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Entries by Maria Rodale from 02/2011

We Stand in Opposition to GE Alfalfa

| Posted 02.01.2011 | Huffington Post

Every once in a while an issue comes along that is so shockingly wrong, that people seem to spontaneously unite in opposition. This is one of those times.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Elizabeth Walling

| Posted 02.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Elizabeth Walling is in my kitchen today, talking about her favorite machine for slicing and dicing, a refreshing and replenishing drink, and a news s...

How to Make a Hoagie (Healthy!)

| Posted 02.04.2011 | Huffington Post

Recently, I had the pleasure and honor of having Dr. Andrew Weil "stop by my kitchen" for a chat. He mentioned one of his favorite foods growing up i...

Why Women Love Cats

| Posted 02.07.2011 | Healthy Living

This morning, I was sitting on my couch drinking my coffee (happiness!), and my cat Pumkin came over for her morning love. We have a thing in our hou...

Is Plastic Really That Bad?

| Posted 02.08.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Emily Main, online editor, I'm three days in to my plastic-free week for, and despite the title of this blog p...

10 Secrets for Happy Winter Running

| Posted 02.10.2011 | Huffington Post

I'm still a new runner--and I use the word runner loosely, since I still can't run up all the hills around my house. But if I don't get at least a wee...

Curry Chicken from Scratch

| Posted 02.11.2011 | Huffington Post

We never ate Indian food when I was a kid, except for this recipe. I am pretty sure my mother got it out of The Joy of Cooking. I've altered it a tiny...

Living (Briefly) without Electricity

| Posted 02.14.2011 | Healthy Living

It's not a real winter in these parts without one good ice storm--the kind that covers all the trees with a clear-crystal-candy coating, stops all the...

Is Pretty Hair Possible without Plastic? Yes, with These Styling Secrets

| Posted 02.16.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor at It's only halfway through the month, and already's Plastic-Free February challeng...

How to Start a Fire (Fast and Furious, and without Fuss)

| Posted 02.16.2011 | Healthy Living

We've all been there--either as individuals trying to start a fire, or worse, watching someone else trying to start a fire and not succeeding. There i...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Michele Owens, Author of Grow the Good Life

| Posted 02.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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Michele Owens is in my kitchen today, talking about her love for the all-natural, and her guilty pleasures, gardening catalogs and fashion blogs. Mi...

Virgin Piña Colada Float--February's Great Escape

| Posted 02.18.2011 | Huffington Post

Oh, how I love a virgin piña colada on a beach. I always order one (usually just one a year) on my first day of vacation in a warm place. It's a del...

An Open Letter to President Obama

| Posted 02.21.2011 | Huffington Post

Dear President Obama, I am extremely disappointed that you gave in to the bullying of Monsanto and its legion of lobbyists, all paid for by the corrupt subsidies of the American Farm Bill.

Why Is There Never a Bird Around When You Need One?

| Posted 02.22.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Rick Chillot, senior editor, Well, we're into the final week of our plastic-free challenge at One thing that'...

Real Men, Women, and Kids Eat My Quiche

| Posted 02.23.2011 | Huffington Post

It's hard to remember what all the fuss was back then when real men wouldn't eat quiche.... Was it the name? The fact that there might be vegetables i...

Creative Thank You Gift Idea: A Global Arrangement

| Posted 02.24.2011 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger designer Mark Kintzel Need a quick and effective way to give someone a big thank-you? With a little play on words, and an old antiqu...

A Whirlwind Trip to Germany

| Posted 02.28.2011 | Healthy Living

A few months ago, I got invited to be the keynote speaker at Biofach, in Nuremberg, Germany. Biofach is the world's largest trade fair for the global ...