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When I think of the word “grounded,” I think earth, I think of roots-both in food and also in a sense of where we come from and what makes us who we are. My Cookbooks are just that. With family recipes, recipes inspired by our travels, and foods that bring comfort (in a fresh way, with whole ingredients.) Food is art, eating should be an experience, and it can (and should) take our breath away! Delicious food CAN (and should) also be feel-good food. We strive to celebrate small moments and help elevate your everyday gatherings. Every moment, every family dinner, every picnic on the floor, can be special when we make it so! Food can create connections, heal relationships, and bring people together. You can find and create grounded moments daily.
XO Sarah

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I'm so happy you’re here, and hope you feel at home.♡ Join us in preparing every needful thing to gather our loved ones through home, food, and worship.

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I absolutely love seafood. Pretty much every kind, but shrimp is such an accessible, easy seafood and is good on its own, but also pairs with just about anything to add a delicious lean protein to your meal!♡

Bon Appétit!




6 slices bacon, finely chopped

red onion, finely chopped

garlic cloves, finely chopped

green bell pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced

1 cup white mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 15 ounce can tomatoes, diced

1 cup vegetable broth

3 tablespoons Italian parsley

¼ cup sour cream

1 pound shrimp, cleaned and deveined

1 pound pasta of your choice

(this time I used orecchiette)


1. In a pot over medium heat, add the bacon and sauté for 8-10 minutes until crispy and the fat has rendered out.

2. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Next add the and mushrooms and cook for another 8 minutes. Then green pepper add the garlic until fragrant.

3. Add the paprika and tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes before adding thediced tomatoes; add the broth and bring the mixture to a boil, then turn it down to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes. If the liquid has evaporated too much, add a few extra tablespoons of water.

4. Add the shrimp and cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the sour cream, chopped parsley, and adjust the seasoning.

5. When serving, divide your shrimp stroganoff between serving bowls along with your pasta of choice.

You can find this recipe and so many more in my second cookbook: FIND IT HERE.

Shrimp Pasta

If you’ve known me awhile, you know that when the world is in turmoil I am thinking about it constantly, and it weighs on me. Much of the time, I keep conversation about it private or within the walls of my home, but it weighs on my heart and mind, especially as someone whose
anxiety likes to run a little bit rampant, I am trying and working daily to find peace and
be grounded in Christ!



4 medium sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into wedges 

½ head cauliflower, cut into florets

½  head broccoli, cut into florets

1 can black beans, drained (14 ounces)

avocados, pitted and thinly sliced

½ cup cheddar cheese, grated

½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated

½ cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

scallions, thinly sliced

Sea salt and ground pepper to taste


½ teaspoon avocado oil

1 can tomatillos, drained (28 ounces)

jalapeno, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

¼ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon coriander seeds

½ teaspoon brown sugar

¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped

lime, juiced

Sea salt and ground pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2. Put the sweet potato wedges, cauliflower, and broccoli in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the dried herbs and spices and toss to coat evenly.

3. Spread the vegetables out onto a baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 20 minutes. Give them a mix, season with salt and ground pepper, and bake for a further 15 minutes.

4. For the chili salsa, heat the avocado oil in a small saucepan over low heat, stir the seeds until they begin to sizzle. Add the garlic and jalapeno and leave it to cook for 3 minutes or until the garlic is golden brown.

5. Stir in the tomatillos and sugar and bring the mix to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the salsa thickens. Add the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and adjust the seasoning before serving. 

6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and put the cooked vegetables onto a serving platter. Add the black beans to the empty baking sheet, top with grated cheese, and put back in the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese has melted.

7. Remove the dish from the oven and top with avocado slices, yogurt, salsa, and scallions.

There’s something so satisfying about getting projects done around the house. Between remodeling a couple of rooms in the house, to meetings for my new building, to other work meetings, and everything for the kids; sometimes I just CRAVE home and “mundane” tasks.

My encouragement to you is to do those things that are mundane, that are simple but fill your cup. We can only pour into others when we have something to pour.

 What are you doing to ground yourself?

I love this scripture from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. I often times try to reflect on my actions, do they show others that I am trying to be like Jesus? I can’t help but wonder what the world would like if in every interaction we tried to let our lives be the proof of His love.