Mandy

Hello!

My name's Mandy. I've always loved baking but have just recently discovered a great passion for cooking as well. This website has been an amazing tool for helping me on my path to kitchen wizardry :)

I'm vegan, so no matter what is on my recipe list, I make it into a vegan dish. They usually turn out better for me that way instead of using traditional vegan recipes. But I'll never leave a bad review if I change something and it doesn't work out!
Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens
Rating: Unrated
Mandy's rating

This dish was amazing! I am not a huge fan of beets but I'll definitely be buying them more often from now on. I used two bulbs of baby garlic for this recipe instead of two mature cloves, and cooked the greens in cast iron, the flavor was just perfect.

Broccoli Soup
Rating: Unrated
Mandy's rating

This was a delicious, hearty soup. I used Edward and Sons "Not Chik'n" broth (delicious!) to keep it vegan, doubled the potato like many others here, and used fresh broccoli instead of frozen. I saute-ed the solid ingredients in a cast iron skillet before dumping them in a soup pot with already boiling broth. It was so flavorful I'll definitely be making it a regular in the dinner menu :)

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus
Rating: Unrated
Mandy's rating

I really loved this dish. I used fresh rosemary and thyme which helped reduce the "twiggy" factor. I also used multi-colored fingerling potatoes which added a wonderful flavor. I had to cook the potatoes significantly longer than the recipe calls for, but I am at 5000 ft so that could have something to do with it. Overall it was a simple, healthy, and flavorful meal.