Beyond the Latte: Pumpkin and Health

Pumpkins aren't just a seasonal delicacy! They're also a natural source of vitamin A and the amino acid tryptophan, and contain plenty of other health benefits.

Ibis Bay: An Eco-Friendly Resort

This gorgeous Florida getaway features fun retro interior design, a sustainable seafood restaurant, and low-waste operating principles.

5 Handy Kitchen Tools

These helpful items make it easy to reduce food waste and make homemade healthy food.

White Bean Cashew Dip 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.

3 DIY Pantry Staples

Avoid preservatives and thickeners with these easy-to-make pantry staples.

Best Organic Foods for Runners

A healthy balance of whole, organic foods that include grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fluids make up a diet perfect for runners, from hobby enthusiasts to marathon athletes.

Growing Your Own Food: Tips for a Sustainable Homestead

For anyone who attempts to start their own homestead, there will be hurdles to overcome. Keep these five simple tips in mind when it comes to growing your own food, raising livestock and transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Simple Meal-Plan Hack

Forget starting from scratch each evening: End weeknight menu madness with this wholesome meal-plan hack.

15 Best Paleo Blogs

Check out a few of the best paleo blogs—each with fun new recipes, great pictures, lifestyle tips and more.

5 Quick-Fix Foods

Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.

A New Favorite Flour

Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.

6 Food Blogs for New Vegans

Making the jump to a vegan lifestyle is a difficult and life-altering decision. These informative blogs and resources that can help make the experience a bit easier.

Hydroponics in the Office, Post 2

The office hydroponics system has taken off and is producing food quite rapidly, prompting an investigation into the pros and cons of hydroponic vegetable growing versus conventional gardening.

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Love those little expensive, jars of sun-dried tomatoes? Try this simple technique to make oven-dried tomatoes—a perfect way to preserve your end-of-season harvest.

Speedy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Too many tomatoes? Guest blogger Char Scace takes a few shortcuts and discovers a fabulous speedy spaghetti sauce recipe in the process.

3 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.

Spicy Pickled Chard Stems 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.

Lisa’s Organics Introduces Vegetable Side Dishes Line

Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.

A Few Reasons to Love Plum Organics

One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.

Natural Home Remedies for Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.

3 Great Pregnancy Skin Products

These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.

Review: Health-Food Bars for Dancers, by Barre

These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.

The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists

The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

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.

Understanding Food Labels

This guide to food labels will help you decode nutrition and sustainability claims on all kinds of food packaging.

Spicy Pickled Asparagus Recipe

Instead of eating it all now, learn how to pickle asparagus with this easy Spicy Pickled Asparagus recipe and save some for later in the season! Your future self will thank you.

New Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks

Navitas Naturals is adding Blueberry Hemp to their award-winning line of organic Navitas Power Snacks. Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks provide a diversity of the most nutrient-dense organic superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.

My Favorite Christmas Thyme Book and Dried Herb Wreaths: Part 1

Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.

Weed & Water Wednesday: A Favorite Desert Garden

Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!

A Family's Adventure with Food

Guest blogger Faith Moser shares her struggles adjusting to life with a toddler and his finicky relationship with food.

Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.

4 Health Benefits of Eating Apples

Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

SunRidge Farms Offers New All-Natural Milk Chocolate Treats

SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.

The Benefits of Eating Watercress

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.

Welcome to Sip Slurp Savor!

Food and Garden Editor Tabitha Alterman introduces her blog about sustainable food and gardening, seasonal recipes and healthy eating.

Live Well: Food, Herbs and Your Health

Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.

Study Links PFC Exposure to Early Menopause

A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.

Get Kids to Eat Their Colors!

Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!

Super Foods for the Super Bowl

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.

9 Ways to Reduce Stress

Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.

Flame Retardants Found in Common Foods

A recent study found detectable levels of PBDEs and HBCDs, two flame retardant chemicals, in common foods. Butter and fish topped the list.

In the News: Kroger Recalls Pet Food

Kroger recently recalled select pet food brands from 19 states. Learn how to protect your pets from contaminants found in store-bought pet food by making your own.

Chickpea and Tomato Curry

Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.

Green Your Life: How to Dry and Dehydrate Food

Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.

Boost Your Metabolism With Herbs

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.

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkins

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.

Green Your Life: Homemade Baba Ganoush

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.

Fall Recipe: Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.

Natural Remedies for PMS Relief

Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!

Natural Remedies for Clearing Up Acne

Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.

5 Steps to Avoiding BPA

BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.

Green Your Life: Repurpose Your Extra Glass

Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.

“Natural” Chicken Label Comes Under Scrutiny

Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'

5 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

What we eat throughout the day affects how we sleep at night. Try these five foods to help you sleep better at night.

5 Foods to Avoid for Better Sleep

What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.

Fresh Berries Recipe: Blackberry Gazpacho

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.

Fresh Berries Recipe: Healthy Blueberry Bran Muffins

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.

Green Your Fourth of July Party

Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.

4 Foods That Weaken Bones

The foods you’re eating could be chipping away at your bone density. Find out which four foods and drinks are eating away at your bones.

Food for Thought: Lose Weight in May: Stress Less!

Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.

Food for Thought: Five Tips for Losing Weight in May

Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May. 

Food for Thought: Why Low-Fat Diets Can Make You Sick

Guest blogger Stephanie Small reviews the importance of fat and its crucial role in the body. Stephanie explains why trans fats are toxic, why saturated fats are necessary and why low-fat diets don't work.

Make Homemade Crackers

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.

Girl's Night In: Baked Pear Dessert

This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.

Flavor Pork with Rosemary Garlic Jelly

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.

Season Fish with Epicurean Organic Blends

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.  

Save a Buck the Frugal Foodie Way

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.

Campaign for Safer Beauty Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.

What is a Localvore?

Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Green Your Life: Out to Lunch

Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.

Dollar Meal Dilemma

Matt divulges into who really wins in the end when McDonalds' stock is up and the stock market is down.

Food Wise: Fruit as a Reward

Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.

Whole Foods Introduces Depth Body Care Products

Depth products, created by college sweethearts Tim Schaeffer and Korie Johnson, boast 70 percent organic ingredients (including aloe vera and sunflower) and a working relationship with Camp SEA Lab, a non-profit camp in Monterey Bay, California (one of my favorite areas of the country!).