About Me

Hi, my name is Amanda Barnett, aka the Scattered Cook. Welcome to my chaotic, jumbled, and sometimes disorderly world of vegetarian cooking! I love experimenting with new recipes, feeding people, and I also really love writing, which makes this whole cooking blog thing kinda perfect.

I started blogging a few years ago after becoming vegetarian and realizing how complicated, time consuming, expensive, and downright weird a lot of the recipes were. I knew there had to be a better way, and decided to start making my own recipes and sharing them with the world.

I try to focus on using fresh and healthy ingredients when possible, and finding ways to make my recipes inclusive for vegetarian and non-vegetarians alike (aka delicious). I also work full time, so I try to come up with quick recipes that are easy to take for lunches or put together when you've had a long day at work and your other options are slaving over a hot stove or stopping for fast food. But I will never judge you for ordering pizza. Sometimes you just have to order a pizza.

Other hobbies include decorating, gardening, floral arranging, going on day hikes, being in nature, drawing, reading, crocheting, bugging Sally, writing stories, and not baking - nobody wants that.

Questions, quandaries, conundrums? Send me an e-mail: scatteredcook@gmail.com!

Some of My Favorite Recipes

 Beer Battered Artichoke Tacos with Lime Crema   Roasted Veggie Lasagna with Creamy Pesto Sauce   Roasted Veggie Chimichangas   Mixed Greens Topped with Roasted Yams, Feta, and Kalamata Olives

 Cauliflower Poppers 3 Ways: Buffalo, Honey BBQ, & Cheesy Jalapeño   Vegetarian Gyros   Roasted Tomato Crostini with Pesto and Red Pepper Hummus   Grilled Eggplant Fajitas

 Winter Fruit and Nut Oatmeal   Creamy Cherry Pistachio Smoothie  Greek Pizza Bread  Thai Spicy Hummus