I’m Maggie! I am a
21 year old senior in college 22 year old recent graduate. I love to run, hike and play ice hockey. I’ve been a vegetarian on and off since age 11, with my most recent stint beginning the summer before my freshman year of college. The “key(wi) to my heart” is fruits and vegetables, you could say I am obsessed. I just feel better when I eat them (in large amounts). This blog chronicles my messy adventures in cooking. My dad taught me most of what I know about cooking, including my cleaning habits (or lack thereof). As you might start to notice, there are copious amounts of fruits and vegetables in my recipes. I try to keep my plates about 50% vegetables, 25% protein and 25% starch, but sometimes the veggies take over… what can I say, I haven’t met a vegetable I don’t like.
I know everyone isn’t a vegetarian, so where possible I suggest the option to incorporate non-vegetarian proteins. When I wasn’t a vegetarian I only ate chicken, I’ll admit I know nothing about cooking red meat, so use your own discretion (but I’m getting better at cooking it). I have found that it is easy to maintain a vegetarian lifestyle while living with meat-eaters… it’s all about balance and creativity. If you are making tacos, it’s easy to heat up some ground tempeh in one pan and ground chicken (or beef) in another. Or make spinach meatballs and turkey meatballs to go over whole wheat pasta to keep everyone happy.
I hope this blog will open your eyes to a new way of looking at those vegetables you swore off as a kid, and maybe you’ll learn something about cooking as well. My boyfriend didn’t eat vegetables and only knew how to make burnt grilled cheese when I met him. Now
2 1/2 3 1/2 years later, he can make pad thai (sans recipe) and eats almost any vegetable ( minus cauliflower and brussel sprouts… but I’m working on that). This blog is about bringing out the natural qualities that fruits and vegetables have to offer.