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What is Magpie Gentile?

Let's taco bout it.

Magpie Gentile is a creative blog, founded in 2016 in Washington, District of Columbia, with a focus on cooking and creating to build a modern home + healthy lifestyle.

What topics can I expect to read about?

Post topics range from recipes to DIYs to recos that make life more fun.

  • Menu

    I'm bananas for healthy + delicious recipes.

  • Make

    Because makers gonna make, make, make, make, make. Weekly DIYs here.

  • Must Haves

    Find travel recommendations, foodie favorites, gift giving suggestions, and more!

Meet Magpie

Hi! I’m Maggie, a registered dietitian and full time food and nutrition consultant in Washington, DC. When I’m not pouring over food policy I’m fostering a modern home + healthy lifestyle on Capitol Hill. With a love of cooking and creating, this site is an archive of my productions

A little more about Me

As the youngest of four siblings I was “a surprise” baby in a big Catholic family in the suburbs of Chicago.  My closest sibling is 10 years older than me and the other two were in high school when I was born.  I was an aunt by the time I started 4th grade and today I proudly boast 13 nieces and nephews. Growing up I was an avid tennis player and won the “golden spoon” award in my senior foods class.  I went to college a few states over in Ohio and then came back to Illinois for graduate school in Chicago pursuing two degrees in nutrition and a registered dietitian credential.  I am a believer in God and that the Midwest is best.  Popcorn is my favorite food- but I never met a chip I didn’t like.  I’m a thrift store regular and almost daily Craigslister.  I’m a serious neat freak and label maker user.  I always sport Ray Bans, adore holey jeans, hoard quirky foodie clothing, but never miss an opportunity to dress up.  Nine years ago I spotted my husband Mr. Magpie from a distance and asked my brother to introduce us.  Seven years later he proposed with a beautiful emerald ring on my favorite holiday (the 4th of July) in my favorite spot on Martha’s Vineyard. We were married last summer before our dearest friends and family and we danced our hearts out on rooftop over looking our nation’s Capitol.  I’m silly and live by my dad’s motto that if you aren’t having fun- shame on you.  I’m beyond sentimental when it comes to people I love and a mere commercial can bring a tear to my eye.   Today I am working on my green thumb and taking photography classes.