If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, it's no secret that I post food photos from my eating adventures in LA and my cooking adventures as a vegetarian. I am by no means a photographer or a photo-expert, but I have learned a few things when taking photos with various iterations of my smartphone over the years. As a result, I am now fairly comfortable in the everyday caliber of my food photo-taking. Then today I read this article on Jezebel: Martha Stewart Can't Stop Tweeting Really Read more [...]
Waffles and Pluots, a photo by intellichick on Flickr.
I took this photo a few weeks ago, but I think this may be one of the best food photos I have ever taken (Litmus Test: It makes me really want waffles).
Pictured: Waffles are from Van's Natural Foods and pluots from my Farm Fresh to You CSA Box. Read more [...]
I love artichoke hearts, but I've never had whole artichokes. My CSA box this week arrived with three of them. After looking around at recipes (dominated by "spinach and artichoke" dip), I decided that I would try to roast them. I used this recipe from About.com - Simple Roasted Artichokes Recipe, adding in some steak seasoning (comprised of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, coriander) based on the user review. -cct
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I randomly decided to learn how to make sushi and somehow Star Wars haunted me every step of the way (it must have been the Force...naturally). This cooking adventure started because the online recipes I found didn't look too difficult and given endless sushi filling possibilities, it was also a great food know-how to add to my "newly vegetarian" arsenal. My parents also gifted me a spiffy Zojirushi rice cooker years ago that has a "Sushi" button, so I had no fears there either. However, Read more [...]
The other week I started a CSA subscription (more information on Local Harvest) with Farm Fresh To You (FFTY). I had actually purchased it as a Groupon a few months earlier, but I never got around to setting it up. Since I became a vegetarian a couple of months ago, it seemed like a reasonable thing to start. While not a replacement for my grocery shopping, I've decided to do my meal planning around my box and document it here. I think it will also help to chronicle my new journey Read more [...]