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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.
6/24/2009
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise. 
11/19/2008
If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.
3/9/2010
This Saint Patrick's Day, make Irish stew that has many surprising herbs and spices.
4/21/2011
Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.
7/7/2011
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!
7/27/2010
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
5/20/2013
Ever wondered: what is teff? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for teff stew.
7/26/2011
Reap the benefits of parsley with this Parsley potato salad, a delicious addition to any summer meal.
5/18/2011
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
7/20/2010
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
8/4/2010
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
6/6/2011
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
8/19/2009
Not often in this life do we get to experience perfection—and to know at the time that we are. Recently, I had an absolutely, unabashedly, undeniably perfect evening, complete with family, friends, fabulous food, good wine and an impeccable setting.
8/19/2009
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.
6/17/2011
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.
2/22/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove explains why she chose Southern Forest Initiative-certified wood for the framing lumber of her sustainable Tennessee home that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
4/7/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council may revise its LEED rating system standards, which currently award points only to Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood products.
12/8/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
11/25/2009
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. 
9/30/2009
What are the benefits of being vegetarian? Answer these questions as you honor World Vegetarian Day on October 1.
2/13/2012
Looking for inspiration for meat-free meals? Try these three of my favorite sources of vegetarian meal recipes.
5/17/2011
Practice food safety with summer grilling tips.
5/11/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence pledges to go 'Meatless in May' to raise awareness about the environmental effects of consuming meat.
8/4/2011
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
6/9/2011
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.
6/17/2009
Soul singer John Legend has teamed up with environmental group Reverb to make his summer tour eco-friendly.
12/16/2008
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
6/23/2010
Chlorine has been linked to skin and eye irritation, and now asthma. Take these steps to help prevent chlorine’s negative effects on the body.
4/8/2014
Get outside and enjoy nature this season with our ideas for fun summer activities.
10/17/2011
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
5/23/2012
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
6/9/2011
When my former boss suggested we photograph my annual summer solstice party, I quietly panicked and then got busy. Borrow some of our ideas for celebrating the longest day of the year--lavishly or lazily.
7/21/2011
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
11/21/2011
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.
3/27/2013
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
2/6/2012
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
11/25/2013
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
3/24/2009
No need to go it alone. Local herb societies are like old friends, and recipes and techniques abound.
8/9/2011
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
6/9/2011
  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.
6/30/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.  
7/23/2009
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
6/29/2010
Guest blogger, Kathy, loves summer because she gets to enjoy canning pickles, which is one of her favorite pastimes.
3/13/2009
A recipe for Charred Tomato Salsa–you can dip more than just chips in this flavorful summer dip.
6/9/2011
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.
12/12/2011
A comforting herb-baked macaroni makes for a simple meal on a short winter night.
7/11/2011
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.
6/27/2011
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.
4/18/2011
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.
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.
11/25/2008
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
1/20/2009
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
3/21/2011
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
8/10/2011
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
7/27/2010
Guest blogger Cynthia Meredith has recently invested in a wide varieties of specialty basils, which include Holy basil, Mtule basil and much more. Check out her basil tips.
6/19/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest natural shampoo from luxurious beauty company Caudalie.
7/31/2013
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
6/9/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
7/1/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
6/28/2011
Keep your home cool without air conditioning! Try these five ways to lower your home’s temperature—and utiliy bills—naturally.
7/1/2009
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
6/30/2009
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
7/23/2009
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
7/14/2009
The Hawaiian summer sun is relentless and can leave you with achy sunburns. Fortunately aloe vera naturally soothes burns and leaves your skin feeling soft.
5/1/2013
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
6/8/2011
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
3/26/2012
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
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.
8/1/2011
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
5/9/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
3/14/2012
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
2/9/2011
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
2/25/2011
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.
11/7/2011
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
4/25/2011
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.
3/14/2011
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
5/2/2011
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.
6/20/2011
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.
3/7/2011
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
5/9/2011
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.
5/23/2011
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
5/16/2011
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
4/4/2011
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
3/28/2011
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).
3/15/2011
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
2/17/2011
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.
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.
12/27/2013
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
6/13/2011
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!
1/16/2012
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
7/31/2012
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
8/11/2011
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
7/28/2011
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
8/11/2010
Because The Herbal Husband is originally from Peru, we like to have tropical plants in our garden. The nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is one of our favorites. Try my three favorite nasturtium recipes.
7/22/2010
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.
7/29/2010
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!
8/2/2013
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
7/30/2012
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.
6/18/2010
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
6/20/2011
Matt and Kelly Grocoff keep cool in Michigan by taking advantage of their 110-year-old home's natural ventilation strategies. It's as easy as opening a couple of strategically placed windows.
6/24/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares tips for greening your summer charcoal barbecue parties.
7/29/2009
Guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews organic cotton and bamboo luxury blanket company Yumi & Laurie. Find out more details on Yumi & Laurie’s current 50 percent off sale!
8/8/2013
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
7/1/2011
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.
6/2/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that won’t break your bank.
7/14/2009
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.
7/10/2009
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
7/10/2009
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
6/1/2009
Aloe vera isn’t the only herbal remedy for burn relief. Many herbs can help protect skin and soothe it after a burn. Here are our four favorites.
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!
9/12/2011
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.
4/25/2011
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.
1/10/2014
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
1/29/2013
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
6/30/2011
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
8/9/2011
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
10/14/2011
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
5/27/2010
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
6/2/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds eco-friendly, stylish sandals for the summer season.
7/27/2010
The recent trend towards e-readers may cut back on environmental impact, but they also take away the tangible qualities of reading a book.
8/13/2013
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
7/9/2010
Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects with natural insect repellents.
12/19/2011
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
5/14/2010
Moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin with Badger’s Bali Balm. This USDA-certified organic balm contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to moisturize your sun-parched skin and lavender and blue tansy to soothe and heal any sunburns.
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!
6/24/2010
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.
8/6/2012
In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.
3/26/2009
Beyond Coastal Mineral Sunscreen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and moisturizers.


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