Who I Am
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my vegan food blog, My Darling Vegan. I’m Sarah – a 10-year (and counting) vegan, trained photographer and pastry chef, and 5th generation Oregonian.
I started this blog in 2012. After many years as a disgruntled food service employee, I was finally able to quit my job after I gave birth to a baby girl. In those early days of motherhood I found myself with loads of free time. Babies, it turns out, sleep. A lot. Full of energy and enthusiasm for this new chapter in life, I started using my free time to make up recipes, take photos, and put them up on the internet. Pretty quickly I learned that other people were doing this, too. Lots of other people. They were called food bloggers.
You see, at the time I knew very little about the world on the internet (which was intentional) but that meant there was a huge learning curve when it came to blogging. However, I stuck with it and over time my blog grew and so did my understanding of blogging.
What you’ll find on My Darling Vegan
On My Darling Vegan I aim to make plant-based eating fun, creative, and accessible to all, no matter where you live or how new you are to vegan cooking and baking. Here you’ll find all kinds of recipes from savory to sweet. I focus on using mostly whole foods that are easily available and provide a base for well-balanced, healthful, easy recipes. But, every once in awhile you’ll find something truly decadent on the blog because life is about moderation, right?
If you’re brand new to My Darling Vegan, check out some of my favorite recipes:
- Easy Pad Thai
- Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies
- Butternut Squash Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce
- Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Bars
Also make sure to check out how I stock my vegan pantry.
In the fall of 2006 I made the decision to go vegan. I did it for ethical reasons as I believe the suffering and killing of animals for our pleasure is innately wrong and completely avoidable. If you are curious about why I made that decision you can read about it here and here. I love to answer questions about the ethics of veganism and the benefits plant-based eating provides for our bodies and our planets. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and send me an email if you want to talk!