Hi, I'm Sara and this is my food blog.
I'm a home cook who loves to try new recipes and share them with family and friends. While I love to go out to a fancy dinner, at home my style is more relaxed. I like my guests to be comfortable and feel like they can help themselves. I tend to serve food family style the majority of the time even when it's just my husband and me.
I was raised in California, and I have a large extended Italian family. Although our family has lived in the US for the past few generations, many of our Italian recipes have stuck with us. My mother is also a vegetarian, and although I have since become a carnivore, I still tend to make and crave many vegetarian dishes. Also, I have a sweet tooth and love to bake.
I decided to start this blog to share recipes with my friends and family. There are thousands of food blogs out there, so at first I was hesitant to add another one. However, I'm always giving friends ideas on things they can make or sharing my latest creation with my family, so I thought this would be simple and creative outlet for me to share recipes, tips and food stories. If you know me, the recipes you'll see here are perhaps ones you've tried with me, and I encourage you to try them on your own. If you don't know me, I hope you will enjoy these recipes and share them with those you love.
You will find a variety of recipes on this blog. Some are dishes that I grew up eating. Some are original recipes that I have come up with. And some have been adapted from cookbooks, food magazines, etc. and have become part of my repertoire.
Finally, if you have any questions or want to let me know what you thought of a recipe, please email me at sharedmeal (at) gmail (dot) com.