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Daikon Roll-Ups at Design*Sponge!


When I first began blogging, there were a few sites that I really looked up to. Of course we had the obvious ones like 101cookbooks, and anything written by good ol’ Martha, but I was also rather obsessed with Design*Sponge. No, it didn’t really have anything to do with food specifically, but there was something so alluring about Grace’s site. I think the domestic goddess inside me just loved (and still loves) pouring over images of others peoples’ lovely homes, clever DIYs and the tasty recipes. It’s kind of a one-stop shop for all the lifestyle inspiration you’ll ever need.

Seeing as I was such a fan, after a few years of blogging I decided to take the plunge and email Design*Sponge in hopes of contributing something to their “In the Kitchen with” column. To date, I have written to them on three separate occasions, and receiving nothing but their auto-reply each time. No big deal. They are busy ladies over there. And I figured I was nowhere near cool enough to be included. BUT! What should appear in my inbox last month but an email from them. Fist. Pump. I finally made it into the club.


I really love entertaining, and making beautiful food for friends seems to be on the top of my list most days. This time of year I find myself having many casual get-togethers because people are actually up for leaving their houses to socialize and spend time outside. Hooray! I made these Daikon-Roll Ups with Miso Mint Pea Filling especially for guests because they are so beautiful and fresh for summer, but you could easily make them as a little meal for yourself.

The roll-ups use daikon here, but you could also use thick carrots sliced in ribbons, or even cabbage or Swiss chard leaf cups. The miso mint pea filling is delicious as a dip and can be served on its own with crudités or toasts. Whatever you choose to do with it, I would still sprinkle the sesame on top – it’s a wonderful addition and a tasty compliment to the miso.

Thank you to Design*Sponge for asking me to contribute a recipe to your site – it is a true honor! Head on over to see the full recipe here

xo, Sarah B

A New Year, A New You! Sarah B’s Whole Living Detox Plan


Happy New Year everyone! It feels good to be back after a glorious holiday spent with family and friends, and of course lots of food. I really whooped it up over break continuing to experiment with the superb dishes that you submitted to the recipe challenge, and I hope that many of you took advantage of the free cookbook I put together with the best of the best. It really is a wonderful collection of delicious and healthy delights – a great way to start off 2012 in fact!

But if that doesn’t get you all revved up, I think I have something that will…

As many of you know, I am a monthly contributor to Whole Living online, where I write a Meatless Mondays column and recipe. Well, the editors at Whole Living Magazine asked me to head up their January Detox Program and I leapt at the chance, obviously. The 21-day plan has over 50 recipes and plenty of lifestyle tips and advice for completing a successful cleanse. If you have never embarked on such a journey before, this is a great opportunity to try a whole body and mind clean out! The plan is not about deprivation, but centers around a plant-based diet loaded with flavour, colour, and vibrant, seasonal foods.

I was in charge of the first week of the cleanse, which is the most challenging, but I promise delicious (does that food look anything but insanely luxurious? Exactly). Week 1’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes include fruits, vegetables, and plant-based fats, nuts, seeds, and oils, and asks you to cut out processed food or beverages, added sugar, dairy, gluten, caffeine, and alcohol. Not an easy task, but good grief will you ever feel like a million bucks.
And if you can commit to the 21-day plan, which I highly recommend, you will undoubtedly feel more energized, sleep better, and likely shed some unwanted weight. What better way to enter this new year than with a new you – possibly your best self ever?

If you live in a country that does not sell Whole Living Magazine, you’re in luck! The entire plan is up online and comprehensively laid out for you to follow week by week. Start today. You can do this. No more excuses!

Let me know in the comments section if you’re committing to the plan, and feel free to give feedback throughout the month – after all, I made the program for you.

Good luck friends.
In love and support, always!
Sarah B.

p.s. – other fun stuff in case you’ve missed it:
My New Roots at the Huffington Post
Sarah B. on Sous Style

images courtesy of Whole Living

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Kinfolk Magazine


I have been keeping such a juicy secret that I finally get to reveal! Kinfolk magazine’s latest issue is out, and there’s a little bit of Sarah B. inside.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Kinfolk, it is a truly unique publication, dedicated to the beautiful subtleties of life, mainly around a table. Their subtitle, a guide for small gatherings, speaks to both the pleasure and importance of sharing food and strengthening family and community through the ways in which we choose to eat. With stunning photography and sensitive words, the winter volume unfolds to inspire even the most hesitant cook to make friends again with their stove. Clearly, this is my brain in print form.

When I was approached to contribute, it was with great honor that I accepted, and wrote an article entitled “Why I Cook”. It was a wonderful experience for me in fact, to deliver something other than a recipe. Instead I share my feelings and reflections upon what it is I do every day in the kitchen, both at work and at home.

I do encourage you all to indulge yourselves, or a loved one, in this gorgeous gift. You will undoubtedly fall in love with the simple, uncomplicated ways in which each contributor shares their approach to the art of entertaining.

Thank you, Kinfolk. It has been a pleasure.
xo, Sarah B.

Kinfolk is available in both print and as an application for the iPad.

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