Hi! I’m Cadry Nelson.
I’m the recipe creator, writer, and photographer behind the blog, Cadry’s Kitchen.
I started Cadry’s Kitchen in 2009, a couple of years after I went vegan.
At that time, I was learning so much about food, and exploring cooking in a whole new way than ever before.
I was excited to share what I was learning, as well as grow my own repertoire of recipes.
What you’ll find on Cadry’s Kitchen
I specialize in classic comfort foods made vegan. Most of my recipes can be made in about a half an hour.
Occasionally, a smoothie, juice, or salad recipe finds its way onto my blog by mistake. Haha!
I am also fairly obsessed with my air fryer. It’s an appliance that I use almost daily.
With step-by-step instructions and photos, as well as answers to the most common questions, you’re guaranteed to have success in the kitchen time after time.
To see my reader favorites, check out the top 21 vegan recipes of 2021.
Or access all of my recipes in my recipe index.
As seen on
Cadry Nelson and Cadry’s Kitchen have been featured on NBC News, Mashable, Today, Delish, Shape, Reader’s Digest, Yahoo, VegNews, Taste of Home, Eater, Brit + Co, Greatist, Parade, PureWow, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and Vegan Food & Living.
I have spoken at veg fests, as well as doing cooking demonstrations at various venues.
The only thing I love as much as vegan food is travel + vegan food.
I adore sharing highlights from my trips – which restaurants to visit, which farmers markets to shop, and what food specialties you don’t want to miss.
You can find all of my previous travel posts in my travel index.
Also, I live in Iowa. So if you’re looking for plant-based food in the Hawkeye State, you’re in the right place.
Fun facts about Cadry
I got the name Cadry, because my cousin had trouble learning how to spell her name.
As a kindergartener, she would scramble the letters when writing her name at the top of her papers.
Her name is Darcy, but she would move the letters around to Cadry. (Same letters, different order.)
My mom was pregnant at the time, and she’d teasingly call her Cadry.
The more she said it, the more it grew on her. And she decided to name me that!
Some of my favorite things include good mail days, hikes in pretty places, shopping trips to Trader Joe’s, cute summer dresses, and stationery stores.
My cats are the lights of my life.
My husband David’s claim to fame is that he was the guy Alicia Silverstone pushed away in Clueless when she said, “Ugh, as if!”
Her loss is my gain!
These days, you’ll often see his hands in my recipe photos. He’s a pro at holding up a sandwich!
And we work together creating and shooting short films.
He wrote a 12-minute short called Blake, which is about a man who is able to spend another week with his beloved cat, who has passed away. It has won several film festival awards.
We’re also submitting a new short film to festivals. It’s a claymation mockumentary.
It’s like an amalgamation of Godzilla, Best in Show, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
See the trailer here for Stopped Motion: The Story of Gulp.
Let’s connect on social media
You can also email me at email@example.com.
And if you have a vegan-friendly business, check out my Work With Me page for more information on ways we can collaborate.