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Behind the “May”…

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

Ohh May is my blog about food, fitness, cooking, and a healthy lifestyle.

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I love to cook and bake, but really enjoy learning the technical aspect. I plan on majoring in Food Science as I enter my first year of college next year, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

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I have recipes posted all over the website, so feel free to click around. Additionally, you’ll find Saratoga Peanut Butter Co.’s recipes on my blog. I’m currently an intern/employee for Saratoga Peanut Butter and it’s possibly the best job ever!! Check out their website!

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All through my life I’ve been a committed distance runner. I love the way running makes me feel and I love to compete.

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Unfortunately, in March of my junior year I sustained a severe tendon injury that left me unable to walk for a long time.

I’m still struggling to walk without pain. I taught myself to swim after the injury and absolutely love it. In fact, I started teaching swimming lessons and working as a lifeguard this year . I’m starting to run again, a little bit at a time.

I’ve had stomach issues in the past which led to the discovery of a casein allergy, meaning I’m dairy free. I’m not a big fan of meat either, so many of my meals and baked goods are vegan or vegetarian. However I do enjoy fish and seafood as often as possible and eat meat on rare occasion.

I grew up in a Catholic house with a lot of faith and I love my family and friends (& puppy) more than anything.

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You’ll see some icons through my blog (to organize myself) and here is the key:

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1smoothieboySmoothie Boy (My Brother’s) Healthy Smoothie

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56 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2009 2:46 am

    Love the makeover to this page! Now everything makes sense (:

  2. January 8, 2010 10:26 am

    LOVE your blog!!! Came across it from another blog!! Loving the smoothies you make!! Have a great day!!!

  3. Katharina permalink
    January 21, 2010 4:42 am

    I am so glad I finally found your blog! for some reason it doesn’t link back to your blog whenever you comment. 😀 Yay! I loved reading about you. There’s a dairy-free ice cream that I’ve recommended to some people by Good Karma Foods–Rice Divine Carrot Cake flavor. SO DELICIOUS. Not sure if you’re into that thing, but if you are..definitely check it out!

    XO

    http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

  4. January 22, 2010 8:38 am

    Hi Mae!! Thank you for the comment on my blog. I was looking over your posts and wow! All of your food looks so delicious!! You have great taste in eats!! 🙂

  5. January 24, 2010 6:51 am

    Hi there! I just found your blog and I love it! Im adding you to my google reade and my blogroll. 🙂

  6. January 24, 2010 8:59 am

    you work for a peanut butter company?!?! you are my HEROOOOO!!! That’s my dream job 🙂 I’ve never heard of saratoga PB — I just checked out the site.. oh my goodness! the flavors sound off the charts!

    sounds like you have so much going for you sweetie, can’t wait to keep reading 🙂

  7. January 24, 2010 9:15 am

    You are fantastic! Don’t worry about getting out of the small town, you will be on your way to great things in no time!

    xo

  8. Ariffa permalink
    January 24, 2010 9:26 am

    Hi! I just found your blog and absolutely love it so far, I’m off to read some more =)

  9. Laura permalink
    January 24, 2010 11:04 am

    Hey! I just stumbled unto your blog today for the first time (saw the link from HEAB’s). I’m a student at PSU right now! It’s a great place.. not that I want to influence you or anything =P

  10. January 25, 2010 3:40 am

    Great blog! Found you from HEAB. My hubby went to Cornell (he’s from Schenectady), and we live south of Cal Poly right now, so those would be my votes.

    But I grew up near Penn State, so that’s not a bad place either…

    • January 27, 2010 2:56 am

      I live really close to Schenectady! I’m anxious to hear back from Cal Poly… I’ve never even been to the west coast!

  11. January 25, 2010 11:29 pm

    LOVE your blog. So organized, so colorful and so insightful. You have a great story. Glad you are able to control your IBS. I feel like I definitely still struggle with lots of bloating and such but I am trying to work through all that myself.

    PS. You look like such a beast in your relay picture above 🙂

    PPS. How do you work for a PB company and not eat a whole jar a day? Lol.

  12. January 26, 2010 6:29 am

    Hey love your blog! i just found it off of HEAB!! Gonna go read some of ur past posts to catch up hehe! I wish i had gotten more involved in cooking when i was in high school! o and awesome job on the fundraising!
    -Lena

  13. January 26, 2010 9:00 am

    Hi Meagan!
    I got here through HEAB and really enjoy reading your blog!
    So, are you in college already? I am taking food science and nutrition classes at NC State this semester, just wanted to see if you ended up there!
    Ana

    • January 27, 2010 2:54 am

      I’m a high school senior, but I can’t wait for college! NC State is awesome… I hope I hear back from them soon!

  14. Kara permalink
    January 28, 2010 8:52 am

    Yay for upstate NY girls! I grew up not far from Albany. I just found your blog, and I look forward to trying many of your recipes, thanks!

  15. January 28, 2010 12:03 pm

    Mae–I can’t believe you work at Saratoga PB! My sister lived in Saratoga up until this past summer, and she was obsessed with the stuff/would send me jars of it. I’m actually really sad that I don’t have that connection anymore since she and her hubby moved, haha. The chocolate peanut butter was like a gift from the heavens!

    Its fun getting to know other bloggers out there 🙂

    Monica

  16. January 29, 2010 3:12 am

    I just went through and read this page and it just made me love you even more. You are the sweetest thing! 🙂

  17. January 31, 2010 8:04 am

    May, go to CLEMSON! That’s where I went. 🙂

  18. January 31, 2010 8:05 am

    Mae, go to CLEMSON! That’s where I went. 🙂

  19. February 5, 2010 12:07 am

    You are so cute! I love your blog!

  20. February 5, 2010 2:46 am

    Hi! I clicked over here from Angela’s site (OhSheGlows) and love your blog! I have added it to my Google Reader
    I am a fellow New Yorker and live between Buffalo and Rochester

  21. February 7, 2010 12:21 am

    My sister is currently a sophomore at NC State. She likes it a lot! Looking forward to checking your blog out.

  22. February 7, 2010 5:41 am

    Hi! My name is Alisha Newton, and I have a blog too. I just started it in January! It’s about food and cooking sometimes, but I’ve been using it as sort of an online journal/record of my life. I am a runner as well.

    It’s very encouraging to find another real/healthy food blogger in high school, because my family and my friends think I am so crazy!!

    I am subscribing to your blog… here’s to health and blogging!

  23. February 10, 2010 2:50 am

    Hi Mae!!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Food science sounds like the coolest major in the whole world. I wish we had something like that here–if only just to take a class or two! I can definitely understand the pain of not being able to run (no pun intended).

  24. February 12, 2010 4:54 am

    Hi Mae! My name is Meghan too, I go by Meg though 😉 Love your blog! I was diagnosed with Celiac disease last year so I definitely understand the pain you went through with IBS and learning to avoid Casein. I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes and making them gluten free for me! Take care!

  25. March 3, 2010 9:49 pm

    Annnnnnnnd the top chef award goes to MAY!! Your meals look AMAZING!!

  26. March 17, 2010 1:25 am

    I’m enjoying reading your blog and older posts!

  27. March 17, 2010 9:53 am

    Hi Mae, Thanks for stopping by my writelikeCRAZY blog. You are an inspiring girl! Your blog is chock full of info, crisp photos and great personality! I’m always looking for healthier eats and your workout regimen makes me feel like a slug! Time to get movin’! Best to you!
    ~Mary Jo

    • March 18, 2010 5:30 am

      No reason to!! I’m off my feet most of the day, so other than my workouts I’m not crazy active. (anymore! booo)
      Your blog is so interesting, and I showed it to my cousin. She teaches 4th and 5th graders, so it’s going to be perfect. 🙂

  28. March 21, 2010 7:52 am

    I saw you comment on Katie’s blog to me so I wanted to pop over and say hi!! Glad I found you!! 🙂

  29. March 25, 2010 1:11 am

    Hi May!
    I just found your blog and just learned about the Cook’s Mission – I’m really excited about this!
    I have Crohns and IBS..I’m also gluten and dairy intolerant so I definitely know what pain you have experienced. I’m loving reading through your blog!

  30. March 26, 2010 10:13 am

    Hi Mae,
    I really love your blog. I’m impressed by all of your creative recipes! I also love all your cute icons and the overall layout of the blog, I hope that I can improve the look of my own as I go along. I’m only just starting out but I’m learning so much from all you other bloggers. I’ll be back to read more soon!

  31. April 1, 2010 12:22 am

    Swimming is my first love. I could swim every single day but I’m trying to incorporate other things (like running) into the routine. I hope your tendon is healed! That sounds extremely painful!

  32. Tracy permalink
    April 11, 2010 8:06 pm

    Hi! I just found your blog! It’s great! Just wanted to encourage you to choose Clemson. I went there for Nursing school. It’s beautiful and you will have a blast!

  33. Meagan Kelly permalink
    June 6, 2010 2:50 am

    I love the way you spell your name hehe! It definitely is the best way! Love the blog as well.

    –Meagan

  34. Mathew George permalink
    July 6, 2010 2:27 pm

    Hello Megan,
    I saw your blog accidently while searching for a step by step diagram for fruit carvings …. and the one for melon basket is nicely done….if you have more teaching materials for beginners ( with diagrams ), would be greatly apprecaited.
    I am Chef working for a cruise line company in US and if you need any help , do let me know …
    keep up the good work and good luck to you carrier.

    Mathew

  35. July 6, 2010 9:30 pm

    Hi Mae!
    I’ve been keeping up with your blog for a while now but I just started up my own so I though I’d pop over and say hi (^o^)/
    Your outlook on life and passion for food is really inspirational, and I’m really glad I found your blog 🙂
    Btw, I absolutely ♥love♥ your french toast oats and have even made up some of my own variations (I posted the recipes if you’re interested 😉 ) Can’t wait to try your other recipes as well!!
    -Marina

    • July 6, 2010 10:44 pm

      I can’t wait to check out your blog too! Thanks 🙂

  36. September 8, 2010 7:40 am

    I had so much fun meeting you the other day and “exploring” Cornell. I think you deserve and award. http://itallchanges.com/2010/09/06/loving-yourself-blogger-award/

  37. Kath (Eating for Living) permalink
    September 12, 2010 9:41 am

    Hi May, I’m happy I’ve found your blog! I’m looking forward to looking around on here more!

  38. March 25, 2011 11:22 am

    Hey Mae!
    You’re adorable, I can’t wait to read more!
    You’re gluten-free recipes are going to save my life!! 😛

  39. Zack permalink
    April 9, 2011 11:12 pm

    Wow–there is really something special going on here–great blog. Have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from Ms. Mae. Best of luck at college–the 4 (or more? 🙂 ) best years of life, especially with some study abroad…..can’t imagine if you took this thing international.

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