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sara aka blondie


















life with two 85 pound labradoodles and my best friend and love, tomas, is nothing short of entertaining!  all my boys keep me constantly busy, whether it’s cooking, going for walks, trips to the dog park, and i can’t forget, vacuuming dog hair at every turn.  in our spare time, we love going on adventures, whether that means taking a day trip up the coast, walking around the market, or jet-setting around the world!

we recently moved to seattle from cincinnati so that i could go to grad school at bastyr university for a degree in nutrition.  we are loving exploring this new city and all its culinary wonders!

i love creating recipes that are simple and delicious!  i decided to start this blog to share my recipes as well as some favorites from some of my must have cookbooks!  speaking of cookbooks – you could call me a bit of a collector!  i love discovering beautiful cookbooks (pictures are key for me!), and am excited to pass on some of my favorites to you!  join in the “organized” chaos of my life, aka three blondes and a tomas!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2012 11:21 am

    Love it! =) I studied nutrition too! ❤ So excited to get to know you (and your fun blog!) more Sara! So glad you found me on twitter! xoxo

    • February 11, 2012 1:39 pm

      hey jenn! i actually found you while doing my ritual foodgawker stalking 🙂 i love making soups and loved your loaded potato soup! can’t wait to get to know you and your blog more! love the name by the way 🙂

  2. Mari L permalink
    January 14, 2013 7:18 pm

    Congrats on your blog. 2 of the 4 here at our house are celiac and we all eat gluten free. There used to be a yearly conference at Stanford U. But the workload was rather tremendous for those volunteering. If you get down to Santa Cruz, CA, give us a holler and we’ll give you some great restaurants to visit. We have some wonderful recipes and ideas for littles ones growing up celiac. Plus aren’t labradoodles supposed to not shed…bummer. We have a yellow lab and he has his bad shedding months. Good luck in school.

    • January 14, 2013 9:33 pm

      Labradoodles are definitely supposed to be non-shedders, but it generally takes 2-3 generations for the lab fur to be bred out of them and for the poodle hair to take over… Of course our’s happen to be first generation so they still shed like crazy 🙂
      I would love to hear some of your ideas for kids, especially since you have dealt with it first hand! It must be such a challenge having celiac as a kid, I can only cross my fingers and hope that when we have kids they won’t inherit this lovely disease. If you’d be willing, I’d love to hear some of your tricks – my email is

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