Sustainable Cooks
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Hey there. I’m Sarah Cook, and I want to welcome you to Sustainable Cooks. I’m so happy you’re here!

a woman in a blue top cutting a tomato

Sustainable Cooks serves up budget-friendly sustainable food and balanced living. The only thing we’re strict about is not eating boring food.

Come for the food. Stay for the snark.

Step One: We’re in This Together

Most of us are busy and lots of things get in the way of living our best lives. I’ve been there before.

Heck, I’m still there most days.

Years of juggling a full-time job, commuting, kiddos, and caregiving for my parents have taught me some Jedi-like multi-tasking skills. I’m here to help you fit the sustainable lifestyle you have dreamed of into your current life and budget.

Step Two: Let’s Be Friends

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Step Three: Go Deep

Want to learn more about the ins and outs of practical crunchiness for every lifestyle? Check out these posts to get started:

Top Recipes

Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink. This mojito mocktail recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. 
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Two glasses of virgin mojitos with lime and mint on a white board
Instant Pot Egg Bites {Whole30, Paleo, Dairy-Free}
Learn how easy it is to make this copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites recipe in the Instant Pot. You can also make these Whole30 and paleo bites in the oven.
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whole30 egg bites on a plate with chimichurri
Healthy Sweet Tea Recipe {Honey Iced Tea}
Delicious and low carb, this Healthy Sweet Tea Recipe uses honey instead of buckets of sugar. Learn how simple it is to make sweet tea without sugar.
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Two glasses of healthy sweet tea with mint and lemons
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips {Healthier Fried Zucchini Chips}
Make amazing and easy air fryer zucchini chips for your family with this versatile recipe! Options include oven-fried, air fryer, or even the toaster oven.
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fried zucchini chips on a white plate with marinara
The Ultimate Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Like a bowl full of summer, the Ultimate Homemade Peach Ice Cream recipe will blow your mind with flavor. 
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peach ice cream recipe

Canning

Canning Peaches {How to Can Peaches}
An easy step by step tutorial on Canning Peaches. This recipe for how to can peaches is perfect for beginners and experienced canners alike.
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3 jars of canned peaches with mint and a bowl of peaches
Canning Pears {Preserved Pears}
An easy step by step tutorial for beginners on Canning Pears. This is the only canned pears recipe you’ll ever need to learn how to can pears at home.
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Three jars of canned pears on a wooden board with fresh pears and cinnamon sticks
Dill Pickle Relish - {Canning Relish}
A simple and easy recipe for canning amazing Dill Pickle Relish. This tangy dill pickle relish is perfect for anyone new to canning. Enjoy it on burgers, hot dogs, in potato or chicken salad.
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Three jars of homemade dill relish with cucumbers and a pepper
Canning Whole Tomatoes {How to Can Tomatoes}
A step-by-step tutorial on Canning Whole Tomatoes. This easy to follow process covers preserving tomatoes in both water bath and pressure canning methods.
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three jars of whole peeled tomatoes with fresh tomatoes and herbs on a wooden board
Canning Applesauce {Preserving Apples}
A step by step guide on Canning Applesauce with no sugar added. This is the only canned applesauce recipe you’ll ever need for preserving apples at home.
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A bowl of bowl of homemade applesauce with cinnamon sticks and apples on a grey board

Hippie Shit

Homemade Vicks Soother Tablets {Shower Soothers)
Perfect for cold and flu season, use these Homemade Vicks Soother Tablets to clear your stuffy nose and relieve sinus pressure naturally and without chemicals. 
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homemade vicks soother tablets with rosemary and a bowl of lavender
Homemade Dusting Spray and Furniture Polish
Learn how to make simple and affordable Homemade Dusting Spray! Safe, effective, and great for wood furniture with lemon and other citrus essential oils.
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a blue bottle of homemade dusting spray with essential oils and a lemon and lime
How to Make Chapstick {Natural Lip Balm}
Easy Homemade Chapstick that takes a whopping 15 minutes to make. Great for every day and amazing for holiday gifts!
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Three tins of homemade chapstick on a polka dot cloth
Lotion Bar Recipe {Handcrafted Gifts}
This three-ingredient Lotion Bar Recipe is the best non-greasy formula for dry to normal skin. They are easy to make and can be prepared in only 10 minutes!
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lotion bars
Eco-Friendly Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
Learn how to make the best Eco-Friendly Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner! This natural surface cleaner uses vinegar and essential oils to help you clean.
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a bottle of homemade all-purpose cleaner on a wooden tray with essential oils, lemon, and fresh mint

Step Four: Get Cooking

Check out my recipe archives for a buttload of delicious, wholesome and from-scratch meals, snacks, appetizers, and ninja-style kitchen hacks.

Step Five: Reach Out

If you have any questions about the site, my recipes, how to’s, or just general questions, never hesitate to email me, tag me on Instagram, or send me a message on Facebook. I’m here to help in any way I can.