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Entries by Maria Rodale from 12/2012

Chicken Fried Steak, at Last

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

When my oldest daughter was 4 we lived in Washington, DC (yes, this was 26 years ago). When her birthday came along I asked her what she wanted to e...

How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food

| Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

By guest bloggers Sonya Lunder and Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group A sobering new study has found that along with their food, mos...

Maria's Roasted Pork, Shredded Cabbage, and Garlic Butter Sandwich

| Posted 12.05.2012 | Huffington Post

I decided to try and re-create the Cubano sandwich I had a very long time ago when I was in Puerto Rico, at this very casual restaurant on a side street in Old San Juan.

5 Surprising Winter Health Tips

| Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger, Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, supplement and natural medicine expert Here are my favorite tips for staying physically, mentally, and e...

Best Green Gift Ideas

| Posted 12.07.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels This blog is brought to you by my love of shopping...as well as my love...

Chicken Potpie from Scratch

| Posted 12.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Chicken potpie was one of the very few things I ate growing up that came from a box in the freezer. That and a Mexican food TV dinner were the taste...

Only a Race?

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner's World For me at least, there was no calm before the storm, and certainly none after it. ...

Ode to the Club Sandwich

| Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

It started this summer after a golf game when I got a sudden terrible craving for a club sandwich. The public course I played on didn't serve them, ...

Dangerous Dust Bunnies:
How to Avoid Flame Retardants

| Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Robin Dodson, of Silent Spring Institute Did you know that consumer products like furniture, textiles, and electronics often conta...

The Best Books I Read in 2012

| Posted 12.14.2012 | Books

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Welcome to the inevitable blog post in which a dedicated reader, author, an...

If the World Ends...

| Posted 12.17.2012 | GPS for the Soul

I'm not typically apocalyptic. And I don't really believe the world will end on December 21, 2012. But it's interesting to think about what I would ...

6 Shareable Gifts People Will Love

| Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement I'm a cautious shopper by nature, but the holidays make me more so. As I'm n...

Where I Stand on Guns

| Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

I dropped off my daughter at the mall to do some Christmas shopping. "Watch out for random gunmen" I said in all seriousness. "I know," she said an...

3 Ways to Make Holiday Treats Healthier

| Posted 12.20.2012 | Healthy Living

by William Davis, MD, author of Wheat Belly Cookies, cakes, pies, cheesecakes, candies...I call the holidays the Annual Wheat and Sugar Frenzy. Durin...

My favorite Christmas Music

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My listening to Christmas music is usually limited to whatever is playing i...

My Favorite Holiday Recipes

| Posted 12.24.2012 | Huffington Post

It's Christmas Eve! I'm not sure what you will be doing, but I know I'm wrapping presents (I'm one of those last-minute wrappers) and preparing to f...

Ode to My Belly

| Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living

The other week on Facebook, Prevention magazine asked its readers to report why they love their bellies. I did a double take. "Love" their bellies? ...

Music and Healing: Bringing Light out of the Darkness

| Posted 12.27.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer These winter days are so magical. We bring light into the darkness and...

2012 Catastrophes That Make Me Optimistic for 2013

| Posted 12.28.2012 | GPS for the Soul

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels There were some silver linings with some of the bad news stories this year....