Bake and Destroy

vegan nachos Spiral Diner

Hi, I’m Natalie. I live in Chicago with my husband Tony, our son Teno and two little dogs, Lulu and Flapjack. I started Bake and Destroy in 2006 while on while on maternity leave. In a previous life I worked as a baker while I studied journalism in college, so food blogging seemed like a good way to combine all the stuff I like.

Bake and Destroy features original vegan recipes influenced by punk rock, heavy metal, junk food and maybe a bit of pro-wrestling. I also occasionally interview chefs, indie designers and other interesting folks.

I’ve appeared on several TV shows including Food Network, The Cooking Channel, and WTTW Chicago Tonight as well as on the pages of Time Out Chicago and Bust Magazine, and have been fired from more reality TV shows than you can imagine.

My first book, Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans, was published in August 2013. 

Info for PR Reps

Bake and Destroy is a 100% vegan website – this means I don’t use any products with ingredients that come from animals or insects. No milk, cheese, meat, eggs or honey. Please do not pitch me about any animal-derived products. I also don’t drink alcohol – therefore, I don’t write about alcohol. If you represent a vegan, cruelty-free brand or product that makes sense for my readers please contact me at natalie(at)bakeanddestroy(dot)com

I will not respond to inquiries about guest posts, SEO services, or anything else that is not relevant to the content of this site.

  • No I don’t accept guest posts.
  • No I don’t want your SEO services.
  • No I don’t want to buy followers.
  • No, I don’t want to be an affiliate for your thing.
  • No, I don’t want your number,
  • No, I don’t want to give you mine and
  • No, I don’t want to meet you nowhere
  • No, I don’t want none of your time.
  • I don’t want no scrubs.