Lovely Things (September 2018)

Just a few lovely things to try

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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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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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Exceptional Whiskey Gingers

A lovely bartender once asked me if I would like lemon and bitters and in my Whiskey Ginger. My first instinct was, no way, but then I thought better of my naivete and agreed to try it. Ever since then, I always have this bold yet beautiful highball with that tangy pairing. In this simple recipe, […]

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Chickpea Fajita Tacos

These spicy, scrumptious chickpeas fajita tacos are everything and more I had hoped they would be. Warm, sautéed onions and peppers pair so perfectly with the texture of chickpeas drenched in Mexican spices. The addition of limey slaw and creamy cilantro yogurt makes these plant-based tacos out of this world bomb, not to mention heart-healthy. Don’t […]

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Boozy Italian Soda

Summertime just screams lemonade. Friday screams vodka. I love a well-crafted cocktail that is not too sweet but still very drinkable. Combining micro-distilled Humboldt Vodka with the Italian liquor, limoncello and topping it all off with lemon soda (I used this brand) and sparkling water, makes for the perfect summertime, chill-time, the-weekend-is-here, oh-its-only-Tuesday sipper. Top with […]

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