Pistachio Pesto Orecchiette with Crispy Chickpeas and Delicata Squash

Autumn is in the air and there is nothing more that I love than autumnal nosh, complete with some sort of of seasonal squash and overall warm goodness. This dish comes to together remarkably well and the combination of the crunchy chickpeas, sweet squash and nutty pesto make for a delicious homemade dinner. I highly […]

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Loaded Veggie Pizza

Currently it’s October which for my family means scary movies every night (it’s my turn in December when those cheesy holiday flicks come on). To comfort myself through the terrors, what could be better than a fully loaded homemade veggie pizza? No need for decadent toppings, just toss on seasonal vegetables and some fruit, some […]

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Warp, a time travel romance: Novella Giveaway

  I just published my second story via Amazon and Kindle Direct Publishing entitled Warp, twisty novella about time travel. I am so excited to share this piece with the world and I hope the world likes it back! It is only a buck on Amazon for Kindle download (you can simply install the Kindle […]

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Zoodles with Spicy Sausage and Bell Peppers

Zoodling my dinner is my newfound hobby, that and binge-watching Gilmore Girls (even though I have already seen it a thousand times) whilst gulping rose because well, the two go hand in hand quite spectacularly. Okay, back to the zoodleling…I don’t even miss pasta, in fact I prefer the crunchy green spirals dredged in some […]

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The Short Lives of Lobsters: Animated Short

Oh my goodness I am so excited about this! Recently, I blogged about publishing my short story, The Short Lives of Lobsters through Kindle via Amazon. Well, I decided to create the piece into an animated sort of music video! Perhaps this is the beginning of melding art forms and marketing books with animated shorts! […]

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Q&A: Rick Buhr of the band Rare Monk

This is the first Q & A on natflad.com and I am so excited it is with the dope drummer from Portland’s psychedelic indie rock band Rare Monk. These talented fellows have been together since college and continue to evolve and rock on. I met Rick during a trip to Portland a few years ago […]

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Honey Mustard Lemon Skillet Chicken

Ever since I got my first cast iron skillet, life has gotten a whole lot better. Now, I am not saying the clean up process is stellar but the meal created on the sucker is. An ode to the coming fall season, this warm and tangy chicken dish is drenched in lemon and honey and […]

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Strawberry Pineapple Shandy

Maybe it’s because summer is coming to an end that I suddenly craved a refreshing shandy, or perhaps it is because we ran out of wine and there was a six-pack in the fridge. Either way, this shandy is absolutely perfect and can be made year round as long as you can find strawberries. Even […]

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Tortellini With Snap Peas Panchetta and Parm

  There is something undeniably wonderful about tortellini. Maybe it is the shape or the filling or that they look like miniature pot stickers. I remember always ordering tortellini as a child whenever I saw it on a menu but somehow these adult days have been all spaghetti, penne and other less interesting pasta. I am […]

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