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Welcome to Mary's Veggie Cooking


Macrobiotic and Vegan Fresh Organic Cuisine

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Mary's Recipes

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— Mary Smith McCabe

Mission Statement

Most of the time when I'm at home, you can find me in the kitchen. It's almost like a reflex; I can't resist the urge to experiment with new recipes and ideas! Sometimes, I look in the fridge and say, "Oh, these veggies must be used now." That is where my day will go, creating a dish depending on the foods that need to be used before I lose them. Voila! A new slant of a dish is made. 


My cooking adventures are infinite in plant-based ingredients. I have lived without eating any animal meat for almost fifty years. I have worked continuously at mastering the art of making healthy meals that are not only balanced and nutritious but are also scrumptious and fulfilling. It has been a daunting challenge, and I am always the student; the food is my teacher, and the cooking is my guide. 


Creating something delicious and nutritious on my own is a source of excellent security and independence for me. My ultimate aspiration is to share that skill with you who want to be the control center of your healthy consumption. I want to be a conduit for anyone who wants to fast forward their cooking and food choices simply and easily without using animal products. 

Join me for a journey together, where we are constantly learning and hopefully transforming the direction of our great earth and bodies by living without depending on agricultural animal farming and killing. I am here to share what I have learned through the years and give to anyone receptive.



Eric and Nena Stetson
June 25, 2023

 "Thank you, Mary!

 We had a great time.        Delicious food, comfortable accommodations and outstanding hospitality.

A truly rejuvenating getaway."


Domenic Loro
Loro Bros Inc.
September 21, 2023

I had little to go on when I searched "healthy cooking classes" one night on a whim. To my surprise, I found Mary's Veggie Cooking was only 15 minutes from home. With her "As seen on PBS" status prominently displayed on her website home page, was speaking to me. I set up an appointment via email. I whisked my wife into the unknown, on this surprise date with fingers crossed and hopes high. We arrived at a trun of the century home with whimsical charm with peaceful , inviting energy inside matched the vibe coming from the garden . Mary was already preparing in the kitchen, beckoning us into what would becaome one of the most informative, entertaining , and fulfilling dates my 22 year relationship had ever encountered. From the simple instructions on how to properly cook our rice to a variety of unfamiliar ingredients bringing our taste buds to new heights, every moment was spent admiring mary in her glory, imparting her wisdom of the macrobiotic vegan culture, which we were complete strangers to only moments ago. A trip to the garden out backwas a huge highlight for me, as Mary handpicked Shiso plants for us to cultivate on our own. Equally exciting was when she went to her library of cookbooks to hand select titles she recomeneded we  acquire, to further our understanding of macro cooking. The class was so enlightening, the meal consisted of the most delicious healthy ingredientswe never heard of. The dessert, as simple as it was, inspired several meals we created over the next few days. Mary sent us off with gifts of Muramoto seasalt, which we have used religiouly since. We love everything we know about this complete stranger who turned immediately into a friend, enamored with her stories, her style, her vibe nd her personality, when all we sought to find was a little direction in the kitchen. We cannot wait until the next date, and almost want to keep this gem our oun little secret, but alas the world shoud know her name. What Mary is offering is far more valuable than the price she charges, considring she sends you away with a wealth of knowledge to last a lifetime. This was more meaningful than any five star restaurant I have taken my lovely bride. My wife, Jill, still raves about how it was the most well thought out, memorable date I had ever planned in our storied history together. Domenic Loro Loro Bros Inc. September 21, 2023


Andrew A. Sciranka, M.D.

Oceanview, New Jersey

July, 2023

"I have been acquainted with Mary McCabe for more than a decade. I originally went to her vegan cooking class in 2011. I had been a vegetarian prior but changed my eating habits because I felt a need for something more in my diet, like meat. Mary's cooking has been very delicious and satisfying and negates the need to have something more filling. A great healthy alternative for those who who want to have something different.


Faina Markov

September 11, 2023

" I had a privilege to cook with Mary. It was an amazing experience - she is a very generous person in terms of sharing her knowledge. Mary is the master of multitasking. In a very short period she was able to cook so many delicious, beautiful dishes. She is a beautiful person inside and out. 


Denny Waxman 


Strengthening Health Institute

"The meals are always amazing & memorable. Mary has been our guest chef for many meals and she has a long history in Philadelphia, due to her restaurants and teaching. Mary's Restaurant

was the longest  running Macrobiotic restaurant in Philadelphia."


Zossima Granger

July 2023

"I cooked in person with Mary several times, and she demonstrated her immense skill as a chef and cooking instructor during those times. She taught me to make several difficult dishes patiently and in enough detail that I remember to this day." Five Stars!


Christine Bedard- Pennsylvania

"I love coming to Mary's place. It's a charming house with lovely whimsical gardens. The back deck overlooking the gardens is the perfect spot for relaxing with an evening breeze. The bedrooms are cozy with very comfortable linens. There is a box fan to let the fresh air in or a window AC unit and TV is provided. There are two inside and one outdoor shower to use. Our host is accommodating and professional. She has a green thumb and it's delightful to see all the plants she tends inside and outside her home. The tiny vases of flowers, freshly picked from the garden are in the room, made me smile. The night sky is breathtaking, with so many stars and the brightness of the moon. The front porch is quaint and cozy, a perfect spot for conversation or reading a book. Looking forward to returning." Thanks again, Mary!


Jimmy Cintron

Baltimore, Maryland   

August 2023

"I have known Mary for over six years and I am very glad she has introduced me to world of Macrobiotics, so different than my Puerto Rican upbringing. She has shared countless wonderful and delicious meals with me over the years staying with her. I never knew that the combinations of vegetables, grains, herbs, and condiments, with the Japanese infusion could make such flavorful and satisfying dishes. Having learned to cook with so many traditional and whole  foods. Mary's cuisine is a testament to how healthy cooking can be so pure and tasty."

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