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It's true. We made a book. There was a lot of eating, dish washing and photo taking going on and we are thrilled to show you! Along with the fine people at Ten Speed Press, we are excited to share the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook with you on August 28th! It will be available online through the links below, and hopefully at your local bookstore.


Barnes & Noble


Indie Bound


It's almost here! What started as a food blog, a fun side project I would work on with my beloved Hugh, has led us to making a book! So much cause for exclamation. Included in The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook, are 100 recipes ranging from breakfast to salads to snacks to happy hour ideas. With a style that essentially echos the blog, there are loads of ideas for cooking with seasonal produce, and simple, tasty, wholesome dishes for family and friends. My hope is to reach a wide gamut of cooks. I tried to keep things approachable, while also keeping a light attitude towards "health food." 

Beer Bean Stuffed Poblanos. Asian Tofu Tacos with Hoisin Slaw. Golden Beet Salad wth Cider Dressing.

Seared Scallops with Pomegranate Gastrique. Ranchero Breakfast Tacos. Grapefruit Margarita.

Almond Meal Strawberry Cake. Moroccan Stuffed Squash. Roasted Cauliflower Capellini.


Our plan is to visit a few major cities in the late summer to meet some of you fine people who have encouraged this project. Dates and locations will be posted on this page.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form and I can answer what I'm able or direct you to someone who will know better than me. 

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Reader Comments (23)

Hi. When will the Sprouted Kitchen book be available in the UK iBook Store?



July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Mark, the book is available for preorder on Kindle through
I've just placed my order. I'm super excited for this book!

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoeme

Will you be doing any book tours in Canada.....Vancouver, BC by chance, since you're so close when in Portland :) ??!!

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Lovely book! Any chance of a "swing" through the South, and come to Atlanta?

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan

@Camille and @Susan - hi! I would love to make my way both directions, but no plans as of yet. The budget is pretty small for travel, so we aren't going too far unfortunately. Stay tuned and I'll let you know if anything changes!

August 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterSara

Darn! Best of luck with this adventure!


August 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan

I've been axiously awaiting the cookbook which just came today. I can't wait to try the recipes...they look & sound delicious! And the photography...very elegant. Congrats!

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Sara, I'm loving reading through your cookbook getting inspired on our lazy Labor Day Sunday. Quick question - in the recipe for braised white beans and leeks, you mention that you rinse the leeks to get out the grit and then slice them. Is there a special way that you do this? I've only ever sliced them and then soaked them to get the dirt out, but your way seems much easier (and less messy). I realize this may be a bit of an amateur question, but I was just curious. Again, big congrats on your success - both on the blog and the cookbook. It's amazing how you took the risk on sharing your wonderful talent with us and hopefully the return on your investment is great! :]

September 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Congrats on the interview in Whole Living magazine. Read it and thought "what a great way to be featured"! Look forward to reading more and more!

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan

I just received my copy of the book and I am soo happy!! I pre-ordered it I think the very first day it was available for pre order and I have been excitedly waiting for it to come. And it did just a few days before my b-day. what a great surprise!
Sara/Hugh, it looks just as gorgous and full of yumm that I imagined it would be!!
thank you both!!

September 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelsey

Since I couldn't wait for you to make it to Vancouver, I treated myself to your book today. It's as beautiful as I expected it to be & in the 1/2 hour that I allowed myself to skim through this afternoon, I know I will use this book time & time again. Thank you for your inspriration, amazing photography & for the many delicious meals to come. I still hope that you'll make it to my beautiful city one day & that you will be able to sign my book :)!!

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

@ Amanda - not amateur, totally valid! I cut mine in half length wise and just use my hands, under running water to rinse the dirt out, then set them on a dish towel to dry a bit. I read a tip from Ina Garten that she cuts them dirty, rinses and then dries them in a salad spinner, which sounds like a good idea too! Hope this helps!

November 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterSara

@Camille - oh thank you! I am glad you treated yourself. I appreciate the compliment, means a lot. Hope to meet you one day as well. Maybe next book ;)

November 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterSara

Few words to thank you for the great White Beans and Leeks recipe in your book. I tried it and was super good ! Here's a link with a picture :

I'll try some new ones soon!

Annie - from Montreal

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie Olivier

Just wanted to say that I just love your cookbook. Rarely do I find one where I want to make everything. Everything I've made so far has been fantastic!

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

I just got through eating a bowl of the most delicious beans and leeks. As vegetarians, my husband and I crave well-prepared and flavorful whole foods - thank you for this book and these recipes!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Love following your blog. Thankyou for all the time and energy you put into it. Will be buying this book! :)

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Overby

Love the photos

March 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPiggie

I bought the book and have made several recipes in it. Last night I made the scallops with black quinoa with pomegranates and fennel, topped with a pomegranate gastrique. It is a stunning-looking meal, and is absolutely delicious. I like to cook and have been cooking a long time, but my husband said this was the best meal I've ever made. He's a good cook too, so that's quite a compliment. Everything in this book has turned out to be exceptionally delicious and is eye-candy too. Thank you for writing the book, the blog and for publishing such beautiful photos that inspire me to try new things.

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

My sister gifted this book to me for Christmas, and I absolutely love it. I've made the turkey burgers a few times, and they're always such a hit. (And caramelizing the onions is almost meditative for me!). This past weekend I had a small dinner party where I served the burgers, the sauteed brussels sprouts, and the white sangria. My friends thought the food looks and tasted wonderful, and the sangria was SO good and such a hit. Thanks for paying such close attention to good flavors, good food, and beautiful presentation. (And now I need to get away from those turkey burgers and try the other main dishes!)

June 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy

I obviously like it and i hope i will read another post this author. I think it might be really incredible.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercontact

I love your book! My husband got it for me a few months ago when we first got married and I'm happily cooking through it!

August 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

I just wanted to tell you that I just received your book in the mail yesterday and I absolutely love it and can't wait to start cooking from it! It is so beautifully written and photographed!

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTracey @ Salty Sweet Life

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