Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Sarah, and I created this blog in 2015 to share recipes that are good for the body and soul. Here, you can find a variety of recipes, including vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, and vegetarian options.

Sarah & Ivy


I was a sophomore in college when I first dreamed about starting a blog. Over the years, I created a number of blogs about yoga, gourmet food, lifestyle, etc. While I loved all of those categories, none of them were truly my passion.

After I graduated from college, I took a job in corporate finance that led to a total burnout in only a few years. This was mostly because I had started getting sick – debilitating yet amorphous gastrointestinal symptoms that no one could pin down. It was at this time when I decided to start Well and Full as a vegan blog. During those years, I experimented with vegan, raw, and stereotypically “healthy” recipes, but I still didn’t feel better.

Fast forward four years. I finally found healthcare professionals who would listen to me – a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician’s Assistant – after years of pleading with doctors to do more testing. A capsule endoscopy ordered by the PA quickly found ulcers in my small intestine.

I have Crohn’s disease, and a type of arthritis that goes along with IBD (enteropathic arthritis), and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. While getting these diagnoses were difficult for me to process mentally, I feel as though that process has given me a new direction in life.

While a bit disillusioned with the healthcare system, I was incredibly inspired by the nurses who had helped me along with my journey. Not long after, the coronavirus hit America hard. I saw so many images on the news of families suffering, doctors and nurses working without proper PPE, and so many preventable deaths. I felt a calling; I felt like I had to help. So, in May 2020, I signed up for my first classes for nursing school.

While I took classes like Anatomy & Physiology, microbiology, etc., I wanted to jump into the healthcare field to see the real-life applications of my studies. I decided to enroll in an accelerated Emergency Medical Technician program in the summer of 2021, and got a job as an EMT soon after.

Sarah from Well and Full


I learned from my own experience that loading up on quinoa, kale smoothies, and açaí bowls isn’t a magical pathway to well-being, despite what you might see on social media. Creating diets centered around deprivation or restriction may lead to deleterious mental health effects. I also strongly believe that health is not a one-size-fits-all practice. What works for one person may not work for you, and that’s okay!

About | Well and Full


  • I live in Connecticut with my husband Jon, and my dog Ivy!
  • Ivy is my rescue baby and she is the light of my life. You can read more about her here!
  • I’m a classically trained pianist and sang competitively in school. Music is a huge part of my life.
  • Reading is one of my great passions! I started reading at the age of four, and have read over a thousand books since then. Some of my favorites include the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, and My Life in France by Julia Child.
  • My other hobbies include ice skating, rollerblading, hiking with Jon and Ivy, and yin yoga.


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

Ivy | Well and Full

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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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



Hi friends! I’m Sarah, and welcome to Well and Full. Here, you’ll find seasonal, plant-forward recipes and lifestyle inspiration rooted in New England charm.