Frequently Asked Questions

what are you favorite workouts?

  • yoga
  • walking
  • zwow’s (formerly bodyrock)

are you vegetarian?

  • sometimes. i have been a vegetarian before. i have also been vegan, macrobiotic, raw, and paleo. i mostly just eat real foods now!

what are your yoga recommendations?

what is the “safest” sushi to try first if you don’t like or are scared of raw fish?

  • i think tuna and salmon are the mildest. you could also try smoked salmon, since that’s not truly raw but sort of tastes like it. unagi (eel) is my favorite sushi but that is cooked.

what’s your favorite cuisine?

  • any kind of cuisine where i can get a fresh delicious salad. i like eating food that doesn’t make me feel sick after eating it. asian foods are definitely my favorites. i like japanese (hijiki, fresh cooked fish) and vietnamese (papaya salad!). i also like macrobiotic places like souen (very japanese) and i like wholesome, organic, local restaurants no matter what the “type” of food.

what’s your job? what’s your career aspiration/dream?

  • i am a programmer; i don’t know. i’d love to do something with yoga.

what is was your dream honeymoon?

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what is a kabocha? (people have also called it kombucha, kombocha, kumbocha, kabooka, and many many other awful mutations of the word)

  • japanese squash. the best squash ever.

who is your best friend?

  • bobby.

how did you and bobby meet?

  • in college, sophomore year. we’ve been together since december of 2005 and we got married in july 2010.

west coast v. east coast?

  • east. nyc all the way. i can’t imagine not living in a city.

what’s your favorite book or what are you reading now?

  • harry potter. i just finished a book on the history of american english by bill bryson that was quite good.

9 Comments on Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Danielle
    5 April, 2010 at 3:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi! I dont have a question. Instead I just wanted to say that I absolutely love you blog! I recently started my own. My site is http://www.deliciousexistnce.com

    Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Cherie
    19 April, 2010 at 1:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Maggie! I just have to let you know how much I love the Ketchup recipe you posted on April 7th!!!! I have to follow the ACD foods, so I couldn’t use the vinegar. I substituted Kombucha instead and it was great! I REALLY missed ketchup….haven’t been able to eat it for four years! It was soooo good on the Kale chips I made. I have a feeling I’ll be trying it on just about everything for a while, ha! Thank you so much! Hope you have a great week!

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  3. Meg Wolff
    3 June, 2010 at 6:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Maggie,
    I’ve been busy with my upcoming cookbook (A Life In Balance: Recipes From Maine), but I’m officially back to blogging again! Have missed visiting your site. And I guess I’ve missed a lot! You’re getting married to Bobby, congratulations! So wonderful. I’m just back to Maine from NYC this afternoon (I go there a lot lately.) I’m going to check out your reviews, guessing you’ve reviewed NYC restaurants! xox

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  4. Ameena
    8 September, 2010 at 10:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Just found your blog and I really enjoyed reading your FAQ’s. I am in California but love the East Coast and can’t wait to move back.

    It’s nice to “meet” another tall girl. :)

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    • Maggie
      8 September, 2010 at 11:11 pm (4 years ago)

      @Amina: Nice to “meet” you too!

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      • como ganhar dinheiro
        15 May, 2014 at 6:41 pm (3 months ago)

        Asking questions are actually pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything fully, except this
        piece of writing provides pleasant understanding yet.

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  5. allen
    24 July, 2011 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Maggie:

    Do you still blog on matters linguistic? On a Google search, I picked up some comments of yours from 2009 about Pinker/linguistic determinism etc, which I found interesting.

    If you do, could you post details (or email me) of where we can find you on the web? I KNOW there are plenty of pro- and anti-Pinker sites, but they don’t tend to be discussion forums, which yours seemed to be.

    Thanks.

    Allen, London.

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  6. Chloe
    7 October, 2013 at 4:22 pm (10 months ago)

    Maggie,

    I’ve been trying to find an answer to this online, but I can’t find much. I live in the central US, at about 6000 feet elevation, and almost as far from an ocean as you can get in North America. I know sea veggies are supposed to be really high in nutrients, but I also heard the macrobiotic diet encourages eating locally. I think living in the mountains can be very yang because it’s mostly dry and sunny here, it sometimes gets very cold, and we’re surrounded by lots of exposed rock. Do you think it’s balanced to eat a lot of sea veggies in a mountain climate, or would they be more of an occasional food because it would be almost impossible to trade for them if it weren’t for fossil fuels?

    Thanks for any insight.

    Chloe

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