nocrumbsleft table talks


Join nocrumbsleft at her table as she discusses various topics including food, cooking, love, family and inspiration.

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In this episode, I wrap up the year with my very own Lucy Hartman, who joins me to talk about a few of our fun family traditions, my Year of Health (including 100 inadvertent days of Whole30), my social media break, my love for Roy, self-care, traveling together, who's influenced me, family values, and the tough year of transitions that kicked my butt. I also have quite a bit to say about bras! You won't want to miss the origins of our family's coined phrases, including don't kiss the garbage can; don't be a Santa crusher; and angels and guides, we need a space!

Sep 9

47 min 43 sec

In this episode, I was delighted to sit down with American singer-songwriter Michelle Branch! We met on my trip to Mexico and continued our lively poolside conversation in this episode. She fills me in on the inception of her career, which started when she was only 17. She shares about her romantic and musical relationship with her husband, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, and we also touch on motherhood, recording and touring, the future of The Wreckers, Michelle’s next album, her gift at interior design, what’s truly important in life, and strawberry shortcake!

May 27

50 min 56 sec

In this episode, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I sit down with my children’s father, world class yoga educator Devarshi Steven Hartman, to reminisce about our mothers’ lives and deaths. It’s rare that mothers of a couple would be friends, but our mothers were, and we honor them by discussing what and who they were and were not. We touch on cooking, camping, doing dishes, parenting our kids, and living (and dying) without regrets. We are truly blessed. This tearjerker includes an engaging after show with our own @itsthelucyshow.

May 6

1 hr 1 min

In this episode, I was excited to sit down with fellow cookbook author Danielle Renov of @peaslovencarrots, who truly inspires the best in people! We are connected by our love of food, family, and faith. Like me, she follows her parents’ and grandparents’ footsteps by speaking her truth and desiring to make a difference in the world, while truly being herself. Danielle talks about how changing yourself changes the world, conscious consumerism, the grueling process of cookbook writing, content creation, her deep connection to Judaism, her upcoming tv show, and prunes!

Apr 29

45 min 38 sec

In this episode, I was delighted to sit down with Dan Pelosi, the popular, unpretentious, self-taught cook behind @grossypelosi, whose IG, Pinterest, and product line really exploded during the pandemic, when people were cooking seven days a week. We are so simpatico in our desire to create what he calls “edible love.” He tells me how he learned to cook from his family at an early age, his day job in fashion, his grandfather’s marinara sauce, his unique online appeal, cooking as storytelling, positivity, LGBTQI+ issues, and recipe creation.

Apr 15

47 min 31 sec

In this episode, I sit down with three of my fellow food Instagrammers, Michelle from @nomnompaleo who is Chinese American, Alice from @hipfoodiemom who is Korean American, and ChihYu from @iheartumami.ny who is Taiwanese American. It was such an important conversation, in light of the unthinkable level of racially motivated violence Asian Americans are experiencing in addition to decades of micro-aggressions and xenophobia. They share their own stories from a very vulnerable place, and I was honored to be a part of this heartfelt and deeply personal level of sharing about current events as well as what it was like to be an Asian American child growing up in the United States and living in a predominantly white area. Please take a moment to give this unique episode a listen and learn how to help. Find out the Five Ds of intervention by @ihollagram and how to use our collective voices to educate and illuminate. Let’s do this.In addition, I feel so grateful that Michelle @nomnompaleo took the time to compile a list of resources for those looking to learn, grow, and make a difference right now. Absolutely set aside some time to click here, check them out, and share.

Apr 8

59 min 8 sec

In my recent Table Talks podcast episode, I sit down for the second time with my dear friend Joanne, The Korean Vegan. We talk about her TikTok debut, fiercely protecting the vulnerable ones (while staying vulnerable yourself), choosing joy over fear, being an aunt, balancing being a blogger and storyteller with being a lawyer, and her new book coming out this fall. It’s been amazing to watch her completely come into her own and develop new parts of herself over the past year. This episode is definitely not one to miss!

Apr 2

54 min 14 sec

In this episode I was honored to sit down with master chef and cooking educator Jacques Pepin, who has been in the kitchen for more than 70 years and in the public eye for 40. Credited for inventing the modern cooking show, Jacques talks about bringing up kids in the kitchen, cooking with your heart, epic friendships, and how small the cooking world is. If you enjoy a beautiful French accent, you will certainly enjoy listening to Jacques talk about my favorite topics: food and life itself.

Mar 19

34 min 40 sec

In this episode, I sit down with Broadway’s own David Josefsberg, a 25-year veteran (including Les Mis, Grease, and Waitress). We discuss the gifts of the pandemic, living life with joy, being willing to take imperfect action, dealing with nerves, his wife (my health coach), and learning TikTok. I love following his fun Instagram, @davidsjosefsberg. As a special podcast treat, he even sings us a song!

Mar 12

46 min 20 sec

In this episode, I sit down with the author of the Best Fall Cookbook according to The New York Times, author Adeena Sussman, who has written 14 cookbooks including her most recent, Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from my Israeli Kitchen. In addition to cookbooks and cuisines, we talk about being late bloomers, the influence of our mothers, and finding love later in life. Listen in and share with your friends!

Mar 5

53 min 44 sec

In this episode, I sit down with fellow cookbook author Julia Turshen, whose new cookbook, Simply Julia, will be released March 2. She is truly the home cook’s home cook and is so good at articulating the deep value of home cooks--I couldn’t agree more! We also discuss writing good recipes, cooking a little extra, knowing where our food comes from, the writing process, cooking as anxiety relief, and how lgbtq+ representation is embodied in her work.

Feb 26

37 min 38 sec

In this episode, I was thrilled to sit down with professional troublemaker, entrepreneur, branding strategist, podcast host, and New York Times bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi Jones for a lively, inspiring conversation. Her new book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual, is all about trusting our voice and embodying who we truly are, despite the fear. Luvvie talks about her audacious mission to shift a million lives, being a disruptor, other people’s judgements, setting boundaries, her own unapologetically empowered grandmother, being of service, truth-telling as a muscle, #sharethemicnow, and the pandemic as an opportunity to double down on intentions about the world we want to build. Her virtual book tour starts March 2, so check out and maybe even hop on the kindness train by purchasing a spot for someone who can’t afford it.

Feb 18

35 min 35 sec

In this episode, my longtime friend and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Serle is back! Her intriguing novel, In Five Years, accompanied plenty of people through the pandemic and is about to be released in paperback. We talk about chosen family, female friendships, the writing process, intuition, my own chapter three, and my secret TikTok account. Is life about fate or free will? Tune in to hear what we say about that, and don’t miss the after show with my own @itsthelucyshow.

Feb 12

48 min 56 sec

In this episode, I sit down with my friends and fellow foodies, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous, and it’s an absolute lovefest. We cover their new cookbook, Food Between Friends, the cookbook writing and publishing process, parenting in the pandemic, cooking as a lifelong journey, honoring family recipes, imposter syndrome, and Jesse’s Tie the Knot Foundation. Jesse also reveals how much he wanted me to do an Instagram story about it the minute we met, in 2017.

Feb 5

55 min 43 sec

In this episode, I talk with nutritional therapist, author, chef, mother, and Navy wife Cristina Curp, who is such a firecracker! She shares how she embraced the idea of food as medicine. We share a passion for food and getting stuff done! We also cover writing our cookbooks, remaining sane in crazy times, self-discovery, living a public life, autoimmune disease, carving out time for yourself, and representation in the wellness field.

Jan 22

49 min 57 sec

In this episode, I sit down with change agent and entrepreneur Tonya Rapley to talk about money. Named the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise magazine and selected as a modern History Maker by TV One, Tonya says financial empowerment begins with awareness. Then, it’s all about discipline and dedication--YOU are the secret ingredient, and you’ll feel better when you’ve planned for the future. I loved her simple advice to set micro-goals, and we also talk all about lather!

Jan 15

38 min 39 sec

In this episode, Chef Zoe Adjonyoh, author of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, joins me for a delightful conversation ranging from the gifts of the pandemic to the African food movement to personal growth. Zoe’s approach to food activism and diversity in food has not only brought personal success, but it’s shifted awareness about what “African food” means in the restaurant world.

Jan 8

40 min 4 sec

In this episode, personal chef Aubrey Johansen and I discuss our passion for cooking, rainbows, the evolution of queer culture on social media, trying new spice profiles, leaps of faith, and trusting your gut. A wizard in the kitchen, Aubrey shares her meal-planning process for professional athletes with nutritional goals and her secret to meditating. What’s not to love about a gal who calls me “the Oprah of the food blogging world”?

Dec 2020

38 min 38 sec

In this episode, I have a reunion with content creator and brand ideation expert Kevin Masse, who recounts working together when I was at the beginning of my blogging journey. We also discuss showing up on social media as your authentic self, nightly rituals, to drink or not to drink, how to start a major project like his in-home bakery (step by step), and the difference between Pinterest and Instagram. His advice? Be authentic.

Dec 2020

42 min 40 sec

In this episode, I talk with the ever-inspiring Devi Brown, Chief Impact Officer at Chopra Global and master wellbeing educator, whose deep intuitive understanding of joy will leave you in awe. We discuss how to live in love, surrender to the unpredictability of life, learn and hold space for more than your own experience, and be in service to one’s self on a moment to moment basis. Our conversation was truly a healing experience.

Dec 2020

40 min 38 sec

In this episode, I talk with notable artist Heather Gentile Collins, whose public murals you may very well have enjoyed, about how it’s easy live without fear when you are living in your purpose. We explore the idea of the “sixth sense,” our heart’s intuition versus the ego/brain, and how we have experienced winks from God. Ultimately, it’s not about the number of years you put into your life, it’s about the amount of life you put into your years.

Nov 2020

41 min 50 sec

Bon vivants Teri and Amanda talk about the wonderful world of wine, being married in a fun Instagrammy way, getting to be yourself online, and renting the runway.

Nov 2020

38 min 11 sec

Teri and Michelle aren't just going to stick to food. In this episode they discuss not accepting whatever is offered to you, your family being your best friends, reluctantly trying new things, figuring out how to be a foodie, and prioritizing rest.

Nov 2020

38 min 57 sec

We're kicking off Season 3 of Table Talks with Teri and Lucy chatting about building a collective vibe, how scary it is to be who you are, and how to rebuild when the previous form no longer works. Things have changed, but one thing that's the same: they still make each other cry. Join in, listen and share with your friends.

Nov 2020

44 min 37 sec

In this episode, friend and extraordinary photographer George Lange shares anecdotes galore! He’s shot the casts of Seinfeld and Friends, the Obamas, Jim Carrey, and Sophia Loren, to name a few. He tells me the story of his viral Jeni’s Ice Cream video, explains how photography is a tool for a deeper appreciation of life, and discusses how experience translates into content. He truly is a magic maker!

Mar 2020

35 min 56 sec

In this episode, I sit down with Robyn Sexton, mother, entrepreneur, and advocate, about her family’s journey through illness, recovery and advocacy. She shares how her family got through the worst of times and how her dedication to having Gavin feel like a regular kid inspired the creation of Phabulous Foods, one of the few ready-to-eat snack foods with kidney-kind ingredients.

Mar 2020

33 min 51 sec

In this episode, I sit down with Crumble and fellow LGBTQ+ parent Julie Stewart to talk about how she quietly makes a difference in the world by connecting as a surrogate mom to LGBTQ+ people. She shares how understanding other people’s struggles, educating ourselves, being public about it, and not making assumptions are some keys to going from ally to advocate. As a woman who was told she’d never walk again and went on to run seven half-marathons, Julie knows a lot about beating the odds and manifesting your dreams.

Mar 2020

35 min 2 sec

In this episode, I sit down with the author of the book 37 Seconds, Stephanie Arnold. How can you tell the difference between your intuition and your worst fear? Stephanie had an intuition, and a fear, that she was going to die in childbirth…and she did. But only for 37 seconds. What can happen in 37 seconds? A lot, as it turns out. Part medical thriller and part personal journey, and soon to be a Netflix special, her story is truly astounding.

Feb 2020

37 min 37 sec

In this episode, fellow mom and food blogger Jill Fergus and I sit down together and exemplify creating community based on shared passions. We love cooking and family dinners, gathering with loved ones, and being in the kitchen. We bond over food memories, our favorite kitchen tools, the joy of packing kids’ school lunches (not kidding!), the ideal cooking oils, and how to make the best nachos. Jill also shares the keys to a long-lasting marriage and the origin of the name “feedtheswimmers.” Food brings people together and starts conversations, and if you enjoy food, you’ll love this one.

Feb 2020

32 min 44 sec

In this episode, I sit down with Field Foundation president and native Chicagoan Angelique Power to talk about how everyone, from corporations to individuals, can make a difference in shifting the balance of power in today’s society. We discuss what racial equality and intersectionality mean, how the system we live in is designed to perpetuate inequality, why who tells the story matters, and what we have learned from our daughters. Rethinking the entire system makes for a lively conversation! If you’ve ever wondered how YOU can be a part of making a difference, Angelique offers some thoughtful ideas.

Feb 2020

37 min 37 sec

In this episode, I sit down with ice cream maven Jeni Britton Bauer to hear about how it all began. As a longtime fan of Jeni’s Ice Cream, I enjoyed hearing about her initial ice cream epiphany and her early days of mixing essential oils into ice cream (making her the hit of every dinner party). Inspiration is her lifeblood! We discuss how building a company means building community, why it’s important to build trust with your team and your suppliers, why anyone with an idea and a little support from friends should just get on out there and learn by doing.

Feb 2020

36 min 15 sec

In this episode, I talk with instant friend, art historian and curator Danny Dunson of @legacybros, who began a second career at age 35 as a Fulbright Scholar doing art research in Ghana and is continuing his parents’ intention to elevate the African-American community. He shares the true meaning of curation, why self-esteem and self-love helps us love others better, why it’s important to see people who look like you and have stories similar to yours, and where Instagram fits into it all.

Jan 2020

34 min 6 sec

In this episode, fellow band daughter and childhood friend Laurel Schumacher regales us with stories of our mothers’ epic adventures traveling with their band. We share our love for community and multi-generational friendships. Find out what a gut bucket and a kitty keeper are, how a group of women in the 1970’s formed a band without really even knowing how to play instruments, and how my mother inspired her friends to do things they never would have done. Laurel also reveals what the first “meal” I ever cooked for her was! Some people inspire the best in each other and challenge each other a little bit, and after 50 years of mother-daughter lunches, we celebrate our lasting bond in this episode.

Jan 2020

37 min 37 sec

In this episode, I sit down with friend and parenting expert Dana Hirt to talk about what it takes to co-parent, whether happily married, divorced, or anywhere in between. Dana explains why it is key to define your core values, let go of past resentments, and embrace the present. Successful parenting produces “launchable” kids who can navigate their own lives, and it’s never too early to look into parenting styles—she even works with expectant parents to create a blueprint. Listen in to find out why knowing the outcomes you desire make the parenting journey easier!

Jan 2020

34 min 45 sec

In this episode, I meet brand strategist (and friend of Roy) Molly Louthan for the first time, here on the podcast! Molly advocates taking time out to visualize one’s brand and see the big picture of what’s next. Look at your own life choices in light of societal expectations, and cook up the life that’s best for you. It all comes down to being ambassadors for each other.

Dec 2019

35 min 7 sec

In this episode, I sit down with Laura Wasser, a high profile divorce attorney from Los Angeles who, like me, believes that divorce can be accomplished amicably. Her online resources help couples move into a new paradigm in which divorce can be viewed as a beginning and not an ending, a rebirth and not a death. She calls the path toward a good divorce the “evolution of dissolution,” offering divorcing couples not just information but a sense of community.

Dec 2019

34 min 16 sec

In this episode, I sit down with []1 Erika VanDam, who looked around a neighborhood full of unique shops, realized it needed a bookstore, and began her dream career. Once a little girl reading under the covers with a flashlight after bedtime, Erica is now a true resource in the community for people who love books. She shares her recent favorite reads, why shopping local is important, and her bookstore’s role in nocrumbsleft’s “pay it forward” program.

Dec 2019

31 min 6 sec

In this episode, Dallas shares the moment that inspired the Red Fred Project, a crowd-funded venture that publishes books written by children living with life-threatening illnesses--kids who have seen and understood things far beyond their years. The power of collaboration and the power of having a vision have fueled this project (in addition to a well-timed tweet by Neil Gaiman), which is on its way to 50 books, 50 children, 50 states, sharing kids’ wisdom and sending them royalty checks. Sometimes our dragons help us.

Nov 2019

34 min 24 sec

In this episode, I talk to super-neighbor Tia about our community, which she calls our “urban family.” She reflects on how being raised by a single mom shaped her, how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, the myth of balancing work and home life, raising kids to be gritty, and how there is no failure, just reinvention. She also shares how ripped pants led to her bodybuilding hobby and what her superpower is.

Nov 2019

32 min 26 sec

In this episode, I chat with a new friend, actress Katie Kershaw, about following your passion, taking the leap of faith, and living with authenticity. Katie plays the ingénue Amanda in the tv series Mrs. Fletcher and happens to be a longtime, passionate @nocrumbsleft follower and fellow Sagittarius. She reveals some behind-the-scenes tidbits, like what the role of the “intimacy coordinator” is in tv and how it affects the viewer’s experience.

Nov 2019

33 min 29 sec

In this episode I sit down with @kholi (Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison), Whole30 Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and co-creator of, an entrepreneurship that offers progressive education for the global business world. We talk about how influential our mothers have been in shaping the women we have become, families and food. She shares how she pivoted from English major to change-maker, and schools me on “soft skills,” why equity and personal peace matter, and how she works daily to make a difference in the world.

Nov 2019

36 min 20 sec

In this episode I sit down with Alex Snodgrass of @thedefineddish, a mother, epic Whole30 influencer, and inspired creator of weeknight meals with an upcoming cookbook—do we sound like kindred spirits? Creating content is her M.O. This true collaborator shares where she finds inspiration (hint: everywhere!), why she doesn’t play the comparison game, how she handles the IG haters, and how she balances work and family.

Nov 2019

30 min 5 sec

In this episode, gender fluid actor, model, and producer LeeDawn Hershey tells me about how they are turning their life experiences into art, and how staying true to who they are was both their path to happiness as well as the key to their flourishing career. LeeDawn reveals how Nocrumbslefts_kid is the missing link to their upcoming film, how being queer often becomes easier and better with age, and how our work ethics are pretty darn similar.


Oct 2019

40 min

In this episode, my dear friend turns the tables, so to speak, and interviews me! Laurice (Laurie) Bell covers questions followers have been asking, leading me to share about family, friendship, drive, and authentically growing my Instagram one follower at a time. How Marinated Onion Bowls came to be, what my parents--and parenting--have meant to me, my passion for living from the heart and seeing magic all around us, plus what I do in my downtime, are all included in our conversation.

Oct 2019

34 min 46 sec

In this episode I talk again with fellow motherless daughter and “ambassador for grief” Barri Leiner Grant about her new endeavor, The Memory Circle, which our last podcast together inspired her to create! She helps others explore loss, death, and grief and believes it’s time for our society to change the vernacular around loss. Barri’s Instagram (and real life events in Chicago) offer a space for people to safely share their stories, instead of merely “getting over it.” We also talk about the gifts we’ve received from our own mothers, parenting our kids, and letting go as an aspect of parenting. Barri also shares her pioneering ideas for creating an “ethical will.”

Oct 2019

35 min 43 sec

In this episode, Teri Turner aka @nocrumbsleft talks with my long-time friend Ellen Rogin, an author and financial expert, about the many reasons why giving is important and can even help reduce financial anxiety! They discuss the effect our mindset has on our abundance (financial and otherwise), how to teach your kids about money and financial planning, we check in about what energies we are attracting in our own lives, and talk over some actionable and practical steps to manifest prosperity.

Oct 2019

32 min 28 sec

In this episode, Teri @nocrumbsleft talk to @Whole30 influencer and coach Ashley McCrary of @healthylittlepeach about our mutual love of food, family and being entrepreneurs who are ahead of the curve. We also discuss her transition from teacher to blogger, her struggle with weight and how she has learned to embrace progress, not perfection in her life. We talk about being inspired and inspiring others, as well as how many rounds of Whole30 we’ve each done. You’ll appreciate her refreshing spin and budget-friendly approach to Whole30.

Sep 2019

34 min 59 sec

In this episode, I talk with my friend Bobbi Anderson about being next door neighbors. We share a love for connecting, supporting, and uplifting the women in our lives, and being present for our children in theirs. Bobbi and I reminisce about how I inspired her first backyard dinner party and helped make it a success--you know how I love dragging that dining room table into the back yard.

Sep 2019

37 min 56 sec

In this episode, I sat down with entrepreneur Katie Sturino, whose bold Instagram spotlights what curvy gals experience in “fashion purgatory.” Kate advocates for women by calling out brands whose largest size is still way too small. The babe behind @megababe tells me how and why she created the unique products that provide real solutions for women.

Sep 2019

32 min 56 sec

In this episode, I sit down with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Laurie Bell, for what might well be our thousandth heart-to-heart. Laurie remembers the “Teri dance,” as well as my hair and earrings…apparently, I jangled a lot when I walked into our college French class in the 1980s. We talk about behind the scenes moments of the book tour (our 2 month long ultimate girls trip), our parents, our kids, how to maintain a lifelong friendship, our first trip to Paris, and the joy and fear of being between careers.

Sep 2019

42 min 15 sec