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Hello and welcome to Making Thyme for Health! I’m Sarah and I started writing this blog about two years ago, just after my husband and I relocated to Northern California. At first it was simply a way for me to share my favorite vegetarian recipes along with our west coast adventures with our friends and family back home, but over time it has become so much more than that. It is now something I’m incredibly passionate about and cannot picture my life without.

About the blog

The main focus of this site is to share seasonal vegetarian recipes that are meant to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Everything you see is created by me, unless otherwise noted. I’m a self taught cook without any formal training but I only share recipes that my husband and I truly love. If I don’t think it’s worth making a second time then I don’t post it.

Many are also vegan and gluten-free even though we’re not. I find that those are the recipes that challenge me the most and are also the ones that allow me to get a wide variety of nutrients, which I believe is important for maintaining good health.

Outside of cooking, I have a strong passion for staying active and traveling. From time to time, I’ll share posts that include our experiences exploring California or the different places we’ve been to overseas.


My inspiration

My passion for healthy food started when I was in college, studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography. As an ultrasound student I was scanning patients at one of Orlando’s largest hospitals all the way from the Emergency Room to Labor and Delivery and the Intensive Care Unit. The amount of disease and heartbreak I saw in my two years of clinical experience was astounding. Some of the illnesses were things that were out of anyone’s control, but most were simply a result of lifestyle choices. Seeing that left an ever-lasting impression on me.

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Around the same time, my husband Brandon and I made the decision to stop eating meat once we had discovered what was taking place behind that scenes at many of the larger farms across the country. Our busy schedule left us with little time to cook so we would often eat frozen pizza and processed faux meat. I started to realize that just because we were eating a vegetarian diet, it did not mean that what we were eating was healthy.

That was a turning point for me. I decided that if I wanted to live a long and happy life, I was going to have to take the time to cook meals made from wholesome ingredients. I spent time researching plant-based proteins and started making recipes based around those. With more experience, my passion for creating new recipes grew immensely and I found myself falling in love with food. Now I view eating as a way to energize and nourish my body so that I can keep up with all of the adventures life has to bring.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipes and are able to find something you like.

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This blog is meant to share my personal experiences and opinions on healthy living and other aspects of my life. While I welcome any questions or comments you might have, I am not a physician or a dietitian and therefore am not qualified to give medical or nutritional advice. As always, please consult a physician before beginning a new diet or exercise routine.