Welcome to My Goodness Kitchen, a plant-based recipe blog for food lovers.
Hi, my name is Amanda and I live in Victoria, Australia with my 4 year-old girl elf, a patient husband and a Great Dane rescue puppy, Scout. We also just adopted a new canine family member, Walter.
We live in a community of beautiful eccentrics, complete with our own wizard (you did read that right) surrounded by mostly fruit-growing and wine making communities. It’s quiet, unique and the perfect place to raise an elf.
I am a writer. I have always been a writer. And a cook. I am not sure who I would be without those two driving forces. Not me for certain. The kitchen makes sense to me and is where I go, mostly barefoot, to find my space. I write what I find in that space so I don’t forget; I forget things a lot. I also live in my head a lot so writing things down helps me to do things in the “real” world. You know, pick up the baby from play group, walk the dog…
On eating a plant-based diet…
Not too long ago in a galaxy not far from where I am now, I began to read things about food and I realised I couldn’t eat meat or dairy anymore. It is not political, I am not political. I just love animals more than I love eating them which, is saying a lot because some of that stuff is really, really delicious. I find my chosen path hard sometimes, I mean really hard. My Goodness Kitchen keeps me focused and gives me yet another reason to create plant-based dishes that even a carnivore will eat.
My Cooking Philosophy
My Goodness Kitchen is my recipe book. I have a 4 year-old, a house desperate for a makeover, an overworked husband and 2 enthusiastic dogs so my food needs to be either super quick or something I can walk away from. My food processor is my best friend but I am having an affair with my blender. My recipes are quick, wholesome, plant-based and delicious. Of course, we have the occasional decadent bit of yum too. Welcome to My Goodness Kitchen. I am so happy to have you here.