vegetarian dinner ideas
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
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.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
bambu creates modern goods for the kitchen and home, created from renewable materials, including bamboo and cork.
Revive a feeling of ritual at your dinner table by summoning the family with a dinner gong made of reclaimed materials.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains the environmental effect of consuming too much meat and offers tips on how to incorporate more vegetarian meals into your diet.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
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.
Plan your next neighborhood potluck with these helpful tips.
What are the benefits of being vegetarian? Answer these questions as you honor World Vegetarian Day on October 1.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
Looking for inspiration for meat-free meals? Try these three of my favorite sources of vegetarian meal recipes.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence pledges to go 'Meatless in May' to raise awareness about the environmental effects of consuming meat.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
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.
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
Summer beach days are fast approaching! Beyond the sand and surf basics, encourage kids to get creative at the shore this season by making sea life “touch tanks,” and creating beach art in the open air.
Get your friends together for a good time for little to no cost with these four swap party ideas.
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.
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
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.
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
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 holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Veggie meatloaf makes for a hearty, delicious entree or side dish perfect for vegetarians and vegans at Thanksgiving. Check out these three varieties: one features chickpeas, one lentils and one vegetarian meat substitute.
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
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.
A comforting herb-baked macaroni makes for a simple meal on a short winter night.
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
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.
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
The Lemon Verbena Lady talks about some of her favorite sights in Pittsburgh during Christmas, as well as some of her favorite herbs, books and crafts for the holidays.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
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.
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
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!
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
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.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
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.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
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.
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.