About Me

My goal is to provide you with the most genuine and effective nutrition tips that you can progressively incorporate into your lifestyle.

Welcome! I’m so excited to share with you my health tips and secrets plus delicious plant-based recipes with a twist of adventure and inspiration. I’m a 40-something year old mom and wife who lives in coastal Maine.

I work as a Certified Nutritionist by day and post recipes here by night

I love to get creative in the kitchen while listening to salsa music and sipping good red wine. I also love impromptu dinner parties, farmers markets, veggie sushi, French style, road trips and lazy days at the beach.

I’ve been vegetarian for over a decade, my husband and two kids are not entirely, but my recipes here are. I post here to help motivate my creative culinary abilities while hopefully teaching all of you a few tips along the way. I am constantly seeking easy and delicious ways to stay healthy and youthful in spirit so come along and join in the journey with me!

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“Sara has the rare talent and skill of combining well researched information, creative and delicious recipes and delightful sense of humor to the realm of nutrition. Her knowledge base is vast, careful and accurate.”

Marilee Marrinan

EDUCATION

I received my four-year undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island.

It all started in Italy...

During this time, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy — it is beyond impossible to describe my study abroad experience. I mean, how could I compile the most exciting, thrilling, and eye opening months of my life into just a few sentences?

Let me try.

My passion for food and culture exploded while living in Italy. I was completely amazed by the pride, respect and reverence for local grown produce and regional specialties as well as the emphasis on family meals and rituals.

Nutrition Counselor

Following my graduation, I relocated to San Diego, CA and headed back to school to learn everything I could about nutrition, health and wellness.

I completed a 2-year program (instructed by many of the top leaders in the health and wellness field) and received my certification as a Nutrition Counselor.

Holistic Health Practitioner

In addition, I completed a 1,000 hour program and received my certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner. My education included advanced nutrition, anatomy/physiology, herbology, oriental health principles and practices and concluded with a 6 month clinical internship.

Plant-Based Nutrition

In 2011, I received my certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and I continue to attend conferences and seminars on a regular basis.