Best Food Photos of 2011

Before I jump into new posts with new photos and new recipes for 2012, I thought it'd be fun to look back through my food photos from 2011. I have to admit, I got better and better at shooting my food as the year went on. Perhaps I'm getting better with my camera. Or, maybe I'm more comfortable staging the shot. Or, perhaps the lighting is better in our Seattle home.I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I do know I still have a lot to learn. I'm inspired every day by photos from other bloggers and I have my goals set high for 2012. I think I'm saying goodbye for good to the weekly's way too time consuming and I think the pressure of a daily food post was robbing me of my creativity a bit. So, I plan to devote more time to the recipe development and, especially, more time to quality photos this year. I have big plans for my blog and hope you continue to join me on this fun, creative journey.

My favorite food photos from 2011, with a link to their recipe:

20120104-080810.jpg Winter Farm-Fresh Stir Fry

20120104-081433.jpg Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly

20120104-082414.jpg Grilled Salmon with Fennel and Lemon

20120104-081637.jpg Ruby Red Grapefruit Sour Cream Pancake

20120104-082149.jpg Blueberry Ginger Mojito

20120104-082708.jpg Blueberry Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

20120104-082829.jpg Grilled Naan Pizza

20120104-083000.jpg Vegetable Ratatouille

20120104-083233.jpg Watermelon and Mint Skewers

20120104-083415.jpg Slow Cooked Pinto Beans

20120104-083643.jpg Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Salad

20120104-083939.jpg Pumpkin Muffins

20120106-124258.jpg Slow Cooked Lentils

20120106-124428.jpg Pea Pesto Pasta

20120106-010548.jpg Blackened Catfish