Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m a
twenty thirty-something Aussie expat living in London (original story, I know). I have been living here since 2009 and I absolutely adore this city.
I’m passionate about travel and I try to explore the world as much as possible, with particular focus on nature, culture, and culinary delights.
I have been a vegetarian since my late teens. After a sketchy experience with a cheeseburger, I decided that I really didn’t want to eat meat any more; I haven’t since and I have never missed it. Honestly.
Although it may have started with a bad burger, vegetarianism is now something that I’m really passionate (not preachy!) about for a multitude of reasons – animal rights, environmental issues, and health to name a few. I am much more educated about the cause and the lifestyle than I was over a decade ago but I’m continually learning.
I love to cook and (vegan) bake and although I’m no Jamie Oliver or Isa Chandra, I’ve been told that I’m a bit of all right at both. Even by meat-eaters.
I started More Than Greens back in 2012 as a way to share my love of vegetarian food and to show the world that vegetarians don’t just live on “rabbit food”. I never thought I would stick to it this long and I certainly never expected the blog to evolve so much over the years.
What started as a place to some post pretty basic recipes I whipped up, with the occasional restaurant review or food-related fact piece thrown into the mix, has grown into a place where I want to share so much more than food. Over the years, the phrase More Than Greens has taken on a whole new meaning for me.
More Than Greens is no longer solely about food; it is about the entire vegetarian lifestyle and everything it encompasses. From nature and travel, to animal welfare and beauty, and of course still food, I want to share everything that matters to me as a vegetarian.
Writing this blog and becoming involved in the online vegetarian and vegan communities has opened my eyes to the whole lifestyle and – something I wasn’t anticipating – even changed the way I eat; I no longer eat eggs, I have significantly reduced my dairy intake, and I have wholeheartedly embraced vegan baking without ever looking back.
Although not something that I posted all that much about, there was definitely a shift in the content on the blog because of this; more and more vegan recipes and reviews appeared but not much was removed. This means that there may be more dairy-heavy or egg-based recipes in the archives but the majority of what I post now is vegan-friendly.
This blog has also ignited a passion for photography. Although I’m still very much developing my skills and knowledge, I have come a long way since the frankly appalling photography of my earlier posts! If you find yourself in the depths of the blog archive, please don’t judge too harshly…
Finally, although you may come across the odd opinion piece on this site, I practise but don’t preach vegetarianism. I just want to share what I love, and if that happens to open someone’s mind to the possibility of a meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyle along the way… well, that’s just a bonus!