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Entries by Maria Rodale from 11/2009

What Swine Flu Feels Like

| Posted 11.02.2009 | Healthy Living

H1N1 comes on fast. Flu usually does. It's not a day or two of sneezing leading to a stuffy nose. It's waking up with a sore throat or a cough and getting a fever and feeling like crap all on day one.

Our Choice: Al Gore Launches New Book

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Healthy Living

As Chairman and CEO of the publisher of Our Choice, I was honored to host an intimate party for Al Gore. Here are my top 10 solutions for stopping climate change as inspired by his book.

How to Get Your Kids to Read

| Posted 11.06.2009 | Healthy Living

While the media and teachers complain that kids don't read anymore, I can't get my kids to stop. Even Lucia, who is too young to read, is a voracious reader. So what's the secret?

The End of Farmer's Market Season...Waaaaaaah!

| Posted 11.09.2009 | Healthy Living

I realize that when I'm shopping for food from all of these hard-working, smart, and wonderful people, I'm not just getting nutritious and delicious fresh food, I'm getting a feeling of love.

'Tis the Season for Hot Apple Cider

| Posted 11.11.2009 | Healthy Living

We have to enjoy every second left of apple season, and with it, apple cider both cold and hot. And it's so easy to make. The key is starting with real cider, preferably organic. Here is the recipe

The Great Thanksgiving Countdown

| Posted 11.13.2009 | Healthy Living

If you are not hosting everyone at your house, consider yourself lucky. If you are, I have done my fair share of hosting Thanksgiving dinners, so I'll share my tips with you--in order of priority.

How to Find and Cook an Organic Turkey

| Posted 11.16.2009 | Healthy Living

You don't need to baste. I gave up basting years ago. It's too much work, and I think it makes the skin soggy. I just put the turkey (breast side up) in a large roasting pan and stick it in the oven. Really. That's it.

The Cranberry Sauce Controversy

| Posted 11.18.2009 | Healthy Living

There are three types of people in the world: Those who won't eat cranberry sauce at all; those who like it cooked and gelatinous; and those who prefer their sauce raw.

Stuffing Wars: Mrs. Cinquino's Recipe Wins Them All!

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Healthy Living

I grew up with my mother's favorite stuffing, which is really "potato filling." I never really liked it, and much preferred my grandmother's Pepperidg...

Recipe: Cheesy Cowgirl Cornbread

| Posted 11.23.2009 | Healthy Living

Well, I was going to write about making pumpkin pie today, but a few of my Facebook friends have asked that I share the recipe for Cowgirl Cornbread. ...

Top 10 Things We Can All Be Thankful For In America

| Posted 11.28.2009 | Healthy Living

Life is painful and miserable and often filled with horrific tragedy. But love is really the only cure. We are very lucky here in America to have many barriers to love removed -- we can marry for love and have indoor plumbing.