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I started this blog back in 2011 when I was stuck in a boring desk job. Somewhere along the along the line enough adults, advisers and other well-intentioned folks got it in my head that I would never be able to make a living writing and taking pictures. So I went down the path of formal education and was lucky enough to get a job with full benefits during the height of the recession. Sadly though, I was terrible bored and wasn’t excelling in life.

I spent a lot of my days dreaming about what my next meal would be and making reservations at all the new restaurants. It wasn’t long before people started to notice, ask questions and want recipes and photos of my meals. I decided it was a lot easier to start a website than explain all of this over Twitter, thus the blog was born!

Now I spend my days working with a restaurant group doing social media and PR. I also do freelance writing & photography, public relations & consulting, as well as recipe development! You can check out some of my work here. My days are much happier now that I have found a way to work my passion into my everyday! It wasn’t easy and sure didn’t come quick at first, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love what I do now and hope that you’ll follow along with me on this little journey!

Homemade Farfalle Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

What You’ll Find Here:

Obviously food, duh! That was what started this whole thing! I write about restaurants and make recipes, because I’m pretty much always that person who while still eating lunch is already asking what’s for dinner!

It wasn’t long before my travel plans started to get taken over by where I could get a reservation, what bars were new in that city and how many wineries is it actually acceptable to visit in a day. I am still trying to answer that last one!

As of 2015, I’ve two new columns: Fit Fridays and Take A Trip! Fit Fridays are my way of balancing all the gluttony with some fun and inspiring fitness movers and shakers! I have always loved working out (I know thats not the case for everyone!) but I love the way I feel afterward and it helps negate a few of the extra calories. I love to switch up my work outs and am always trying new things, so I decide to share it here! Plus, I think your health is one the most important things anyone can invest in. If you aren’t healthy and feeling good about yourself, its hard to enjoy a lot of other things. So here’s to happiness y’all!

Take A Trip! could be anything! Sometimes it’s my latest vacation, other times it might be my favorite staycation or even daycation in town! Sometimes you just need a quick car trip or even exploring a new part of town to get a little adventure in your life! I’ve always loved planning adventures with my friends! If you can’t tell, it’s hard for me to sit still and I love, love, love trying out new things, so come along with me!

I love hearing from you all, so please drop me a line anytime at natalie (at)


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    May 21, 2013

    For the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding how many servings is your recipe. Also have you ever tried using almond milk?

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    August 28, 2013

    Sorry for the such late notice! Hope you can make it!

    Greetings from The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

    The ABGB

    brewery/venue/restaurant/good people/nice place to hang

    Hello! We’d like to invite you to come see a preview of The ABGB this Wednesday evening, August 28. We’re psyched to show you our place, see some of your familiar faces, and make some new friends. And drink some beer together! We’ll have a selection of our craft beers and pizzas for your enjoyment.

    ​W​ednesday, August 28 6-9pm

    The ABGB

    1305 West Oltorf

    Austin, Texas 78704

    Please RSVP to let us know if you can make it.

    Any inquiries:

    More on us:

    @theabgb instagram/twitter

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      Natalie Paramore

      August 28, 2013

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for the invite! Sounds really fun, I will definitely try to stop by if my schedule permits!

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    September 20, 2013

    I was wondering how if we can get some macarons mailed to us or if there is a place in st. Louis to buy them??

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      Natalie Paramore

      September 26, 2013

      Hi Courtney! I don’t make or ship macarons but my friend Jane has a wonderful company that does. Here is her website:
      I hope this helps!

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    January 23, 2018

    Hi Natalie,
    Hope you doing well.
    We are india based factory that manufacturers all kinds of Copper wares and kitchen utensils and copper bar accessories. if anytime you need any of the product of same line, kindly feel free in letting us know.
    Lite your home

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    Phoebe Hofer

    August 23, 2018

    Hello Natalie, my name is Phoebe I run the bare minerals Austin instagram page and I am one of the managers at the store. I’m currently reaching out to the beauty/fashion/lifestyle influencers in the Austin area. On September 15 (national clean up day) we will be launching “ The Power of Good”! It will be our first ever recycling program where customers can bring in empty makeup containers (from any brand) In exchange for fab points. FAB is our reward system $1=1 point every 150 points is $10 off! With mall traffic being as down as it is we are looking for help from our community social influencers to raise awareness of or new program and come in on the launch date and try some of the newness. Please let know if you would be interested in helping thank you for your time.

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    Karen Hoisington

    February 3, 2019

    I am interested in a “pouring Party”, is this something that you still do?
    Karen Hoisington

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    Isabella Aeilts

    March 12, 2019

    Hi Natalie! I’m a freshman at Austin High School, and we’re doing a passion project through my academy, Design and Technology. My partner and I chose to do our topic based around blogging and social media platform creation. This week, we are conducting interviews to help with the process, and I was wondering if you’d be interested in helping us out with this! We are able to this through email, Facetime/Skype, or in person this week, at our school. If you’re interested, let me know!
    Thanks, Isabella!

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    Eric S. Williams

    September 28, 2021

    Hi Natalie,

    I’m Eric – I’m one of your husband’s new coworkers. He actually sent me your blog! I am also a travel blogger. I just wanted to send over a kind note, and say how much I absolutely love this blog! Your food pictures are amazing! I will definitely be supporting you on social media.

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    Eric S. Williams

    September 28, 2021

    Hi Natalie,

    I’m Eric – I’m one of your husband’s new coworkers. He actually sent me your blog! I am also a travel blogger. I just wanted to send over a kind note, and say how much I absolutely love this blog! Your food pictures are amazing! I will definitely be supporting you and following you on social media.

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    Edward Guillen

    October 6, 2021

    Can I order and have it shipped to California?
    I saw a TV commercial and looked up Natalie’s the web site features some amazing food. I love to order.

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    Angel Acosta

    January 4, 2022

    Hi Natalie,
    Scrolled through your recent recipes and they look amazing! To say I love coffee is an understatement. Few things in life offer the satisfaction of a good espresso or latte paired with a good biscotti. Recently a friend of mine sold me some of hers but when I asked for her recipe she was reluctant to share claiming it was a generational and sacred recipe. So I’m coming to you for help! Would you happen to have or endorse of a good chocolate and almond biscotti recipe?
    With kind regards,
    – Angel


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