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About Mandy

"Live, Eat and Love with Flavor"

... that's pretty much been my mantra these days. In a world that can at times seem full of ugliness and negativity, my focus has always been to try living my most authentic, positive life through all the chaos. Do I always succeed? Not quite. Sometimes I'm a crying, emotional mess and drown my sorrows in a bowl of carbs. But most times I find joy in discovering the silver lining in whatever comes my way, good or bad. Life is about the journey, after all.

For me, that means embracing the human experience and being mindful of the details. It's about speaking your mind and baring your soul even when you think no one cares. It's about the way the fuzz on peaches tickle your tongue when you eat them. It's about loving openly, and how that can sometimes feel like you're jumping into a volcano without a jet pack.

My website is my space to channel the things that feed my soul - living authentically through adventure, delicious food, and love. Thank you for joining me for the ride.

With Gratitude,



About the Author

Amanda is a digital media professional, writer, and amateur chef. Her work producing digital content, video and social media has been featured on Forbes, NBC, Yahoo, CNN, PandoDaily and more. Her work with cooking has been seen in the stomachs of all of her friends.

Originally from the Bay Area, she has also lived in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles. Amanda credits being raised by her Italian grandparents as the launching pad for her love of food. With each city she lived in, she absorbed a little bit of culture and cuisine knowledge (and agrees there is nothing on this planet like a New York City bagel).

In 2011, Amanda beat a year-long battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is now proud to call herself a badass cancer survivor. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Florida International University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and their dog, Charlie.