Hello! Welcome to Warm & Rosy — a cozy space dedicated to nourishing food and clean living. I’m Maggie — a new mother and lawyer-on-hiatus with a passion for delicious food that nurtures body and mind. Here you will find flavorful recipes that take advantage of nutrient-dense, whole food ingredients and the season’s bounty. I also share musings on modern motherhood and relaxed advice for living a nontoxic, sustainable lifestyle.
With the birth of my daughter, Rose, I felt a strong urge to slow down time and truly be present in more of those everyday, mundane moments (no small task for a type-A lawyer). For me, those moments begin around the table — after all, there is no better vehicle to transport us to the present than food. Food is where a healthy life begins. Feeding my daughter and now my son, Max, has given me a new perspective on “healthy” food — it should be nourishing, comforting, relaxed and even indulgent, and every ingredient, taste, morsel, and bite (whether it makes it into our mouths or is thrown on the floor) should count.
I shun diet labels, instead focusing on high-quality, whole-food ingredients with seasonal produce as the star. I find this approach to eating works best for me and allows me to feel my healthiest, both physically and mentally. I am attuned to and respectful of dietary restrictions, however, with close friends and family having an array of them. For the first year of her life, Rose had a milk protein allergy, forcing me to completely cut out dairy from my diet (she was reacting to the allergens transferred via breastmilk). This challenge sparked my creativity in the kitchen and introduced me to delicious dairy-free alternatives in cooking and baking. Rose has since outgrown it, and we have reintroduced dairy, but we eat much less than we used to. Consequently, you will find plenty of dairy-free and vegan recipes on this site.
Anyway, I’ve stepped off the well-beaten path for a bit and have ventured well out of my comfort zone to create this site — a window into a cozy, nourishing and delicious life. I hope you’ll join me on my journey. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions, or if you simply want to chat — I would love to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.