my favorite places to find foods to make!

yesterday i created a whole new page to share a very personal story with all of you. what i realized after reading comments, emails, facebook messages, etc is that so many of us are in the same boat together! thank you so much for taking the time to write, for sharing your stories with me, for reaching out. it means the world to me. i’m so sad to hear the stories of those of you who suffered for years taking drugs, having surgeries, struggling with western medicine. it’s so frustrating to feel like there might be other answers and the medical community at large fails to acknowledge them. it’s so important to me to get this information to as many people as possible, to prevent more people from going through what i’m reading about in these emails. if you would, please send my story to anyone you know who could benefit from it.

one of the questions that kept popping up was where i find my recipes/ideas for what to cook. before i got sick i always thought cooking involved lots of ingredients, technique, fancy equipment, time, cookbooks, etc. i don’t have the patience for most of that on an every day basis. i prefer to keep a pantry/fridge stocked with grains, fruits and veggies, seasonings and throw things together based on what’s seasonal and what i’m craving. truth be told, i make a lot of dishes that don’t taste that great! but i’m learning, and it’s part of the process. i get excited when i create a dish that’s tasty (like this one!). and then when i hit a creative wall, i pull out a recipe and get inspired! so here’s some places to pull recipes/ideas from (they aren’t all macrobiotic, or even vegan, but there are recipes on each that are…and i often find that i only really need a recipe for the inspiration, i take the ideas and run with what i have on hand /fits my dietary needs). please, leave your favorites in the comment section and i will make a MASTER LIST. yes, a master list. EXCITING! 


green kitchen stories

101 cookbooks

my pinterest food catalogue


<—- that link that says FOOD

with style and grace


the kind diet

the hip chick’s guide to macrobiotics


*photo by lou

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  1. Yumi|

    Your blog and work are so lovely! Thank you for sharing your personal story Sarah. So happy to hear you are doing & feeling better! Although our circumstances aren't identical, I can relate greatly having been through very similar experiences with regards to dr.'s, procedures (one being an endoscopy :-( ), and several prescription drug recommendations that left my body a wreck years ago. After a total revamping of lifestyle esp. in the diet area – I feel I've made a 180 turn in the right direction. Ok, enough about me – here is my absolute fave food blog by Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen. I see someone else who commented is also a fan. ;-) She is so great and her recipes are wonderful! Her husband is also a fab photographer.

  2. Amanda|

    Thank you for this post! I've recently been struggling with a lack of vegan-food-inspiration. All my meals seem too similar, and it doesn't help that nearly everything I make can be tossed up and eaten out of a bowl. Ugh. My go-to places for help are normally (, (, (, (, (, and (; all of whose recipes can easily be made vegan, and their foodie pictures are just too pretty to say no to. And of course, random tidbits of inspiration often come from blogs such as yours! (e.g. I blame my addiction to muesli entirely on this site!)

    I always feel a bit overwhelmed when I go grocery shopping. Thoughts of "what do I buy, this or that, what can I make with this" often go through my head while I'm browsing the produce section. I, like you, thrive on mostly organic fruits, veggies, and grains, but my cooking skills are still subpar (great ideas, poor execution). What I'm curious about mostly is how do you know what to buy once you're at the grocery store? Do you have a shopping list that you use regularly, or do you buy whatever catches your eye upon arrival? I've been meaning to type up a shopping list, but don't know where to begin! Help!

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