About Maggie


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.

Happy eating!



4 responses to “About Maggie

  1. Joyce Meskill

    Your blog is great! I love all your recipes especially since we are trying to become vegetarians and I run out of ideas because I cooked meat most of my life. It was great to see you on Thanksgiving.
    Take care
    Aunt Joyce

  2. Lynn Melling

    I’m not a vegetarian, and don’t plan to be, but I certainly plan to use these recipes. Vegetarian dishes can be served as side dishes to any non-vegetarian meal, and many of these vegetable recipes are perfect side dishes for beef, pork, chicken or fish. Non-vegetarians also have vegetarian meals occasionally to help them lose weight. I can’t wait to try them all, starting with what to have with dinner this weekend!

  3. The Lena Family

    I am simply in awe reading your blog for the first time (ok, I’m a bit outdated)!. You continue to amaze me in your lifestyle and outlook on living! It was so wonderful to spend time with you. I am honored that you thought enough of the green tea and flowers to post them on your blog. For those with a sweet tooth they can add a little agave or honey to their tea. Thank you for always taking time out of your busy schedule to visit.
    You, and your family, are very special to us. Love you new home too!

    Stay well, be safe, keep blogging and we’ll see you soon!

    Mrs. Lena

  4. Benito Trentacoste

    Vegetarian protein is great and as an alternative to animal protein. i always think that vegan is much healther. ;.’,`

    Our personal blog site

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