Thursday, September 11, 2014

Food Photography and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

As you've probably noticed, I don't post many recipes here on my blog. I can cook well, and even like finding new recipes to try.

But it's not my hobby. I'm one of those people who cook because it's necessary, not for the fun of it.

Now if you follow my daughter's blog, "Claire's Corner", you'll find joy in cooking!

She's got all sorts of recipes there, including this one for Chocolate Moussethis one for Chile Corn Chowder, and this one for Blueberry Muffins. If you search her blog you'll find lots of delicious recipes, most of them gluten free. I'd highly recommend heading over there if you need some inspiration.

Another thing you'll find on her blog are pretty photos that make you want to cook or bake. I love that she figured out how to do food photography.

Me on the other hand, not so much.

Here's my attempt today.

I did take the photo in natural light, which Claire tells me is essential!

But I realized afterward that I probably should've had a spoon in the picture for artistic sake, and maybe some other things too. Somehow it just doesn't quite look like it does when she photographs.

I did catch the steam rising though and felt pretty proud of that.

Oh well! I'm not a food photographer!

But what I CAN say is my oatmeal this morning was delicious! Here's my recipe, simple as it is:

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal - one serving

1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup oats (I used Bob's Red Mill GF rolled oats)
1/2 apple, peeled and diced
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Brown sugar on top

Bring water to a boil, add salt, oats, diced apples and cinnamon. Depending on the type of oats you use (quick cooking or regular oats) cook according to packaging. (I brought the ingredients to a boil then reduced the heat to low while it cooked for about 6 minutes). Cook until desired thickness.

Remove from heat, top with brown sugar and enjoy a heart healthy breakfast!


  1. But now I want to go make some of that oatmeal! So your purpose was accomplished. :)

  2. I've been on Claire's blog several times this month for cooking! She's become a part of my kitchen routine and now even a few prayers for her as I continue my meal prep.

    And I am so with you, Connie, on the cooking because it needs to be done. I often think of my joyful cooking friend Kim to adjust my attitude.