16 Tempting Soup Recipes That Keep Us Warm All Winter Long

  Fall is the time people start digging up their soup recipes looking for something warm and hearty to eat. I always hated soup... or so I thought. Turns out I just hated badsoup—you know, tiny, gritty...

5-Day Detox Plan for Internal "Spring Cleaning"

Since we can finally open the windows and get outside without being totally miserable, spring is the time for cleaning. And in this case, cleansing. The jury is out on whether or not a detox or...

Water Warning: What's In Your Glass and How Can You Make Sure It's Safe?

Everyone’s heard warnings about poor quality drinking water in other countries, Montezuma’s Revenge and all that. When I was studying abroad we were warned about using the St. Petersburg, Russia, city...

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: 3 of My Favorite Recipes

I love the holidays – the family gatherings, the decorating, the food, the shopping. All of it. I also love my mother. But she, bless her heart, has not figured out how to cook for a vegetarian. While...

How To: Make Your Own Toothpaste, Body Butter & Lotion Bars with Organic Coconut Oil!

Have you seen our blog post on 50 Ways To Use Coconut Oil? I haven't tried all of them, but I do love cooking with it and using it in smoothies. It does work as a shaving cream, but leaves a bit of...

DIY Dog Treats: Homemade "Natural Greenies" For Fresh Doggy Breath!

A while back I needed something to do with a ridiculous over-abundance of pumpkin. (We belong to a CSA and went a little overboard at the end-of-season open pick.) One of the uses I found for it was...

Organic Garden Seeds Now Available at Swanson

Growing up in North Dakota, January and February always felt like the worst months of a seemingly interminable winter. That … hasn’t changed, unfortunately. However as an adult and a homeowner, I’m...

3 New Vegan Protein Powder Smoothie Recipes!

I know Valentine’s Day is coming up, but don’t anybody get me chocolates. I do not have a sweet tooth. Lemons, on the other hand, I can’t get enough of. I should really divide all the recipes on my...

Non-GMO Organic Hemp Seeds PLUS Easy Hemp Protein Bar Recipe (NEW PRODUCTS REVIEW)

Have you been to our New Products page recently? We've got all kinds of new items to start your 2013 off right—supplements for weight management and seasonal immunity, and some exciting additions to...

Dr. Oz Weight Loss Breakfast: Healthy, Tasty & Convenient Oatmeal

Ready to multitask? Here’s a way to create something better than store-bought, cut calories, save money, and make something tasty to eat! On his show recently, Dr. Oz mentioned that an easy way to...

Homemade Cashew Butter PLUS What To Do With All Those Cool Swanson Organic Culinary Oils

As a follow-up to my last better-than-store-bought adventure... I finally got around to making a nut butter! I meant to make almond butter, but after a mental lapse at the grocery store I found myself...

Gnocchi with Greens and White Beans: A Colorful, Hearty, Healthful Recipe

Recipe email time again! This time we have a hearty and healthful Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans. The store I went to didn't have chard or spinach—puzzling, but I chalked it up to being...