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The risk of produce contamination is now more than 80 percent. Follow these tips to safely wash and enjoy your nutritional fruits and vegetables.
Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.
Use this simple recipe to quickly preserve your spring and summer vegetables—no canning required.
Learn more about the inaugural Climate Ride Northeast - Bar Harbor to Boston, which is set to take place from September 17 to September 21, 2015.
A healthy balance of whole, organic foods that include grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fluids make up a diet perfect for runners, from hobby enthusiasts to marathon athletes.
Enjoy the benefits of gardening with these cheap ideas that will help you save money and produce more of your family’s food.
Tie your home to nature with these three seasonal centerpiece ideas from Pinterest. Your Thanksgiving dinner table will thank you.
Let this close up look at a festive table setting inspire your Thanksgiving harvest feast!
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes frozen veggie line.
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
Decorating with materials that would otherwise be considered junk can bring pops of life and color to your home’s style. Check out these bottle cap crafts for a fun way to decorate with junk!
My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the market.
Repurpose Compostables announces the release of their plant-based, compostable clear cups for cold beverages and heat-resistant cutlery.
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
Although each home is different, these five keys to good entryway design will help you create a personalized, functional space.
Readers vote on which varieties of heirloom vegetables they’d be most interested in learning how to grow.
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.
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
While other candle companies are still adding synthetic fragrances to their candles and claiming to be natural, Aroma Naturals candles are made from 100 percent pure plant aromas and natural vegetable waxes (VegePure).
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.
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
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.
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
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.
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
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.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
When the dining table is laden down with mail, laptops and other clutter, the entire house feels messy. Follow these seven steps to keep your dining table free of detritus. (Set it for dinner right after breakfast, if you have to.)
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.
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
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!
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
Denise Franklin's 280-square-foot cabin in British Columbia provides everything she needs--and more.
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.
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
At Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica's southern Arenal district, guests get a true farm-to-table culinary and educational experience.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
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.
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.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
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.
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares a vegetable juice recipe.
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.
Jessica discusses the eco-profile of the soy candles, recycled glassware, recycled-content paper and vintage and handmade wedding decor.
Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
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.
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
Minneapolis public relations firm Haberman & Associates wants everyone to enjoy a company-sponsored organic vegetable garden like theirs.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
The Guerilla Gardener finds that his downtown Kansas City guerilla garden has been vandalized. Find out his next plan of action to keep fresh herbs and vegetables growing in downtown Kansas City.
The Guerilla Gardener scopes out the site for a guerilla garden in downtown Kansas City.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out a new, USDA organic sesame teriyaki sauce from Organicville. The sauce inspired her to make a delicious chicken chow mein stir fry for dinner.
This spring, I am dreaming of delicious, beefy summer tomatoes. So I planted some; they're taking over my kitchen as we speak. I love fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And I just can't find delicious tomatoes in stores; even the local, organic market. Not to mention, I'm sick of paying for them! In fact, I'm tired of buying
I have to admit it: I’m full of beans when it comes to gardening. I swore that this year, no really, I was only going to grow a few herbs in pots. And then, the seed catalogs came.
Organic Essence now offers lip balms in biodegradable, compostable eco-tubes.
Mark Bittman offers solutions for leading a healthier life, starting with what we eat. 
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.

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