I had two goals this summer.
1. Paint our kitchen table (it is looking rough!)
2. Start using the manual setting on my Nikon camera.
The first goal was a complete fail. As for the photography goal – mission accomplished! Yesterday I spent 1 hour looking into tips of how to use the manual setting. It seemed so overwhelming to me – adjusting aperture, shutter speed and ISO…why not just set it o auto, no flash mode, right? I am now happy to report that the manual setting takes MUCH better pictures. Naturally, I used food as my object. Plus, a product review from Macro Vegetarian is long overdue!
Macro Vegetarian: Sun-dried Tomato Baked Tofu Dumplings
Same familiar box I have grown to love over the past couple of years. For those of you that don’t know me – sun-dried tomato is one of my favorite flavors. Italian heritage? Perhaps….but I just love the taste. Rarely has a Macro meal every disappointed me so I had high hopes for this dinner.
Uhm, can we take a minute and stare at those huge globs of sun-dried tomatoes!? Yeah, that was only one batch of them. The dumplings were garnished with cilantro and basil for an extra flare of fancy. After a few minutes in the microwave, my house smelled like marinara sauce and I was okay with that.
I couldn’t get over how incredible this variety is! The dumplings were soft and slightly crispy on the outside (partly due to the amount of time in the microwave because I like them crisper) The sun-dried tomato flavor was spot on – not to mention the filling of tofu, cabbage and herbs complimented the tart flavor the the tomatoes. To say I enjoyed this meal would be an understatement.
Rating: 5 Coffee Beans
I still can’t believe how great the pictures came out with artificial lighting…the possibilities are endless when I take some pictures during the day! Fun Photography + great food = winning evening if I do say so myself.