The Spill 2018 Recap

So we haven’t met here on the website since April 2018. A little short of a year ago. Allow me to give you a recap of how the past year went. If you feel like it, share how yours went in the comments.

First, if you follow me on instagram, you probably wouldn’t need this post. You probably know most of the stories here, because I almost never stopped sharing stories there. But there are some things that will be observed and phrased more elaborately here.

  • This year, I kicked up my food photography work into the professional world by working for a major client. SHAMELESS PLUG: CHECK MY PORTFOLIO PAGE. I was making recipes for short videos and taking photos of their food products. We filmed 31 videos that I will upload later to my Youtube Channel and I have shared some of the photos on instagram in the past year.

 

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Rum Flambéed Asparagus Serrano Sticks

Another trip around the sun and another series of produce coming back again. What is the produce that you miss the most and craving for?

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We in Lebanon are – still – fortunate for four seasons (somehow) and with each we have a series of produce of vibrant sweet fruits and fresh green and colorful vegetables to garnish our palate with. It starts peeking through around early March with some juicy orange loquats and luscious red strawberries then some crunchy fuzzy green almonds that are sour at the beginning of their season we dip them in salt to break the sourness. The peak of this season is stone fruits like apricots start making an appearance.

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Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Pomegranates

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How many of you are into superfoods?

How many of you look up superfood recipes online dreaming of getting all this goodness and instantly becoming “healthy” after swiping that credit card to fill your trunk?

It’s not like that darling.
Having a cupboard full of chia seeds, flaxseeds, oats, maple syrup, agave, olive oil, quinoa, and kale doesn’t turn you into a fitness guru and doesn’t make you healthier.
We can see the rings around your belly; Your donut.

I see you storing those in the kitchen and lashing out on a jar of that hazelnut spread crap you all like. Oh yes I did! Sue me!!!

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#FoodSelfie and Chicken Vegetables Curry

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Last week was a really busy week. Working five days a week from 8 to 5 then rushing to Gemmayze for the yoga workshop I got myself into.The workshop was from 6:30 to 9:30 but sometimes it extended till 10, and a bit more in a couple of days. Then I had to get back home, shower and sleep to get ready for the day after. I could barely do anything else. No energy to cook, or to blog, read, or even check my instagram timeline feeds.

Speaking of instagram, how many of you are getting into this #selfie frenzy?

This is getting out of control, right?

But it is trendy.

After the famous oscar selfie#SellotapeSelfie, the #AfterSexSeflie, and our very own #SelfieRS for Road Safety (which is turning out not very safe), I decided to ride the trend wave myself and start a new craze that I’d hate myself if it picks up; #FoodSelfie. Continue reading