
6/11/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
6/6/2012
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
5/30/2012
For every purchase of one its PVC-, phthalate- and BPA-free bamboo toothbrushes, Smile Squared donates a toothbrush to a child in need.
5/15/2012
Summit Chemical’s Mosquito Bits naturally kill fungus gnats using the biological control BTI.
4/25/2012
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
4/19/2012
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
3/26/2012
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
2/8/2012
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
2/6/2012
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
12/21/2011
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
12/17/2011
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
11/14/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
11/7/2011
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
11/1/2011
A recent study by German carpet company suggests that its Cradle-to-Cradle-certified carpet might actually improve indoor air quality.
10/19/2011
Jessica revisits Maison Madeleine, a beautifully restored historic Southern French cottage.
10/18/2011
Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes that make perfect after-school snacks.
10/17/2011
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
9/30/2011
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
8/29/2011
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
8/16/2011
Zephyr’s new range hoods are quieter, more powerful and more energy-efficient with DC Energy Technology, HD LED Bulbs and an Integrated PC Board.
7/19/2011
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
7/18/2011
Delicious, nutritious quinoa gives nutty goodness to this summer dish that takes advantage of tomatoes, corn and eggplants--summer vegetables at their best.
7/7/2011
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
7/7/2011
Go ahead, play outside. These tips will keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
6/24/2011
This home in the Florida Keys stays cool by capturing prevailing breezes and taking advantage of passive cooling techniques such as open, screened walls and a reflective roof.
6/23/2011
Incorporating bright and vivid colors, a variety of textures and scents as well as soothing sounds make gardening for the visually impaired possible,rewarding, relaxing and safe.
6/23/2011
There’s plenty you can do to protect yourself—inside your home and out—from the potential risks of electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation.
6/10/2011
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
5/16/2011
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
5/10/2011
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
5/5/2011
You could spend a fortune on flowers from faraway for Mom—but why? This sweet bouquet made from fresh-picked flowers and flea market finds is cuter than anything FTD could deliver. This one's great for weddings and graduation parties, too.
5/3/2011
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
4/29/2011
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
4/20/2011
Do you think marijuana should be legalized? Why? Answer the question in our comments section below to join the conversation.
4/18/2011
This tiny kit home—less than 90 square feet—is energy-independent and so well-designed that you'd never miss the space.
4/8/2011
Landscape designer Alma Hecht turned a tiny house into a welcoming home and studio with cozy outdoor 'rooms' that extend her living space.
3/31/2011
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
3/30/2011
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
3/25/2011
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
3/18/2011
Kriste Misiak and her family won our Ultimate Garden Giveaway, receiving farm equipment and tools for all of their farming needs.
3/11/2011
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
3/8/2011
Experts say that that bathroom and kitchen remodels--once a sure-fire way to move a home for sale--aren't necessarily the ticket anymore. Creating a house that feels homey and welcoming is most important.
2/11/2011
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
2/7/2011
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages. 
1/3/2011
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
12/15/2010
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
12/8/2010
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
11/22/2010
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
11/9/2010
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
11/2/2010
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips. 
10/29/2010
Get a creative nightstand without spending a lot of money by repurposing thrift store finds and old items around the house into functional but cheap bedside tables.
10/15/2010
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
10/5/2010
During her England vacation, the Lemon Verbena lady visited with Jekka McVicar and enjoyed front row seats during one of her hands-on herbal lessons.
9/22/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits Jekka McVicar's Herb Farm outside of Bristol, England during Herb Farm Open Days in early September.
9/9/2010
If you’re looking for a healthy and eco-friendly dog shampoo that smells great, then look no further than Olive Bubble + Squeak Herbal Dog Shampoo. This shampoo is USDA approved organic, 100 percent biodegradable and bottled in recyclable plastic.
8/16/2010
Ladybugs are a simple, cheap and effective means of destroying an aphid infestation that just won't go away.
8/3/2010
From August 4 to 6, Plover Organic will discount its non-sale items to 50 percent off. Plover sells organic cotton quilts, duvets, sheets and crib bedding.
7/16/2010
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
7/14/2010
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
7/12/2010
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
7/9/2010
Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects with natural insect repellents.
6/16/2010
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
6/8/2010
Climb on board Chicago’s First Lady for an in depth lesson on the city’s stunning architecture as you sail the Chicago River during the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.
4/14/2010
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species. 
4/13/2010
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
3/29/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new natural exfoliating mask, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator.
3/16/2010
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
3/10/2010
Exercising is good for you—but what about for the environment? Getting your workout fix outdoors, using retrofitted or energy-efficient machines and buying sustainable workout gear will lessen your carbon footprint by pounds of CO2 a day.
2/23/2010
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
2/17/2010
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
2/10/2010
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
1/25/2010
A University of Georgia study finds that common houseplants can remove toxins and improve indoor air quality.
1/22/2010
A California Environmental Protection Agency’s Resources Board study finds that airtight homes lead to pollutant buildup; poor indoor air quality can damage health
11/10/2009
Jayne-Young resurrects antique copper pots as lighting fixtures with old-world charm.
10/29/2009
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
10/28/2009
When I bake cookies, they look like pancakes. I need to adjust the recipe for a higher altitude, but I’m not sure how. I need your help!
10/20/2009
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
9/24/2009
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
9/23/2009
From Colorado to California, these green ski resorts are some of the most environmentally focused ski resorts in the U.S.
9/16/2009
This charitable foundation cleans up coasts, employs impoverished communities, turns discarded items into new products and uses the funds from sales to help alleviate environmental issues such as whaling and support social issues such as education, conservation and development initiatives in poor communities.
9/8/2009
Ever wonder what herbs fare well in Minnesota? So did one of our readers! Learn the best ways to grow and store garlic along with other cold climate information.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
8/10/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley examines the Sprouting Building of Montpellier and its living green facade.
7/21/2009
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic. 
7/14/2009
In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.
6/24/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares tips for greening your summer charcoal barbecue parties.
6/17/2009
The resin taken from the bark of this tropical tree can help relieve inflammation, stiffness and joint pain.
5/27/2009
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
5/7/2009
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
4/14/2009
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
4/9/2009
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
4/7/2009
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
3/31/2009
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
3/31/2009
Ever had trouble growing rosemary outdoors, or getting it to survive past winter? Want to learn everything you need to know about growing gardenias? Find answers to the toughest questions and watch your plants return next spring with these simple steps.
3/3/2009
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
1/22/2009
I'm sure you've seen these nifty little garden tools on TV - the Aqua Globe. Read my review to see what I really think about these As-Seen-On-TV "Wonders."
1/15/2009
Deer proof your garden with these 5 helpful tips.
1/6/2009
Jessica shows off her headboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
12/29/2008
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
11/28/2008
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
11/12/2008
"Help!  My plant is under insect attack - what are they, what will they do to my other plants and how can I attack back?" Find out here!
10/16/2008
Guest blogger Tracy Herz reflects on the beauty of Canaan Valley, West Virginia while she figures out what green products would be best to complement her green condo remodel.
9/23/2008
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants?  Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
9/3/2008
Tea has a whole library of health benefits.  But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.
8/18/2008
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
6/30/2008
Natural Home assistant editor reviews natural face scrub from Jurlique.
5/12/2008
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
4/10/2008
It's early summer and we have weddings on the brain here at The Herb Companion headquarters. A certain nameless editor (who is my boss) is counting down the days to her daughter's sure-to-be-beautiful wedding. As for me, I was a bridesmaid recently. The sheer number of decisions involved in a wedding stagger me.


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