About TDF


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TheDorkyFrench is a combination of delicious and easy-to-follow vegan recipes, mostly either oil-free or gluten-free. From delicious sweet desserts to healthy and nutritious meals.

The headline Plant-based made simple of TheDorkyFrench comes from the accessibility of all recipes on this website. Whether you are a professional baker or a first time cook, TheDorkyFrench recipes are feasible by everyone and anyone at any time!

Another purpose of TheDorkyFrench is to create and share as many awesome vegan recipes as possible, in order to spread the message that being vegan and health conscious is not complicated and does not require any sacrifice in terms of nutrition and taste.

Try some recipes and impress your friends and family with some plant-based cuisine, and don’t forget to tag @thedorkyfrench on Instagram to get featured!



My name is Marlene Mamia, a little Frenchie currently living in the South of Scotland. I am passionate about vegan food, Crossfit, piano, photography, and painting.

And fun fact, I am also a private French and piano tutor in Scotland and online! 

 I have been vegetarian since summer 2017 and vegan since September 2017. Keep reading to know more about my story and why I went vegan!

To stay up-to-date with upcoming recipes and get inspired with all the delicious and mouth-watering food pictures, you can follow me on Instagram @thedorkyfrench. You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube.

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I first went vegetarian after taking a gap year in the United States in 2016. At this point, I was recovering from eating disorders and feeling very insecure in my own body and mind. I was uncomfortable with an animal based diet and decided to change things when becoming more conscious about my health, the animals, and the environment.

I always loved being behind the counter and I used to bake a lot as a kid. But rediscovering cooking on a plant-based diet was a whole new bliss and excitement. I was feeling better than ever, physically and mentally, on a cruelty-free diet.

Since then I have never stopped cooking. I created TheDorkyFrench in 2017 and I am always learning more about creating delicious recipes for you. Joining the Food Blogger Pro community has been a huge help and boost in the process of growing my website. So if you are interested in starting or growing your food blog, I could never recommend Food Blogger Pro enough.

Thank you for your curiosity if you made it that far, and thank you for supporting TheDorkyFrench!


Please note that all nutrition facts and information found on this website are for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor nor registered nutritionist, so please refer to a professional for medical advice.

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