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  Hello and welcome! I’m Sarah and this is where I like to share my journey creating simple and seasonal vegetarian recipes.

  I currently live with my husband in Northern California. We’re both originally from central Florida and have lived in the Bay Area for almost two years.

 During the day, I work full-time in the glamorous field of healthcare and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a nine-to-five schedule can be challenging. My goal with this site is to offer some inspiration to make it seem a little easier. I am a self-taught cook and try my best to create friendly recipes that are healthy but still taste good. All of the recipes you will find on my site are taste-tested and approved by both Brandon and myself.

Why do you eat a vegetarian diet?

Mainly because of  animal welfare but also because of the desire to eat foods that give me the most energy and make me feel my best. Brandon and I made the decision to stop eating meat together and have been vegetarians for over nine years.

What inspired you to start your blog?

Transitioning to a vegetarian diet really forced me to step outside of my comfort zone in the kitchen. After graduating college in 2008, I found myself with more time to cook and started to focus on creating meals using unprocessed protein sources. Eventually I started to research new recipes online and stumbled across a few food blogs that I found useful. Then the more I continued to read and explore, the more I felt at home, connecting with so many people across the world who share similar passions for a good food and a healthy lifestyle. From there I was inspired to start my own blog so that I could document my favorite recipes and share my experiences.

Are you allergic to gluten?

No, but I think one of the most important elements to a healthy diet is variety. I try to experiment with different grains and flours so that I’m getting different nutrients but it’s also nice to provide those who do have gluten allergies with a few alternatives in the process.

Do you blog about more than just food?

Outside of cooking, I enjoy staying active and traveling. Among the pages of my blog you will also find a little bit of fitness mixed with international travel and plenty of California love as we continue to explore our new home.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and getting to know me! I hope by sharing my life that I can inspire others and in-turn, be inspired by you too.

For updates on new healthy recipes, you can follow me on the following networks:

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  • Shalaina Geyer January 22, 2013, 5:13 pm

    Please pass on anything you have…cant promise im gonna go vegetarian…you know my brother…love meat too much but can always incoporate a recipe into my life. As beautiful as ever Sarah! xoxoxo

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    • Sarah January 22, 2013, 5:17 pm

      Thanks Shalaina! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog. You can always add meat to my recipes, too. I hope all is well with you :)

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  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run February 6, 2013, 8:47 am

    another Northern CA healthy living blogger! — whereabouts?

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    • Sarah February 6, 2013, 9:20 am

      Hi Hillary! Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by. I am in the East Bay area.

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  • Beth @ Motor City on my Mind February 13, 2013, 2:27 pm

    I just came across your blog and am excited to follow along! I’m also from Central Florida so we have that in common!

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    • Sarah February 13, 2013, 4:03 pm

      Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by! I will have to check out your blog also. :)

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  • Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters February 21, 2013, 11:04 pm

    I love finding other Bay Area bloggers! Can’t wait to read more :) I go up to Tahoe all the time, so I’m looking forward to reading those posts of yours!
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  • Amy March 24, 2013, 7:56 am

    Hi Sarah! I’m so happy I came to visit your blog! I’ll definitley be following! I’m a new blogger and I love that there are so many great people to connect with that have similar goals of being healthy and staying fit! :)
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    • Sarah March 25, 2013, 7:26 am

      Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I had no idea how big the healthy living blog community was until after I started one. There are so many great people to meet and I’m happy you found me! :)

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  • Kathy @ FoodWineThyme April 5, 2013, 11:21 am

    Hi Sarah. So happy to have found your blog. Looking forward to reading more
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    • Sarah April 5, 2013, 12:14 pm

      Hi Kathy! I appreciate you saying hello! :)

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  • Suzanne @ Mixing It Up April 12, 2013, 2:06 pm

    I think I was meant to find your blog today!!!

    1. I have been researching and thinking about becoming vegetarian for a while now. I actually just blogged about it earlier this week.

    2. I am from Texas and you used to live there. :-)

    3.San Francisco is my favorite city ever!!!

    Glad to have found you and look forward to following you!!
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    • Sarah April 12, 2013, 2:40 pm

      Haha, it does sound like it was meant to be! :) I’m glad you found me!

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  • Anna @ Your Healthy Place April 12, 2013, 3:53 pm

    Always happy to find another vegetarian blogger! I’m adding you to my blogroll now so I can keep up to date. Love your pups too!

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    • Sarah April 12, 2013, 7:48 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Anna! My pups love the attention. ;)

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  • Julia April 25, 2013, 12:30 pm

    So glad to have found you! I am all about healthy eating as much as possible and am trying to incorporate more vegetarian recipes into my weekly menus. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. And, I love Northern Cali–so jealous you live there!

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  • Christine Bowman May 2, 2013, 5:59 am

    Hey Sarah! So glad I stumbled upon your blog! But you look so familiar, I had also come out of central florida and had actually grown up in Winter Springs, that city doesn’t ring a bell does it?

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    • Sarah May 2, 2013, 9:24 am

      Hi Christine! I’m glad you found me! Winter Springs does ring a bell but I never lived there. I lived close to there when I was in college and did many of my clinical rotations in the surrounding areas so it’s possible we’ve run into each other at one point. It’s a small world, after all. ;)

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  • Tracey @ Cooking with Love May 8, 2013, 11:38 am

    Hi Sarah! So glad to have stumbled upon your site on Bev Cooks! I love that you’re a healthy blogger. I lean more on the healthy side as well. Looking forward to exploring your blog. :)

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    • Sarah May 8, 2013, 12:43 pm

      Hi Tracey! I’m happy you found me. I’ll be sure to check your blog out too! :)

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      • Tracey @ Cooking with Love May 8, 2013, 4:48 pm

        Thanks! I have not blogged lately, but plan on getting back into posting soon! :)

  • Floey June 11, 2013, 11:22 am

    Yay for Californians! :) I’m from So calll

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    • Sarah June 11, 2013, 8:06 pm

      Yay! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  • JoDesa July 21, 2013, 4:01 pm

    I am so glad I stumbled upon this sight! :) I have just recently became a vegetarian and so far I am loving it! I am also trying to start running marathons with my sister in law :) this sight has really helped me in the kitchen! Good luck to all! and thanks to you miss Sarah for this page! its ahhh mazing!

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    • Sarah July 21, 2013, 8:22 pm

      Thank you JoDesa, I’m so glad you are finding my site to be helpful! That’s amazing that you are training for a marathon!! Good luck to you! :)

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  • Kristen September 11, 2013, 5:30 pm

    So glad I found your blog! I am a vegetarian too and always looking for some new meal inspiration :)

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  • Anna November 25, 2013, 8:55 am

    Hi Sarah! You have a gorgeous blog! I love your photos and your appreciation for local produce, wine AND animals. I’ll definitely be following along!
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    • Sarah November 25, 2013, 7:25 pm

      Thank you Anna! :)

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  • Kristi June 20, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I happened upon your blog today and just LOVE it! Congrats on your marriage! (I am a newlywed, too!) I hope you’re enjoying the East Bay! I was born and raised here. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. :)

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    • Sarah June 21, 2014, 8:45 pm

      Thank you Kristi! Congratulations to you as well! :)

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