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Hopefully, not for long.

My story

Hi, my name is Julija Steponavičiūtė. Lithuanian model turned food blogger allergic to diets. I'm a romantic at heart who loves horse riding and nature getaways which means you'll be seeing some dreamy content along with the recipes I share. I'm also a design junkie and I'm about to start creating the interior for my seaside home, so if that's something of interest to you, be sure to follow me on instagram. Before my culinary journey, I have been working as a professional model since 2008, constantly travelling in Europe or USA and living out of a luggage in the years 2010-2017. After ten years in the industry I felt the urge to move back to my home city Vilnius in Lithuania to create a more peaceful, slower lifestyle. That is where I currently reside together with my fiancé and our cat Alexander (Sasha). I still occasionally travel for modeling jobs, yet I do spend most of my time creating content for KitchenJulie - experimenting with new recipes, cooking, photographing or editing pictures and videos. I eat everything and I believe that a balanced diet allows one to create a healthy relationship with food as well as form healthy eating habits. I do nonetheless enjoy vegetarian and plant based meals so you'll find plenty of inspiration in the "recipes" page or on my instagram regardless of what your diet is. I hope you like what you find here. Your opinion matters to me dearly - I'd be grateful if you leave a comment under a recipe you've tried and enjoyed or were unsatisfied with. Help me improve so that I could create the type of content you'll love. Welcome to the Kitchen Julie community.

I believe that a balanced diet allows one to create a healthy relationship with food and form healthy eating habits.

Kitchen Julie Shop

My first ever online shop where you can find items from Kitchen Julie collabs with various artists and brands such as these handmade ceramic cups by Ramūnas Dagys. EU delivery.

Let's Work Together

Cooking & Kitchen Julie are my lifestyle and passion. Thus I put my heart in everything I create from food styling or recipe development to photo and video content for the social media. I understand the importance of nurturing a brand's image therefore I carefully select the clients I work with. If you'd like to work together, feel free to drop me an email via the address on my contacts page - I'd be more than happy to hear your thoughts.

Get in touch

Food Photography And Styling

Most of the pictures on Kitchen Julie are styled, taken and edited by myself. I create photography content for my website and social media or for the brands I work with. That includes content for collaborations between me and certain brands as well as specific content requested by the clients.

  • Moodboards
  • Photography And Styling For Recipes Or Products
  • Editing

Recipe Development

I share my passion for cooking quality food through recipe ideas. This includes generating fresh concepts, experimenting, recipe development and testing. I enjoy working with seasonal produce, incorporating rather than eliminating various types of food.

  • Recipe Concepting
  • Recipe Development & Testing
  • One Round of Feedback

Social Media Content

Along with photography content I regularly create videos for instagram reels or stories and TikTok: recipe ideas, step-by-step recipes, cooking tips and tricks, fresh concepts for traditional cooking and mastering specific techniques. Also how-tos, mood videos, guides, reviews, travel and other lifestyle content.

  • Instagram Reels And TikTok Videos
  • Stories
  • Photo Carousel Posts

Clients & Partners

Local and international food, lifestyle and fashion brands I currently work or have previously worked with.