Hi! I'm Carolyn Cope. Welcome to Umami Girl, where I've been sharing mostly healthy, mostly vegetarian recipes, travelogues and occasional book reviews since 2008. Favorite things include: umami, travel, running, yoga, making music, laughing, reading, interior design, coffee in the morning and wine at night -- but definitely not making lists of favorite things. I live in a little seaside town outside NYC with my husband, two girls and two cats. Feel free to scroll through the blog, browse for recipes or travel recommendations, or go straight to a search.