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Food for the Soul

After making a vegetarian meal tonight (no I’m not vegetarian; just love vegetables) of curried tofu and vegetables, I thought it might make a tasty post. So here are a few recent food photos to titillate your taste buds. Beginning with tonight’s meal of curried tofu & vegetables that I served on Basmati rice, topped with chopped cilantro and toasted almonds. Of course, it went down nicely with a cool glass of white wine.

The ironic thing about having a vegetarian meal this evening is that, as I was preparing it, the lady I buy my bison from, delivered our half bison. So I went outside and we filled the freezer with fresh bison. I prefer the bison to beef partly because it’s lower in fat, but more because we can buy it locally and the people who raise this particular bison do it sustainably. In other words, they don’t feed any synthetics, chemicals, hormones, and the bison are on pasture from the day they’re born until the day they go to slaughter. No mass produced, fat induced meat at all.

This next one is a photo I turned into a bit of art. I baked a pair of apple pies a weekend or two ago.

And this last one is simply some ‘fast food’ that was sitting on the ledge of my kitchen window. The light streaming in my kitchen window lured me into getting my camera to capture how the soft glow made them look so appealing — at least to me. Enjoy!

“It’s the company, not the cooking, that makes a meal.” ~ Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky, 2006

Oh do I ever agree with that quote. Nothing beats sitting down to a meal and having a great conversation!

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” ~ Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 – 1826), The Physiology of Taste, 1825

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The Garden Ms. S - October 28, 2010 - 11:58 pm

I love what you did with the apple pie – an apple pie postcard from home – love it! There is something about apples and comfort food this time of year. Homemade apple pies, gingerbread and soup just feel so right.

Enjoy that lovely bison!

Celia - October 29, 2010 - 3:23 am

I don’t think I’ve tasted bison… maybe it’s like reindeer (which I ate in Sweden)?

Snap! I’ve just blogged about food too – inspired by some simple dishes from Galicia.


Frida - October 29, 2010 - 4:16 am

That apple pie looks delicious, beautiful processing too.

don - October 29, 2010 - 7:16 am

Your food images look so good! It isn’t really fair to shot that great looking pie when all I have is my tiny yogurt! 🙂 I like the idea of bison rather than beef. The apples do have a wonderful glow.

Danielle - October 29, 2010 - 10:53 am

Oh my…talk about a mouth-watering post Diane! Your first image looks SO delicious!

Bison sounds interesting! I must check it out and see if something like that is available near us. I’m always on the look-out for sustainably raised meat!

Marcie - October 29, 2010 - 2:19 pm

As a vegetarian myself..it looks/sounds like the perfect meal!!!

Puna - October 30, 2010 - 12:13 pm

A bison Diane?

Kelly @ JAX does design - November 1, 2010 - 12:13 pm

OK, you have to tell us – what’s the trick to taking good pictures of food? Every time I try to take a food picture, the food comes out looking really UNappetizing – unlike your food, which looks yummy! And love how you dressed up the picture of the pies. That’s REALLY cool!