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Sarah
Tampa, FL
Blogger. Researcher. Design Nerd. Grad School Survivor. Cookbook Afficionado. Coffee Addict.
Interests: cooking, coffee, market research, blogging, design
Recent Activity
Hey everyone! I'm in the process of moving my website to a new hosting service and shutting down my Typed account. There will be more silence for another day or two before I'm back at it. You may even see the Sunshine and Mint domain go down for a bit,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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It's been a while since I've set monthly goals, and I'm feeling put together enough to get back into it. February will be simple, because I need simplicity right now. I need time to breathe and get my head back together. I need time to just be. February will help... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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Ali Edwards runs a fun class each year that encourages participates to choose one word to help guide the year ahead and provides prompts and journaling ideas for each month. Most of the participates do some form of scrapbook or Project Life book for the OLW class, but my creativity... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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Remember when I said I wanted to eat more fish this year? Yeah, this is the way to eat fish. I've always loved salmon, but crisping up that skin really added more to the dish. I found this recipe on Bon Appetit and added my own spin with the addition... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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I'm such a sucker for Instagram marketing. I learned about this really awesome subscription box from some of my favorite Instagrammers that sends you crafting supplies each month for a new project. Taking the guess work out of trying new things? Sign me up! The January box from The Crafter's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
Ooh, rice flour would be a fun challenge. Maybe after I make scones that haven't been fudged I'll try that out.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2016 on 20 doughs: cranberry scones at Sunshine and Mint
Go for it! Just, you know, don't forget vital parts of the recipe.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2016 on 20 doughs: cranberry scones at Sunshine and Mint
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Procrastination has always been a major enemy of mine. I'm such a lazy sloth sometimes. After a long day at work all I want to do is melt into the couch and watch the life of Mindy Lahiri unfold in front of me. And I swear my procrastination is worse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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Well, my first foray into scones was...interesting. I used this recipe from The Kitchn for cranberry scones. It seemed easy enough, but somehow I managed to make a mess of my first dough. First, the recipe calls for fresh cranberries. Mine were fresh...at one point. I threw the bag into... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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Well, that was quite a break for me. It was interesting to be both extremely busy and not busy at all. It was both fun and boring to do stuff without turing it into blog content. It was exactly what I needed: a chance to step away from something that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Sunshine and Mint
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A year ago I used blogging as my escape from my capstone coursework. Now, blogging is something that I like to do but don't feel the need to do as often. My break really showed me that I'm not in the rat race like many bloggers. I don't really care... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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As I mentioned last week, I've been stuck in a massive rut and don't really know where to go next. I mean, I kind of do, but we'll see if those things can actually pan out. As part of figuring out what comes next, I'm giving myself a two week... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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I started using poblanos in stuffed pepper recipes after seeing a recipe for it in Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Vegan Brunch book. I'm all for stuffing bell peppers when I'm using meat as a base, but poblano peppers provide enough of something more for when you're stuffing with something a little... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
This is such a quintessential Southern dish that I can't even imagine not knowing about it. Definitely try it! It's cheesy and shrimpy and smoky and all things comforting.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2015 on shrimp and grits at Sunshine and Mint
I'd love to see a blog like that!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2015 on shrimp and grits at Sunshine and Mint
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I've been feeling stuck again. If you gave me the option to leave my job and school and start working on an urban farm and teaching yoga I would take you up on it 100%. That's where I'm at in life right now. Maybe I was right to question going... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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I really don't think there is a phrase that sets me off more than "I'm busy." I feel like everybody is so busy these days, like that's a completely normal thing. I understand having a lot to juggle. I was a full-time grad student who also worked full-time. However, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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One cookbook I use often but never talk about is Skinnytaste by Gina Homolka. It's as much of a mainstay as Martha Stewart's Cooking School in my rotation. I love using Gina's creative recipes as a starting point for my own variations. I largely follow her shrimp and grits recipe,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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Celebrating fall in Florida is like trying to make fetch happen...it's just not going to happen, at least anytime soon. But that doesn't stop me from dreaming about all of the awesome things that most people get to enjoy in the fall. Have you had a toasted graham latte out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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It's the last day of September, which means it's time for another reading report! I read A LOT this month, but 90% of it was for school. I was getting worried that all I would have for you is that I finished maybe a quarter of The Power Broker, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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I've been keeping up with my meatless meals goal, and this one has been one of my favorites. I mean, it's a taco that tastes like beer. What more could a girl ask for? I've been cooking up a storm from Thug Kitchen since my birthday. Johnny challenged me to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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I was in Coeur d'Alene, ID and Spokane, WA for a conference this week. Won't bore you with the data nerd stuff (which I thought was fascinating). Instead I'll just share some pictures from there. Coeur d'Alene was super gorgeous and I can't wait to spend time up there on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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An astute reader emailed me this week and asked why I made it a goal this year to eat meatless at least once a week after my Whole30 experience. I've been interested in vegetarian food since high school. Back then, though, I couldn't really cook anything outside of toaster waffles,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
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I'm traveling to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this week for a work conference, so it's break time over at Sunshine and Mint. In fact, I'm somewhere between Tampa and Denver when this goes live today. I'll be back to responding to comments and emails on Friday. feeling a little overwhelmed with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Sunshine and Mint
Sometimes the simplest combination is the best way to really taste all of the flavors. That one sounds really good.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2015 on let's talk tacos at Sunshine and Mint