A little about me: I’m Michael Natkin; I’m a Seattle-based chef, blogger, and cookbook author. You can read more about how I went from 30 years in the world of computer graphics software to pursue my dream on my about page.
You’ll find meatless recipes (400+ and counting) that are boldly flavored, satisfying, and beautiful. I love to draw inspiration from cuisines around the world, and stay abreast of the latest developments from the best chefs, then apply all of those ideas to create vegetarian dishes that you can rock at home. Some are more rustic, quick family meals while others are fancy enough for a dinner party. Here are some of my all time favorites, and you can find a complete, categorized listing under the “Recipes” menu at the top of the page.
Professional Gear for the Home Cook
In my store you’ll find the best tools, cookbooks, and ingredients that stand the test of time. So much kitchen gear is just pointless gimmickry that wastes space, breaks down, is hard to clean, or only can do one job. I’ll show you only products that I use myself and that I feel are the most reliable, broadly useful, and elegant tools to make your time in the kitchen efficient and gratifying. Most of these pages contain Amazon links that allow me to earn a small income from your purchases (without affecting your price or privacy), and that is a key way that I support myself and am able to keep this site free and full of new recipes.
In early 2012, I released my first cookbook, Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes. It has been on Top Ten lists from National Public Radio and Amazon.com, received kind reviews from the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Globe, and is in a second printing. You can learn more about the book and purchase a copy here.
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Thanks for reading, welcome aboard, and if you have any questions, I’m always happy to hear from you. My email address is michael [at] herbivoracious.com.