This photography thing is really tough. My husband tried to explain it to me, and I sort of get it conceptually, but in practice I usually wind up with blurry pictures or pictures where the focus area is too small. Oh, and pictures that are dark. Really dark. Presumably I need some sort of light box. The only reason my pictures are as good as they are is because my husband is a photographer and so I can borrow his SLR. I know that in theory you can take good pictures on a point-and-shoot, but I’ll tell you that having an SLR makes a huge difference.
Oh, and I also get to borrow Lightroom, so I can fix some of the problems (particularly the exposure problems). But dude, I need to take some lessons. Of course if you added up all the things I want to take lessons in I would soon be bankrupt. Well, I suppose they say practice makes perfect and in that event I’ll soon be an expert.
This kale-ranch powder is not something that makes for a pretty picture, but it sure makes a good seasoning. Mix it with some mayo and soy milk for a salad dressing. I used to love Hidden Valley Ranch’s spinach dip – use this to make a dairy free version by mixing with sour cream substitute, chopped water chestnuts, and cooked chopped spinach.
Or, pour it over popcorn with some coconut oil or butter.
This makes about a half a cup. I used home dried kale kale chips, which are super easy to make (place kale in oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes until crispy). If you don’t like the kale flavor, sub some dried parsley, just use a smaller amount.
- 1 cup dried kale
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp cashews (unsoaked)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp dried dill
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- Process all ingredients in a food processor or blender until they are powdered.
- Store in an airtight jar