Summer trip to Celje & Maribor in Slovenia

Those of you who follow me here on my Travelling oven know already that besides food and food photography I am equally passionate about travelling. I just love the excitement of discovering something new and honestly it doesn’t have to be something big, it can be as small as the tiny little village, a corner of nature whether it’s a forrest, lake, seaside, mountain, where I haven’t been before, a charming little town where every cobbled street and every old house tells a story… It can be big too of course, like a big exciting city that I visit for the first time or a new country. It doesn’t matter big or small, it’s the excitement of discovering, seeing, feeling, it’s the sense of freedom that travelling gives me that I love so much.

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Chocolate & vanilla peanut butter smoothies

Finally new blog post! I know it’s been kind of slow here on Travelling oven but it’s because I’m still in Dubrovnik, shooting a lot but not creating many new recipes as I’m kind of enjoying my mum’s cooking at the moment. My mum always cooked healthy food, lots and lots of vegetables, beans and legumes, fish and seafood, homemade soups and stews, occasional meat dish but since I started eating better and healing my digestion/gut with food, she joined me in this and her dishes became even more healthier but still full of flavour and delicious. That’s the best food if you ask me! Of course we also make cakes and treats but instead of loads of butter, white all-purpose flour and refined sugar, now we use coconut or olive oil, spelt, rye or whole-wheat flour and coconut sugar or agave/maple syrup. Those are little changes that everybody can make to eat better and feel better…


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Summer veggie couscous

Hi! I missed you guys and hope you missed me too! 😀 I know it’s been kind of slow here on the blog lately but I try my best to post as much as I can since I am still in Dubrovnik with my family and far away from all my props, backgrounds, tools etc. Also until today my little niece and nephew were here with us so I was enjoying the role of being the best aunt I can be and spoil them with ice creams, hugs, beach time, play time, cuddles, homemade cookies and pancakes etc… All those things are good for soul and I needed that time too, specially after all the stress of moving from Switzerland, finding a new apartment in a VERY short notice, starting all over again, being away from my husband while he is working in Turkey and so on.



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Apricot banana ice cream

It’s really hot in Croatia these days as it should be in July really so no complaining here! So naturally I’ve been craving a lot of fresh food like watermelon, peaches, apricots, smoothies, cereals with cold almond milk etc and one of the things I’ve been craving these hot summer days is ice cream.


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Coconut oil peach crumble

Hello from sunny Dubrovnik! Those of you who follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat (Username: travellingoven) already saw that I arrived few days ago and now enjoying the sea, the sun and my family. My holidays didn’t really have a great start as the last weekend was so stressful with everything bad that’s been going on in Turkey and my husband being there working this summer so yes, a lot of worrying and stressing about his safety and all my dear Turkish friends. Hopefully now the worst is behind us and it will be peaceful from now on…
World has been such a crazy place lately and it seems that every morning we wake up to some horrible news waiting for us. That’s why I really really needed this time around my family and friends and in my hometown where I feel safe and somehow protected from everything bad in this world of ours. But let’s not think about all that and focus on the positive! The little things that make every day a bit better and happier! Like this delicious and healthy Peach crumble that is such a yummy little treat on these hot summer days.

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Tuna zucchini boats

Hey, after quite some time I have a savoury recipe for you today! It’s been really hot in Croatia last few days and all I wanted to eat were peaches, apricots, banana ice creams, smoothies, zucchini, cucumbers,tomatoes… Basically things that are refreshing and perfect for hot summer days! Talking about summer days, I’m so excited that in two days I will be going to Dubrovnik to spend few weeks with my family and friends and enjoying our beautiful Adriatic sea. It will be nice to finally relax after all the stress of the last two months, unexpectedly moving from Switzerland to Croatia, finding an apartment, organizing and unpacking everything by myself, being away from my hubby as he had to go work in Turkey, starting over in a new place without knowing how long I am going to be here… do you need more…!?


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Apricot vanilla millet pudding

I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I honestly don’t know where this week went, I’ve just been working like crazy and not much else. Nothing exciting happening here I tell you! How about you, how are you spending these warm summer days (or cozy winter ones!)? I will spend another week or so working intensively before going to Dubrovnik to spend part of summer with my parents, sister and her little chickens… I honestly can’t wait and if you follow me on instagram, Facebook or snapchat (travellingoven), you’ll get to see a lot of sea/beach/summer food stuff over the next few weeks! The only negative part is that I won’t be able to shoot and create as much as normally because with the full house, small kids, beach and friends calling my name etc it will be kind of a challenge to have any work done. But maybe it’s good to have a little break and get my creative energy re-filled, that can be a problem when you start working from home and doing photography as your job, you basically never stop. So maybe I’ll try to do that for a little while but knowing myself I’ll find a way to share something here and my social media pages whenever I can! What can I do, I just love what I do! 🙂



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Banana chocolate oatmeal muffins, GF

Hi! How is your summer so far (for those of you that have summer now where you live!)? I am honestly still not in that full summer mood but I think that has to do with living in a big city again after spending two years in places where I was surrounded by nature. First, two years ago I spent my summer in the south of Turkey where we lived literally few steps from the sea and the beach and it gets hot already in May so obviously by the time July arrives, you are already feeling that summer with everything you have! And than last summer we were in the Swiss Alps which is definitely not the same but still if you get the good weather, which we did luckily, you get to spend so much time outside in that beautiful scenery with flowers everywhere, rivers and lakes, grass greener than anything you saw before and those cute cows and goats ringing with their bells. So yeah, those two summers were beautiful and if you want to see some of those photos, go to Travel section on my blog (here) and you’ll find them there…


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Food photography / visual storytelling workshop in beautiful south of England

It’s been more than a month now since I came back home from few days spent in English countryside where I was attending a food photography & styling, visual storytelling workshop held and organized by Marte Marie Forsberg, an amazing and inspiring woman and photographer. Marte Marie is a person that from the moment you meet her, you somehow come under her spell, she is so full of positivity, life energy, beautiful inside-out and her personality and smile fill the room as soon as she enters. She makes you feel warm and cozy and enchanted by her stories, she has this way with words where from the most ordinary and simple things, she creates magical little stories that fill your soul with warmth, excitement and wish to hear more. Besides all that, she is also a very talented food & lifestyle photographer and photos are her other way to create magical stories in her little English cottage, captures the mood, delicious traditional dishes, play of light and shadows, moments in time… You can find her website and blog ‘My cottage kitchen’ here

Besides Marte Marie, we were welcomed by the sweet Abbie Melle who is an Australian food & lifestyle photographer currently living in UK (you can see her website here). She was just the sweetest and made us feel so welcomed from the first moment we entered that stately Studland Bay house and all throughout our stay there, helping in so many ways and being always available and friendly. Her work is beautiful and I was very happy to meet another talented photographer who just happens to be such a sweet person too! 🙂

Before I start writing more about the workshop and sharing lots of photos, let me first show you the house where we were staying and were the retreat was held. I hope you can get a little bit of atmosphere of the impressive Studland Bay house and its gorgeous lush gardens through these photos… I honestly felt like I was in one of the Agatha Christie’s novels, specially when it would get dark outside and the sounds of rain hitting those old windows and wind howling through the corridors! It was wonderful really and we would get all cozy close to the fireplace talking about life, photography, food, dreams, work, past and future…

Oh and I have to warn you that this is photo-heavy blog post but I guess if you are here, that you are interested in food photography, travel photography, worshop etc…

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‘Nutella’ filled oatmeal bars

Summer has officially arrived to this part of the world and we already started to complain about how hot it is lol! 😀 That’s what we people do, complain if it’s too cool for this time of the year and than when it gets hot, we complain again. We complain if there is too much rain and than again if there is none, that is of course very important for those who are growing fruit and vegetables but for the rest of us it’s kind of a hobby to talk about the weather. At least in Croatia and I know in UK as well as I still remember from when I used to live there that we talked about the weather all the time ha ha! How is in your country? Anything similar or you couldn’t care less if the sky is cloudy or sunny? 🙂



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