Hey there! Welcome to Sweet Tea + Thyme.
First and foremost, this isn't a 'recipe website'.
If you're looking for a recipe some random person scribbled out that will hopefully work out for you, head on over to AllRecipes. You won't find that here.
I'm not just giving you free recipes, I'm here to teach you how to cook.
I'm Eden Westbrook and I'm the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at Sweet Tea + Thyme.
I'm a 20-something stay at home mom and wife, and a third generation veteran and veteran spouse, with a generational love for cooking! My home is a multiracial family and we enjoy dishes from all over the world thanks to our upbringing in melting pot communities.
After leaving Navy life, I went to culinary school but realized that conventional culinary work just wasn't for me. And I had friends who constantly asked for recipes and cooking help as they left home from college, so Sweet Tea + Thyme was created.
Many years later, Sweet Tea + Thyme is a resource for amazing multicultural dishes, seasonal recipes, and plenty of comfort foods with tips and tricks to teach even the most novice home cook and family how to prepare meals, desserts, and drinks with ease.
About Sweet Tea and Thyme
Sweet Tea + Thyme is full of recipes that are developed and tested multiple times by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, published photographer, and food writer Eden Westbrook.
Each recipe is broken down in post: from historic knowledge about cultural backgrounds for recipes around the world; to the breakdown of ingredients, their uses, and their substitutes; to professional culinary techniques and terms useful to many home cooks for every day cooking.
This helps teach all of you guys how to not only cook this recipe, but learn how to cook almost any dish.
This is the true goal of Sweet Tea + Thyme. I don't want you to leave knowing how to make a Birria Taco, I want you to leave knowing how to braise, pan fry, and even how to make your own tortillas!
And as my husband put it: I don't just want you to learn how to Birria Taco, but why Birria Taco.
Cultural dishes are taught with extensive research and background as to remain respectful and not whitewash the original cultures they come from. This is super important to me! Cultures should be celebrated and understood, never erased.
What can you find on Sweet Tea + Thyme?
We tend to gravitate towards fresh, whole ingredients here at home, and I love involving my family (especially my son!) so that's what my recipes tend to revolve around. Family friendly dishes, date night ready meals, fun and exciting weekend projects (ever made bread before? How about traditional ramen from scratch?), and so much more.