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Maria Rodale

How to Make an Aussie Meat Pie From Scratch, Part III: Organic Puff Pastry

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Part III of my three-part Aussie Meat recipe series For years I've wanted to make puff pastry from scratch. Why? Because that's the only only way I...

How to Make an Aussie Meat Pie From Scratch, Part II: Savory Short Crust

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.19.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Part II of my three-part Aussie Meat recipe series Why, oh, why is it called a "short" crust? I have no idea. One website says it's short for "sho...

Homemade Posole

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.19.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andrew Norelli, product manager and food photographer I don't usually equate Mexican with comfort food, but when I tried posole fo...

Valentine's Day Yoga

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher It's almost Valentine's Day, so I've prepared a gift for you that's even more delicious tha...

How to Make an Aussie Meat Pie From Scratch, Part I

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.11.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

It's not as easy as you might think to find the ultimate Aussie meat pie recipe, and to then merge it with other flavors to match the taste of the ...

Valentine Craft: Love Is in the Air

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Looking for a really cool Valentine's Day craft for your friends and family? Or are you still searching for a gift to give to your sweetie pie? Well, look no further.

Loving Life in Full Bloom

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author of Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships ...

Sex Not Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sex, not food? What, I'm sure you're wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, amon...

79 Sticks of Deodorant on the Wall

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Here's today's quiz: What's the difference between 108,000 square feet and 3,600 square feet? An...

Go-To Seed Bars

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.05.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Patricia Helding, owner of Fat Witch Bakery and author of Fat Witch Bake Sale Even a couple of days after watching the Super Bowl,...

The Future of Magazine Media -- 10 Ideas That Could Rock Our World

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media
Maria Rodale

Personalization in the magazine industry is not a new idea. I remember someone coming up with it at an offsite meeting in the early 1990s. Why has it taken us all so long?

Skiing the Conditions of Parenthood

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

No matter how skilled you think you are, no matter what worked in the past, the best thing to do is to read the conditions and respond accordingly.

If It Can Rot, Eat It

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Fresh food -- the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet -- boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot.

10 New Things to Try This Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know you've already slacked off on your New Year's resolutions, right? If not, congratulations! If so, guess what: Every day is ...

10 Ways to Survive Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

As I write this, there's an ice storm out, and we aren't going anywhere, thanks to my home's location at the top of a big hill. It's cold. It's dark...

5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS Even though everyone's exercise needs are unique, the roadblocks that stand in their way are common. As a prof...

Sometimes a Girl Just Needs to Buy Herself Some Flowers...

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

About a year ago (most likely on a cold and dreary winter weekend), I bought myself some yellow roses and posted a pic of them on Facebook. I rememb...

Thaw Your Body, Mind and Soul With a Winterized Yoga Practice

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes...

4 Tips for Starting Your Own Urban Garden

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

One day, I'll have my dream garden. It will be lush with edible flowers, a tea garden, perfectly staked tomatoes flanked by hearty-stemmed peppers, endless grids of greens, berry bushes tucked in the peripheries, and an orchard in the background (after all, if we're dreaming here, let's dream big).

My Dream for All Farmers

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's no need to make this transformation a conflict of cultures, when it's really about safe and healthy food for everyone -- no matter your location, your religion, your intellectual proclivities, or your taste in farm show fashions.

Authentic Paella, Simplified

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.15.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I don't know about you, but come Christmas, my Facebook feed is filled with pictures of people making paella. And yet, the best paella I ever had was on a sunny day at an outdoor café in Barcelona, Spain. In other words -- why make it only once a year? In winter?

Would You Trade Your Tomorrows?

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think there are two kinds of people in the...

Congress Is Up to Something

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, National Center for Health Research If you think health insurance should be affordable and you didn't get a...

Chickpea Soup: The Best Italian Comfort Soup EVER

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Well dear readers, I'm thinking about doing a cookbook. But when I looked over my recipes, I realized I was missing a chickpea soup recipe, the kind you find in Italy.

Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We all need pure water, clean air, and the healthy environment necessary to support and sustain healthy lives, yet political leaders fail to give environmental rights the same protections they give other fundamental rights like freedom of speech.