Hey ya’ll! I’m excited to bring you the third edition of Friday Feature. Today we have the stunning Sarah of Making Thyme for Health. If you haven’t stumbled across Sarah’s blog yet, you’re missing out. Although she just recently started publishing posts at the beginning of this year, her food photography skills and recipes are up there with the pros.
Sarah and I decided to do a post swap today, so be sure to head on over to her site to get in on the juicy details she asked me ;)
Q & A with Sarah Cook | Making Thyme for Health
1. What/who are your greatest inspirations for your healthy kitchen creations? How did your blog come to be?
I would say my greatest inspiration is drawn from all of the delicious local food that surrounds me in Northern California. I know you can attest to that too, Hillary!
I’m also inspired by all of the wonderful blogs that I have enjoyed reading for so many years; I often base my recipes off something I’ve seen on another blog, such as my Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers that I adapted from Eat Live Run.
My interest in healthy eating and exercise started to peak around 2008, right after graduating from college. I began searching for new recipes and advice online and stumbled upon a few blogs that I found myself going back to on a regular basis. The longer I read them, the more connected I felt to the authors as I found we shared similar passions for cooking and striving to live a healthy lifestyle. I started my own blog so that I could connect with others and share my passions to hopefully help inspire them, too.
2. Is there something you are afraid to cook or bake?
Great question! I am very afraid of gluten-free baking. I have experimented with it several times and failed miserably. I usually try to bake things without starches or gum,s which is probably why I’ve had so many failures; but, I’ve had a few successes that were worth it, like my Chocolate Chip Yogurt Donuts.
Trying to bake things that are actually healthy is a huge challenge that I continue to try to master.
3. If we were to open your fridge in this moment, what would we find?
Well, I usually restock things on Fridays, so at this moment, it’s looking a little bare! There is a huge container of watermelon I just sliced up last night, a few apples, an avocado, and some left over quinoa chili. And there are also the staples that I always have on hand: unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Trader Joe’s, sprouted grain bagels or English muffins, Greek yogurt and almond butter.
4. Your travels are featured on your blog, too. What are your favorite trips and/or traveling experiences?
I’m glad you left this question plural because I don’t think I could pick one single trip. Paris will always hold a special place in my heart. It was so incredibly romantic and full of history. I literally felt as though I was being transported to a different time while I was there. The food, the architecture, the wine, the culture…I could go on forever.
I also loved spending time in Germany, especially Cochem. The views of the city surrounding the Mosel River are so beautiful and the air was so fresh and clean. Plus, it didn’t hurt that it is considered to be the “wine country” of Germany.
5. What are your non-food/cooking related hobbies? What would we find you doing in your “free time”?
Actually, you will find a lot of my hobbies in the different sections of my blog. I was so excited when Brandon told me he got the job in the East Bay area because I seriously love wine… And I also enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors, so in my free time, you can find me hiking or gracefully sipping wine at a vineyard. ;)
I also like to kick back and relax with a good book. I enjoy books from authors like Emily Giffin and Judy Blume.
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Have a fabulous weekend!!