Cheers to Year Two of my work with The Inspired Plate and its talented members. Here is a recipe using one of my favorite things on the planet: Cast Iron. Our additional challenge was to use a magazine format. 2013 has been fantastic for myself as a food photographer, joining forces with Edible San Luis[…]

Here is a savory main dish that will work for any of your holiday gatherings this season, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Gravy. My recipe for this is featured in the current issue of Edible San Luis Obispo Magazine, a fun twist on some seasonal flavors. There is also a savory, creamy recipe for Yukon[…]

I love this time of year and can’t wait to see what the rest of The Inspired Plate comes up with for our October Challenge, Seasonal Fall Dishes. I was recently inspired by some fresh shelling beans at my local farm stand, and a recipe from Martha Stewart Living, Pasta e Fagioli. Shown here are[…]

Celebrating the first days of Autumn with The Inspired Plate’s Fall Drinks Challenge! A Fig Martini with a fresh scent of lemon verbena…so refreshing during the Central Coast’s early Fall days. Figs are in their last days in our area, and I’ve fallen in love with them just this year. This Fig Martini is a[…]

I’m back with our food photography group The Inspired Plate and our newest challenge: Seasonal. My family and I have discovered a nearby Pick Your Own blackberry farm, and at $1.50/lb I’ve had a lot of berries to experiment with in the kitchen! Enter in Blackberry Pizza, with Fennel, Goat Cheese, & Honey. A fun[…]

I was so excited for our newest challenge for The Inspired Plate that I have a couple versions for our “Egg” Challenge. (Yup, I’m taking a que from Portlandia…the hipster foodie in me wants to put an egg on everything.) We had a beautiful day at the farmer’s market recently and found these gorgeous “Winter/Spring”[…]

A bright and fresh new start to our new year with The Inspired Plate, a Food Photography and Styling group that I’m privileged to be a part of! We are kicking off this New year of 2013 with a focus on Healthy. Enter in my creation of Vegetarian Eggs Benedict. Who doesn’t have living more healthfully in[…]

The Inspired Plate is celebrating our 1st Year as a group! Joining this food photography and styling group back in January 2012 was a much needed joy for me. Throughout this past year, our group of talented women has become not only friends but teachers, brainstormers, cheerleaders, and confidants to each other. I’m in for[…]

Hi Friends! I’m excited to share Part 1 of my Holiday Table, our latest challenge from The Inspired Plate. Here are some unique dish ideas that will liven up your Holiday Table this December. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here’s to a month of celebrating with good people, eating good food, and keeping[…]

Nope, this isn’t about one of my favorite AC/DC albums…though it was ringing in my head while shooting this challenge from The Inspired Plate. Black Background was our challenge this month. Want to mix things up with your dinner routine? This is so fun, Miso Udon Noodle Soup! Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Oyster Mushrooms and Pickled[…]