Finding the light

by Kiran on March 17, 2011 · 10 comments

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

What’s so special about this day? Well, according to st-patricks-day.com:

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the Irish and Irish at Heart in big cities and small towns alike with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Its a time for fun. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!

It’s green smoothie for breakfast today, in honor. What is GREEN on your menu today?

Mmmm.. Yummy juice. I usually snack on juice, whole fruits and nuts during the day. Chock full with fibers and amazing flavors, experiment with any fruits and vegetables you may have in your refrigerator. And hey, it’s another great money-saving tip to use up any wilted vegetables or bruised fruits that is laying around in the drawer.

I started toying with my narrow view lens (55-200mm) and the results are amazing for food and portrait photography. The only problem I encountered was finding the light. I love natural lighting technique for my photography, but for now, I am soaking in all the learning curves. I foresee plenty of trials and errors in the future :)

Food photography is very challenging on a growling stomach. Ask any foodie out there. I usually tend to forget an ingredient or two while photographing, in this case, beets :D

What are your favorite mid-day snacks? Any tips on finding a photography light?

Psst – The Lunch Box page is updated :)

Ingredients – for 1 serving

  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • a few stalks of romaine lettuce
  • a knob of ginger or to taste
  • 1 small beet

Directions

  1. Clean, peel, chop and blend everything in a juicer. Serve immediately and enjoy home-made juice full of fibers, vitamins and anti-oxidants.

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1 carolinaheartstrings March 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM

That looks healthy and wonderful. I really want a juicer!!!!
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2 Kiran March 23, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Carolina,
Me too! You won’t believe it, but I don’t own a juicer. I had to use a blender and sieve the liquid out using a small strainer. Foodie’s goes all the way to make things happen :D

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3 Mary March 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

This really does look delightful. I hate to admit it but it is nice to see something that is not green :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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4 Kiran March 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Mary,
Thanks a lot, I truly appreciate your blessings and hope the same for you and your family. I admit I love this juice so much because for a change, this wasn’t green! Have a great day.

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5 sonia March 18, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Lovely and refreshing drink…. !
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6 Kiran March 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Sonia,
Thanks, indeed it’s such a refreshing and detoxifying juice. Great immunity boost as well.

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7 Miri Leigh March 19, 2011 at 7:12 PM

This looks tasty and so refreshing. Thanks for sharing!
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8 Kiran March 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Miri,
You are welcome honey :)

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9 Sandy March 20, 2011 at 2:23 PM

What a delicious way to use beets. I feel healthier just reading it! I love your photo blog. It’s a great way to share the beautiful photos on your website.

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10 Kiran March 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Sandy,
Welcome to Recipebox and thanks for your lovely comments. I love photography and why not share my interest with everyone else? Sharing is caring :) Have a great day.

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