Welcome to Semi-Sweet!

I'm Sarah Isenberg, a recovering lawyer, avid home cook, cancer survivor, nutrition/fitness/food enthusiast, wife and mother, freelance writer and editor, and I'm here to help.

If you're interested in being as healthy as you can be, without making yourself (or your family) insane in the process, you've come to the right place.  I follow all sorts of health-related news, read zillions of food and lifestyle magazines, and try loads of recipes in my own kitchen.  I also love to dine out in and around Boston. 

Some might call me a "health freak."  I do exercise almost every single day.  I do buy organic when possible.  I don't eat fast food very often.  I avoid foods with artificial ingredients and additives and make most of our meals from scratch.  I'm skeptical of the industrial food machine and of big pharma.  But I'm also interested in balance - so while I'm a regular at my local Whole Foods and farmers' markets, I also occasionally treat myself to some Crunchy Cheetos, and I believe that Velveeta makes a GREAT grilled cheese sandwich.  In short, I practice balance and moderation in my approach to healthy eating and living. 

Small, incremental changes in the way we live and the way we eat can make a big difference in our overall health.   Semi-Sweet is an effort to share what I've learned, what I'm learning, what I'm cooking and what I'm eating.  Take away what you like and apply it to your life.  I hope you enjoy the blog.