This Site Is For YOU!
I created Champagne Tastes as a resource for anyone who’s trying to include more vegetarian and seafood recipes into their diet. It’s also a resource for anyone who’s trying to use fewer processed foods, explore fermentation, and for outdoorsy campers who love to eat!
Some of you may be “pescetarian,” and only eat vegetarian and seafood meals. Some of you are simply trying to include more veggies and seafood into your diet, and the rest of you might simply be here for the bourbon.
Whatever your reason for dropping in– welcome!
Who Am I?
I’m Sarah, the home chef, photographer, writer, and personality behind Champagne Tastes. Thanks for stopping by and cooking with me!
The fabulously photogenic hands you’ll see in a lot of my images belong to the husband– my taste-tester and life partner. Together we go on food adventures– driving the Bourbon Trail, visiting Julia Child’s kitchen in the Smithsonian, happily devouring tiramisu in Italy, “glamping” across America, and who knows what’s next!
Do You Promote A Specific Pescetarian Diet?
No. The purpose behind this site is NOT to promote a specific diet, or to be dogmatic about labels, but instead to promote a healthy way of life.
In general, my family feels the healthiest when eating a Mediterranean-style diet– consisting of mainly lean proteins (mostly seafood), and lots of veggies, whole grains, and fruit. We’ve enjoyed narrowing that diet down to primarily vegetarian and seafood meals– because that’s what makes us feel the healthiest.
Use this website as a resource to help you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle, or as a way to include more vegetables and seafood into your diet.
In the Press
New York Daily News: Sardine Macaroni + Cheese Feature
Chowhound: Poached Pear Feature
Drizly: “Best Booze in Food” Finalist
Orca Bay Seafoods: Behind the Scenes Interview
Navigating This Site
On my site, you’ll find a recipe index, to help you easily find whatever recipe you’re looking for. Use the search box if you’re looking for something specific, click on the “Search by Meal” dropdown menu to view all recipes in a specific meal category, or click on gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, or seafood to view recipes by diet.
You’ll also find a resources index, with extra cooking resources on urban gardening tutorials, camping recipes, and food advice.
The recipes are inspired by my travels, as well as by my home in Central Appalachia. At Champagne Tastes, you’ll find flavorful recipes that are simple to make, affordable, and made from real ingredients.
Want more information about a pescetarian diet? Click here!
Can I Share One of Your Recipes or Images?
I absolutely love it when you share my recipes! Feel free to share the link back to any recipe on social media using the social share buttons on this site.
If you want to share one of my PHOTOS, or retype the recipe onto the internet, keep in mind that all recipes and photos at Champagne Tastes are copyrighted. Here’s my sharing policy:
- You may share ONE image, but you must link back to my site TWICE— once to the post you’re linking to, and once to my homepage.
- If you are referencing the original recipe, you may share the ingredients list but not the full recipe, as long as you give credit back to the original post.
- You may NOT republish an entire recipe in full.
- If you adapt a recipe from one of mine, please link back with credit to my recipe.
- Please do not “chronically” use adaptations of my recipes.
Questions? Fill out the contact form above.
I Work For a Brand or PR Firm. Can We Work Together?
Champagne Tastes offers sponsored recipe posts, product advertisement, social media promotion, and purchasing photography licensing rights on a limited basis. Click here for more information.
Contact Champagne Tastes
To contact me directly, email me at sarah [at] champagne-tastes [dot] com, or fill out the contact form below.