rooted with life

fun for food fanatics. vegan & soy-free. give plants a chance.


Natalie Criswell is the creator of “rooted with life” online blog, and cooking is her true passion. She started this blog to channel her creative energy (like every other blogger on this wonderful world wide web). Her inspiration comes from the stimuli she sees, hears, feels, and smells each day – as well as her unfavorable food allergies to soybeans and shellfish. Natalie decided a plant-based lifestyle suited her best and embraces the “obstacles” of her diet as a challenge to create something improved for her body. “Rooted with life” is geared to share Natalie’s culinary creations, restaurant experiences and other lifestyle posts to inspire those surfing through the web. Be “rooted with life” to evoke cleaner eating, healthier habits and more positive thoughts.

Natalie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Psychology and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Leadership. She is energized by applying the knowledge from her studies to her zeal for cooking health-conscious, plant-based & soy-free eats. Human Factors Psychology incorporates understanding the interactions and behaviors of human behaviors and applying that knowledge to enhance and optimize elements of design and system performance. This area of work is broad and the realm seems almost endless. Natalie envisions applying her knowledge of human factors to the area of health and well-being in pursuit of educating and leading people to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

She draws on the energy from the friends and family she surrounds herself with, as well as to the places she travels, influence her motive for producing “rooted with life”.

Thanks for visiting Nat’s blog!