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Picture ‘Im’perfect

May 25, 2011

I’m having lighting issues.  Our little rentals kitchen is tucked into a dark corner.   The only windows available are facing south and even that’s blocked by a 30 storey apartment building.

Not at all conducive to taking food photos.

I’ve tried many different angles today for Tempeh, Collard Wraps.

Collard leave cleaned and hard centre stems removed

Peanut sauce

canned pumpkin

hot sauce

carrot sticks

baked tempeh (store-bought tempeh baked at 400 F until crispy)

thinly sliced kale (or any green)

If tempeh isn’t your thing, check out this recipe

First I tried holding it by the open window.

Another quick photo…but the plate is dirty!

Notice the dark shadows.

This one is just plain blurry.


I even tried putting this one on the outside windowsill.   Not good.

Don’t let photography problems stop you from making these wraps.   I used collard greens but you could also use cabbage leaves like I did here or kale leaves, mustard leaves or even bok choy mini wraps.     Change up your filling to include other veggies, beans, chicken, seafood or even fruit.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. MOM permalink
    May 26, 2011 2:03 am

    Tempeh ?? What is it. And where do you buy it.

    • May 26, 2011 4:14 am

      Tempeh is made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans and formed into a patty. Sometimes they add barley or brown rice and/or spices. I just buy the plain stuff. It’s like tofu and sucks up flavour from other food. I like cutting it into little cubes, spraying it with pam and then broiling it until it gets a bit crispy. You can pretty much buy it anywhere now where you find tofu.

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