Well, hello there! I’m Natalie Gruendl (rhymes with “bundle”). I’m the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind Tastes Lovely. Thanks for visiting! I love to cook and develop simple and healthy recipes for delicious everyday meals, and am so glad I can share them here with you.
Most of my recipes are healthy and diet friendly: paleo, Whole30, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. The better I eat, the better I feel, and eating a clean diet is what works best for me and my family. I cook seasonally, using ingredients that are seasonal & organic.
I started this blog in August 2013 as a way to document and remember all of my favorite recipes, and to improve on my photography skills. It began as a hobby, and has turned in to my passion.
If you’re new here, you can visually view all of my recipes. I post new recipes weekly, so come back often to see what I’m cooking up next! Or better yet, subscribe to have all my new posts delivered directly to your inbox. Head over to Life for all my non-food related posts. And visit Shop to see all my favorite kitchen and pantry products.
I hope you find my recipes delicious, my photography beautiful, and my blog inviting. Don’t be a stranger and feel free to leave me a comment or drop me an email! You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
When I’m not cooking, I’m enjoying my simple, love filled life with my husband Shawn and our sons Josh and Ryan in Danville, California. Shawn and I are high school sweethearts, and have been married since September 2012. We *really* like each other. Josh was born in November 2015 and Ryan was born in June 2018, they are our dreams come true.
Shawn works as the health and environmental safety tech for our local school district, and I am lucky enough to be home full time with Josh (and blog whenever he is sleeping!). Shawn and I also own a wedding videography business that keeps us very busy in the summer. You can follow my personal Intagram account to see our families latest.