Recipe For Health
Vitamin C has been linked to lower cataract risks. To help protect your eyes, get your daily dose of vitamin C with this delicious breakfast smoothie.
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
Adding recipes like this Vegan Cheesy Lasanga to your meal plan could do more than please your taste buds; it could also save your life.
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
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.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
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.
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.
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.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
Don’t let your lips dry up this winter season, take a few tips and pointers from Janice Cox and make your own lip gloss and soothing balms.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Try this recipe for Greek Chicken Pizza, courtesy Muir Glen.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Give your palate a break from heavy holiday food with this Crunchy Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Citrus Dressing from guest blogger Stephanie Meyer.
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
These cornmeal waffles have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior, and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter and maple syrup.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
Healthy and lightly sweet, these granola bites are perfect for packing in your child's lunch. Make your own with this granola bites recipe.
Kneipp Healthy Feet Cooling Foot Gel gives a tingly relief to tired feet.
Feed your family a healthy snack alternative—roasted chickpeas!
Munch and crunch on nutritious kale chips with this easy recipe!
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
If it is one thing we can all agree on, it is that having clear, glowing skin is the most important factor to your appearance. Clear skin boosts one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and certainly makes us all feel good! Learn more about how to obtain clear skin.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
As recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show, watercress is high in iodine and rich in many essential vitamins and nutrients. Eat several servings a week to boost skin health, promote healthy thyroid function and help prevent cancer.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
Herbal syrups are a wonderful vehicle for immune-boosting, antiviral and antibiotic herbs for use any time of year. Use this simple method to make a powerful tool in the fight against biological baddies.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
Try this recipe for a healthy, hearty bowl of black bean and chorizo chili, courtesy Muir Glen.
Serve seasonal fruit kebabs with a delicious, homemade raspberry fruit dip!
These little loaves are packed full of protein, vegetables and deliciousness!
Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
Fusion Bread Salad makes use of the cherry tomatoes and basil that are prime right now—and you don't have to heat up the kitchen to make this hearty, nutritious main dish.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares a family-friendly recipe for spaghetti casserole.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Serve this easy-to-make caramelized onion-tomato focaccia bread as an appetizer or side to soups and salads.
This simple, delicious cinnamon apple crisp recipe will have your family "oohing" and "ahhing."
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
Start the grill and make a deliciously seasoned chicken recipe tonight!
This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Bake a delicious treat for your family with this recipe for scrumptious whole wheat banana muffins!
Yesterday, The Herb Companion asked its readers for delicious lavender muffin recipes. Your submissions have made us ecstatic. The following recipes include White Chocolate and Lavender Muffins, and Lavender-Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
Last week The Herb Companion published two reader recipes after a reader callout for delicious lavender muffin recipes on our Facebook fan page. The following recipes include Luscious Lavender Muffins and Agave Lavender Muffins.
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
Learn how to make delicious homemade mascarpone cheese.
The recipe for a delicious mojito cocktail made from mint.
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
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.
Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
Enjoy this recipe for a delicious and moist variation of banana bread, made with almond flour!
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
Think tropical, flavorful and delectable with this grilled chicken dish! The sauce is a blend of sprightly lime, creamy coconut and spicy ginger.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
California rolls from supermarket sushi counters contain high fructose corn syrup. You don't have to look hard to find this information; it's listed right on the package!
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her grandmother's rhubarb pie recipe.
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
Sangria is the perfect summertime libation for a thirsty crowd. Fresh fruits and herbs combine with wine and liqueur for a colorful, festive 'punch' that packs a punch.
This Meatless Monday, whip up a batch of Julia Butterfly Hill's Top Anything Sauce, made with peanut or almond butter, and make a meal out of fresh veggies and quinoa.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Delicious, nutritious quinoa gives nutty goodness to this summer dish that takes advantage of tomatoes, corn and eggplants--summer vegetables at their best.
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will 'shake up the industry,' Healthy Building Network official predicts.
How to stay healthy when you eat at a restaurant four or more times per week.
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
A man’s room, or “man cave” is a private dwelling that a man can use to hang out with his buddies, watch tv, play games, etc. It can be decorated in a masculine fashion. There are some great natural products for this room.
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
Trade your unhealthy conventional potato chips in for one of our picks for best organic chips.
Skips the hazardous commercial varieties and opt for one of these five natural air freshener options.
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
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).
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
For environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, food is a delicious and healthy form of activism. Whip up her delicious vegan lasagna to celebrate Meatless Monday—and enjoy!
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them.
Impress guests by preparing rose desserts. Toss edible rose petals into custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies and ice cream, or make one of our reader-submitted recipes: Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
Check out this recipe for herbal mini cheesecake snacks, garnished with chives and parsley.
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Loaded with coconut, banana, carrot, cinnamon and zero refined sugar, this coconut banana carrot cake recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Swap out your bottled ranch dressing for this easy and nutritious recipe!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull reviews her seafood past along with a couple shellfish recipe from her Pacific Northwest family.
Celebrate the end of eggplant season with a plate of homemade baba ganoush. Follow this simple recipe and you’ll be on your way to a yummy appetizer or a scrumptious side dish.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
Try one of these three simple but tasty homemade salad dressings the next time you’re in the mood for a lighter lunch or dinner.
Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
Warming winter soup can keep away the winter chill and make us healthier.
Fresh, easy and festive, this Cranberry Orange Salsa recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Its crimson red color makes it a dazzling holiday appetizer!
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
Whip up this simple appetizer in minutes. This Parmesan and Bacon Bites recipe is great for holiday gatherings, although it also makes a great treat during the summer.
Try these recipes for homemade lunch staples, such as bread, deli meat and condiments.
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.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
No need to go it alone. Local herb societies are like old friends, and recipes and techniques abound.
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
No party is complete without cake, and this delicious Sunshine Cake has been the crowning glory of every Summer Solstice party I’ve ever thrown. Sharon Kebschull Barrett, one of my favorite herbal chefs, developed this recipe for her 1999 book Desserts from an Herb Garden (one of my bibles). Lemony, with a surprising hint of rosemary, this cake just tastes like summer—and the bright yellow color celebrates the sun.
As we try to find ways to describe what our magazine is about, the term “herbal lifestyle” often comes up. What does that even mean? Also, check out my two herbal recipes.
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
A gift of basil inspires me to be more creative for in my weeknight dinner.
Love the taste of buttery super market rolls? Replicate the flavor at home with this homemade buttery rolls recipe.
A recipe for KC's Cranberry/Walnut Rice Pudding with spicebush berries. Delish!
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.
Whip up a quick herbal snack of juicy mushrooms on toast with herb butter or fresh-from-the-oven herb and mushroom scones.
One of our readers asked us to help her locate Beau Monde, an ingredient for a tasty holiday dip she used to make in Christmases past. Check out our Beau Monde Seasoning recipe and learn how to use Beau Monde in your cooking.
A recipe for Charred Tomato Salsa–you can dip more than just chips in this flavorful summer dip.
Take some time to focus on your heart health this month.
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
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.
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
Skip the steaks if you're firing up the barbecue tonight. Marinated and grilled veggies and tofu, served up with wasabi mayo on grilled bread, is a hearty, delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday.
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
This simple, chilled Spanish soup featuring fresh summer herbs--basil, cilantro and parsley--in a cool, tangy tomato base is sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July picnic.
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.
Herb Companion intern Stephanie Nelson shares her favorite recipe for Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.
A Thanksgiving turkey is a staple for most families. But if you don’t eat meat and want some more substance besides starchy side dishes, prepare these delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes this year.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
In the third in a series on potential toxins to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers associated with use of retinol in skin products.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design.
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
Create storage and design interest in your home by repurposing existing areas with built-in seating and other furniture.
Gone are the days when I longed to present my home to guests filled with everything bright, shiny and new. My taste is now an eclectic blend of vintage and new.
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
On the run? Try one of these on-the-go snacks that are both healthful and handy.
Discover natural health tips and remedies for every stage of your life. From tips for building better bones to relieving stress and PMS, we have the right tools for you in our Guide to Women’s Health app.
Creating premixes of herbs and spices is a great way to give new flavor to your usual dishes.
You can make delicious, whole wheat tortillas from scratch.
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
These pressure cooking resources will help you make the most of your pressure cooker. Check out the recipes and recommended cooking times for pressure cookers.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her sugary-sweet recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds.
It appears that taking daily capsules of aged garlic extract (AGE) and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can slow—and may even reverse—the progression of atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty plaque in the coronaries, within this at-risk population.
EuroPharma, Inc. has now released a nighttime version, Curamin PM, for those who need support for restful sleep.
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, a global leader in herbal medicines (sold in the U.S. as dietary supplements), and personal care products, has pledged to plant one tree for every person who visits any of their trade show booths in 2011.
Hemp seed is a powerful source of protein, omega-3, vitamins & minerals, and has a delicious nutty flavor!
With new warnings that children under six years of age should not be given cough syrups, what is a parent to do when their child needs something that’s safe and that really works? In a study at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine, researchers found that honey may hold the answer.
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.
Ever wondered: what is farro? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for farrotto, a spin on the classic dish risotto.
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
Delicious recipe with blueberries and cantaloupe
Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but the concoctions we find on store shelves are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. In this recipe, fresh herbs add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
This quick Spicy Pickled Chard Stems recipe provides a great way to preserve beautiful rainbow chard stems, embrace root-to-stem cooking, and make use of food that would otherwise go to waste.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Mountain Rose Herbs new line of Epicurean Organic seasoning blends are worth a try. The Herbs De Provence and the West Indies Rub are wonderful for seasoning prawns and most seafood.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken.
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
Most people double or even triple recipes, but what do you do when the original will already feed your family for a whole week?
Our art director tries her best to avoid processed food but can't resist snacking on cheese and crackers. Follow her recipe to make homemade crackers.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Overindulged? Treat your hangover headache with one simple natural hangover remedy: honey.
Amy Mayfield introduces herself to the Herb Companion public.
Sometimes, when people hear what a fan I am of herbal medicine, they immediately decide that this means I’m NOT in favor of Western, high-tech medicine. If you could see my bandaged paw today, you’d see that this is not the case at all.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
Ward off iron-deficiency anemia by eating a healthy supply of iron-rich vegan foods.
Reserveage Organics’ line of cocoa superfruit products featuring CocoaWell wins Natural Foods Merchandiser Editor’s Choice Award at Natural Products Expo West.
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.
Swine flu may or may not be the pandemic that cable newscasters are proclaiming - but why take chances? This most recent health scare is yet another reminder that eating local, organic food - preferably raised by a source you know and trust - is just a smart thing to do.
Homeowners beware. Your drywall could be poisoning your home. Officials believe that since 2001, drywall imported from China has contained high levels of sulfur that could be leaking into homes and other buildings.
A new report issued by The Lancet, an international medical journal, says global warming and climate change will create health risks for billions of people worldwide.
A Consumer Reports study finds high BPA levels in Del Monte, Progresso, Campbell’s, Annie’s Homegrown, Eden Foods and Vital Choice canned foods.
Building homes using dangerous and impactful industrial chemicals--in the name of energy efficiency--is not sustainable or ecological, a green building veteran says. His Health-Based Building model is an important step forward for green design.
If you are having trouble sleeping, try these herbal solutions.
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
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.
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
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!
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
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.
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Cooking with basil is fun! Each variety of basil has its own unique flavor and way of enhancing any recipe. One of our guest blogger's favorites is cinnamon basil. Learn how to grow it and cook with it.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Take charge of the pie selection this holiday season with this herbal twist on a classic persimmon pie.
Cinnamon basil offers a mild cinnamon flavor to the dishes you infuse it with. This holiday season, try Ramona Werst's herbal twist on the traditional pumpkin pie: Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie.
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
Learn how the Lemon Verbena Lady met her husband at Thanksgiving, along with delicious recipes.
Visits to a local college market where they sell herbs and the local salsa man making his sauces and selling his garlic.
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
Learn to make delicious, hearty, from-scratch, whole-grain hamburger buns with this easy recipe.
Try this delicious Nectarine Chutney recipe to savor the fresh flavors of fall.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.
Looking for eight ways to jump start your holidays? Try these tips and treats from The Herb Companion.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
The Lemon Verbena Lady celebrates the one-year anniversary of her blog, discusses her favorite herb and shares a recipe for lemon verbena bread.
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
The latest Herb Society cookbook is by the St. Louis Herb Society. Learn more about it.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Save money and waste less! Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how to get the most out of your pumpkins.
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
This champagne poached pears recipe can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
This smooth dessert recipe is brightly sweet and refreshing, a perfect break from the heat of the day. Try it with fresh mint or lavender and a hint of cinnamon.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
The Jewish holiday of Passover is just around the corner. Check out these great recipes for a flaver-filled celebration.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Need a quick way to clean your mouth at the office? Drink a cup of green tea. Studies have shown that green tea fights bacteria in your mouth that might be causing bad breath or gum disease.
High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the makers of Botox to place a “black-box” warning on its packaging. An update on the harmful toxins found in Botox.
Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
Trouble getting pregnant? Consider these fertility-boosting herbs for both men and women.
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
Connect with herbal artisans and vendors to ask questions and purchase homemade organic products on Poppy Swap.
California Baby Super Sensitive products have a naturally scentless formula that’s super safe for sensitive skin.
A former international flight attendant shares her secrets to staying healthy and happy while flying.
Guest blogger Marcela De Vivo shares six ways that eating healthy can help you ace your exams.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns about how BPA affects infants’ and children’s health. Studies have shown that BPA can affect reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior in children.
Though it reuses a waste material, fly ash concrete contains traces of mercury and other chemicals from coal-burning power plants. Do you want that in your home?
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Prevent and relieve asthma attacks by turning to natural remedies for asthma, including an anti-inflammatory diet and hydrotherapy.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
Chef Gordon Hamersley's Vegetable Tian is perfect for right now. Make use of late summer's bounty of tomatoes, squash and eggplant--and you'll never miss the meat.
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
Baked apple chips are a healthy snack that's simple to make with your kids.
An easy appetizer and party favorite, baked garlic with rosemary and blue cheese tastes great spread on slices of crusty baguette.
This tasty recipe for breakfast potatoes is lightly spicy and perfect for weekend mornings.
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
This marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
To celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo I'm throwing a party featuring some of the special Mexican herbs growing in my garden. Try these four unusual recipes: Black Bean Salsa with Cilantro, Papadzules, Minto Mojitos and Chocolate Banana Burritos!
The health benefits of whole tart cherries are widely documented – improving sleep, fighting off infection and slowing the aging process. Now there’s a cherry juice not from concentrate – read about CherryPharm and its benefits…
Got some mint? Try some of these easy-to-make recipes for smooth, rich, dark chocolate mint truffles and candied mint leaves. You'll never wonder what to do with mint again.
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.
Some people are not a fan of drinking "boring" water, despite how good it is for you. Add herbal flair to water with this simple infusion recipe.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
Does the huge task of cleaning windows leave you feeling overwhelmed? Follow these six simple steps—using inexpensive materials you already have around the house—to get your windows sparkling and streak-free.
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
Fresh basil, cilantro and parsley give this cold, tangy tomato soup fresh summertime flavor. You can make enough soup to feed a crowd in minutes. Enjoy!
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Homemade Household Cleaners resource app. Make your own natural cleaners with this easy guide.
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish with a yummy fresh herbal taste.
Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
There are a lot of leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. Check out the Lemon Verbena Lady's favorite recipe for turkey leftovers.
Sweet Bay is not just for slow-cooked, savory foods. Try it fresh in desserts and puddings for a spicy flavor.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
Skip the chemicals this Easter and naturally color your Easter eggs with herbs and foods.
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
Relieve stressed feet with this easy, do-it-yourself foot treatment.
Garlic, saffron and parsley take me straight to the Mediterranean.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.
Paneer is a traditional Indian cheese that is versatile, easy to make at home, and requires no special equipment or ingredients.
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.