Serve up refreshing flavor with Cool Cucumber Soup and Avocado Roll Ups. These recipes are perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.
Easy-to-prepare vegan frittatas make a classic breakfast or hearty dinner.
Seitan and mushrooms beef up this hearty, vegan marinara sauce recipe.
Make this refreshing, tropical mango sorbet to help you enjoy hot summer nights.
Meaty Portobello mushrooms give this vegan stroganoff recipe all the flavor and texture of the traditional version.
Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.
Feature this colorful herbed pasta salad as the main course at your next outdoor get-together.
Easy-to-make homemade tortilla chips are a great, healthy choice for snacking.
Bell pepper boats make this Chickpea and Quinoa Salad a perfect spring and summer picnic dish.
These tasty, vegan cookie squares make an excellent treat for special occasions or afternoon get-togethers.
Add protein and whole grains to your menu with this hearty red quinoa salad recipe.
Nutritious, easy-to-make jicama salads are the perfect spring accompaniment to any meal.
Put together an elegant dessert quickly with this recipe for a Ginger Chocolate Mousse Pie.
Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
Add spring color and crunch to meals with this light, refreshing asparagus salad.
Leafy spring greens add lively color and substance to this vegan stuffed shells recipe.
Drizzled with sweet pepper sauce, hearty cauliflower steaks are full of robust flavor.
Please kids of all ages with these healthy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Top your spaghetti with flavorful, satisfying wheatballs for a quick weeknight meal.
Mushroom-Nut Burgers are full of flavor and just as hearty as any meat-based burger you’ve ever had.
Let them eat cake! It's hard to believe that this decadent Chocolate Ganache Cake is actually vegan.
Keep delectable baked apples moist by wrapping them in parchment paper before baking.
Warm your tummy with this elegant butternut bisque.
Homemade pizza doesn't have to require yeast-risen dough. Try this gluten-free polenta crust for your next pizza night.
Ease your cold and flu symptoms this season with these tried-and-true natural remedies.
This Vegan German Chocolate Cake is just as decadent and satisfying as the classic dessert.
Smothered in a hearty walnut cream sauce this steamed kale recipe is sure to please everyone, even the naysayers.
Quick and easy-to-make, these vegan Cherry and Chocolate Taco Cookies are sure to become your family's new holiday tradition.
Forget starting from scratch each evening: End weeknight menu madness with this wholesome meal-plan hack.
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
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.
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.
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
Whip up this batch of chocolate and coconut granola for a grain-free granola recipe that’s packed with healthful nuts and seeds.
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
Use up your herb harvest to whip together this creamy herb dip recipe in under five minutes and serve it as a dip or use it as a spread for your favorite wraps.
This bright green Dhaniya Chutney recipe makes a great dip for guests who can handle the spice.
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
This travel-savvy Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar recipe is high in nutrition and rich in great taste.
Serve up these tasty gluten-free muffins and get your morning off to a great start.
Swap conventional flour with a gluten-free blend in this sweet crepes recipe.
This moist French yogurt cake recipe is gluten-free and super simple.
Start your morning off right with this breakfast smoothie recipe packed with a serving of fruits and vegetables.
A meatless dish, Grilled Tomato Polenta tastes excellent alongside grilled veggies and makes a delicious weeknight meal.
Whip up a batch of these zesty Mini Lemon Pound Cakes with Bulgur for your next family gathering.
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.
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.
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.
This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.
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.
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
This champagne poached pears recipe can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
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.
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
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!
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
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.
There is nothing better for building community than gathering your friends and neighbors for a soup party. Here are five ideas to help you plan yours.
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.
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
Most people double or even triple recipes, but what do you do when the original will already feed your family for a whole week?
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.
Paneer is a traditional Indian cheese that is versatile, easy to make at home, and requires no special equipment or ingredients.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
Learn how to make ricotta cheese with guest blogger Pier Jones. For the beginner cheesemaker, ricotta is a surefire confidence builder.
Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
An easy appetizer and party favorite, baked garlic with rosemary and blue cheese tastes great spread on slices of crusty baguette.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
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.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Give your palate a break from heavy holiday food with this Crunchy Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Citrus Dressing from guest blogger Stephanie Meyer.
Healthy and lightly sweet, these granola bites are perfect for packing in your child's lunch. Make your own with this granola bites recipe.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
Try this delicious Nectarine Chutney recipe to savor the fresh flavors of fall.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
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.
The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
Medicinal vinegars are potent and easy to make at home. A strong alternative for children or those with alcohol sensitivities, this is a wonderful option for making and using herbal medicines.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Loaded with coconut, banana, carrot, cinnamon and zero refined sugar, this coconut banana carrot cake recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
This simple, delicious cinnamon apple crisp recipe will have your family "oohing" and "ahhing."
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
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.
Enjoy this blogger's favorite holiday with a healthier version of fish & chips.
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.
Looking for inspiration for meat-free meals? Try these three of my favorite sources of vegetarian meal recipes.
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
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.
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
The health benefits of kale are greater than
those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness
and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
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.
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
You can make delicious, whole wheat tortillas from scratch.
Learn to make delicious, hearty, from-scratch, whole-grain hamburger buns with this easy recipe.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
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!
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
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!
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
I love skin care products that have multiple uses. Not only do they stretch your savings, but they offer skin care customization. This multipurpose skin care tea treats nearly all skin types and tastes delicious, too.
Warming winter soup can keep away the winter chill and make us healthier.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Baked apple chips are a healthy snack that's simple to make with your kids.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
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.
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares a family-friendly recipe for spaghetti casserole.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
Help ring in another fall season with these tasty treats.
Bake a delicious treat for your family with this recipe for scrumptious whole wheat banana muffins!
Try these recipes for homemade lunch staples, such as bread, deli meat and condiments.
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.
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
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.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
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.
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.
Start the grill and make a deliciously seasoned chicken recipe tonight!
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
The Herb Channeler visits the Arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and finds a movable herbal feast among the trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, contains many vitamins and minerals that do a body good.
This mojito recipe from a surprising source--a Teahouse--is light, refreshing and not too sweet--perfect for a warm summer evening. It’s made with green tea for guilt-free imbibing.
Reap the benefits of parsley with this Parsley potato salad, a delicious addition to any summer meal.
These cornmeal waffles have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior, and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter and maple syrup.
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!
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
This version of the Scandinavian open-faced sandwich known as smörgås—featuring smoked herring and hard-boiled egg—is crowned with a pinch of fragrant, beautiful, fresh dill.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
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!
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
This sweet, tart, colorful salsa is a surprisingly complex medley that transforms simple and familiar flavors into something really special—but takes only about ten minutes to prepare.
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.
Think tropical, flavorful and delectable with this grilled chicken dish! The sauce is a blend of sprightly lime, creamy coconut and spicy ginger.
Serve seasonal fruit kebabs with a delicious, homemade raspberry fruit dip!
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
Enjoy this recipe for a delicious and moist variation of banana bread, made with almond flour!
This tasty recipe for breakfast potatoes is lightly spicy and perfect for weekend mornings.
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
These little loaves are packed full of protein, vegetables and deliciousness!
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
An update of my mother's pasta salad recipe, adding asparagus, tarragon and sorrel for cold pasta salad with hot nutrition and flavor.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
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.
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.
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
Erin McIntosh shares a great recipe for a unique nettle biscuit.
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
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.
Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
Skip the chemicals this Easter and naturally color your Easter eggs with herbs and foods.
Swap out your bottled ranch dressing for this easy and nutritious recipe!
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
Feed your family a healthy snack alternative—roasted chickpeas!
The Jewish holiday of Passover is just around the corner. Check out these great recipes for a flaver-filled celebration.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Munch and crunch on nutritious kale chips with this easy recipe!
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
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.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
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.
Indulge on Fat Tuesday with these three Mardi Gras-inspired recipes. Bring the celebration right to your home.
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Try this Valentine's Day-inspired spicy basil pie recipe for a heart-healthy treat.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
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.
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.
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
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.
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
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.
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
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.
One way to fight against animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry is to buy from certified cruelty-free companies. Another is to make your own products at home.
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
Check out this recipe for herbal mini cheesecake snacks, garnished with chives and parsley.
Serve this easy-to-make caramelized onion-tomato focaccia bread as an appetizer or side to soups and salads.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Boost your immune system with KC's delicious chicken immunity soup recipe, made with Avena Botanicals' Immune Soup mix.
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
This basil appetizer can be made ahead of time. Just mix sauce in a crock pot, add meatballs and cook. They'll be the hit of the party!
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
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.
Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish with a yummy fresh herbal taste.
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.
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.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them.
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
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 shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
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.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Try this recipe for Greek Chicken Pizza, courtesy Muir Glen.
Try this recipe for a healthy, hearty bowl of black bean and chorizo chili, courtesy Muir Glen.
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.
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?
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull reviews her seafood past along with a couple shellfish recipe from her Pacific Northwest family.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
July is National Berry Month! Kick off the start of this month—and celebrate our nation's independence—with this recipe for Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes, courtesy of Driscoll's.
Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her grandmother's rhubarb pie recipe.
The spicy flavor of 'Spicy Globe' basil adds a unique taste to many sauces and fresh fruit desserts. Try my delicious 'Spicy Globe' Blackberry Tart.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
Learn how to preserve the fabulous scents from your garden in essential oils to make your own perfume. Enjoy your flowers all year with your personal bottled garden scent.
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
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.
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
This Saint Patrick's Day, make Irish stew that has many surprising herbs and spices.
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.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace bakes vegan, gluten-free shortbread cookies for Santa Claus
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
There are a lot of leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. Check out the Lemon Verbena Lady's favorite recipe for turkey leftovers.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
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.
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
Learn how the Lemon Verbena Lady met her husband at Thanksgiving, along with delicious recipes.
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
Save money and waste less! Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how to get the most out of your pumpkins.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
It's October and purslane is growing abundantly in Texas gardens. Learn more about this herb and discover a Cucumber-Purslane Yogurt Salad.
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy.
The latest Herb Society cookbook is by the St. Louis Herb Society. Learn more about it.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
The Lemon Verbena Lady celebrates the one-year anniversary of her blog, discusses her favorite herb and shares a recipe for lemon verbena bread.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
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 marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
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.
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
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.
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
From flea rinses to natural homemade doggie treats, my dog Addi is living the herbal dog life.
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook (Viva Edtions, 2009) offers excellent recipes and tips for the everyday cook. Here's a recipe for Roasted Garlic, Spinach, and Feta Pizza.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
Relieve stressed feet with this easy, do-it-yourself foot treatment.
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
Herb Companion intern Stephanie Nelson shares her favorite recipe for Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Creating premixes of herbs and spices is a great way to give new flavor to your usual dishes.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey with this recipe, adapted from "The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook."
The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe.
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
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.
Sweet Bay is not just for slow-cooked, savory foods. Try it fresh in desserts and puddings for a spicy flavor.
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!
Spring is the perfect time to wild craft gently soothing vulnerary herbs, such as plantain and violet leaf, to make healing oils and salves. Learn more about these wonderful springtime botanicals with useful recipes for infused oils and medicinal salves.
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
Visits to a local college market where they sell herbs and the local salsa man making his sauces and selling his garlic.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
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.
Garlic, saffron and parsley take me straight to the Mediterranean.
Looking for eight ways to jump start your holidays? Try these tips and treats from The Herb Companion.
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…
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her sugary-sweet recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds.
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!