By Maria

The Easiest Summer Fruit Pie

The Easiest Summer Fruit Pie

The following recipe is from my cookbook Scratch, which comes out October 11. You can pre-order it here now and receive four free gifts from me! This pie was born out of frustration, deception, and laziness. I was in the process of baking a glazed strawberry pie when my eldest daughter declared she didn’t like […]

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The Gifts of Scratch

The Gifts of Scratch

Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my new cookbook, Scratch, is live on Amazon and ready for pre-order. Well, I wanted you to know that if you’ve already pre-ordered it or you’re ready to pre-order now, you are eligible to receive four free gifts from me! Just fill out the form on […]

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Summer Challenge: Add 1 More Vegetable to Each Meal!

Summer Challenge: Add 1 More Vegetable to Each Meal!

Without being specific, it’s safe to say that eating more vegetables is a good thing. And yet, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report, vegetable consumption in America is down by 27 pounds per person per year. That’s A LOT of vegetables! So even with the rise of the foodie culture, farmer’s […]

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What Happens When You Stop Fighting Change

What Happens When You Stop Fighting Change

It’s cliché but true: The only constant is change. Look at nature. It’s never still. Even rocks, given geological time, move. Or look at kids. One minute they are cute babies, the next they are cute but challenging toddlers, and so on. The rule applies to us all: A glance in the mirror reminds us […]

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Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

Here’s to a healthy, healing, and happy summer!   Related Posts:How to Keep That Feeling of Vacation Anticipation All Year Long14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 1414 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 13

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Can the LGBT Community Do What Has Never Been Done Before?

Can the LGBT Community Do What Has Never Been Done Before?

If all the voices of the parents, family, and friends grieving 27 schoolchildren and teachers couldn’t significantly affect the gun laws in America, what can? In the aftermath of the tragedy in Orlando, I think the voice of the LGBT community might be our best chance to drive the conversation forward to get the job […]

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Prevention Magazine and the New (Print) Health Revolution

Prevention Magazine and the New (Print) Health Revolution

The print magazine industry is having a health crisis. Amidst a culture of rampant free content, publishers have cut deals for advertisers and agencies to match the downward spiral of digital prices. Costs are going up everywhere as everyone wants to grow and earn more money, yet this culture of discounting rewards everyone for paying […]

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12 Exercises for the Soul

12 Exercises for the Soul

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how we as a culture spend so much time focused on physical exercise—on our physical bodies and our physical world—and perhaps not as much time as we should on exercising our souls and spirit. Whether you go to church or not, or even believe in God or […]

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