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Hi there! I’m Sarah, the girl behind the lens and keyboard of this site. I started writing a little over two years ago, just after my husband and I relocated to Northern California. At first it was a way for me to connect with my family and friends back home, as well as with others who shared similar interests for a healthy lifestyle, but over time it has become so much more than that to me. It’s now something I’m incredibly passionate about and honestly cannot picture my life without.

About the blog

The main focus of my site is to share approachable and mostly seasonal vegetarian recipes to inspire a healthy lifestyle. I work full-time and as much as I appreciate beautiful and intricate meals, I realize that’s not always feasible for the average day-to-day. That said, I try my best to keep everything as simple as possible while still maintaining an emphasis on whole foods.

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.

Outside of cooking, I love spending time with nature and traveling as much as possible so from time to time, I’ll share posts that include our experiences exploring hiking and eating California or the different places we’ve been to overseas.

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My inspiration

My passion for healthy food started when I was in college, studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography. As an ultrasound student I observed and scanned literally thousands of patients at one of Orlando’s largest hospital systems. 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 many 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 decided that he wanted to stop eating meat after discovering what was taking place behind that scenes at many of the larger farms across the country. Not too long after, I followed suit and we’ve been vegetarians ever since.

Between trying to balance a busy schedule and the desire to give up eating meat, we often consumed a lot of pizza, pasta and processed meat alternatives. Even though we were eating a vegetarian diet, it wasn’t healthy and I didn’t feel good so that was a turning point for me. I decided that if I wanted to feel good about I what I ate, I was going to have to take the time to cook meals made from wholesome ingredients.

After that I spent time researching plant-based proteins and started making recipes based around those. Then 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.

I hope you enjoy the recipes and are able to find something that suits your taste buds!

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Sponsorship and  Collaborations

If you’re interested in sponsoring a post on Making Thyme for Health or collaborating with me on a project, I am flattered and would love to hear from you! Please send me an email at makingthymeforhealth@gmail.com