7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Turmeric

  It's not just for curry anymore! Yes, Swanson Organic Turmeric Tea is delicious when steeped in warm almond or coconut milk. And yes, you've seen recipes for turmeric smoothies and "Golden Milk"...

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...

Gift Guide: Perfect Presents for New Parents

Before anybody starts speculating: No, this is not my holiday wish list. It is, however, my shopping list. 2014 has been all about the babies. Every backyard BBQ and family gathering is suddenly...

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...

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...

Easy Hemp Protein Bar Recipe (w/Non-GMO Hemp Seeds)

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...