Sarah S.

Sarah Steffens

Sarah Steffens, our Recipe Developer, has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master's University in Southern California. After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef and Food Photographer in Sacramento, creating meals that support her client's intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. You can find many of Sarah's recipes in various Whole30, Paleo and Keto cookbooks. When Sarah is not cooking and styling recipes, you can find her enjoying a long walk, working on creative projects with loved ones or exploring beautiful Northern California.
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Grilled Drumsticks with Zucchini, Green Olive and Avocado Salad
This recipe gives chicken drumsticks a flavorful makeover and serves them with and elegant salad for a quick, elevated meal.
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Grilled Chicken Teriyaki over Cauliflower Rice
Chicken teriyaki is a takeout classic—and for good reason.
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Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa
There’s just something about the summertime that makes hot dogs extra appealing.
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Grilled Salmon with Bell Pepper & Avocado Salsa
Salmon is such a treat any time of year—and the summertime is certainly no exception.
Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Tofu Veggie Skewers
Dinner on a stick, anyone?
Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Eggplant Boats
Stuff veggie boats with your favorite fillings and you’ve got a meal perfectly packaged up in its own colorful, nutritious bowl—and if you’re doing a Plant-Based Whole30 or incorporate chickpeas into your Food Freedom, then these meat-free eggplant boats are for you.
Grilled Fish with Chimichurri & Pineapple Salad
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Grilled Fish with Chimichurri & Pineapple Salad
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seafood—and the grill makes it quick and easy to enjoy the catch of the day (or those frozen filets you’ve had in the freezer!) any night of the week.
Plant-Based Whole30 Grilled Tempeh Salad with Tahini Balsamic Sauce
Tempeh makes preparing a plant-based meal incredibly easy.
Grilled Beef Burgers with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions
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Grilled Beef and Mushroom Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Roasted Sweet P...
Grilled beef burgers packed with umami flavor and served alongside roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with a quick, hot-and-creamy sauce.
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3 Whole30 Burger Recipes to Kickstart Summer
Whether you’re in the backyard, at the beach, or out on the fire escape, there’s something about biting into a juicy burger that just...
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Sweet & Savory Ground Beef Salad with Tahini Dressing
Get in your greens and make your leftover ground beef sing with this sweet and savory salad that's sure to keep you fueled for the day.
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Whole30 Beef and Veggie Breakfast Skillet
This mouthwatering breakfast hash is packed with veggies, flavorful spices and lots of healthy protein, making it a perfect way to fuel your day!Pro tip: use pre-chopped veggies from the market and leftover ground beef for a Whole30 breakfast that pulls together in a snap.
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Whole30 Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes
Classic Sloppy Joe flavor with a Whole30 twist!
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Whole30 House Ranch Rainbow Salad
Whole30 Ranch Dressing is drizzled over a rainbow of colorful veggies and fresh greens for a crisp, refreshing salad that will help you savor the season.
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Whole30 House Ranch Walnut-Crusted Chicken
Tender, juicy bites of chicken marinaded in Whole30 House Ranch Dressing is baked with an herbed walnut crust, giving this dish the most mouth-watering flavor and texture.
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Whole30 House Ranch Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are one of our all-time favorites to prepare and take gatherings or holidays.
Jackfruit Curry in the Instant Pot
Photo Credit: Sarah Steffens This recipe is part of the Plant-Based Whole30 program: a 30-day dietary reset to address your health, habits, and relationship with food.
Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto Sauce
Just 5 minutes is all it takes to make a batch of Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto Sauce to add variety to your plant-based proteins, veggie noodles, and salads.
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Plant-Based Whole30 Sour Cream
Plant-Based Whole30 Sour Cream is a dairy-free alternative made from cashews, coconut milk, and probiotic cultures, ideal for adhering to Whole30 guidelines.
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Plant-Based Whole30 Mayo
Everything you want from your favorite creamy condiment awaits you in this exceptional Plant-Based Whole30 Mayo.
Plant-Based Ranch Dressing
Photo Credit: Autumn Michelis Plant-Based Whole30 Ranch Dressing 1 cup Whole30 Plant-Based Mayo½ cup Whole30 compatible canned (full-fat coconut milk )1 small clove garlic (,minced)1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill1 tbsp finely chopped chives2 tsp fresh lemon juice½ tsp onion powder¼ tsp black pepper In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup Whole30 Plant-Based mayonnaise, ½ cup Whole30-compatible canned, full-fat coconut milk (stir before measuring), 1 small clove garlic, minced, 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives, 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
Lentil Stew with Roasted Red Potatoes
Plant-Based Whole30 Lentil Stew with Roasted Potatoes
Recipe and Photography by Sarah SteffensRoasted veggies add an extra layer of flavor and texture to a hearty lentil and potato stew that's perfect for cold weather months.Hot Tips: Lentils can be prepared on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot.
Plant-Based Whole30 Cashew Butternut “Pasta” with Chickpeas
Cashew butter adds depth and creaminess to this vegan butternut “pasta” dish with added protein from chickpeas, cashews and sesame seeds.
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Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Chili
The kick of this Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Chili is the perfect complement to creamy Hannah potatoes and savory chicken.
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One-Pot Braised Sirloin and Autumn Veggies
A delicious one-pot meal, perfect for cozy, cool weather evenings.
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One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup
Coconut cream emulsifies with chicken stock in this recipe, creating a satisfying and nourishing soup, perfect for fall.
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Whole30 Marinated Chicken Skewers
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Whole30 Chicken Veggie Soup with Avocado
A bit of our Ranch House Dressing gives this already delicious chicken soup a dash of something extra wonderful!  Freshly diced avocado ensures this soup has a portion of healthy fats to keep you feeling nourished and satisfied in between meals.
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Whole30 Breakfast Casserole
Delicious breakfast casserole featuring a mix of vegetables and protein, seasoned with herbs and spices, and baked until golden.
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Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Try this delicious Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole
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Whole30 Mashed Sweet Potatoes
A creamy bowl of mashed sweet potatoes will nourish your body and heart.
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup
We love the flavors of this dish - put this on your Whole30 menu and dig in!
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This soup has all of the flavors of baked potatoes in every bite and gets its creaminess from almond milk and a bit of canned coconut milk.  Serve this on a cool evening and enjoy a cozy night in knowing you’re feasting on a nourishing meal! 
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Whole30 Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Small slits by “hasselbacking” your veggies create big flavor as these sweet potatoes caramelize in the oven, making every bite creamy with the perfect amount of delicate crunch.  Olive oil, avocado oil, ghee, or coconut oil are all wonderful cooking fats to coat your sweet potatoes in and increase your body’s ability to absorb all of the essential vitamins found in whole foods.
Whole30 Sausage Casserole
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Whole30 Zucchini, Tomato, and Sausage Casserole
This Whole30 Zucchini Turkey Sausage Casserole can be made today, and enjoyed all week long.
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Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Whole30 Breakfast Casserole (Plus 3 Ways to Us...
A tasty Whole30 breakfast casserole recipe featuring Whole30 Approved olive oil from our partner, California Olive Ranch®.
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Whole30 Sausage and Potato Soup
This Whole30 Sausage and Potato Soup is a cozy, hearty make-ahead meal for a weeknight dinner.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
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Whole30 Tuna Noodle Casserole
Try our Whole30 spin on a homestyle classic.
Whole30 Garlic Shrimp with Sweet Potato Noodles
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Whole30 Garlic Shrimp with Sweet Potato Noodles
This Garlic Shrimp with Sweet Potato Noodles is cheaper than takeout, and comes together quickly for a delicious new dinner idea.
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Whole30 Roasted Rainbow Potatoes
Make these crispy roasted rainbow potatoes with lime zest, for a rich, tangy side dish.
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Whole30 Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
A satisfying Whole30 dinner idea made with only a few ingredients.
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Crispy Whole30 Smashed Potatoes with Peas, Lemon & Herbed Aioli
Crispy Whole30 smashed potatoes and tender peas, drizzled with a tangy herbed aioli.
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Whole30 Spicy Pork & Pesto Zoodles
You’ll want to make these Whole30 Spicy Pork & Pesto Zoodles again and again.
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Whole30 Pesto Scalloped Potatoes
Grab the recipe for this hearty Whole30 Pesto Scalloped Potato dish and enjoy a satisfying meal.
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Whole30 Beef & Mushroom Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Grab this delicious recipe for Whole30 Beef & Mushroom Meatballs as a tasty weeknight meal.
Whole30 Collard Wraps
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Whole30 Lunch Idea: Collard Wraps, Three Ways
Missing your daily sandwich at lunchtime? Here's a Whole30 lunch idea: collard wraps. We've got three recipes—tuna salad, chicken salad or scrambled eggs.
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