- Not use an overly fussy plate.
- Find a source of natural light. (I love you, interwebz, but you folks kill my SOUL taking food pics under artificial lighting!!!) Basically if there is a window, go (during daylight of course) and put your plate there and take the picture!
- Try taking your picture from directly overhead. That’s the surest way to get a pretty shot with your phone.
- Lastly…for goodness sakes…back away from the food! 99.9% of gross food pics I’ve seen are gross because folks were too close to the food. Just baaaack it on up…
As you can see she followed my advice and that beautiful creation you see is the result. Congrats, Julia! You have escaped the realm of gross food pictures. I’m proud of you!
Recently, they came out with a new product: Chike PB. It’s peanut flour. What’s that? Well when a peanut is pressed for oil it leaves behind a powder, which contains most of the protein of the peanut and just a little bit of the fat. That’s peanut powder (also called peanut flour). It has about 85% less calories than peanut butter. Amazingly, Chike’s offering preserves 85% of the protein of a serving of peanut butter. Here’s how that shakes out.
Regular peanut butter (2 tbsp): 200 calories, 17g fat, 7g protein Chike PB (2 tbsp): 45 calories, 1.5g fat, 6g protein
And when you mix it into things like protein shakes, protein oatmeal and desserts, it tastes like peanut butter! Sweet, right?
Anyhoo, I gave a Chike PB sample to a few fellow Foodies and asked them to think of interesting and new ways to use it. As you can see, this is what Julia did with it. Since we posted this recipe I’ve made it several times and it never, ever fails!
A few notes, though:
- If you need to watch your sodium, you can skip the fish sauce. If you’ve never heard of fish sauce, it’s a concentrated clear sauce made of anchovies, I believe. It’s commonly sold in Asian markets. Me being the
salt addictsalt connoisseur that I am I always have a bottle, but then again I actually have low blood pressure so this stuff probably pushes it to normal! Anyhoo…you can replace the fish sauce with your desired amount of regular salt and it will be fine.
- Ginger! Do you use it regularly? If not, buy a really small knob. (TIP: When I go to the grocery store to get it, if I only need a little I am not above breaking a knob in half!) Other uses for it include making a tea for if you get nauseous and ginger also goes really well in fallsy type baked recipes, especially those including apples!
- Lastly, if you don’t like shrimp, are allergic to shrimp, or shrimp simply freak you out…you know what I say…PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!