Margaret has 25 years professional cooking experience, including classical French working apprenticeship, natural foods high altitude bakery development, international and American regional cuisine menu design, banquet and catering facilitation, and was owner/chef of Crazy Mama’s Beautiful Foods catering company, specializing in vegetarian gourmet cuisine. She wrote a cooking column for the Colorado Front Range’s Healing Path Magazine and taught cooking classes for many years at Alfalfa’s Market, The Cupboard, Whole Foods Market, and cooking demos for Ft. Collins CSA Happy Heart Farm. Her path led her deeply into spiritual awareness, expansion, and assisting others with their own energetic healing process through Reiki, Shamanism, and the Breath of Light.
She trained and received initiations from indigenous healers of Peru, Brazil and Ecuador during the last decade – her first introduction to the presence of PACHAMAMA, Mother Earth to the Quechuan speaking people of South America. “Their traditions and beliefs in the Feminine Spirit which lived within the Earth itself rang true and deep within me.”
Margaret lives on the edge of Fort Collins, foodie and organic/local mecca of northern Colorado in what’s affectionately called the “urban forest.” Neighbors with baby pigs and chickens are just across the fence from the huge array of raised garden beds she gets to share with her friends, and a sunny kitchen with a sweet skylight welcomes from within the house. She’s in private practice with her healing work while gardening, cooking and gratefully preserving as much of the lush abundance as she can, baking gluten free and promoting a sustainable lifestyle. The cookbook Pachamama’s Beautiful Food – Cooking with the Elements – a deliciously spiritual collection of vegetarian recipes is in the works – testing recipes, photographing, getting ready to make things happen.