I love Lightroom! Yes, I'm head-over-heels in love with it.
After almost a year swearing I would never pay so much for it, convincing myself that the free software I was using was good enough, I was able to shake all of that craziness out of my head. This has been the number one, most important decision I've made regarding food photography.
A few days ago, I ordered the software using my student discount, it only cost me $69 (yes, the regular full version). Today, I used it to edit a food photo for the first time.
The software alone is too complicated for me right now, but I purchased a set of custom Lightroom brushes (here) that helped me edit the photo without affecting its quality. With the brushes, I was able to edit several parts of the photograph separately.
Last month, I was lucky enough to win a set of Actions for Photoshop Elements. Lidia, from Oh So Posh Photography, designed these Actions (see them here). So far, I've used them to edit pictures from this post, using 'Radiant'.
Now to the recipe
Summer officially ended, but in this caribbean island, the days of enjoying ice cream are not gone yet.
Due to the climate in our island, we can enjoy frozen desserts throughout the year. Unlike other countries, we eat ice cream during any season.
This recipe for Coconut Ice Cream, has less sugar and is made with Coconut Milk. For me, it's very important to eliminate processed foods from my daily diet. Migraines and mood swings are just a few of the changes I experience from food additives. So I'm always looking for healthy alternatives to enjoy my favorite desserts.
By making my own ice cream, I'm eliminating sugar, plus artificial flavors and colors. What could be healthier than ice cream prepared with two ingredients? Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to prepare.
If you don't have an ice cream machine, make Popsicles. Recipe here.
- one can of coconut milk (15 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons honey (add more to taste)
- Toasted coconut (optional)
-Mix the coconut milk and honey in a bowl. Follow the instructions on the ice cream machine. It usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. If no machine, follow the instructions here for preparing Popsicles.
-Once the cream is ready, garnish with toasted coconut.