Archive for November, 2014

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November 21st, 2014

food fuels the soul. creativity in the kitchen is one of the best parts of enjoying food. I understand and agree with the former; but the latter? I’m not creative with food. you know the lost ones who keep asking what chore they can do next so they seem occupied and are willing to help […]

 

food fuels the soul. creativity in the kitchen is one of the best parts of enjoying food. I understand and agree with the former; but the latter? I’m not creative with food. you know the lost ones who keep asking what chore they can do next so they seem occupied and are willing to help even if it’s washing the vegetables or stirring the items in the pan? that’s where I fit in – or have placed myself for a very long time.

2014 has been a transformative year, though. I committed to spend more time in the kitchen. I wanted to understand prep work, knife skills, soaking items, ingredient combinations from different regions, and even plating. this understanding was accomplished through a lot of internet research – from watching videos to reading recipes. to eat a meal knowing that you were part of the process is very fulfilling.

I put all I have into my photography shoots. I do all the prep work, choose which items to take on each journey, photograph the occasion, work on the images and eventually deliver the goods. I love the process since it is a collaboration between my clients and myself. the food journey I am on is a direct reflection of the journeys I’ve been on in the past… very familiar, yet different. maybe food is changing me?

 

vegan bibimbap:
rice
grilled soft tofu
wilted spinach
sautéed julienned carrots
sautéed julienned daikon/watermelon radish
sautéed julienned zucchini
sautéed mushrooms
pickled red onion
chili paste
maple syrup
soy sauce
sesame seed oil
minced garlic
minced scallions
sesame seeds

pre-made:
sauce
carrots
daikon
zucchini
mushrooms
spinach
red onion

individually cook each item and put into separate serving dish trays. once all items are prepared use a large bowl and start assembling from the bottom with rice. from there divide the spinach, carrots, daikon, zucchini, mushroom and onion on top. next place the tofu on top and finally chili paste – to desired taste. finally mix all items together and enjoy.

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