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Marias Farm Country Kitchen

Roasted Chickpea and Broccoli Burritos to Swear By

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Chop up the onion, bell pepper, and broccoli 'til they're the size of a chickpea. Place all the chopped-up veggies in a large bowl with the cooked chickpeas. Pour in the oil and soy sauce, stir, and then throw all the spices in there.

How Real Change in the Food System Starts at Retail

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Retailers have historically been, and continue to be, a critical part of the Right to Know Movement. So the next time you see your local store's shelves stocked with non-GMO options, remember to thank that retailer for helping to make a difference in the future of our food system.

Yoga for Running Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I remember so well how liberating it felt to run: my feet pounding the earth, the fi...

Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Mainstream reporting lately gives a pass to the pesticide industry that pours millions into lobbying government and media elites and defeating voter ballot initiatives to require labeling of GMO foods.

Stop! Take a Moment...

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's that time when the end of the year comes crashing through like a raging river of candy (Halloween), food (Thanksgiving), and shopping (Christmas)...

Feeding the World with Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

We need to stop looking at the Earth as a fearful foe that can only be tamed with science, domination, and chemicals. We also need to stop looking at our hunger as something that can be satisfied with anything edible, rather than real, wholesome organic food.

Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk--a walk that, I hope, wil...

Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.10.2014 | Weddings
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Newlyweds Brad and Angelina, George and Amal aside, I have some questions: What do we think about ...

Calling All Farmers: You Can Help Save the World!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

If we truly want to feed the world -- to change the world -- we need both big and small farmers to go organic. In other words, we need all farmers. Everywhere. Switch to organic. People and producers are willing to pay you well and help you succeed. You are not alone!

5 Steps to Sustainable Weight Loss Success

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Don't believe the naysayers who tell you ...

5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Woman of Action

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

My ex-husband once called me a "woman of action." It was not a compliment. Some people like to change their minds a lot. Some people like to get thing...

The Only Thing You Can Really Change Is Yourself

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

"You can't change other people; you can only change yourself" is one of those lessons I've had to learn over and over again. And then sometimes I forg...

4 Ways to Support Farm-to-School Policies

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network Tomorrow marks the beginning of National Farm to School Month. For...

Nothing Is Easy

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Isaac Newton's law of universal gravitation was right. At least, it feels like it was right. Becau...

If Women Designed Cars

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.29.2014 | Technology
Maria Rodale

If women designed cars, I believe we would combine a lot more practicality with heaps more romance and sex. The idea that women aren't like men in our love of cars is just plain outdated and old-fashioned.

The F-Words

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Selene Yeager, health, fitness and cycling expert and the author of Get Fast: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride It...

An Autumn Walk in the City Playlist

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

This playlist might seem a bit New York City centered, but that's because it's where I walk. It's mellow, even a bit melancholy, since autumn and wint...

How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the F...

Give Me Spots on My Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Images of flawless apples seem to be an iconic representation of the fall season. They illustrate the ushering in of colder weather, the new school year, and the changing season.

Apple-Walnut-Clove Mac and Cheese

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Many years ago--more than 30!--I had a boyfriend. Who was a vegetarian. We ended as friends. Years later, I asked him what he learned from me, and he ...

Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I like to talk to patients and ask them how best to explain complicated medical information, so that every individual can have the information he or she needs to make the best decisions for him -- or herself.

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking p...

Toxic Chemicals Don't Belong in Feminine Products. Period.

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Erin Switalski, executive director of Women's Voices for the Earth I'm impressed to see all of these fun and empowering ads for tamp...

21 Ways to Deal with Sadness

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Depression gets a lot of press and attention these days. But sadness is a different thing. Sadness is the feeling that comes from an unhappy event. No...

Defend Your Natural Rights

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental rights...