I can cook it, but don’t ask me to photograph it.
I know there are many that are a jack of all trades. I like to believe that I can do anything. I mean, I don’t doubt that I could if I put every moment into trying but how much do I REALLY, REALLY want to be good at food photography?
Now, when I say I want to be a jack of all trades I can confirm without a doubt I will never be a food blogger. In the process of creating this blog I attempted some food photographing. My attempt was laughable. I took photos of food but it by no means was food photography. My pictures made my cooking look like my 5 year old did all the work. That just wasn’t going to make you want to say “Yum, let’s cook that for dinner.” So despite my best efforts and lack of support from my amazing husband (who supported me 100% on the fitness blog) I decided it was in the best interest of everyone if I didn’t do the whole photography thing. (Husband edit: You can’t teach a pig to fly; you can’t teach my wife to take photos. Even Pinterest has its limits).
I want to give you the best possible nutritional information I have to help you achieve your goals. This includes delicious and healthy recipes. I have a pile of them to share. I have found some I love, some I have altered so I can love it and some I have created and love.
So, what is my plan to get you the recipes you need?
Easy, link you to the other food blogger professionals!
Totally a cop out, I know. I have plenty of recipes I will share and know that you will benefit from getting the recipe form the food blogger themselves. I will, from time to time, post a recipe I have created but it will be just that, the recipe. No fancy pictures. Well maybe one of me inhaling it. That is fancy!
So here is a list of my top 5 dinners that are quick and that my family loves them. BONUS!
- Stuffed peppers. So I kind made this recipe up. I found this recipe that is pretty similar to mine and she has some yummy pictures that I lack. I add a can of black beans and 1 tbsp chili powder and replace the rice with quinoa. The filling is so versatile! It is why I love this recipe so much. I will make extra filling and put it on a sweet potato with a dollop of Greek yogurt for a yummy lunch the next day.
- Crock Pot Curry lentils. This recipe makes enough to feed an army! It is AWESOME! I usually freeze half and still have enough for dinner and a leftover night. You can add some grilled chicken or throw it over some brown rice if you need a heavier carb day. Sometimes I just eat it alone with some veggies as a side. It is a great dish to play a round with and change up. I really love the recipes from her site, Pinch of Yum. Check them out
- Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin. Now, I am one that loves to savor the taste of my creations. To taste them just as they were cooked. No fancy sauces or toppings. If you were to ask my husband, this is one of his favorite dinners. However, You would have me fooled because of his constant need to smother it in gravy. Please do me and your health a favor and just enjoy the amazing taste this recipe offers WITHOUT the gravy. (Husband edit: But if you really want to enjoy this pig…) This recipe comes from the Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook.
- Garlic Lime chicken. This is one of the easiest recipes I have and sooooo good! I found this recipe somewhere years ago. Nothing tastes better than grilled chicken, in my opinion. You can make it to be really simple and just add some veggies on the side or saute some peppers and onion for fajitas. I will take the leftover marinade and pour some over the peppers while they are sauteing. It adds a great flavor! Lettuce wrap for lower carb day or on a carb balance tortilla for higher carb days.
- Chicken and Rice Soup. I found this recipes years ago while looking up recipes for leftover thanksgiving turkey. It is incredibly delicious with leftover smoked turkey but I don’t have that year round. I switched it up and add chicken instead of turkey and sometimes I replace the rice for quinoa. It is a simple soup with a lot of flavor.