Welcome to My Pure Plants. I am so happy you’re here. I am one of the founders of this blog, a cinematographer, and an experienced vegan recipe creator. I am also a syndicated freelance food writer. If you would like to know me better, here is a little bit about myself.
Since I was a kid, I was always interested in cooking. My mom encouraged me and my sister to participate actively in the kitchen from an early age. I loved learning from her. She is an intuitive cook, and thus, I became one as well. I love trying out new ingredients and creating recipes where seemingly random ingredients fit together.
Taking cooking seriously started in 2000 when I spent a year in New Zealand to attend high school there. Every other day, my job was to cook for the family I stayed with. I showed them our favorite family meals, and in return, I learned their traditional recipes. It was an intense experience, as I had to adapt and hone my cooking skills under real-world pressure quickly.
After coming back to Hungary, I decided to pursue a career in hospitality. I graduated with a B.Sc. in Hospitality in 2006. My first-ever job led me to a restaurant in Long Island, New York, where I got to see and experience first-hand how an American restaurant runs. I learned a lot there, and that is also shown in the recipe I share here.
After my first daughter was born, I did a 180-degree turn and started experimenting with vegan recipes. The positive changes I experienced prompted me to start My Pure Plants in 2018 with my wife, Emese Maczko.
Having experienced life in diverse nations – the United States, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Germany, and New Zealand, it’s no wonder that the flavors of these places sparked the creation of the diverse vegan recipes found on this website. I wholeheartedly advocate for cooking at home from scratch and limiting processed and artificial food.
I am a published cookbook author on Amazon with my book titled “Vegan Winter on a Budget and Express Vegan Cookbook.” Through its pages, I share budget-friendly vegan recipes that capture the essence of the season and aim to make vegan dining affordable. Read more about my books on GoodReads.
I am an experienced vegan recipe developer of more than 5 years. I was interviewed several times by Business Insider, Bored Panda, Chef Knives Experts, and Veganosphere. My articles have been featured in numerous media and press publications, including One Green Planet, Yahoo News, and Parade.
I am also an experienced cinematographer with a keen eye for visual storytelling, armed with a versatile toolkit that includes Canon, Sony, and iPhone cameras. As an advanced Final Cut Pro user, I not only capture the cooking process of each recipe, but I also weave them into compelling videos for different platforms.
- In my free time, I like to play squash or watch soccer.
- You can often find me tending to my organic vegetable garden. We are never short on tomatoes for easy ratatouille or authentic Hungarian lecsó.
- My most recent passion project has been to perfect the best vegan pizza, which was an unbelievably huge success. I have been mastering the art of pizza making for several years now.
- You can email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
- You can also find me on Facebook and Linkedin.
About My Pure Plants
Welcome to My Pure Plants, your destination for simple, easy, and tasty vegan recipes tailored to all skill levels – from kitchen newcomers to seasoned cooks. We are committed to sharing delicious dishes using purely plant-based ingredients encapsulated in our name, “pure plants.”