cookbook

A Sneak Peak!

So we finally have our cover design and title. We brainstormed for awhile together, and we finally decided on the title Myriad, an informative recipe book introducing alternative every day options. Myriad seemed to sum up the book's purpose; offering a number of options and ideas for a healthy diet. Shooting the cover was a blast, and we are so excited to finally show you all. 

If you're still on the fence about preordering, check out the table of contents page to see a full listing of what will be in the book! 

 
 

A Favorite Recipe!

Rosie, Kristen and I have been having a blast working on our senior Capstone project, a lifestyle recipe book promoting well-being. We have a great time cooking together and then styling the food and photographing it. We all come together as a team, collaborating the entire way. 

The best part of all the shoots, though, is when we get to eat the food; it can be pretty difficult to wait. While sometimes the food is cold, it tastes of a sense of accomplishment - and is still always delicious. 

This recipe was one of our favorites; Becca and I think it tastes like dark chocolate mousse, it's so smooth! We've made it twice since the shoot, which was also an aesthetic favorite of ours. 

Try it out and let us know what you think! We'd love to hear feedback and any creative modifications or additions you may have done.


Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados

1/3 c. honey

1/3 c. cocoa powder

3 tbsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla extrac

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth and silky. 

2. Serve chilled.

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Cookbook Rough Design

I keep struggling with whether or not I should be uploading photos from the process of creating the cookbook for capstone. However - I think it is fair to upload one of our first designed spreads. This is not finalized - the text is just filler as of right now. But I did get to mess around with photos and text yesterday just to start to get a feel for things. 

It was such a blast to see a design finally. We've been planning for weeks and I think all the planning made us all worried about when the actually designing would get done. Starting this spread yesterday reminded me that this project will get done and when it does it's going to be amazing. 

We've planned a book, researched, cooked, and photographed - and while there is still much more work to do, we are off to an awesome start. 

So here is a little sneak preview of where we are planning on going with things!

Cookbook Supplies

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This weekend my roommates and I set out on an adventure to Columbia, Missouri to start looking for props for our capstone project. 

We are creating a live well, eat healthy type of cookbook for one of our roommate's sisters (who is the client). After planning out what recipes we will be making, and what types of informational spreads we will be creating, we made a large shopping list for all the items we will need for daily photo shoots. 

There were tonssss of thrift stores in Columbia to choose from - and they were perfect for finding more rustic types of pieces and quirky props. We walked out of each thrift store in hand with something new and cool. After the thrift store adventures we ran to places like Target, Hobby Lobby, and Pier one to find the items we hadn't found throughout the day. Picking out fabric really got me excited about the project - you can see some images of the napkins on the top photo. 

Last night we unpacked everything and it was crazy how much we had bought - and on a budget. We spent around $120 dollars for tons of bowls, mugs, cups, plates, silverware and not too mention all of our fun random finds. There were old cheese graters, measuring cups, and pasta bowls we found along the way as well. 

Overall, a more than fun and successful trip was made to Columbia - and we had a blast taking photos for fun last night.