About TDF

About TheDorkyFrench

TheDorkyFrench is a UK-based health and wellness website, on a mission to raise awareness about the benefits associated with living a plant-based lifestyle.

On this platform you can find :

  • a combination of minimalist and easy-to-follow vegan recipes. From delicious sweet desserts to healthy and nutritious meals.  
  • a ‘Resources‘ section, which will issue valuable content to inspire you for a healthier lifestyle and a growth mindset.

The headline, Plant-Based Made Simple, comes from the ease and accessibility of all recipes, whether you are a professional baker or a first time cook. 

To stay up-to-date with upcoming recipes and inspiring content, you can follow TheDorkyFrench on Instagram @thedorkyfrench. You can also find TDF on Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube.

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Meet Marlène

My name is Marlène Mamia. Although I communicate mostly in English on this channel, I am French, and grew up in the South of France for the first 17 years of my life. I have been living in Scotland since 2017, to complete a degree in Business and Human Resources Management. 

I am passionate about writing, photography, videography, playing the piano, performing in sports, and spending time in the kitchen to cook delicious vegan comfort food. 

I am now based in Glasgow, and since moving to Scotland I work part-time as a private French and piano tutor.

I have been vegan since summer 2017. If you are curious about my story and why I went vegan, then my friend I welcome you to keep reading this page.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with me, feel free to contact me at


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My Story

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 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 2018 and I am always learning more about sharing inspiring content and recipes for my lovely audience.

 About TheDorkyFrench recipes

On TheDorkyFrench.com, you can find options for all types of simple plant-based recipes, including recipes that are:

Although this is a UK-based website, all recipes’ ingredient measurements are available both in metrics and US customary units, due to a high percentage of American users.

Simply click on the blue curser in recipe cards and select the option of your choice.

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Access all vegan recipes here.

The goal is to encourage people to cook more, with the awareness that being health conscious does not have to be complicated and does not require any sacrifice in terms of nutrition and taste.

I welcome you to tag or DM @thedorkyfrench on Instagram if you try any of these recipes. Seeing a photo of what you have made from my website is always the best kind of support you can give me if you find value in what I do.

Joining the Food Blogger Pro community has been a huge help in the process of growing my website. So if you are interested in starting or growing your food blog, feel free to contact me so I can tell you more about what you can learn from Food Blogger Pro.

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.

Affiliate disclaimer: this page may contain affiliate links, which means TheDorkyFrench receives a small commission at no additional cost to you if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand I only link products I use and recommend or I know could be helpful to you. 

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