About Andie

Andie Mitchell

I’m Andie Mitchell, a 30-year-old freelance writer, recipe developer, and author. I’m the only living person who openly admits that Titanic is still her favorite movie.

Other things of note: I am passionate about food — good-tasting and good-for-you food. I’ve been cooking all my life, but my relationship with eating has been rocky. Ten years ago, I weighed nearly 300 pounds. That was my turning point. I started eating better. I began exercising regularly. I transformed my kitchen and my recipe box. A little over a year after I began, I had lost 135 pounds. I didn’t know it at the time, but my journey to understand — and work on — my emotional eating was just beginning. [Take a look at my weight loss posts.]

Can You Stay for Dinner? is where I share the lessons I’ve learned in the last ten years, lifestyle bits that make me feel good inside and out, and the recipes that help me maintain a sense of balance. [Check out my recipe section!]


What do I do besides this blog?

It Was Me All Along

I write books! My first one, It Was Me All Along, was a New York Times bestselling memoir all about my life through food and my journey to lose 135 pounds. Find it on AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, TARGET, and Indiebound!

I’m also working on a cookbook as we speak, to be published in spring 2016! Both books are published by the incredible Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House.

Get in touch with me: CanYouStayForDinner@gmail.com

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