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Sara Morris of the food blog Sprouted Kitchen announced her engagement online last week. She is marrying Hugh Forte, her longtime love and co-producer of the site. He takes the photos and she cooks the food. We're guessing that if their marriage is anything like the blog, they are in for a beautiful and fruitful partnership.

Morris received the blog last spring as a gift from Forte for her 25th birthday. At the time, she'd been following a few other blogs and dreamed of some day opening a small catering company or restaurant and naming it Sprouted Kitchen. When she got the blog, the name just fit. When asked to describe Sprouted Kitchen in her own words, she seemed surprised: "I think it kind of speaks for itself if you see the images. It is natural and journalistic in style, and the recipes are fresh and approachable.”

They are. Morris takes inspiration from everything around her -- other blogs, cookbooks, magazines -- but does not like to follow rules: “I appreciate other ideas and move things around to make them my own.” Her recipes have a clear seasonal and quasi-healthy bent -- Vegetable Eggs Benedict, Farmhouse Carrots and Warm Asparagus Salad with Basil + Mint Pistou -- without being health food.

Far from it, in fact. She cooks in the Mediterranean style, relying mostly on fresh produce, citrus and whole grains, which is much different from how she grew up eating. "My mom was not a cook. We ate a lot of grilled chicken and cucumbers with ranch dressing. The focus was on eating together and talking, which is really the most important part of food." She's right. But if you can talk and eat Honey Roasted Pears with Greek yogurt, why not do that?

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about 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

What a great site! I hadn't seen it before. Thanks so much for featuring it.


over 5 years ago Greenkitchenstories

It's one of my favorites as well. They seem like a perfect couple!


over 5 years ago Nestingproject

Such a great blog. Thanks for passing along!


over 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

Go, Sara! Another great blog I am grateful to have found via food52.


over 5 years ago shutterbean

one of my faves!! the photos get better and better each post...and I thought that was impossible! Such an impeccable blog!


over 5 years ago tokissthecook

Big fan of Sara and Hugh in every respect. I've said it to them before, but they're responsible for the most consistently gorgeous food photos I've found online. Stunning!


over 5 years ago WinnieAb

Yippee! I adore Sara and Sprouted Kitchen...it's one of my absolute favorites. Great recipes and the photos are stunning!


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.



over 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That is one beautiful blog. Great recipes, amazing photographs and heartwarming stories. Thank you for sharing this with us.


over 5 years ago NakedBeet

I absolutely love Sara's site. I want to make everything she posts! Congrats on the engagement and the recognition, Sara.