Hello! Welcome to Warm & Rosy. I’m Maggie — a writer, photographer, recipe-developer, mother, activist and lawyer. This blog is my cozy space dedicated to nourishing food, simple wellness and living with intention.
I am passionate about food that nurtures body, mind, planet and community. Here you will find vibrant recipes from my home kitchen that celebrate nutrient-dense, whole food ingredients and the season’s bounty. You will not find “diet” recipes or restrictive ways of eating. I promote a label-free way of eating that encourages you to choose your ingredients thoughtfully, based on your individual needs and what is accessible to you in the moment — whether that be a kale salad, a slice of birthday cake or a juicy roast chicken.
For me, food has always been about much more than physical nourishment. Food presents an opportunity to come together around the table to celebrate, converse, learn and grow together. The act of cooking and eating allows us to reflect on the origins of our food and the practices and policies behind it. Our food choices make a big impact not only on our personal health, but also the health of the broader community and the planet. I try to approach these choices with intention (and an open mind).
This approach extends beyond food. Motherhood, wellness, beauty and design — all are areas in which I choose to live intentionally. For me, intentional living means deriving the greatest joy and meaning out of life by being thoughtful in my choices and how I spend my time. While this looks different for everyone, I strive to make choices that align with my core beliefs in quality, simplicity, communal wellness and sustainability.
I was born and raised in Chicago, but currently live in New Jersey, just outside New York City, with my husband, Nick, daughter, Rose, son, Max and dog-whom-I-consider-my-child, Sally. When I’m not writing or photographing or cooking, you can find me curled up with a book, listening to political podcasts, rearranging pillows and furniture or having dance parties with my kids.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, suggestions or inquiries — I would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me here or email me at maggie (at) warmandrosy (dot) com. Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest.
I hope you feel welcomed, nourished and inspired here.