Oatmeal is–as we’ve discussed before–one of the healthiest, most satisfying breakfasts you can ever eat.  Plus, it’s sweet!  But how is it sweetened?  What a delicious topic.  I like to use natural sweeteners — plural — that give the cereal a depth of sweetness that’s pleasant but not cloying, just delicious enough to get me…

Just the other day I wrote about the latest “most important foods to eat organic” lists–the “Dirty Dozen and the “Clean 15.” Well now the My Paper Crane blog has gone and made a free printable PDF, the most adorable way ever to keep track of which fruits and veggies you must buy organic and which you can…

If you haven’t heard about the “Dirty Dozen” or “Clean 15”–lists of which kinds of produce are best to buy organic–or not buy at all–check out this video from Dr. Andrew Weil. He goes over EWG’s genius “Shopper’s Guides to Pesticides” to help you prioritize your shopping lists.  Weil cites studies showing that when adults and kids scale…

How gorgeous are these?  And on Earth Day, what could be more appropriately delicious than sinking into a soft, sweet taste of heaven like these Earth Day cupcakes? I found them over at the lovely food blog Annie’s Eats (tagline: Making your day taste better!).  On her site, she explains how she made the blue…

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Valerie Reiss

Valerie Reiss is Holistic Living Editor at Beliefnet. She was a founding editor at Breathe magazine, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Women's Health, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Lime.com, Vegetarian Times, and ABCNEWS.com. A native New Yorker, Valerie holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Beloit College in Creative Writing with a minor in Women's Studies. She also lived in Maui for a while where she drank green papaya juice and taught some creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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