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Entries by Maria Rodale from 08/2009

The Real Reason to Eat Organic Food

| Posted 08.03.2009 | Healthy Living

Aside from the fact that the nutritional content of just about ALL of our food has declined over the past 50 years, we are, as a rule, overfed. And good nutrition is available from many sources in our diet.

Working Women, Unite!

| Posted 08.05.2009 | Healthy Living

Working moms usually know how to get things done fast and without fuss. We aren't afraid to do the messy stuff, show tough love, and get us all to the same place in one piece and on time.

Top 10 Tips for Sober Entertaining

| Posted 08.07.2009 | Healthy Living

You don't quite realize just how much entertaining revolves around alcohol, until you stop revolving around alcohol. Here are my top 10 tips for sober entertaining that I've figured out after 10 years of sobriety.

Is It True That People Don't Cook Anymore?

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Healthy Living

I studied food and went to local markets wherever I traveled. I learned all on my own that simply prepared, fresh, local, and organic foods taste best.

The Summer That Never Was...

| Posted 08.12.2009 | Healthy Living

My 12-year-old daughter keeps begging me to go back-to-school shopping, and I tell her she may not ask again for at least two weeks... I feel like summer never even started!

Living Proof of the American Mediterranean Diet

| Posted 08.14.2009 | Healthy Living

My in-laws are both 88. Food -- Italian food -- is, I believe, the secret to their health.

Reading For Pleasure: My Top 5 Favorite Authors

| Posted 08.18.2009 | Healthy Living

My recommendation: Avoid pills, read a book with a happy ending instead. And they're available without a prescription right in your local supermarket!

My Favorite Summer Salads

| Posted 08.19.2009 | Style

Here are two of my favorite summer salads that you can eat as a full meal. And they're highly flexible, so you can adapt them to your own family's taste.

Top 5 Greatest Mysteries of Housework, Plus Top 5 Records to Clean By

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Healthy Living

I take a big deep breath of relief the minute my husband gets in the car with the kids to go to church on Sundays. Finally I can assess the week's damage, and gather my forces to bring order to the house.

Ponyo: Finally, A Great Family Movie

| Posted 08.24.2009 | Healthy Living

If you haven't seen it in the theatres yet, Ponyo, a new Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyasaki, is one of the rare gems of a movie that the whole family will enjoy, and that is worth seeing on the big screen.

Food Inc: Worth Seeing, Even More Worth Believing

| Posted 08.26.2009 | Healthy Living

Those of us who can afford to change need to help those who can't. There is really only one thing that matters; one thing that can truly change the world... Grow, buy, eat, and serve organic food.

Getting Saucy at Tomato Time!

| Posted 08.28.2009 | Healthy Living

Homemade tomato sauce has a taste of summer that just can't be faked.

What We Can Learn About Working With People From Working With Horses

| Posted 08.31.2009 | Healthy Living

No one wants to be forced to do anything or dominated or made fearful or intimidated or coerced. No one. Not a horse, not a person.