The Eye Eats First

Hello Friends!

There is a reason so many people sit down at a table and snap a photo of their food before they eat it. Annoying? Sure. Am I one of those? Yep, sometimes. But there is something to be said for a well presented dish.

When I want to learn something I completely immerse myself in it. Which was what I did when it came to pretty food plating. The best part is that it’s all about having fun! If you mess up just wipe it off and try again. I found an amazing chef who talked about food plating and followed along.

What you need:

A pea, garlic, and olive oil puree in a squeeze bottle

Peas and edamame

Thinly sliced radish

Herbs, and diced cucumber and red pepper


What you do:


Step 1: Make a circle with your puree and swoosh.


Step 2: Do some dots but stay on the right side.


Step 3: Make tiny piles of pea and edamame.


Step 4: Lean radish on piles for height.


Step 5: Throw in some herbs. I used dill.


Step 6: Randomly sprinkle cucumber and pepper.


The final step: Sprinkle Cumin and Ta Da! You’re done!

Then just add your protein. That is all it takes to create this beautiful dish. It’s isn’t hard and it doesn’t even take that much time to do.


Here is to being fearless in the kitchen! And also staying warm today because it’s like really cold here.