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Entries by Maria Rodale from 02/2013

Romantic Fantasies We Love to Hate

| Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Valentine's Day. Pop Songs. Romantic Comedies. Romance Novels. The message ...

Light and Fluffy Banana Cake

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

I've been making banana muffins for years (aka "happy cakes") but have been craving a good banana cake that is light and slathered in butter cream i...

How to Make Your Own Sauerkraut

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie If you've never had fresh fermented sauerkraut, you are really missing out. Unlike the cooked...

Tips on Icing a Cake, Sort Of...

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Huffington Post

I have always been a horrible cake icer. Horrible. My kids have said my cakes look like a dog vomited on them (although they eat them with glee and ...

Psych Meds and Kids: Using Commonsense Caution

| Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Not long after the unfathomable events of December 14, 2012, unfolded at S...

A Valentine: No Boxes or Ribbons Required

| Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Skip the expensive dinner, the jewelry, and the chick flicks, flowers, and chocolates. Read on ...

So God Made an Organic Farmer

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

And on the Eighth day, after she had rested, God remembered to make someone To truly care for her creation. So God made an organic farmer. She sha...

BPA's New Status: Reproductive Toxin

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of Environmental Working Group Full disclosure: Over the years (though not in the last 15), I've been asked to l...

Vegetarian Borscht

| Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Beets are an issue in our house. The issue is this: I am the only one who will eat them. But more than that, sometimes I just NEED some BEETS. Plus,...

Yoga to Clear Away Old Stale Energy

| Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Late winter is the time of year when I begin to resent my puffy down coat. I...

Natural Gas Drilling =
A Future of Dependence

| Posted 02.15.2013 | Green

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Contrary to the folktales the gas companies spin, shale gas development is not about ...

Broccoli Cheese Puffs from Scratch

| Posted 02.18.2013 | Taste

I woke up on Super Bowl Sunday thinking about broccoli cheese puffs. I had cooked a head of broccoli the night before and had leftovers. Thought it w...

Fear Is a Liar. Here's How to Make It Honest.

| Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Jaimal Yogis, award-winning journalist and surfer Paradise always has speed bumps. Not long after college, my girlfriend and I we...

Quick and Easy Kale Chips from Scratch

| Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living

You can buy kale chips in the store, but they are a pale comparison to homemade, and there's a good reason: Homemade kale chips are so fragile and de...

What to Eat to Help You Sleep

| Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living

by David Grotto, RD, author of The Best Things You Can Eat The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now considers our lack of sleep a "...

What to Wear Under the Glass Ceiling

| Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I'm grateful that I've reached a point in my life where the arrival of the annual Sports Illustra...

Why I Love the Lehigh Valley

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living

People still look at me funny when I say Rodale is headquartered in the Lehigh Valley. Sometimes I'll say Emmaus, sometimes Allentown or Bethlehem. B...

How to Decode Your Seed Catalog

| Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie The seed catalogs that have probably filled your mailbox over the past few months are awfully...

Poached Eggs on Buttered Toast

| Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Did you ever have a memory of food from your childhood that you simply had to re-create? Well, I have. And it took me years of experimenting (were the...

6 Ways to Keep Cancer at Bay

| Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Today is the last day of February and National Cancer Prevention Month, and...