red velvet cupcakes without dye
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz bakes her first batch of organic cupcakes from scratch.
In 2010, Chevrolet announced that the company was embarking on a Carbon Reduction Initiative, an effort to invest $40 million in carbon offset projects across the country with the goal of reducing up to 8 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Skip the chemicals this Easter and naturally color your Easter eggs with herbs and foods.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
Trash Track, an MIT research project, aims to highlight consumers’ waste habits by electronically tracking trash from homes to landfills.
DuPont Building Innovations has achieved zero landfill status by reducing, reusing and recycling manufacturing byproducts and waste at manufacturing sites globally.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace wishes you a great, green holiday. Eat in moderation and remember to reheat your leftovers in glass (not plastic!).
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.
Color your hair at home with Tints of Nature salon-grade permanent hair color, made with a natural soy base, which mitigates the damage and health risks typically associated with coloring hair.
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.
Take the initiative and reduce your carbon footprint at home with these six tips.
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.
Manage and reduce holiday stress by focusing on the gift of joy.
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares some tips for avoiding artificial coloring in children's food products.
These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
Chemicals in conventional hair dye can cause allergic reactions and asthma, and have even been linked to cancer. Keep your beauty regime healthy; naturally dye your hair!
A healthful fall-flavored twist on the classic carrot cake, this recipe for Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with cream “cheese” frosting is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
Be on the look for these food dyes in your children's foods. They may be doing more harm than good.
There’s plenty you can do to protect yourself—inside your home and out—from the potential risks of electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation.
Happy May 5th. What are you doing to celebrate? If you’re like me, then today is the day to whip up your favorite tacos, snack on sensational salsa and, most importantly, mix yourself some margaritas. This year, why not try the stevia-sweetened mix Sinless Margarita.
For a quick (and inexpensive) burst of color, nothing beats painting the walls. Here’s why it’s worthwhile to make the paint you use low-VOC.
Find happiness in the tub with Kneipp’s all-natural Pure Bliss Collection, made with essential oils of red poppy and hemp to relax the body.
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
Ever wondered: what is amaranth? Learn the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a recipe for savory amaranth fritters.
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.
Ever wondered: what is kamut? Learn the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Kushari recipe.
Ever wondered: what is quinoa? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Sopa de Quinoa recipe.
Ever wondered: what is spelt? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this pilaf recipe.
Ever wondered: what is teff? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for teff stew.
Don't know what to do to be greener in 2009? Here's a few things Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace will be committing or recommitting herself to for the next calendar year.
Prepare your body and mind for delivery with prenatal yoga poses and delicious red raspberry and nettle tea.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
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.
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.
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.
Colorful Harvest is a specialty produce company out of California and have developed a delicious new corn, Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. Guest blogger Ramona Werst created a risotto recipe using 'Spicy Globe' basil and Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. You can replace the corn with a sweet corn and it will be a tasty dish.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to use more green products, check out Twist’s line of amazing sponges. Not only are they biodegradable, but they’re also free of dyes and made from all-natural, plant-based materials.
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
Ever wondered: what is chia seed? Discover the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a lemon chia fresca recipe.
Ever wondered: what is millet? Discover the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a millet stir-fry recipe.
Ever wondered: what is sorghum? Learn the history of this ancient grain and put it to good use with this Curry Carrot Salad recipe.
This colorful concoction uses vibrant veggies that taste great any time of the year. Whip up this Confetti Cornbread recipe to serve alongside chili, or to enjoy all on its own.
Whip up a batch of these zesty Mini Lemon Pound Cakes with Bulgur for your next family gathering.
If you're looking for a fruity cookie that's also high in fiber, look no further than this delicious recipe for Whole-Grain Apple Blueberry Granola Cookies, courtesy Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.
With spring brings fresh ingredients. Use fresh harvested herbs to whip up a flavorful pesto and pair it with buckwheat or your favorite grain to make a delicious grain salad. This Buckwheat Pesto Salad recipe comes courtesy Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods and Melanie of Nutritious Eats.
Scottish oatcakes are delicious and crispy crackers that taste wonderful with jam. If you’re looking for a gluten-free take on this traditional treat, check out the following recipe courtesy Bob’s Red Mill.
A meatless dish, Grilled Tomato Polenta tastes excellent alongside grilled veggies and makes a delicious weeknight meal.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace bakes vegan, gluten-free shortbread cookies for Santa Claus
Herbs can help increase fertility in men and women, but it's not recommended to take fertility drugs and herbs at the same time.
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods announces the availability of three new delicious varieties of Pearl Couscous: Whole Wheat, Natural Pearl and Tricolor Pearl Couscous.
Today is not a day for selling books. It's a day for prayer and solidarity with the Japanese people.
Riding the body of toxins is the key to maintaing a healthy complexion. These herbs work from the inside to rid your skin of pimples, wrinkles and rashes.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares a vegetable juice recipe.
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2007 Signaterra Three Blocks Red.
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
These delicious, healthful cookies are made with almond meal, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Don't get stuck growing just one kind of basil. Try one of these basils for extra flavor and fragrance.
Ditch that extra-large tub of heavily buttered popcorn from your local movie theater for one of these delicious, nutritious natural popcorn products.