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Trust Me Green Smoothie

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen friends post pictures of their frothy green smoothie only to be met with a barrage of “yuck” comments from a bunch of diaper babies. Listen, I know it looks like swamp water but do you really think...

Gluten-free Soy-free Oil-free Vegan Sausage Crumbles

I was possibly a little too excited to receive an advanced copy of Kathy Hester’s latest book, OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From the Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain. Oats are one of my favorite ingredients because they’re...

Mouthful O’ Midwest Sandwiches

Just in case my “midwest” knuckle tattoos (complete with a tiny ear of corn on one finger) and the tattoo of a Chicago style hotdog on my shoulder didn’t tip you off, I would like to officially disclose my status as a Midwesterner right now. I grew...

The 1999 Alloy Spring Catalog

Gather ’round, children, grannie Natalie is going to spin you a tale of a time long before Amazon, Zappos and Nasty Gal. A time when teenaged girls acquired cool clothing through a now-antiquated system called mail order. The Internet did exist then, but our...

Bake and Destroy With Me at Whole Foods Park Ridge

I’ll be serving up my favorite recipes, signing books and giving out hi-fives galore! It’s only $10 to attend, and you can use that toward the purchase of my cookbook! Grab a pal and register here: http://bit.ly/1ohLhPT...

Join me at TECHmunch Chicago

Hey guess what? I’m a speaker at TECHmunch this year. Yeah, me! And you can come too, just check out the end of this post! I’m on a panel called Going Beyond the Blog: Inspiring Conversation with Top Bloggers - my fellow panelists and I will be talking...

May Favorite Things Giveaway

I am obsessed with “favorite things” posts from the bloggers I love. When blogs like Everyday is a Holiday and Twinkie Chan post round-ups of ridiculously cute things I simply cannot live without I’m a goner. And it’s not like I don’t...

Donut Salad or Droutons or Something Equally as Stupid

First came the cronut. Then the donoli. I just heard about wonuts here in Chicago. Earlier this week on my Facebook page I wondered what the next donut hybrid might be. Dalad, perhaps – donut salad? So how does one make a donut salad? Make a mixed greens donut,...

Vegan Crepe Recipe + Vegg Giveaway

I had a chance to check out Vegg, the plant-based egg yolk replacer that’s been simultaneously sweeping and weirding out the vegan community. Yes, there are lots of whole food options for egg replacement in your recipes (click here to download my handy egg &...