Maria Theresa Maggi

One Bowl Mix and Bake “Pumpkin” Millet Pudding

November 23, 2015

One of the things I’m most thankful for each Fall is that it’s time to eat orange food. And one of my favorite orange foods since I was a little kid has always been winter squash. If I’m going to eat it for dinner, either stuffed or right out of the skin, two of my […]

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My Love Is A Red, Red Umbrella

November 15, 2015

Last Sunday my next door neighbor came over to go down into the basement with me to get some extra newspapers to help protect the floor when her new kittens arrive. She also offered to help me put the insulated cover of my patio spigot. It was raining pretty steadily and Romeo and I had […]

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A Different Kind of “Before” and “After”

November 3, 2015

  Recently a group I’m connected to on Facebook posted a mad flurry of “before” and “after” photos of folks successfully eating the low fat plant-based way. All of these involved weight loss, lots of them very dramatic. What’s going on?  I wondered to myself Where is all the food?–since that’s often my favorite part […]

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Easy Haunted Shepherd’s Pie (and Very Quick Spelt Foccacia)

October 30, 2015

  Maybe my little ghost made of leftover spaghetti squash looks more like a version of Big Bird than Casper, but this idea was just so darn cute I had to use up my leftovers to create a little Halloween comfort food. I had absolutely nothing to do with dreaming it up; I found it […]

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On The Wild Side

October 23, 2015

Do you ever know something before you know it? Sometimes I find out that I know something I’ve never experienced before. I don’t realize this is so until I “learn” what it is–ostensibly for the “first” time. My first few months in Portland have been surprising in the sense that although I have  moved to […]

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Sweet or Savory Vegan Hearty Hot Pockets (Spelt or Gluten-Free)

October 10, 2015

Maybe the reason I’ve been baking since I was a little girl is that it’s in my blood. I’m sure that’s what my grandmothers would say. And my maternal grandmother would proudly remind me of her brothers, the Marcils, who ran a bakery in the small town back east where my mother grew up. Later, […]

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Upside Down Oatmeal Sundae (and Getting My Goat)

October 2, 2015

September was a bit of a bumpy month for me–literally. About 3 weeks ago, walking full speed and barefoot, I ran my left little toe smack into one of the hardwood claw feet on my couch. The impact separated it from the rest of my toes, and instantly I knew I was in very painful […]

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It Takes a Vegan Village: Red Lentil Fusion Stew–with Gluten-Free Injera

September 18, 2015

Lately I’ve been very engaged in the living of new stories, and not so much in writing them down. Sometimes they have to be lived for a while to know what to say about them. When I’m not drawing, sometimes I read over “old stories” I’ve posted here on the blog. So while I’m slowly […]

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Sort of Spicy Eggplant Bites

September 6, 2015

The year Mike was in Cub Scouts long ago, he was assigned the task of making up a game we could play as a family. He carved out holes in an old Bisquick box and had my boyfriend Joe and I stand across the living room at a designated spot from the box and throw […]

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“Found” Fig Compote (And A New Tree of Knowledge)

August 30, 2015

I have always been a fan of “found” poetry–that is, wording that inadvertently reads with the resonating “both/and” complexity of  a written poem. Perhaps my favorite all-time found poem came from a documentary about the animals in Madagascar I saw decades ago. I still remember it (or I think I do): The lemurs escape the […]

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