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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 easy recipes that are healthy and still taste good.

Why do you eat a vegetarian diet?

Mainly because of  animal welfare but also because of my desire to eat whole 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 as well.

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/flours so that I’m getting a variety of 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! 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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