Hi! And welcome to The Flying Onion.
A little about myself.
My name is Sarah. I graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Human Nutrition and completed a 10-1/2 month dietetic internship post-graduation.
In September 2011, I passed the exam to become a Registered Dietitian.
I am currently working part time as a dietary research collector, while looking for a full time clinical dietitian position.
In the meantime, I enjoy cooking for family and friends.
To banana nut bread.
I like to experiment with all kinds and types of foods.
I love being active. I’ve raced one 5k, one 10k and most recently, a half-marathon in May, 2011.
I love the feel of running. And while I’m not a huge competitor, I do enjoy the thrill of race day. When I’m not training for races, I run for the pure joy of it. I also enjoy walking, biking and yoga.
I love good food. I will never eat something that I don’t like.
Mostly, I eat a plant-based diet.
But I cook for the family…for three very distinct palates. And while I’m not necessarily cooking for picky eaters, everyone certainly does have their preferences.
I really do try to make everyone happy.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
I do NOT nor will I ever believe in deprivation or “going on a diet.”
I believe that eating healthy has as much to do with our minds as it has to do with our bodies. Deprivation leads to feelings of bitterness, desperation and longing for a life that we feel is not our own.
Eating healthy should encompass the broader spectrum of treating our bodies with the respect that we give to our friends. Appreciating our bodies—our health—for what they do for us.
I believe in energy and happiness and feeling at peace with food and our body.
Why “The Flying Onion?”
Well. It’s actually pretty simple. When I cook, onions fly. Literally. I used to try to be a perfectionist, cleaning up as I cooked, cutting those perfect julienne slices, acting as if I could control the kitchen (and maybe the world while I was at it!)
But then. I let go. And realized that sometimes onions fly. I also realized that, really, I was okay with this. I have fun in the kitchen and I truly hope it shows.