“For me a meal is a little celebration, a moment of passion, that’s what I try to express through my work.”
I enjoy sharing stories about passionate individuals who love what they do. We are so blessed to have the time we’ve been gifted, so by all means I appreciate the individuals who pave their path creatively. Meet Carlos Martinez, a dreamer –
“What I try to do is to combine my passion for healthy vegan food, easy recipes and photography. I always try to make eye-catching visuals, photos that makes you longing for the food I make. My recipes are easy, you don’t need any fancy or expensive ingredients, nor a lot of time. For me a meal is a little celebration, a moment of passion, that’s what I try to express through my work. I try to keep it simple because no-one has a lot of time for cooking nowadays and I want to show that you can create something tasty and healthy within a couple of minutes.
The idea behind my page is showing people that vegan food is not boring nor “unhealthy”. I want to prove this because when I first came out as vegan to my family everyone was telling me that a plant-based diet is unhealthy because it lacks of important nutrients like B12 (found is spirulina, nori or any b12 fortified plant-based milk) or protein (found in legumes, soy milk…). Everyone would look at my plate full of tofu and grilled veggies and ask me if it’s not boring eating only plant-based. That’s what made me think that I had to show how beautiful and variate a vegan diet can be! I want you to look at my pictures and long for what you see. I want to wake up your interest in vegan food so that eventually you might try to make yourself a raw-cheesecake or a nice-cream. It is a fact that our eating habits have an impressive consequence on the planet we are living on; we all have access to the information but just little people act on it. It’s time for a change and I want to show everyone that going vegan is possible and enjoyable!
I took inspiration from my grandfather, he was a photographer. When we were kids he would take me and my sisters to a beautiful place in the mountains and let us play hours long, then, suddenly, he would hide behind a tree and take beautiful shots of us. Back then I did not understand that what he did was art but I do now, and I wish I will be as good as he was one day. When it comes to food-styling I find inspiration in nature (I usually use a lot of flowers I see when I go running), foodbloggers, restaurants, internet… . I usually have colors in mind, for example I want to make something that looks pink and purple. The next step would be finding the subject (e.g. a nice-cream), the third one is finding the ingredients. I guess my obsession for the colors is what makes “my style” different from a lot of foodbloggers :).” – Carlos Martinez.