Sara Forte is a cookbook author and recipe developer located in Southern California. She works with her husband, Hugh, who does much of the photography and techie side of their successful food blog Sprouted Kitchen
. Sara did not grow up in a cooking family. She taught herself in college while working at the organic farm on campus. Later, she went on to cook for multiple caterers, restaurants, and practiced on friends in her off time. She is romanced by vegetables and seasonal foods – eating intuitively with a mostly Mediterranean diet. Hugh and Sara started food blogging in 2010 out of a desire to share what they were learning. They also felt passionate about encouraging a conversation around cooking and eating at home. They where quickly recognized in the wellness space for beautiful imagery and practical recipes. They’ve received recognition from magazines like Sunset, Better Homes and Gardens, In Style, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Oprah and Martha Stewart.
Their latest project: Cooking Club
is an innovative and convenient meal planning, shopping, and prepping tool. When Sara isn’t busy raising her two young kids and working on Cooking Club, she’s probably working freelance or as a personal chef. It was an absolute joy speaking with Sara and hearing all about her journey to becoming a successful food blogger. Her style is warm, inviting, and wholesome. In this interview, she shares about the whirlwind of publishing 2 cookbooks, having a family, and how her husband actually gifted her the blog. Listen in and be inspired.
Loves and Links:
Sara’s Cookbooks: The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods & The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl and Spoon
Sara’s Tip: ‘To feel good you need to eat well and requires planning. Have your kitchen ready and stoked for success‘
Sara’s favorite Kitchen Gadgets: Mandolin & Micro-planar
Sara’s Netflix Pick: Ozark
Sara’s Favorite Instagram: The First Mess, The Foxalow (her sister), Humans of NY
Sara’s Motto: ‘Be a problem solver’
Sara’s Girl Crush: Jennifer Garner
Sara’s Current Favorite Music: Acoustic Covers channel on Spotify
Sara’s Celebrity Crush: Eric Dane
Some of Sara’s Favorite Food Blogs: 101 Cookbooks, Smitten Kitchen, Not Without Salt, The Vanilla Bean Blog
Sara’s Favorite Life Advice: ‘If you do good and honest work, success will come to you’