About Gourmandelle

Gourmandelle is not just a vegetarian food blog, it’s much more than that! It all started about 5 years ago when I decided to change my lifestyle and adopt a vegetarian diet. The idea behind the blog was to show people how easy it is to eat  better, healthier and cook vegetarian meals from scratch.

On Gourmandelle.com, you’ll  find healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes that take advantage of seasonal veggies and fruits and are extremely easy to make. Not only will you find plenty of recipes for your regular meals, but also a great collection of sweet- yet wholesome desserts and snacks. Many of the recipes are also allergy-friendly and catered to people with food intolerances.

Those with special diets such as Low FODMAP, gluten-free, macrobiotic, lactose-free, and more, can find delicious vegetarian recipes adapted to their needs and even personalized meal plans!
Whether you’re an aspiring vegetarian or just love cooking veggie-centric dishes, on Gourmandelle you will find the cooking inspiration you were looking for.


Almost all my new recipes are vegan because I support having a mostly plant-based diet. However, I am not vegan and will never be 100% vegan. I read a lot of books on this and decided that a 80-95% plant-based diet is the best for my health. I hate labels. I have a mostly plant-based diet, but I do sometimes eat eggs, dairy, honey and rarely fish and seafood. I follow the Enzyme Diet promoted by dr. Hiromi Shinya (read the book, it’s life-changing). This means my diet is 85-90% vegetarian, with eggs eaten every 2 days, dairy once every two weeks or less, and fish and seafood a couple of times a month.

On my blog, you’ll find many popular meat-based recipes made vegan. I love “veganizing” meat-based recipes and making them cruelty-free and healthy. So if you’re one of those vegan extremists who blame other vegans or vegetarians for naming soy milk – “milk”, vegan cheese – “cheese” and for eating vegan foods that mimic meat-based recipes…well…this site is not for you.

No matter what your reason was for adopting a plant-based diet or even for eating less meat, be it ethical or health-based, congratulations! Every small step towards a healthier, cruelty-free and environmental-friendly diet counts. Hope the recipes on my blog will inspire you to cook more and more plant-based meals. 🙂

Who’s behind this blog?

I’m Ruxandra Micu, the blogger behind Gourmandelle.com. I’m a 25 year old food
blogger with extensive experience in online marketing and design. I’m passionate about cooking, nutrition, and helping businesses grow and aspiring to help people live a healthier life and teach them the benefits of a clean, vegetarian diet.

I want to help people, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I am also a freelance graphic/web designer. Check out my portfolio website here. I’m available for hire. 😉

The Meal Planner App

Gourmandelle Meal Planner is a personal meal planning assistant. I created a meal planner app like no other! No more boring recipes and monomeals, this meal plan will actually be customized to fit your needs, such as food intolerances, allergies, likes, dislikes, and more!

More details here.

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Work with me

Due to my extensive experience in online marketing, I know what brands are looking for in a collaboration with a blogger. I always choose the brands I work with carefully, so they’re a good fit for my audience, and also create personalized project concepts, depending on each brand’s needs. I never promote products I wouldn’t or I’m not already using myself.

Let’s connect!

If you like what you read, you can subscribe by RSS ,receive updates directly by emailMy email newsletter is another great way to stay in touch, and be sure to follow me on Twitter — I’m Gourmandelle. I’d also love it if you’d follow my Facebook Page. I post daily updates there so stay tuned! [Google + profile] I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me anytime!

13 Comments on “Despre mine”

  1. Salutare!

    Mă bucur pentru alegerea făcută de tine și respect faptul că ai ales să promovezi acest stil de viață! Am făcut aceeași alegere în urmă cu 4 ani și, în încercarea de a o promova, am reușit să “corup” doar câțiva prieteni pentru perioade scurte de timp. :)) Ce faci tu, însă, poate schimba multe vieți. Felicitări! Keep up the good work!

  2. Ador blogul tau! cautam retete de burgeri vegetarieni si asa ti-am descoperit blogul. Abia astept sa ii prepar!

  3. Buna!
    Felicitari pentru blog si pentru vivacitate! Am facut deja de doua ori ciocolata raw cu caju si s-a bucurat de succes (musafirii m-au rugat sa le dau jumatate). Am devenit interesata de “scrierile” tale cu atat mai mult cu cat am un copil mic cu care am inceput o alimentatie sanatoasa. Sper sa urmam noi. Succes!

    1. Multumesc mult! 🙂 Ma bucur mult ca ti-a placut ciocolata raw. 😀 Felicitari pentru schimbare. Luati-o incet ca nu e asa dificil precum pare. Sper sa te ajute retetele de pe blog. 🙂

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