Amanda Lennon

“Food is what brings us together. Food is the essence of life.” Amanda's food career began 24 years ago, with the last 6 ½ years spent at recipes+.

Amanda has worked as Food Editor and Food Director at recipes+, before reaching her position as Editor. Amanda’s foodie mission has varied but her main goal has remained: to make people understand that cooking on a budget is healthy, achievable, exciting and evolving.

“I draw daily inspiration from three main parts of my life: my mother, with only ground cinnamon on her spice rack; my husband, who loves cooking on the barbecue and trying new flavours; and my sister, a busy working mum of three growing boys. We are always talking about food as a family.”

As the exciting journey evolves, the current role as Editor enables me to continue the recipes+ story showcasing what recipes+ is good at- fast easy to prepare budget-driven recipes. Ensuring present and future readers will continue to be encouraged to cook."

Five minutes with Amanda...

If you could invite anyone to dinner, dead or alive, it would be...
John Travolta – it would involve a dance!

Describe your ideal day at home...
Making chocolate caramel slice and eating it while I watch re-runs of Sex and the City.

Any memorable food experiences?
Eating a seafood feast in a bamboo hut on a beach in Phuket for my 40th birthday with my girlfriends.

What is your favourite newly discovered ingredient?
I am obsessed with haloumi at the moment. I include it in just about every meal!

What is the wildest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Giraffe.

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