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Maria Rodale

Cleaning Out My Kitchen

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's that time of year--the end of February (still two-feet of melting snow outside)--when the spring-cleaning gene kicks in and the urge to clean o...

Bake the Best Macaroni and Cheese

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Glenn Harris, chef of The Smith in New York City, doesn't cut back on the butter in his iconic macaroni and cheese recipe. He uses whole milk and heavy cream. And he uses four -- count 'em -- four types of cheese. He's not apologetic about it. That's because after one bite of the stuff, you'll be silenced.

A Tribute to Lady Gaga, the World's Bravest Rooster

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

I'll never forget where I was the day I heard Lady Gaga crow for the first time. Not the singer, but my chicken, a particularly beautiful little guy with flashy feathers and a gorgeous, larger-than-life swagger.

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...

Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese-fl...

What We Can Learn From the California Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you've heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven...

Organic Gardening's Going to School

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ethne Clarke, editor-in-chief, Organic Gardening Within the past few weeks, organicgardening.com did something even more amazing t...

5 Reasons Why This Is the Most Important Year Ever to Start a Garden

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark.

Just Keep Swimming

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger When Lynne Cox was a little girl on her swim team in New Hampshire, she never wanted to get out ...

Save the Monarchs, Spread the Milkweed

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

I'm one of those people who need to explore my surroundings, so when I found myself in Pacific Grove, California, for a conference, I couldn't leave...

Five 'Must-Knows' on the Dangers of Synthetic Fragrance

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate Real strawberries don't really smell like that... 1. WHAT is "fra...

Heroines Gone Wild

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Once upon a time, if a woman wanted to make it in the world she had to keep ...

The Worst New Drug of 2014?

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families It's only February, so it may seem early to be talking abo...

California's Very Big Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The problem with California is that it's just so beautiful. And sunny. All the time. Of course, that's why it's known as "sunny California." Apparen...

5 Things We All Need to Learn From Temple Grandin

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Maria Rodale

Photo: (cc) Steve Jurvetson/Flickr I recently had the great pleasure of hearing Temple Grandin speak at the Ecofarm conference in California. She is ...

The Window Seat

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Maria Rodale

Greetings from California! I'll be visiting here for the next two weeks. Instead of flying back and forth across the country willy-nilly, I prefer t...

Yoga for Cold Hands and a Warm Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher My teacher, Patricia Walden, regularly advises us to "have an adventure" in our practices....

The Right to Clean Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper My son went to the faucet for a glass of water to drink. It came out clean, clear, a...

Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute What do Cheerios and apples have in common? They are the latest a...

A Walk Through Muir Woods

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

To get to Muir Woods, filled with its towering, regal redwoods, you have to drive through eucalyptus groves that remind me of Australia. Although, i...

First World Problems: 'Ash to Flash'

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Before going one step further here, I'd like to ask you to keep in mind the Ship of Theseus theo...

Homemade Chicken Broth from Scratch

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Homemade chicken broth from scratch is the basis for almost everything I believe in. It's so simple and easy, so valuable, so healing, and so freaking delicious.

The Healing Nature of Sleep

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Why do we sleep? This is really a modern question. Few people wondered abo...

Living in the Raw: An Interview With Brad Gruno

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen I've been a fan of Brad's Raw Foods for a while now, and have been kn...

Get Sugar Smart

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Anne Alexander, editorial director, Prevention Over the past couple of years, I have developed a food obsession. Not as in "I am obse...