Have you noticed that more people than ever are snapping pictures of the food that is served to them at restaurants before they dig in? People are also posting the meals that they make at home and tagging their photos with #homemade and #healthyeating on instagram. Even if you haven't yet crossed over into the world of food posting, I'd be willing to bet that at one point or another, you've created or been served something so exquisitely beautiful that you've considered getting out your phone and taking a picture of it with the intent of sharing it on your social media account.
I've got to say, it makes me actually feel better about the ridiculous number of photos that I take of my food when I see other people photographing their food. When I started this whole food blogging gig 9 years ago, I felt completely awkward about pulling out my camera in a restaurant. Now I almost feel like I'm insulting the chef if I neglect to post a picture of a meal that was so artfully and beautifully crafted.
I've also heard from many of you that don't really appreciate all of my food pictures - especially when scrolling through their instagram account late at night. I get it. It's hard to look at all those incredible chocolate dessert recipes when I'm trying to avoid sugar or eating after midnight.
I take your criticism as a compliment though - my goal of making my food look appetizing and appealing is working. Some foods are easier than others to make look beautiful and some days the lighting is just right for photographs and some days it just stinks. I'm no food stylist but you can be assured that your recipe will turn out looking just like mine if you decide to create it at home.
Greek Meatballs with Sweet Potato "Noodles"
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons fresh mint
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 pound lean ground beef
2 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated sweet potato spirals
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Top with meatballs.
Sprinkle with pepper, feta or lemon juice prior to serving.
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