Eggs... protein packed, vitamin rich, and an empty palate waiting to be dressed, these little orbs are nearly an every day occurrence in the Liv Life household. Be they scrambled, over easy, over medium or simply hard boiled, the versatility of the egg makes them ideal for nearly any meal, or in this case, an amazing appetizer.
February's Inspired Plate Challenge titled "Eggs" had my heart soaring with possibilities, but looking to step up our photo from the average Breakfast Burrito (that was our last post), the Mushroom Bocadillo provided interesting shape and texture along with a tasty result. Featuring only a few ingredients this appetizer works nicely into a party menu with its ability to be made ahead of time and served at room temperature. Quiche-like minus the crust and creamy calories, the dish is baked, cooled and then cut into handy little squares which are just perfect for a cocktail napkin.
Returning to my favorite white background I chose a simple style for our shoot attempting keep the focus on the Bocadillos without distraction. I've found that my lack of photography props forces me to become creative while trying to create a scene or some sense of a story in the photo, hence using ingredients as props has become my styling choice. Filling a measuring cup overflowing with freshly grated Parmesan and adding a small branch of basil the shoot was set, and as our hemisphere slowly but surely returns to the warmer seasons I'm relishing every extra minute of beautiful morning backlight.
And now won't you join me as we travel close to my hometown in Northern California. Please allow me to introduce The Inspired Plate's newest member, Jayme Franklin. Jayme is a mom to two adorable little blondies and works as a photographer in the Belmont, California area. Lets see what sort of eggs she has brought to the table!