First I should say that on the days that my breakfast looks fancy, I didn't make it! My husband likes to cook and enjoys making a nice presentation. He also likes to see how many 'likes' on Instagram 'his' food photos get in comparison to 'my' food photos.
Another comment that I often get is 'you eat a lot of egg!' Yes, I guess I do. My goal is always to eat a lot of real, whole foods. I don't do that everyday (proof is in the donut) but most days I do. Another goal this year has been to eat some kind of protein in the morning. I'm not much of a meat eater and eggs are a fairly fast, easy source.
We always use farm fresh eggs and that's why the color is so dark/bright. My nephew raises chickens and we buy (usually 4 dozen at a time) directly from him. I love that he gets to have his own business at 10 years old and we get amazing eggs, way cheaper than from the grocery store.
So this year, along with building creative habits, I've learned to cook eggs! (except for omelettes, those are always my husband's making.) I could make scrambled eggs before but now I know how to make poached and fried eggs. These two recipes, poached eggs and fried eggs, have been life changing!
Another little fun fact: my coffee mug is never full. I drink expresso with a splash of cream. Someday I'll get fancy little expresso cups but for now I drink it out of a regular old coffee mug.
This idea of taking a photo with my food was not at all planned for this year. It came about one day back in January for two reasons. 1) I really didn't care for my drawing that day and I wanted to put the focus on something else. 2) I wanted a way to prove that I do this every single morning. No cheating. I've never done a drawing the day before.
Maybe you've guessed that I'm a bit interested in food and photography so last here's a few great people on Instagram who do food photography so much better!