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Entries by Maria Rodale from 02/2012

The Courage to Create

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Women

It all started with Lana Del Ray. When I drive back and forth into New York City for work, I often listen to XMU/Sirius U Satellite Radio, which plays...

Unbinding the Heart

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Agapi Stassinopoulos, motivational speaker and the author As I write this, I am sitting in our garden in the shade of the lemon tree...

Super Bowl Snack: Easy Guacamole

| Posted 02.03.2012 | Food

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure There are only two things I like about sports: 1) dramatic mome...

The Ultimate in Self-Expression

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Have you ever driven down a street or road and tried to guess the personalities of the people living there by looking at their gardens? Of course you...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Alisa Gravitz

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production, helping American families and businesses "go green."

The Power of Flowers

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Huffington Post

I asked my 5-year-old what I should blog about and she said, "Flowers." Hmmm...flowers...in the middle of February. Even little princesses need to th...

3 Aphrodisiac Smoothies

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH I have probably investigated more than 100 aphrodisiacs in my career, and the majority (90-plus) have lit...

Tell President Obama:
Don't Deepen the Delaware

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper For more than 20 years, my organization, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and I have ...

What Women Want for Valentine's Day

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Women

Dear Readers, I wrote this post last year and somehow, it got lost in emails and never got posted. Fortunately, what women really want for Valentines...

The Prince's Speech:
A Love Poem to the Future

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Laurie David, producer and author Last spring, right on the heels of one of the biggest events in his life, his son's wedding--and w...

On the Future of Food

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living

The older I get, and the more I believe in the power of nature and the universe, the more magic happens (fueled significantly by Hard Work). Case in p...

How to Buy Grass-fed Meats

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Marilyn Noble, Communications Director, American Grassfed Association Grass-fed meats are showing up everywhere--in grocery stores, ...

Farmer's Market Breakfast

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Food

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This dish is so named because we pick up most of the ingredient...

Bacon Cornbread

| Posted 02.20.2012 | Food

I just had a hankering for cornbread. Real homemade cornbread. Not the dry, crumbly, and much too sweet kind that passes for cornbread in these Yankee...

5 Sneaky Supermarket Labeling Tricks

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Tyler Graham, coauthor of The Happiness Diet The Happiness Diet is all about eating the right whole foods for a slimmer, sexier, ...

Where Are All the Disney Princes?

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Women

Raising a houseful of princesses comes naturally to me. I've raised three of them. They are smart, girl-power-super-strong-and-independent, sparkly sp...

Tom's Big-Game Chili Recipe

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Food

by guest blogger Stephen Perrine, publisher, author, and editor-at-large This winter, I introduced my 4-year-old daughter, Zoë, to what has become a...

The Best Organic Travel Snacks

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure It's relatively easy to eat organically at home when one has a...

Why the Artist Is the Perfect Movie for These Times

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Huffington Post

The Artist didn't win the Oscar because it was a silent movie made 80-some years after silent movies were "over." It won because it showed us -- with a delicious and simple story -- that through the turbulent changes of technology, the basic human needs are the same.

Role of a Lifetime: Meryl Streep
as Eco-Activist Mom

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement In The Iron Lady, the actress Meryl Streep "nails the former prime minister's l...

How to Make a Big Batch of Tiny Meatballs

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Food

This recipe for tiny meatballs is a combination of my Sicilian mother-in-law's recipe (she calls for chopped onions) and my Abruzzise grandmother-in-law's recipe (she calls for chopped garlic).