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Hello, and welcome to Well and Full! I’m Sarah.

This blog is a space for me to share my adventures in a plant-based kitchen, inspired by my family and life. The recipes you’ll find here aim to seek the balance between nutritious and delicious, with a focus on farm-fresh vegetables and seasonal ingredients.

About | Well and Full

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

I started Well and Full in May 2015, not knowing a thing about how to use a camera or run a website. At the time, I was working in Corporate Finance at a large insurance company, cooking and photographing on the weekends. Three long years (and hundreds of discarded photos) later, I’m blogging, developing recipes, and photographing food full-time!

The tagline of my website is “adventures in a plant-based kitchen” for two reasons. First, I hope that Well and Full can be used as a resource for you to have adventures in your own kitchen, creating healthy, easy, and tasty plant-based meals. The second reason is because this way of eating is what fuels my own adventures outside of the kitchen – hiking, camping, backpacking, you name it. I firmly stand by the fact that plant-based cooking is for everyone, and you’d be amazed to see how far it can take you!

If you’re new to Well and Full, welcome!! Here’s my most popular recipe, and my personal favorite

SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • I’m a small-town girl from Connecticut who loves farms, big open spaces, and seasonal eating.
  • I live in the Historic West End of Hartford, CT, with my boyfriend, best friend, and recipe tester, Jon!
  • In 2013 I rescued a shelter dog named Ivy, who is the light of my heart. You can read more about her here!
  • I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I love all things spicy!
  • Besides being obsessed with food, I love playing the piano, singing, and reading books on my Kindle
  • I absolutely love being in the great outdoors, especially hiking with my dad, Jon, my dog Ivy, and her uncle Scoutie!
  • For more Well and Full fun, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Pinterest for recipe inspiration and life tidbits!

WELL AND FULL GROUND RULES

Keep it kind, keep it respectful! Above all, have fun!

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Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog!

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P.S.  The best way to get ahold of me is through the comments! I absolutely love hearing from my readers, and I respond to each and every comment I receive. But if you’d like to send a private message, please feel free to drop me a line at wellandfull@gmail.com


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23 Comments

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    Rosemarie Unshelm
    December 28, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Hi Sarah,
    I would like to put your recipe of your vegan buddha bowl in my new book about mitochondria. I just want to ask you, if this is okay with you?

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      Sarah
      December 28, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Thanks for asking Rosemarie! Unfortunately, I do not allow my recipes to be posted in places other than this website. This is for the sake of copyright and to ensure the quality of my recipes.

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    Cristina Muller
    January 8, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Great page Sarah will try one of your recipe next week but hard to choose as they all seem so delicious. Will let you know more after the first trial.

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      Sarah
      January 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Yes, please do! I’d love to know what you think! :D

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    Shauna
    January 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I just found your blog today – it looks wonderful! I just decided today that I’m going to go 100% Whole Food Plant Based so you’re posts are just what I was hoping to find. Thanks :)

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      Sarah
      January 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that Shauna!! I hope you like the recipes here :) :)

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    March 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    […] based on vegans and healthy recipes. One blog that really inspired me to try this new lifestyle was Well and Full, this blog has different recipes and is updated […]

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    Loraine
    June 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I just sent you an email as well but I just wanted to say, fantastic articles with a great background about the chakras.

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      Sarah
      August 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Loraine, I will get back to you ASAP!

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    Destiny
    October 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Hey Sarah! Oh my gosh, you have such an adorable blog! I’m doing a feature article on some great vegan recipes, and I’d love to include one of yours! Let’s chat! Shoot me an email and I can fill you in.

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      Sarah
      October 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Absolutely! I’ll send you an email right now :)

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    thefolia
    October 20, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Those pictures if Ivy licking the strawberries…what a moment caught on camera!

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      Sarah
      October 20, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Haha thank you! She’s always so curious :)

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    Corinne Kruger
    October 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I recently decided to change my life in a small way but in a way that would drastically impact the way I eat, cook and live. I have made the life-altering change from meat-loving carnivore to complete herbivore! At first, the thought was quite daunting. I use to be a “no-garnish on my burger” kinda girl. Unlearning the way I have perceived food for the past 23 years of my life was not easy! However, coming across your website has been an absolute saving grace. Your recipes are tasty, easy to make and look beautiful! There is a massive misconception about vegetarian/plant-based food – that it is brown and bland and boring but your blog is a major game changer! THANK YOU, Sarah! :) with love from Cape Town, South Africa

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      Sarah
      October 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Dear Corinne, thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment!! It means the world to me to know that some of the recipes here may have helped you on your journey a bit! :) Transitioning to vegetarianism or veganism can definitely be daunting, and there are still a ton of stereotypes about this way of eating (it’s all rabbit food!!). But it’s seriously SO AWESOME that you’re going on this plant-powered journey, and if you ever have any recipe ideas or suggestions, I am all ears! :D I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    Emily
    December 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

    My family has been plant based for about a year, but we have an eighteen year old vegetarian, a two year old who likes the occasional chicken nugget at a restaurant, a six year old who loves salad of all things, and my husband who has a sweet tooth and occasionally does dairy! I have found your blog thoughtful and well curated. Thanks for putting in so much work ~ it is very obviously a labor of love and I appreciate the energy you are putting out into the world!

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      Sarah
      December 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Hi Emily, thank you so much for your kind note!! It really means a lot that you like the work I’ve done here :) I hope you enjoy all of the recipes you try!! Happy Holidays from my family to yours :)

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    Diane Sabino
    January 3, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    I was a very strict vegan a few years ago but decided to incorporate a bit of animal protein back into my diet. Well, the holidays did me in! I really overdid it!!! I have spent the last 3 days not feeling well…acid-reflux, bloating, etc. I made a decision that I needed to go back to super clean eating. Just making the decision was freeing. I have spent many hours today looking up Buddha Bowl recipes and found a lot of good ones (I think!). I was on soooo many sites but when I found yours, I hung around. I read your story. I LOVE what you’re doing and I love the way you write. Keep up the great work!!! (I too have a blog. It is hard work and I applaud you)

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Diane, thank you so much for your thoughtful note!! I’m so glad to hear that you like this blog :) I put my heart into every recipe I create and every post I write, and it means a lot that you appreciate it! I hope you love the buddha bowl recipe and any other recipe you try here! Hugs!

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    Ronja
    January 28, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Hi Sarah,

    I love your blog and I especially loved the recipe for the Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread but can’t find it anymore :(. Did you take it down? Any chance that you could send it to me?
    Best, Ronja

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      Sarah
      January 28, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Ronja, thank you so much for writing! Unfortunately, I had a bunch of technical issues last spring, and I lost a few of my recipes while my website was down. However I think you’d love this almond banana bread recipe! :)

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    Jennifer Dolan
    February 5, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Sarah,
    My name is Jennifer Dolan. I am a dietitian in Philadelphia, PA. I love your blog and would like to promote you. I recently started a podcast where I interview farmers, foodmakers, and chefs to promote people that follow “slow food” principles. I would love to interview you for my podcast. Please let me know if you are open to being interviewed. You can email me at jennifer@jennifermdolan.com. If you want to hear one of the podcasts, I recommend the kombucha podcast I did with Jessa Stevens of Inspired Brews in Philadelphia since you are a vegetarian. My podcast can be found on i-tunes (jenniferstwist).

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      Sarah
      February 6, 2018 at 12:45 am

      Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for reaching out! I will send you an email ASAP :)

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