Creamiest Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

Oh how I love fall. With a chill in the air, we can finally start wearing fall clothes without sweating like a dog. Scarves, hats, jeans, it’s all game now! And not to mention the food. Root vegetables and everything soups!

I’ve been making so much soup this year and I’m pretty sure it has been the best decision I’ve made. Now this soup here is probably one of my all time favorite soups ever. It’s rich and super creamy but it’s still vegan and super healthy. The trick to making it thick and creamy? Rice.

I learned this trick in one of my classes for gluten-free cooking. Instead of making a roux or veloute, just add a little rice, overcook it, and puree. It creates a super thick, rich, and healthier option without the addition of butter or cream.

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A Melancholic Day in Austin, TX

I was born and raised in Austin, yet, there’s a part of me that just doesn’t feel like I belong. Which is a bit surprising, even to me. I mean, I’m vegan, I love music, I love quirky vintage things, so what gives? Austin should be a haven for me!


Maybe it’s the surge of people moving in who have changed this city. Maybe it’s the Continue reading

Exploring Barcelona

“Baaarcelona I still long to hold ya once mo-o-re.” Oh Barcelona, you hold so 11403400_10204438925476418_517426218050448971_nmuch. Amazing markets, busy beaches, and absolutely delicious food. I mean the tapas people, TAPAS! Who doesn’t like tapas?

As cheery as I may sound, I’ll be honest about something, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Barcelona. I know, I am one of the few. In my opinion however, it seemed so over saturated with tourists, which is to be expected at any tourist destination, I know, but still… Continue reading

The Hills are Alive in Salzburg

11703144_10204518758872203_1601807759616980948_nWhen I made plans to go to Salzburg it wasn’t so much of a conscious “I’ve always dreamed of Salzburg, I must go!” as it was that it was the cheapest place to fly out of to catch my plane in Oslo back home. So arriving there I didn’t have much to expect. Had I seen the Sound of Music? Well, before this European adventure, no. Funny Continue reading

Southern, Republican, Catholic Raised Homeschooler: My Story

Hello everyone. My name is Sarah, I’m 23 years old, and I was homeschooled my entire life until college. Nice to meet ya’ll.


I always get a lot of questions asking about being homeschooled, so I thought I would write a blog post for the curious. I mean, I’m the typical southern homeschooler. Catholic Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Texas Wine

Texas wine

Photo by Kym Ellis

When you think about wine you probably don’t think about Texas grapes. Out of the US wine producers, states like California, Oregon or Washington are going to pop into your head, with good reason. And while those states have amazing wine, I want to talk about Continue reading

Where Have I Been?

Most likely no one here has stuck around. You’ve all moved on, as have I honestly, from this cute little blog I ran as a teenager. It had a good run.

I mean, I really enjoyed running Sarah Eats Austin and had so many cool opportunities with it. Had I kept going with it perhaps it would have turned into something great but alas, it just wasn’t meant to be.

But I would like to start back into it and I feel like maybe something is telling me to bring it back. Really, there’s a story here.  Continue reading


Hello hello all! For any of those who are still sticking around to see the blog, I wanted to catch you up on what’s been happening in my life and share some exciting news. First off, where have I been?!

Over the past several years it has been an amazing blur of graduating culinary school, getting a full-time “big girl” job with a company I love, adding a chef aspect to the team, and lots of travel! I have gotten to visit 22 countries in the past two years and am very excited to be doing some more.

Overall it’s been hectic, it’s been crazy, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of these past few years, though I definitely miss blogging.

Sooo, I wanted to announce some news to you all. THERE IS AN EBOOK! I’ve actually had this published for a while now but I haven’t really done much, or any, marketing for it. It’s called Something Sweet and it’s basically a collection of my favorite dessert recipes. It’s available for only $0.99 on Amazon and Kindle and I would very much appreciate it if you guys checked it out and maybe left me a review! Let me know what you guys think and I hope you all have been doing so amazingly!


Here’s to a new year!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Food memories are some of the strongest. When I smell onions being caramelized with peppers in olive oil I’m immediately transported to when my parents would make fajitas. Or when I smell tomato sauce cooking on the stove it usually meant lasagna was on it’s way. But those are both memories conjured up mostly from smell. These cupcakes, while only just a small fraction of the food I’ve been made by my grandmother and probably only made a couple of times by her, are something that everytime I go to visit her, I think of these cupcakes. 

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