RECIPE: Strawberry, Kale & Pecan Salad

So pleased to announce that I have a new column in the Orlando Sentinel’s A Better You section, which is a monthly insert into the newspaper. It’s on newstands TODAY March 20, 2013, a perfect beginning aligned with the Spring Equinox. Special thanks to Emily Rankin of Local Roots Farm to Restaurant Distribution for recommending … More RECIPE: Strawberry, Kale & Pecan Salad

Business Values Highlighted in Sentinel

Dandy recently got some great coverage in the Orlando Sentinel about our socially consciously approach to doing business. We are grateful for the positive recognition from the media, and it also gives us permission to address a commonly made, but inaccurate assumption. Many believe our patrons are a caricature of liberalism (whatever that is) but … More Business Values Highlighted in Sentinel

Interview for Happy Cow

This article was originally publishedon  AUGUST 18, 2011 in for HappyCow, read the original article here. Owner or Chef’s Name: Julie Norris (her blog) Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Our greatest success has been from the relationships that have formed over the years with … More Interview for Happy Cow

The Solo Sessions

Front Porch Radio is my favorite little hobby. Every once in awhile, there is an episode where I have no guest & no co-host, just little ole me sitting alone in my rocking chair telling tall tales. Today was one such day. Inspired by an article I just completed for an upcoming Velocity Magazine edition, … More The Solo Sessions

My Natural Journey, Published in Playground Magazine

Playground magazine recently hit the stands, flinging myself back to the preggo days. I had almost forgotten I did this photo shoot at 36 weeks for my newest must-have parenting magazine. This edition is green-themed and features articles on Flexitarianism (Part Time Veg, pg 58), the “Green Block” covering Dandelion (my cafe) (You Are So … More My Natural Journey, Published in Playground Magazine

10 Centimeters

[This article appeared in the Spring 2010  Edition of PLAYGROUND Magazine.] 10 Centimeters: Exploring the Sacred Art of Giving Birth Written by Julie Norris | Photos by Cristy Nielsen Ten centimeters — the golden labor measurement. Being informed and believing in your body’s natural ability are the first steps toward exploring the many approaches that offer … More 10 Centimeters


The article below appears in the March/April edition of Velocity Magazine which was dedicated to the topic of the Divine Feminine. I had a dickens of a time writing it, as alluded to here and this post helped validate and clear-up my thoughts on the whole domestic issue. Anywho, here’s the article in full. I … More Mamamorphosis