Food Photography – Backgrounds, Props & Styling

Background Charts Collage - 1

For the last day of behind the scenes of my food photos, it is food styling which includes background and props used to style the photos. After showing you my gear, the settings and the lighting I use for my food photography, it is now time for styling the food. Food styling is an art […] more

Food Photography – Lighting

Behind the scene shots - Floor shot 2

Before I get to today’s topic, let me apologize for posting late. I was busy the last 2-3 days and could not update the blog. For the day two of “behind the scenes of my food pictures”, I had planned to do food styling but I do not have all the pictures for the post. […] more

Food Photography – The Gear, Settings and Post Processing

Behind the scene shots - Aperture-001

For this week’s three day marathon, my theme is miscellaneous food and I chose behind the scene shots of my food pictures . As I mentioned last week, I was going to skip this Month’s marathon but this theme forced me to do it. I was nervous to take it up as I am still […] more

Chicken Sauteed with Creole Seasoning

Creole Chicken, Low Carb Recipe,

For the last day of low cab recipes, I have a quick and easy chicken recipe. Chicken is seasoned and marinated with creole seasoning and then sautéed. Since I like to marinate my meats, I marinate it for at least 30 – 60 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. I made half the recipe for […] more

Sauteed Indian Beans ~ Sauteed Valor Lilva

Sauteed Valor Lilva, Sauteed Indian Beans, Chikkudu Ginjalu, Chikkudu, blogging marathon, no carb salad, low carb salad, Sauteed Legumes

For the second day of low carb recipes I have sautéed Indian Beans. Indian beans ~ valor lilva ~ chikkudu ginjalu are low in carbs and rich in fiber. It has about 13 – 15% of protein per serving, 2.5 serving per packet based on the nutritional information on the back of the beans packet. […] more

Black Eyed Peas Salad

Black eyed peas salad, blogging marathon, no carb salad, low carb salad, Legumes Salad

Last month we tried to follow a no carb diet and successfully followed it for 7 – 10 days. Then we switched to low carb diet. When Valli, announced blogging marathon (BM) # 42 with no carb recipes, I immediately picked that theme. Well, actually I was going to skip this month’s BM but had […] more

Knafeh for Home Bakers Challenge

Arabic Dessert,

For the month of June, Nupur picked some Arabic desserts for the home bakers challenge. I chose to bake Knafeh. Knafeh is also known as knafe, kunafeh, knafah, konafah, konafeh in various Arabic countries. It is a baked Arabic dessert made with sweetened ricotta cheese that has a thin noodles or vermicelli as a base. […] more

Watermelon Melody for Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower

Smoothie, Watermelon Banana Smoothie, Watermelon Recipe, Banana Recipe,

One of our blogging marathoners, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” is expecting a baby in couple of months and the group decided to throw her a virtual baby shower. The idea is to cook something from her blog and do a post. I made her watermelon melody. It is a refreshing drink and in other […] more

Strawberry Banana Muffins

Strawberry Banana Muffins 5

For the third and last day of breakfasts starting with a letter from the range of E-N, I again chose letter M for muffins. Muffins are quick breads baked in cups; in cupcake or muffin pans. Unlike cupcakes, preparation of muffins involves mixing together dry ingredients with wet ingredients and then baking in muffin pans. […] more

Girdle (Griddle) Scones

Girdle Scones 3

For day 2 of breakfast, starting with a letter E-N from this list, I made Scottish girdle scones or griddle scones. Scots refer griddle as girdle and hence the name girdle scones. Scones are cooked in a hot pan or a griddle and the cooking time is faster than the oven baked scones. These scones […] more