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Maria Rodale

DIY Holiday Gifts

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

There's just something really special about making your own gifts. Instead of being limited by what's on the shelf, fighting the holiday crowds, a...

We Can End the Fuel vs. Food Debate by Having Both

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Bob Quinn, organic farmer and president of Kamut International There is an increasing debate these days about displacing food product...

Happy Thanksgiving! From Me and My Fairytale Pumpkin

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.28.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

It was spring, the May plant sale at the Rodale Institute, when I came across a pumpkin called the Fairytale Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata). Of course...

Escarole and Pomegranate Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.28.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Once my nephew had a girlfriend from Spain. For the holidays, they brought an escarole and pomegranate salad to dinner that I've been wanting to ma...

The Oldest Continuous Farmers' Market in America

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Yes, I've known about it for a long time, but it took me just as long to get my butt over to Easton to visit the oldest continuously running farmer'...

Stocking Up on Seasonal Superfoods

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, m...

Escarole, Farro, and Chicken Soup

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I'd been craving escarole in soup for years--hence the long search for organic escarole. There's just something about escarole in a soup that is so ...

Honoring Our Heritage

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director There is much to be learned from our ancestors. Our parents, grandpare...

The 10-Million-Dollar Bra

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger In case you need to know exactly what the market will bear when it comes to lingerie, the answer...

Sausage, Potato and Cabbage Soup

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Sometimes a very simple, easy, healthy, and wholesome soup is what's required--for lunch, for dinner, or for breakfast! (My kids are big on eating s...

You Are What Your Grandparents Ate

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition At some point, you've learned t...

Warning: This Birth Control Product May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families "Was I just unlucky, or is this medical p...

7 Steps for Staying Happy Through the Holidays

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holiday season has begun, and just as you have to prepare in advance for a big meal, it's goo...

The Yoga of Fullness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Do you know that saying, "Don't tempt the fates"? Well, in my last blog I asserted that a ...

Eco for a Week-O

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Kathleen Oswalt, executive assistant to Maria Rodale I am truly lucky to work in a job that affords me so many different a...

Stepping Toward Happiness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Maria Rodale

  There comes a point in everyone's life when they need to choose life. As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her new book The Signature of All Thing...

The Food Industry's Choice

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The food industry has a choice to make: stand with the chemical companies or stand with its consumers.

The Great Divide

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.07.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Here's today's technology quiz, although it's not measuring exactly what you think. Read...

Non-GMO Choices Make Halloween Less Frightful

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Share this graphic from the Non-GMO Project with family and friends to provide a quick reference for avoiding GMOs in Halloween candy this year! by ...

Goose, Barley, and White Bean Soup

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

  One of my earliest memories of my grandmother involves this soup. We lived on the same farm as she and my grandfather (JI Rodale), and her k...

Syrian Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I have a favorite Middle Eastern restaurant that I've been going to for more than 20 years, even as it's changed locations from a house on a street...

The Local Food Project

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's an old story that's just starting to be told again in the Ozarks. Or maybe these days it's being told more loudly and by a new generation of young farmers and entrepreneurs. Isn't that the way most stories begin again?

7 Things I Learned About Life from Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure In days of yore, there was a tremendous fear that young, impres...

Spiced Apple Cider Spritzer

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

A delicious, spicy, autumnal drink for those days when hot is too hot and cool is just right.

This Holiday Season, Give Yourself Less Stress

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it c...