I can finally share some of my favorite photos of Superfoods 24/7! You may remember the first book that I did in this series by Jessica Nadel of Cupcakes and Kale, Greens 24/7. Jessica is great at creating healthy, inventive, plant-based recipes, and I love helping her vision come to life with food styling and photography. The photo direction for the book was to keep it simple and natural, with minimal distractions from the colorful dishes.
I’m hoping to get more updates going on here, as a lot has happened in the last few months!
(All photos are by me, and I have the permission to share them from Quarto Publishing)
Tempeh Bibimbap from Superfoods 24/7
Mint Nanaimo Bars from Superfoods 24/7
Buckwheat Maca Pomegranate Waffles from Superfoods 24/7
Goji Chip Cake with Coconut Frosting from Superfoods 24/7
Spaghetti with Quinoa Balls & Penne with Olives Group from Superfoods 24/7
Udon Noodles from Superfoods 24/7
Lemon Chia Seed Cake from Superfoods 24/7
Sushi Roll and Amaranth-Crusted Edamame from Superfoods 24/7
Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese from Superfoods 24/7
Soup Trio from Superfoods 24/7
Morning Glory Muffins from Superfoods 24/7
Retro Wedge from Superfoods 24/7
Late last year and for the first half of this year I was fortunate enough to be asked to work on a project by an ambitious and motivated friend of mine. She is Puerto Rican, as well as vegan, and is in the process of starting Casa Coqui, a Puerto Rican restaurant chain that is completely vegan and gluten-free. I did work on some menu development, but most of my involvement was in food styling and photography of this insanely delicious food. Below are some of the photos taken for the website, which you should definitely check out if you’re into delicious eats!
Alcapurrias with Tempeh Picadillo
Tostones and Sweet Plantains
Arroz con Gandules and Congri
Coconut-crusted tofu and Jackfruit Sofrito
I went to Disneyland on Sunday, for the first time in a couple of months, to test out the new Nikkor 50mm 1.4G lens that I obtained around Christmas. I’ve casually shot a couple of things since getting it, but nothing noteworthy; so I figured that I’d take it out in the evening to practice low-light shooting with it.
The shallow depth of field is something that I need to get used to, as the focus is a little temperamental. This really only becomes a problem when I’m shooting on the run (as to not get trampled by crowds) because if I don’t get the focus just right, it ends up VERY wrong. Overall, I am really having some fun with this lens and would like to do more portraiture shooting with it and take it out for a daytime trip.
Aside from Greens 24/7, I also had the privilege of shooting quite a few pictures for Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings! This cookbook is filled with easy-to-make dishes for every holiday from Easter Brunch to Christmas Eve Dinner, and everything in between. Plus, all of the recipes are plant-based/vegan!
Lindsay is always really great to work with, and with this project I got to dabble in styling larger group shots of food; which was pretty intimidating at first, then got easier with more and more practice. I think that I would still like to experiment more with those types of shots, I just need a bigger shooting area!
So, check out some of my favorite recipes and photos from Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings and take a look at the other cookbook that I’ve done for her, Happy Herbivore Light & Lean!
Rootbeer Float Cupcakes
West African Stew
Mini 7-layer Dip
Oatmeal for all Occasions
Smoky Sweet Potato Burger
Spicy Peanut Noodles
Biscuits and Gravy
Lemon Rosemary Meatballs
Breakfast in Bed
Portobello Pot Roast
Kid’s Picks Spread
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I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you today! Sometimes, it’s really hard to keep pictures for cookbooks under wraps until they are published and in stores, and Greens 24/7: More Than 100 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes for Eating Leafy Greens and Other Green Vegetables at Every Meal, Every Day was definitely one of those books. I was fortunate enough to take the photos of Jess’s, of Cupcakes and Kale, first cookbook mid-2014; and it was one of my favorite large projects to date.
Jess’s food is colorful, balanced, delicious and imaginative, so it made it really easy to love cooking/styling/shooting these dishes. Here are just a few of my favorite shots from the book, as I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you. 😉
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
Dandelion Mimosa & Tea
Stuffed Sweet Potato
Raw Collard Wraps
Pesto Polenta Fries
Kale Corn Muffins
Hummus & Pickles
Chocolate Kale Chips and Brownies
Arugula Stone Fruit Salad
Grapefruit Granita & Avo Pops
Spicy Bok Choy
A Duo of Pestos
Asparagus Tomato Tartine
Zucchini Chocolate Cake
Vanilla Kiwi Cake with Avocado Frosting
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