EASY VEGAN GRANOLA RECIPE WITH POACHED RHUBARB + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

EASY VEGAN GRANOLA RECIPE WITH POACHED RHUBARB + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

What makes a good cookbook? It’s the question I asked on my instagram a few weeks ago as well as inside my creative community and it was so interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts. Some people felt that it’s all about the recipes which need to be delicious, easy and creative. Others believed that engaging writing was what set a good cookbook apart from a mediocre one, and yet others thought it was all about the food photography.

I believe a great cookbook should have all three - photos that make me WANT to cook, recipes that sound delicious, yet achievable and writing that warms my heart. Ryan and Adam, also know as Husbands That Cook, have just released their debut cookbook and it has everything a wonderful cookbook should have! And moreover, YOU can WIN a copy of the book on the blog this week!

LONDON FOOD STYLING AND INSTAGRAM WORKSHOP / BEHIND THE SCENES

LONDON FOOD STYLING AND INSTAGRAM WORKSHOP / BEHIND THE SCENES

In the lead up to every food photography and food styling workshop I host right here in London, I’m always frantically running around till the 11th hour, sourcing the most photogenic food, getting the right food photography props and scouting the perfect lunch locations, whilst wondering if I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. But then, when students come from near and far, I realise it is all worth it and that I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

As I had such a wonderful time this March teaching the 3-day London workshop, I thought perhaps you'd like to see what happened over the course of those days, what the final shots taken during the workshop looked like and basically, what exactly went down. Ready to take a look behind the scenes? Awesome, then please scroll down and read on … 

VEGAN BROWNIES WITH AQUAFABA CHOCOLATE FROSTING + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

VEGAN BROWNIES WITH AQUAFABA CHOCOLATE FROSTING + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

How do you follow up an international best-selling debut cookbook called Vegan in 7? With another fantastic vegan cookbook of course! Well, at least that’s what you do if you happen to be Rita Serano, vegan chef, cookbook author and plant-based instagram queen.

After the phenomenal success that was Vegan in 7, Rita decided not to rest on her laurels, but instead to write another cookbook - Vegan for Good - packed full of inspiring and delicious vegan recipes for longer, lazier weekends as well as busy, hectic weekdays. Seeing that I got my hands on Rita’s fab cookbook early, I thought I’d share my impressions of Vegan for Good and tell you how YOU can win a copy for keeps. Sound like a plan?

4 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM CC MOBILE PRESETS

4 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM CC MOBILE PRESETS

After you’ve asked me for months, I’m excited to share that my popular Lightroom presets are now finally available for Lightroom CC mobile, and the best part is that you won’t need to paid for an Adobe Creative Cloud or Lightroom subscription to access them! The only thing you need is the FREE Lightroom CC mobile app, which is available to both ios and android users. So now you can edit your food photos on your phone on the go. Plus, if you know me, you're probably aware that I like to go over and beyond for my tribe ;) and hence the bundle includes a few tiny little extras including a special introductory discount code (valid until 27/02/19 only!). Read on to find out more….

EASY VEGAN CAULIFLOWER WINGS + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

EASY VEGAN CAULIFLOWER WINGS + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

When the adorable Sasha Gill, from @thesashadiaries contacted me in late 2018, asking if she could send me a copy of her soon-to-be released debut vegan cookbook, Jackfruit & Blue Ginger, I was touched. I was even happier when Sasha and her publisher Murdoch Books kindly agreed to send an extra copy to one of my lucky audience members. That’s because it’s through sharing cookbooks full of delicious recipes with YOU that I get to say THANK YOU for being here and reading my ramblings. Now - enough gushing! Shall we take a closer look at what Jackfruit & Blue Ginger is all about and how you can win a copy?

VEGAN JAPANESE BUDDHA BOWL + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

VEGAN JAPANESE BUDDHA BOWL + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

It’s been a little while since I shared a plant-based recipe with you guys and seeing that The Little Plantation is first and foremost a vegan food blog, I thought it was about time I got back in the kitchen and prepared something for you. I shouldn’t actually say that this vegan dish is just ‘something’ and instead name it for what it is: EVERYTHING.

Now before you think I’m a conceited cook, I’d like to let you know that today’s recipe is in fact adapted from the brand new cookbook BENTO POWER: BRILLIANTLY BALANCED LUNCHBOX RECIPES, conceived, shot and written by my incredibly talented instagram friend, Sara Kiyo Popowa. You may know Sara on instagram as @shisodelicious where she shares her lovingly made, colourful plant-based bento box meals. But, does the idea of plant forward Japanese inspired bento boxes translate into a great cookbook? I’ll tell you what I really think and let you know how you can win a copy.…

LONDON FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DSLR AND MOBILE PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

LONDON FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DSLR AND MOBILE PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Want to learn food photography and food styling? Want to have not one, but two experienced teachers and professional food photographers show you everything you need to know about food styling, shooting like a pro on your DSLR, editing in Lightroom and taking gorgeous food photos on your mobile phone? Then listen up because my London food styling, food photography for DSLR and mobile phone workshop is now open for registration.

Together with experienced commercial food photographer, educator and food blogger Lauren Caris from That’s Sage I will be hosting 3 action packed days focusing on food styling, food photography (for DSLR and mobile phone cameras), visual story telling and photo editing. In addition we’ll be exploring how to make the most of your social media channels, how to grow your instagram and increase your blog and website traffic too! Want to find out more? Then please read on...

FREE 12 DAY WINTER PHOTO CHALLENGE 2019

FREE 12 DAY WINTER PHOTO CHALLENGE 2019

Creating the best FREE photo challenges are one of my most favourite things to do, EVER! Honestly, they are sooo much fun, full of creativity and make me feel THAT much closer to YOU, my fellow food photography fanatics. Having said that I have noticed that there are A LOT of food photography challenges happening on instagram of late and - when people move one way, I kinda like to move the other way ;).

This means that this season's Autumn instagram food photography challenge in this 12-day format will be one of my very last. Even more reason to sign up then AND tell your friends about the challenge isn't it ;)?! Learn about food photography, food styling and be part of the BEST online creative community a food lover could ever be! Ready to make a commitment to your learning and master the perfect insta food flatlay? Then please read on...