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Ohhhh hi there! Nicetameetya!

Welcome to Chef Katelyn, where I blog about not being a chef. Let’s get one thing straight: I love to eat and (occasionally) cook, but this is no food blog. You could say it used to be, which is evidenced by my upwards of one hundred recipes in the Recipe tab above. I still eat them. I just don’t spend all my time making them.

I’m an OrangeWoman with ambition. I go to Syracuse University and am hoping to pursue a dual degree in the iSchool and Newhouse. I’m not sure what I’m doing with the rest of my life, but I know I’m going to be communicating with others and will include social media. Whether it’s at a PR firm or at Vanity Fair, I do not know.

This blog documents everything from yoga to haute couture and everything in-between. You will often see photographs of anything from food, style, my daily shenanigans, college life, nature, and travel. My inspiration will often be documented in the form of deep words, photographs, doodles, and YouTube videos (regardless of whether they are my own or something I am watching over and over again).

This blog is my masterpiece. My brainchild. I love it, and I hope you will too.

xoxo,
Katelyn

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healthyhelper August 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM

just found your blog and love it!

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Katelyn August 23, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it :)

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Cinnamon Feind May 12, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Katelyn,
Love your blog, girl! You are a very talented writer and you got spunk woman! Keep shining! :)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM

You just made my day! Thanks girl!!!! With spunk, Katelyn. ;)

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Meg September 6, 2010 at 5:40 AM

I think we'd prettymuch be bff's. You rock! I love that you've traveled and seen the way others live, it's inspirational, and really makes you wanna make a difference in other people's lives. :)

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Katelyn September 6, 2010 at 4:35 PM

My thinking exactly when I read your blog. So, prettymuch :) Awe, thanks girl! That's so sweet of you to say, truly.

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This Italian Family January 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Aww what a sweet blog! I love that you have mission trips on your about page – that says a lot about you! :)

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Katelyn January 9, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Awe thank you! They're a big part of my life.

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Samantha January 8, 2011 at 7:43 PM

What a great blog!! Can't wait to read more :)

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Katelyn January 9, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Thank you! Glad you stopped by:)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Thanks girl!! Hope you come back soon!!!

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juliakatz1996 January 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM

could u send me the cake?!

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Katelyn January 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I’ll take any excuse to bake;)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM

On its way riiiight now.

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Katy January 10, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Just found your blog from Sophia at Raven Waves, and I love it! I wish I was as dedicated to health as you when I was 17!

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Katelyn January 10, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I wish more people were! Seriously, I'm writing my Econ paper on animal-free diets and the section on obesity blew my mind!

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Andrea@Thin Thighs & January 10, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Hi Katelyn! I'm new to your blog and am really enjoying what I've read so far. You have a very fun writing style! Look forward to following along! :)

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Katelyn January 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Yay I’m so glad you like it!:)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Aweeee thank you! I hope you come back again soon. :)

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drdutch January 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM

great blog!

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Katelyn March 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Thank you!

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Kelsey January 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM

why hello beautiful! <3 hehe

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Katelyn January 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Thank you! :)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Hahaha welllll thanks!

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Jenny January 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Just found your blog! You are so pretty, nice to "meet you" :)

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Katelyn January 28, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Thanks girl!! You too!

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Aweee thank you! Nice to "meet you" too ;)

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katshealthcorner January 29, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Hey Katelyn! I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!! You are so inspiring! I hope I can learn so much from you. :) Thank you for being such a great example. I can't wait to read more! :)

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Katelyn March 15, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Thank you Kat!:)

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bakebooks February 1, 2011 at 5:00 PM

You are beautiful! I love the title of your blog – oh how I'd love to be a Chef :)…well actually, real "chefs" seem super busy and work up to their elbows all day long…I guess I "romanticize" it ;)

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Katelyn March 15, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Awe thank you!!

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Ellie February 2, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Heyy aww I'm soo blessed to see such a young woman of God who isn't silent but is thriving with love and joy! Keep runnin' hard~~

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Katelyn March 15, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Thanks girl! I will:)

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Erin February 7, 2011 at 5:44 AM

Hey Katelyn! I've been seeing your name in the comments on pretty much all of the same blogs I read, so I decided to check 'ya out! I love that your journey has brought you to being a vegan at 17 – that' s so cool! I wish I knew half as much as you do when I was 17. You rock! Looking forward to reading along :)

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Katelyn March 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Thank you!!:)

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Parita@myinnershakti February 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Hi Katelyn! I agree with Erin above me…I commend you for taking on a healthy lifestyle at such a young age. I wish I had your wisdom when I was 17! I love the blog and look forward to reading more. :)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Woooo thanks girl!!!! I hope you come back soon!

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raphee February 14, 2011 at 5:16 AM

I just discovered your blog and already love it. It's nice to see someone in the blogging community who has my age. I would try going vegan someday and i think that i might find some very good ideas on your blog :):)
Can't wait to read more of your blog
xxx

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Michelle February 18, 2011 at 8:13 AM

I love your story Katelyn! I just found your blog and its absolutely incredible. I actually laughed out loud when I saw that guys are so chill…"I should be one." I'm the exact same way. I live in a sorority house, but I'm so much more comfortable just pal-ing around with my guy friends.

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Ahaha I love it. Did you know I\’m rushing next semester? Yup.

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amm170579 February 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

I just found your blog… I had no idea you were 17! (You look older in your main pic) I am 19, going to the University of Florida right now. Love your energy and view on life… I found it coincidentally awesome that I went to Colombia last year on a service (not mission) trip and worked with kids aged 11-17 who have the biggest hearts I have ever seen/met. They didn't speak any English either… talk about a crash course in Spanish. I'm trying to start up my blog right now, it's still a major work in progress, but I've been trying to post regularly. If you have time, it would be amazing if you could check it out and let me know what you think!
Allie

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

I\’m 18 now, but when you read this I was 17! Ahah. You\’re in Florida?! Seriously jeal. I could use some sunshine right about now.

I would love to chat more! Columbia sounds amazing.

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feerlessfood March 14, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Hi Katelyn!
I saw your blog from Hollie’s post! Are you from New York? I’m just curious- I’m not, but my whole family is from Rochester and all grew up there!
Love your blog and recipes- keep it up!

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Katelyn March 14, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Hi Chuck! I am in Rochacha, but a lot of my family lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and in New Jersey. I’m glad you stopped by!:)

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Alexandra March 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Hi Katelyn! Love your blog! All of your nummy foods look so tasty, they've really given me some ideas to jazz up the bland norm :) I'll definitely be following, looking forward to reading more!

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

I\’m so glad! Thank you for stoppin by!

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Amanda (tomboy that April 6, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Vegan bloggers with a fun personality! I'm bookmarking this one!! ;)

xoxo

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Ahah so glad you enjoy it!

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Lucy April 16, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Hi!! Just wondering…are you a Christian?

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

I was raised Christian (Methodist denomination), but recently I\’m kind of ambiguous. I\’m intrigued by all religions.

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Kayla Hoffman June 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM

So we met on Twitter days ago and I think you are the cutest thing ever! I became vegetarian (seriously) this past year so I am enjoying all the funny comments you have the I sooooo completely agree with. You are also super into fitness and if you are ever interested in becoming a beachbody coach PLZ let me know. I think you would be perfect for it! I will keep reading!!

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Thank you! Ahah thank you. I know we talked awhile back, but now might be a better time for me to become a beachbody coach. Let\’s chat soon!

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whatkatiesbaking June 16, 2011 at 5:56 PM

love your blog!! you're so stinkin' pretty!

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Katelyn June 16, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Aweeee girl you made my day!!

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Kaitlyn June 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

just came across your blog and I love it! just recently started one myself. im sure i will be returning regularly to check out (and make) some of your awesome recipes! congrats on ur graduation! :)

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Thank you!!! I hope to see you back soon.

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Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth) June 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM

your blog is adorable! how old are you?

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Katelyn July 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM

18!

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Molly July 23, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Just thought I'd let you know that I love your blog:) and I am so making that cookie dough bowl for breakfast sometime:)

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Ahah yay! I\’m so glad. Look forward to seeing you around more!

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Katelyn :) August 11, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Hah. SO i looked my self up on google, (i know, im a nerd), and i came across your blog. It made me smile because my names also Katelyn and i want to be a chef (: I now have to add your website to my favorites list :D

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Haha you\’re kidding! That is literally the funniest thing I\’ve heard all day. What are the chances? Glad to see you around!

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4sprottbrittanyp September 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Just stumbled across your blog, super. why is it that everyone in the food blog world seems to be inside my brain? Def kindred blog-spirits. Blog on!

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Ahah no idea. Thank you for stopping by!

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Lisa October 2, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I love your blog! I follow you on twitter and i saw you hosted fitblog and i came to check you out some more! you seem pretty funny so i'll be back!! :)

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Katelyn November 29, 1999 at 7:00 PM

Thank you!! Hope to see you back soon.

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Shannon French November 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Stumbled upon your blog via ohsheglows, and immediately recognized the photo in front of skinny dip, in my hometown I do believe! Perhaps it’s a vacation shot, but finding Virginia Beach (unless it is not?) from a lovely Canadian blog was an awesome feeling of small-world-ness :)

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Katelyn November 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Ah! Yes! That is in VA Beach, but I live in Upstate NY. My grandma and a friend live in Virginia Beach, so I go there once or twice a year.

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danielle December 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Hey love your blog! I have a question and it’s not meant to be an attack of any sort—but are you vegan? It’s a little hard to tell because you don’t say you are, and you’ve posted pics of salmon and such, but then in your philosophy you talk about eating animal free products. It doesnt matter either way of course, but i’m vegan and like to keep tabs on places i can find vegan recipes : )

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Katelyn December 3, 2011 at 9:09 PM

No, I am not vegan, but about 99.5% of my recipes are. :)

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Chelsa December 30, 2011 at 9:50 AM

beautiful picture of the family!!

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Shreya January 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Go orange! Aren’t you loving the 20-0 basketball season?

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Katelyn Block January 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Seriously, best thing EVER.

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Shreya January 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Fingers crossed for a 2003 NCAA win repeat… Hopefully we’ll have some GMac luck coming our way. It’s great to read a fellow orangewoman’s blog. Good luck for this semester and enjoy the winter.

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Jessica @ Busy Living Healthy January 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I love your blog!! :)

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AG April 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM

HEY! I started my blog and it’s refreshing to finally find someone around the same age with a blog. I look forward to following! :)

http://www.fitwithflair.blogspot.com

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Nicolle May 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I love you blog – especially how honest you are. I also enjoyed reading about your mission trip to Nicaragua! (I found your old blog first.) Your recipes are great as well!

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Irina @ Chocolatea Time May 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Hi there! I just found your blog and like it already. Just stopping by to say hello from Chicago :)

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Meagan @ One Fit Pig June 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Hey Katelyn! I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I am a college student too, so it will be neat to see your eats and such as a busy college student :)

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Sarah Kay Hoffman September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

A girl I TOTALLY adore! I just had to read your “about.” Thankfully, you confirmed all my awesome suspicions about you! xo

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katelyn October 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Ok this might be a little strange that i’m asking you about this but i’m new at this blog thing and i want to know if you could help me with it
thx:)

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Maggie April 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Way to confuse people with your blog name! I love it though. :)

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Rita May 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Love your blog!! Glad to be following!

-Rita
vodkaandcupcakes.com

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