Hello, and welcome to our Vibrant Plate Food Blog. This is Kristina and Mitja cooking, photographing, and blogging about easy, delicious, and healthy day-to-day meals. We are two food lovers & travel enthusiasts from the tiny country of Slovenia, Europe. In 2018, we were joined in the kitchen by our rescue stray ginger tabby Gingi.
Why we started this blog
Food has been a passion of ours for a long time. Kristina is always cooking or prepping something and Mitja really loves to take pictures. We’d thought to combine the two and start a place where we could post what we were cooking and share recipes with our friends. Plus, it’s plenty of fun, AND we get to eat what we make at the end!
Creating a blog has opened our minds to a whole lot of new foods. We are constantly being forced out of our comfort zone and discovering many new, wonderful and delicious dishes. It has made us better cooks as well as we study cooking techniques, nutrition, and flavor combinations. And our diet has never been more diverse and plentiful.
On Vibrant Plate, we try to show you that cooking healthy and delicious seasonal food doesn’t have to be a big deal. We cook with basic ingredients that are commonly available and in season, to give you ideas on how to add more color and nutrient-rich foods to your diet. Our diet is mostly plant-rich, meaning we focus on maximizing our plant-based intake and creating foods rich with plants, vegetables, and fruit. We also focus on seasonal dishes, cooking with what is locally available in season. From time to time, though, we do indulge in a few imported goods, like you know, bananas. We could be classified as flexitarians or reducetarians, as we do sometimes eat meat, but try to reduce that as much as possible, and our diet is mostly plant-based with the occasional egg, meat, and some dairy (for Mitja).
Kristina’s favorite recipes:
We keep a kind of a mixed household – while Mitja is able to eat what he pleases, Kristina occasionally suffers a mild form of dairy allergy and is mostly eating dairy-free. That’s why we post many recipes dairy-free, or even plant-based vegan, but will sometimes share recipes using dairy as well. All recipes are clearly marked, so if you are not sure, just look at the tags on the bottom of the recipe!
Mitja’s favorite recipes:
In 2018 we were joined in the kitchen by an obligatory carnivore as we were adopted by a stray ginger tabby that we named Gingi. He was just a skinny tomcat who heard the call of nature and wandered from who-knows-where all the way to our porch. He was starved for food, in poor shape, flea-ridden, and in urgent need of attention. We got him food and water, a bed, and a visit to the vet, and he’s been sticking around ever since. Today he no longer sleeps on the porch, but has claimed the couch and our hearts, and is our unofficial CMO, who reminds us to take a break regularly and enjoy the sunshine.
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