When I made the bold decision to venture off on my own and self-host my blog last November, I also purposely omitted a few of my very early posts from Danny’s Kitchen.
I was looking at my photos shot with my iPhone and asked myself “what was I thinking?” The photos were awful! There was nothing wrong with the recipes, but the photos were just sad — poorly lit, bad composition and just unappetizing in the final visuals. I was embarrassed. Those recipes were not going to show up on the new site and I would have to redo them and give those recipes a fighting chance.
By reading other blogs and discovering some amazing talents out there, I eventually retired my iPhone for taking food photos and started using my Sony Digital camera. I eventually learned how to create a light box since my kitchen has the worst natural light and then graduated to a new mirrorless Canon camera and even better lighting. It’s been a journey and a tremendous learning experience for me. I constantly read other blogs and am in awe of the photographic skills and finished photos I see. I’m also fortunate to be surrounded by family members who love photography and can show me a thing or two.
To this day, I still look at my photos and wish that I could do better. I’m trying, believe me, I’m trying.
In the meantime and with practice, I hope to graduate to the next level – whatever that may be. I do hope that by next year, I can look back and ask myself “what was I thinking?” when I read my posts from 2013 and see the types of photos I shared with all of you. Have faith in me, ok?
For now, I’m excited to share my latest recipe creation.
If you ever have red wine left over, consider throwing it into your next dish to give it that wonderful flavor.
And when you’re craving carbs but want something healthier, try cauliflower — you won’t regret it!
I hope you enjoy my latest recipe inspiration using chicken breasts, onions, mushrooms and cauliflower. Simple ingredients but when combined and seasoned, it’s one beautiful, flavorful and healthy dish!