Good Eats

So, no one here has officially said anything to me about photographing my food, but I have seen a few eyebrows raised, which is sort of ironic since I'm at a photography retreat! Anyways, I have no shame about some things, so I just keep snapping away.

One of the first things I've learned since I've been here is that there's a difference between taking a picture and making a picture. I'm definitely in the category of taking pictures for the most part. I think that I have some potential in me to make a picture, but I need training and that's why I'm here.

I'm still trying to eat well, as best I can. This place is all about enriching your body, mind, and soul. So, the food here is pretty healthy. For dinner last night, we had a small tossed salad with a light peanut sauce. (I'm not too much a fan for peanuts, but I ate it anyway.) There was this slamming mango chutney or salsa that was great on the salad. I wish I could get that recipe. I'll have to look it up at and find a comparable recipe. For the main course, we were served those steamed green beans that aren't really cooked (I never eat those) and coconut rice with curry chicken on top. That was absolutely the best! Dessert was great too though - some type of lemon sorbet or gelato. I didn't catch the name but it was cold and creamy. I didn't eat the sugar cookies with it, not because I don't like sugar cookies, but because I eat so slowly, I couldn't even finish my dessert.

Today, for breakfast, I had a folded egg, hash (brown), a small piece of country ham, and some fresh fruit - a slice of cantelope and a small bundle of grapes. It was really good too. My table was so proud of me just because I finished it all in the allotted time. I feel like such a kid!

After our photography session, lunch was served. It was also good. We had a tossed salad, but there were such a variety of toppings to choose from. I used the iceberg and romaine lettuce and topped my salad with boiled eggs, raisins, cucumbers, cheddar cheese, a couple of croutons and I used a raspberry vinegarette for the dressing. I also ate a stick of garlic bread and a cookie. You know I drank my water because after being out in that heat, all I could even think about was water. When we go out again, I'll be sure to take a stash of bottled water.


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