Welcome to Food & Mood!

A place where you can find many seasonal recipes inspired by nature.

I’m Mateja

a food photographer, videographer, and recipe developer behind this delicious corner of the internet.

A real food nerd always searching for new and interesting ways to prepare food daily.

From savory dishes to sweet indulgences, I’m here to share my passion for cooking and eating with all of you.

A Taste of My Journey

I could probably say that my love affair with food started at a young age, watching my grandma making all kinds of comfort foods blah blah blah. But, that would be far from the truth.

I wasn’t interested in spending time in the kitchen until the beginning of my 20s when I moved to a big city and started to live with my boyfriend, nowadays husband. Until then, I was always an eater, not a cook. That’s when my interest in food started to grow more and more each day and I began buying my first cookbooks and started to be creative in my everyday cooking.

food & mood blog author
food & mood blog author

But years passed by until I started my blog in 2018. I was in between jobs, unhappy where I am, and I’ve been dreaming about having my tiny corner on the internet to connect with similar people and share my love for meals made from fresh and mostly seasonal ingredients.

That’s how Food & Mood blog came to life.

Inspiration Galore

My culinary journey is fueled by the creativity of chefs like Jamie Oliver and Genaro Contaldo and many others from around the world. Every bite tells a story, and I’m here to share those stories with you.

Join My Foodie Community

This blog isn’t just about recipes; it’s about building a community of food lovers like you. Your feedback, ratings, and suggestions are what make this journey exciting.

What’s Cooking Next?

Stay tuned for exciting recipes, carefully selected collaborations, and a sprinkle of foodie wisdom. Follow me on Instagram and YouTube so we can together share our cooking and baking successes (and failures).

Thank you for stopping by and being a part of my community. Let’s savor every bite and create delicious memories together!