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Entries by Maria Rodale from 10/2010

Breaking News: Massage Is Good for You

| Posted 10.01.2010 | Healthy Living

I always knew massage was good for me. I'm a bit of a massage adventurer. If I go someplace and see a new type of massage, I sign right up. I've had T...

Learning to Run

| Posted 10.04.2010 | Healthy Living

I used to be a runner. A long, long time ago. Not the kind who raced or anything, or felt part of a running community, but the kind who ran for fitnes...

What's All This Food Coloring Good For?

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Food

A new European law requires foods that contain any of six artificial food colorings to post a warning label stating that the food "may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children." Food makers in the U.S. don't face such requirements.

Dietrich's Meats and Country Store: A Meat Mecca

| Posted 10.06.2010 | Food

I've been going to Dietrich's Meats for decades (it's been in business since the early 1970s). It's the best place to buy unusual meats, local special...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Birke Baehr

| Posted 10.07.2010 | Healthy Living

Eleven-year-old Birke Baehr is in my kitchen today, talking about how he has been inspired to ditch his dreams of the NFL for aspirations of becoming an organic farmer.

Why I Can't Live Without Coffee

| Posted 10.08.2010 | Food
Read More: Coffee, Food News

When did coffee become gourmet? I don't quite remember. Perhaps the mid-'80s or early 1990s. And then, finally, you could get it organic. I've been ordering coffee from the same place in Vermont for about 10 years.

Creamed Chipped Dried Beef on Toast: A Real Pennsylvania Breakfast!

| Posted 10.11.2010 | Food

Creamed chipped dried beef on toast may sound strange, but it really isn't. In fact, I've decided that it's the kissing cousin of biscuits and sausage gravy down South.

The Power to Make A Difference

| Posted 10.12.2010 | Food

By guest blogger Joe Lamp'l, executive producer and host of Growing a Greener World, a new public-television series that delivers to a modern audience...

Growing A Greener World: The Rodale Institute!

| Posted 10.14.2010 | Green

Watching yourself on TV is kind of weird. But I have to say, Joe Lamp'l (also known as "joe gardener"!) made it really easy for me. He's one of the ho...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Jeffery Smith

| Posted 10.14.2010 | Green

Jeffery M. Smith is in my kitchen today, talking about the nitty-gritty behind GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and his adventure for weird comfo...

Float of the Month for October: How to Make a Purple Cow

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Food

I do love a good crisp glass of grape juice every now and then. Even better is to make a fizzy and refreshing grape float, which I only recently discovered was sometimes referred to as a Purple Cow.

Who Let the GMOs Out?

| Posted 10.19.2010 | Food

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman, a.k.a. the Dirt Diva. Having been raised and hardened in New York City, I am inherently skeptical. We New Yorkers ...

Top 10 Ways to Avoid GMOs

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Food

This month, October, is Non-GMO Month. I find most people are really confused about what a GMO is and where GMOs are found. Some people tend to think ...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Michel Nischan

| Posted 10.21.2010 | Food

Michel Nishan is in my kitchen today, talking about living his life organically in terms of both food and sports. Read what he has to say about how hi...

Kid-Approved Organic Halloween Candy Taste Test

| Posted 10.22.2010 | Food

Halloween is great for scary movies, haunted houses, and spooky costumes, but not for terrifying treats. Study the Frankenstein-like ingredients list on the back of any conventional candy bar, and the hair on your arms will stand straight up.

The Best New Organic Products: Coming Soon to A Store Near You

| Posted 10.25.2010 | Healthy Living

Part 1 The annual Natural Products Expos (one in the east, one in the west) are where all the new organic products are introduced to buyers and distr...

Message From Montana

| Posted 10.26.2010 | Healthy Living

Every once in a while I get emails from readers that just deserve to be shared with all of you. So starting today, I'm going to be sharing your letter...

The Best New Organic Products: Coming Soon to a Store Near You, Part 2

| Posted 10.27.2010 | Healthy Living
Read More: Healthy Living News

On Monday I shared with you my bottom five picks for the top 10 new products from this year's Natural Products East in Boston. Now, here are my top fi...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Vandana Shiva

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Healthy Living

Vandana Shiva is in my kitchen today, sharing her thoughts on organic food, the differences in food between cultures, and her hands-on approach to get...

Stealth Organic Movie Popcorn

| Posted 10.29.2010 | Food

It's movie season; all the best movies seem to come out this time of year. Wait, actually, every season is movie season. And I confess, I love butter...