Hey there! My name is Sonnet and I am a certified holistic health coach, food blogger, cookbook author, and writer with a passion for helping people lead fuller, healthier, and happier lives.
I live in Seattle, Washington with two black cats. They often make guest appearances on this blog… sometimes in party hats.
I listen to a lot of 90’s music.
I’m obsessed with yoga and kettlebells.
I probably eat too much kale, but don’t worry… I balance this by occasionally drinking coffee and wine.
I think I’m way funnier in writing than in person.
Overall, I’m just a nerdy, quirky 30-something Pacific Northwest gal who loves brunch, farmers markets, and writing.
Welcome to my blog, I’m so glad you are here.
I started this blog back in 2010 and am so grateful for the vibrant community that has grown around it. Over the years this blog has changed a lot, but my focus has always been on local, seasonal vegetables, organic produce, and whole foods as much as possible.
I was vegetarian/plant-based from 2006 – April 2013 so in the archives you’ll find a ton of plant-based recipes.
Nowadays I adhere much closer to the paleo lifestyle so now you’ll find delicious grain-free/gluten-free recipes that include seasonal vegetables and quality animal products, including meat and eggs (no dairy).
I feel most beautiful when I’m strong and take good care of my body. Throughout the years I’ve tried a variety of things like running, cycling, rock climbing, boxing, swimming, barre, Zumba, hip hop classes, and hiking. I’m currently an avid fan of daily walking, kettlebells, strength training, and yoga. Today my body feels stronger than it ever has and this means far more to me than how it looks in a bikini.
I believe that living a healthy life has to incorporate more than simply taking care of your physical body. In my personal journey to become healthier and happier, I’ve also worked on building a career that I love, strengthening my personal relationships, practicing self-care, finding hobbies that excite and fulfill me, and creating a stronger spiritual connection with the Earth.
This blog is about all of these things. Here you’ll find tons of recipes with seasonal ingredients to help you nourish your body and your taste buds, along with tips on green living, DIY natural beauty products, self-care, and personal growth and development. You’ll also get a good dose of my quirky sense of humor.
What I Do For Work
I often get asked by readers what I do outside of this blog so here’s my background in case you’re curious. I’ve worked in the food industry, various non-profits, at a tech startup, and in a corporate setting in a variety of positions: nutrition educator, program manager, compensation consultant, and UX Designer to name a few. I’m currently a full-time graduate student studying human-centered design and engineering at the University of Washington.
I have a BA in Psychology and a MA in Organizational Psychology, along with being a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition to my full-time career, I’ve also worked part-time as a health coach, freelance writer, recipe developer, and am the author of three cookbooks.
I am deeply humbled by the fact that this blog and my recipes have been featured in Organic Connections, Vegetarian Times, Yoga Journal Magazine, Simply Gluten Free Magazine, Huffington Post.com, KrisCarr.com, Anderson Cooper.com, Saveur.com, Redbook.com, Women’s Health Magazine.com, The Kitchn, Dr. Junger’s Clean Program, Organic Authority.com, Allure.com, and Glamour.com. You can also find my health and wellness articles on Mind Body Green and One Green Planet.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you and I hope that we can inspire one another on each of our journeys.
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that while I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I am not a registered dietitian or doctor. This blog is not intended as medical or nutritional advice and should not be relied upon to determine diet or medical treatment. You should always consult a medical professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle, and every person is different so please make the best choices for you!
Note: While many of the links on this blog are purely for informational purposes, I do earn a small commission on some links, including links to Amazon. This enables me to pay for the costs of running this website and to continue providing you with the best (free!) content possible. All thoughts and opinions here are my own and not of any sponsor or advertiser.