The kitchen is a space where Julija Steponavičiūtė, a model and the author of the blog KitchenJulie, forgets time and feels happy and safe. In this book, Julija presents her most delicious recipes with a pinch of her personal, infinitely open, heartfelt story that she wishes to share with her readers. The story is about an ordinary girl who got to know the life of the fashion world and her journey home: to herself and a healthier attitude to food. Julija’s first culinary teachers were her dad and grandma. It was they who introduced her to as-yet-undiscovered ingredients, instilling curiosity about the subtleties of making food. While travelling the world, Julia continued to nurture her passion for home cooking. Food helped to fill her home with warmth when she needed it most. The recipes in this book are varied, reflecting Julija's eating habits. Here you will find many vegetarian and vegetable-based recipes alternative to dairy and gluten-containing products. We hope that for you too, the kitchen will become an oasis of peace where you will discover a healthy balance not only when choosing foods and recipes, but also in other spheres of life.