Maria Theresa Maggi

Summer Greetings: I Keep Looking For The Deer

August 9, 2022

Summer Greetings, Dearest Reader. It’s been a long time. Before Summer turns to Fall, I wanted to share with you some of its gifts to me this year. I discovered that after so much practicing and watching of  videos of how to cut up mangoes and trying to perfect my technique over the years, that […]

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The Root of My Slow Miracle Blessings: A Public Service Announcement

February 13, 2022

On Valentine’s Day 2022, it is my 14th anniversary eating low fat whole food plant based (and vegan) and the 26th anniversary of receiving the diagnosis of MS. I try to mark this day each year with a post. This year I’m obsessed with the idea of roots and foundations. This tree with its root […]

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Squash Milk

January 28, 2022

I was recently reading a LiveKindly article about how mainstream chefs are being compelled into plant friendly and vegan recipes by the rising tide of interest in eating vegan. The article also touted young food influencers eating and cooking and foraging vegan–and in this mix, along with The Korean Vegan and Alexis Nicole (blackforager on […]

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Season’s Greetings, Doodles, and Stories

December 13, 2021

Holiday greetings, my dear readers, however you celebrate, It’s  been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I would try to catch you up a bit. As I may have mentioned, one of the things I turned to that helps me cope with missing my foster grand baby is what I call “doodling.” Months […]

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The Quality of Mercy. . .

October 31, 2021

. .is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. . –The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare Though my neighborhood is not formally a retirement community, the lion’s share of my neighbors are retired. in addition […]

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In The Running

October 7, 2021

When we head down our street toward the beach each morning there’s two ways we can get to the access. One is to turn left and the other is to go straight and into what looks like a dead end with a house facing the ocean before turning left and eventually ending up at the […]

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In Honor of The New Moon

October 3, 2021

I have a new post about my slow miracle in the works, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you all another slow miracle accomplishment. I have finally, with the help of friends, figured out how to get paid subscriptions up and running to my Substack Newsletter, Maria’s Star Garden. If you enjoy […]

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Pieces of Process

September 6, 2021

The emptiness that engulfs my family now that my foster grand baby has been returned to their birth mom is like nothing else I have ever experienced. It has been nearly two months now, and so far birth mom has only responded minimally to emails and has not responded to any requests for visits, in […]

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Lazy Black-Eyed Pea Pancakes

August 25, 2021

I’ve had this book since before I got the diagnosis of MS, so it has to be longer than 25 years. I remember standing in a bookstore chain that no longer exists in the days I was a Laurel’s Kitchen vegetarian and being drawn in by the lovely art and the stories and all the […]

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An Announcement to My Subscribers

July 27, 2021

Hi There Dear Long Time Readers and Subscribers, If you are subscribed to get e-mail notifications when I put up a new blog post, the service that used to provide that, Feedburner, is discontinuing this function. So Susan Voisin, my host at Fat Free Vegan, graciously signed my blog up to a new, free service […]

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