nataliepavela Congrats to the @boutiquebites team on a beautiful and festive grand opening party this evening. Delicious bites were abundant, but we were partial to the mini ramen cups served with Sapporo. Loved running into old and new friends at the party. Guests from our @yogapluschi workshop on Sunday were raving about the space and we agree - Elaina and her team have a knack for bringing such great care and attention down to the little details and it shows. Wish we could move in. Bravo friends! #BriqueBB P.S. @fleurinc, the greenery backdrop you made was stunning! 2d

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen Day 9: made time for breakfast this am - cinnamon granola with apple slices, dried fruit, and soy milk. #The100DayProject 3d

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen Day 8: while Charlie made gazpacho for dinner, I grilled then puréed pineapples and mixed it with lime juice, mint, and mezcal for a very refreshing beverage #The100DayProject #mezcal #cocktailsathome #vsco #vscocam 3d

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen Day 7: noy much cooking; this evening we were in @andreapavela's dining room, led by John Schafer, tasting the wines for next Tuesday's @yogapluschi wine workshop highlighting hidden wine gem regions of the world. Head on over to yogapluschicago.com/events for details. We have a few more seats left! #The100DayProject 4d

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen Day 6: sometimes you just want tacos like mom made 'em (plus hot sauce and jalapeños, two items I seriously didn't try until my 20s) #The100DayProject 5d

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen day 5: roasted a chicken over potatoes and purple carrots for @chazfortune & @chefmike10. My first time trussing a bird; the boys said I did good! #The100DayProject 6d
  •   kevinjosephboyd 100 day project movin up!! 6d
  •   chicagoprofashional The potatoes from under the chicken are always the best part! 6d
  •   taymarie12 Love this 100 day project! 6d
  •   akalyna This looks fantastic! How about making some for AK and Big Mike?? 6d
  •   chazfortune The student has become the teacher 6d
  •   chazfortune @akalyna we should make dinner soon! I agree. 6d
  •   nanapavela Natalie, once again, so impressed! You continue to amaze me! 6d

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen day 4: super easy to make and delicious recipe from @heidijswanson's cookbook 'Super Natural Every Day' - lemon-zested bulgur wheat made with coconut milk, toasted almonds, and poppy seeds. I'm also using this 100 day challenge as a reason to practice with my DSLR camera, food styling, and food photography. #The100DayProject 1w

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen Day 3: made @mollyorangette's butternut soup with pear, cider, and vanilla bean. Yum! Invited @andreapavela over to dine with me, because it's #NationalSiblingDay! Wishing we could have spent it with @dcoe too! #The100DayProject 1w

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nataliepavela #100DaysInTheKitchen Day 2: took the time to make a proper cup of coffee in the French Press this morning, a rare occurrence. Quality beans from @colectivocoffee picked up during our Milwaukee visit earlier this year. #The100DayProject 1w

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nataliepavela #The100DayProject Day 1: I prepared this fresh superfood salad for dinner. It's one of my favorite go-to items and the recipe comes from @leonrestaurants, a restaurant committed to naturally fast food that I frequented often in 2009 when studying in London. #100DaysInTheKitchen 1w

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nataliepavela I'm joining @elleluna, @greatdiscontent, and countless others on #The100DayProject (two days late, since I returned home today). For the next 100 days, I'm committed to making fresh food at home at least once a day. From making some of my favorite recipes to testing out meals in cookbooks that have been collecting dust on the shelves, to learning new techniques thanks to @chazfortune's kitchen guidance, I'm looking forward to it all. I'll be sharing a photo a day for the next 100 days using the hashtag #100DaysInTheKitchen! 1w

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nataliepavela In denial that vacation ends today, so pre-airport cocktails at The Rarebit were in order. 2w

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nataliepavela Thanks to recommendations from @maxwastler & @linacaro we discovered @the_commons_us, a lovely home goods shop carrying American-made products from a variety of talented makers. @lily_tipton, you have a perfectly curated selection. I walked away with a gorgeous ceramic bowl made by @feltandfat. 2w

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nataliepavela Vacationing with a chef means food is top priority, and this girl's not complaining. We dedicated 2/3 of today's meals to exploring Craig Deihl's restaurants. Artisan Meat Share makes a mean roast beef sandwich. We loved that they baked their potatoes before making the potato salad (adds an unexpected crunch). Tonight, we dine at #Cypress! 2w
  •   lukesswa Every post from you and @chazfortune makes me hungry! Stop it! 2w
  •   nataliepavela @lukesswa ha! Wish we could share one of our meals down here with you. You'd love this city and the dining scene! 2w
  •   kehogan I'm going to Charleston next week!! 2w
  •   hgriddick Cypress is great! Charleston restaurants can hang with the best of 'em! 2w

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nataliepavela Places that serve chia pudding and killer egg sandwiches are always a good choice. @st.alban has a great vibe going on. Perfect sustenance earlier this morning before a day full of biking all over Charleston. 2w

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nataliepavela Fantastic dinner last night at McCrady's. 2w

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nataliepavela afternoon stroll admiring the watercolor homes in Charleston 2w

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nataliepavela because all meals should end with soft serve covered in rainbow jimmies 2w

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nataliepavela Took a cue from @hdavis312 and planned out Charleston trip with only a food itinerary in mind. First up: @leonsoystershop for oysters, hush puppies and friend chicken. It's like @parsonschi's southern cousin and we give it 2 thumbs up. 2w

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nataliepavela kale salad, homemade risotto, a bottle of white burgundy and Wag The Dog. Vacation starts today...tomorrow Charleston! #chazandnatcook 2w

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