Enjoy this hearty lentil soup for a quick, nutritious lunch or dinner.
Make these flavorful, eye-catching potatoes for a breakfast side or a party dish.
Create quick and easy taco salad bowls for a healthy, hearty lunch, supper or party dish.
Enjoy perfectly portioned desserts with these decadent, dark chocolate truffles.
Serve these simple salad parfaits for a unique start to any meal. Load them up with your favorite fresh, seasonal produce to enjoy them throughout the year.
Get this tasty holiday recipe for a simple quick jam that you can make without canning, pectin or refined sugar.
Meaty-tasting seitan and hearty brown rice make these stuff green peppers the perfect vegan entree for any occasion.
Serve this festive, pumpkin-spiced dessert for any of your holiday events.
Put a little extra effort into breakfast and enjoy this tasty vegan omelet loaded with spinach and tomatoes.
Serve hearty, elegant cauliflower cutlets for a meat-free holiday main course.
Classic chocolate chip oatmeal cookies get a vegan twist with this super-simple four ingredient recipe.
Enjoy homemade bread in no time with this simple, super-moist Vegan Banana Bread recipe.
Add an elegant ending to any meal with this rich and creamy vegan Pots de Crème recipe.
Warming vegetable soups are perfect for casual dinners or quick lunches during fall and winter.
Serve a traditional-tasting pâté during the holidays with this delicious Vegetarian “Liver” recipe.
Use this quick and easy granola recipe to keep your belly and pantry full.
Enjoy these super-moist, vegan muffins for breakfast, dessert or a quick afternoon snack.
Avocado salad makes a deliciously simple lunch, light suppers or first course for dinner parties.
Try this delicious, plant-based version of a classic cool-weather comfort food.
Enjoy this creamy carrot soup throughout the year. Serve warm during cool fall and winter nights, or cold during spring and summer.
Whip up this raw zucchini fettuccine dish in no time for a fresh addition to late summer and early fall meals.
These fancy stuffed peppers are the perfect, easy meal for any holiday.
Prepare a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less with this easy broccoli penne recipe.
Enjoy this simple, summery kale and tomato salad well into fall.
There are a seemingly endless amount of reasons we love coconut milk. Rich in healthful fats, it can convert fat into energy, is loaded with nutrients and can even improve cholesterol. Learn more.
Super-simple and kid-friendly, this five ingredient maple-walnut salad is perfect for quick lunches or dinners.
Whip up a delicious batch of homemade tomato basil soup with this easy, minimal recipe.
A pop of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a hint of cayenne pepper round out the flavor of this delicious White Bean Cashew Dip recipe.
Summer is great for relaxing, sunshine and bountiful harvests. Put your extra peaches, or any other kind of fruit, to good use with this great, easy cobbler recipe.
This savory cashew loaf is the perfect vegan “meatloaf” recipe that will satisfy anyone.
Moist carrot mini-cupcakes are perfectly portioned for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Enjoy a satisfying breakfast with Laura Theodore’s Rocky Mountain Toast recipe.
Whip up this delightful lemon cake for any special occasion.
Serve fresh asparagus smothered in a creamy vegan hollandaise sauce as a delectable side dish for any meal.
Serve up refreshing flavor with Cool Cucumber Soup and Avocado Roll Ups. These recipes are perfect for a Fourth of July picnic.
A refreshing summer drink, this recipe for Haymaker’s Switchel has deep American roots and contains a combination of healthful ingredients.
Easy-to-prepare vegan frittatas make a classic breakfast or hearty dinner.
Rich, chocolate chip blondies are naturally sweetened with bananas.
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.
Make a bath even more luxurious with these three bath soak recipes.
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.
This homemade masala chai tea recipe will warm you up this fall and winter.
Try this rich, savory, warm spiced acorn squash on a cold day.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
These delicious, healthful cookies are made with almond meal, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup.
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.
This recipe for spiced nuts makes a quick and tasty snack or gift.
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.
Sometimes it takes two versions of a banana bread recipe to make a happy family.
Try this healthy, gluten-free alternative to the typical coconut macaroon or chocolate chip cookie that you can whip up in no time.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
Serve up these tasty gluten-free muffins and get your morning off to a great start.
Learn how to make homemade yogurt with this seasonal yogurt recipe.
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.
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
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.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
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.
Love the taste of buttery super market rolls? Replicate the flavor at home with this homemade buttery rolls recipe.
This quick Spicy Pickled Chard Stems recipe provides a great way to preserve beautiful rainbow chard stems, embrace root-to-stem cooking, and make use of food that would otherwise go to waste.
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
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.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
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.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
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.
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
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.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
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.
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
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.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
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.
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
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.
Learn how to make delicious homemade mascarpone cheese.
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.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
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.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
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.
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
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.
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.
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.
Make homegrown tomatoes the star of tonight’s dinner with Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion. Made with just three ingredients, this sweet, rich sauce is a classic.
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!
Vitamin C has been linked to lower cataract risks. To help protect your eyes, get your daily dose of vitamin C with this delicious breakfast smoothie.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but the concoctions we find on store shelves are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. In this recipe, fresh herbs add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
Delicious, nutritious quinoa gives nutty goodness to this summer dish that takes advantage of tomatoes, corn and eggplants--summer vegetables at their best.
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.
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.
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!
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
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.
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.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
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.
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
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!
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.
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.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.
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.
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!
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
Feed your family a healthy snack alternative—roasted chickpeas!
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
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!
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).
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!
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
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.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
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.
Whip up a quick herbal snack of juicy mushrooms on toast with herb butter or fresh-from-the-oven herb and mushroom scones.
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.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
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.
Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
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.
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
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.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
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.
Take charge of the pie selection this holiday season with this herbal twist on a classic persimmon pie.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
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.
Cinnamon basil offers a mild cinnamon flavor to the dishes you infuse it with. This holiday season, try Ramona Werst's herbal twist on the traditional pumpkin pie: Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
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.
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
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.
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!
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
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.
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!
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
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.
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
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.
Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge.
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.
Cooking with basil is fun! Each variety of basil has its own unique flavor and way of enhancing any recipe. One of our guest blogger's favorites is cinnamon basil. Learn how to grow it and cook with it.
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!
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
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.
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.
Visits to a local college market where they sell herbs and the local salsa man making his sauces and selling his garlic.
No need to go it alone. Local herb societies are like old friends, and recipes and techniques abound.
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
A recipe for Charred Tomato Salsa–you can dip more than just chips in this flavorful summer dip.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
A recipe for KC's Cranberry/Walnut Rice Pudding with spicebush berries. Delish!
One of our readers asked us to help her locate Beau Monde, an ingredient for a tasty holiday dip she used to make in Christmases past. Check out our Beau Monde Seasoning recipe and learn how to use Beau Monde in your cooking.
A gift of basil inspires me to be more creative for in my weeknight dinner.
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.
Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.
Garlic, saffron and parsley take me straight to the Mediterranean.
As we try to find ways to describe what our magazine is about, the term “herbal lifestyle” often comes up. What does that even mean? Also, check out my two herbal recipes.
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
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…
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date.
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
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!
The recipe for a delicious mojito cocktail made from mint.
Delicious recipe with blueberries and cantaloupe
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.