Hey there. I’m Sarah Cook, and I want to welcome you to Sustainable Cooks. I’m so happy you’re here!
Here I am pretending to cut a tomato in my neighbor’s photogenic kitchen.
Sustainable Cooks serves up budget-friendly sustainable recipes with a side of 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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Air Fryer Egg Rolls are an absolutely delicious appetizer or snack! Baked, not fried, this easy egg roll recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 9 minutes. Vegetable egg rolls are a healthy and poppable treat that your family will ask you to make again and again!
Make amazing Air Fryer Zucchini Chips for your family with this simple recipe! A crunchy coating of panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese make these healthier fried zucchini chips poppable and irresistible. No air fryer? You’ll also find alternative cooking methods in the post.
Garlic Parmesan Rice is a fast weeknight side dish that the whole family will love! Made in the Instant Pot, this garlic rice is great for meal prep and is delicious even after a few days in the fridge. No pressure cooker? You’ll also find stovetop instructions in the recipe.
Super easy and incredibly tender Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy is cozy comfort food that your family will love! This is also a perfect meal prep dinner for busy weeknight meals. No pressure cooker? Don’t worry, I have slow cooker instructions for you too!
A step-by-step tutorial on Canning Whole Tomatoes. This easy to follow process is perfect for beginners and covers preserving tomatoes in both water bath and pressure canning methods. One of the easiest canning tomatoes recipes, you’ll love having jars of whole peeled tomatoes to use all year long.
Follow this step by step tutorial to learn How to Can Green Beans in a pressure canner safely. One of the easiest canning recipes around, you’ll love having jars of canned green beans to use all year long.
Perfect for cold and flu season, use these Homemade Vicks Soother Tablets to clear your stuffy nose and relieve sinus pressure naturally. This is the original Vicks Soother Tablets recipe online and uses natural essential oils to help relieve head colds without dangerous chemicals.
Learn the secrets to Removing Rust From Cast Iron without toxic chemicals or harsh treatments. You’ll also learn how to clean and season cast iron, and LOVE your skillets and dutch ovens. Seasoning cast iron can seem intimidating, but we’re breaking it down to make it easy for anyone.
Learn how to make the best Eco-Friendly Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner! This non-toxic all-purpose cleaner uses vinegar and essential oils to help you clean your house without harsh chemicals.
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.
Yo, I’m Sarah Cook
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