Blog Updates: Food Photography + Diet Types + Cooking for One (or Two!)

2016 is going to be my year. Mark my words. From cooking to travel, to becoming a better, healthier version of myself, I have plans; ones that I fully intend to execute. Part of those plans is to continue to bring you a better food blog. From improved content, to quality food photography, to diet types and smaller serving sizes to fit individuals,  here a breakdown of some fun improvements you can expect to see:

Food Photography – Let’s face it, my food photography game needs an overhaul. Or rather some education, if you will. I have a fancy camera and it’s high time I learned how to use the damn thing properly. That being said, I’ve signed up for photography classes beginning February 3! It will be a learning process, but one where you’ll continue to see improved photography growth on this site. Basically I’ll just be making you more hungry the more my shots improve. You’re welcome.

Diet Types – Whether you follow a particular diet type for health or medical reasons doesn’t matter to me; what matters to me is that this blog is a place where you can come for quality recipes that meet your lifestyle. Gone are the days of you having to skim the ingredient list to figure out if one of my recipes will work for you.

From this point on, you’ll find a ‘Diet Type’ section below each recipe that will allow you to easily see if the recipe fits into the particular diet type you may follow. As someone who occasionally does the low-carb thing to drop a few pounds, I know how much I appreciate it when blogs easily list this type of thing, so it’s important to me that I bring that to you as well.

To begin, I will be listing where a diet fits into the Atkins/Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Vegetarian or Low Calorie diet plan(s). I have defined each of these diet types on my new Diet Type page. If you want to see another type of diet listed, leave me a comment below!

Cooking for One (or Two) – One of the most common things I hear from people is that they enjoy eating home-cooked meals and they do enjoy cooking, but it’s hard to cook for one. I want to show you that whether you’re cooking for one or two, it’s EASY! While I currently cook for two, I spent many years cooking for one, so I know first-hand why it’s frustrating (hello, one person doesn’t need an entire pan of lasagna!) and I know to how to do it.

Going forward, any recipe that serves 3 or more people will be broken down to serve a smaller person or group. After each ingredient I will identify, in parentheses and italics, the amount needed for a smaller serving size that will be noted.

If you have any additional things you’d like to see on the blog, let me know. I’d love to hear your feedback on what you’d like to see!


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