WIAW #41 Why Clear Plates Are The Worst

Good morning, friends.


Happy Earth Day! LA is expecting some April showers in the next few days, so I’m tempted to cancel all my plans and just stay inside with a good book and some hot cocoa. Ok so that’s not exactly realistic, but hopefully I can at least get everything done before the rain comes. What’s the weather like where you are?


What I Ate Wednesday 4/21/15


WIAW is a weekly post where I share everything that I ate for an entire day, from the time I woke up until the time I went to sleep. I keep these posts completely unedited, for better or for worse, because at least for me, the most interesting part of a person’s meal log is what they eat between the standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ready for some pictures of food?


8:45am – Bulletproof Coffee (after drinking two full glasses of water).


coffee #WIAW


Bloomberg just put out a comprehensive article on Dave Asprey, the creator of bulletproof coffee. It’s a good read if you’re curious about the buttery coffee I drink every single morning.


As soon as I finished my coffee, I attempted this workout from Christine Salus’s YouTube page. I was barely able to finish it. Christine’s workouts are intense!


Mid-morning – I put together an overnight oats and smoothie bowl, which is exactly what it sounds like.  I combined a small jar of overnight oats with Andrew’s leftover smoothie, and threw some bananas, sunflower seed butter and granola on top.


oat bowl #WIAW


2:30pm – Leftovers from Monday night dinner for lunch: zucchini fettuccine with sweat peas and pesto.


zucchini + pea pesto pasta #WIAW


Afternoon snack – A kiwi from the carton we bought last weekend. Unfortunately, all of the kiwis have been super tart. I keep thinking maybe this one will be better and then it’s worse than the last.


kiwi #WIAW


8:45pm – For dinner, Andrew and I had BBQ chicken with roasted broccoli and potatoes.


chicken and veg #WIAW


Ugh, clear plates, you guys. They’re fine in person, great even!, but they’re hopeless in photos. For one thing, light reflects and warps like crazy on a clear plate, making the already difficult task of properly lighting a photo even more impossible.  And if you manage to get the lighting and angles just right, you still have to worry about what’s underneath the plate because it’s in plain view!


Exhibit A: “Warped lighting and reflections”

clear plates = warped lighting #WIAW


Exhibit B: “Issues with what’s below” – Is there even a plate there? Is that food sitting on a cutting board?

clear plates = no plates #WIAW


Otherwise, clear plates are great and I love them. Just don’t buy them if you plan to photograph your food. The end.


Have a great Wednesday, everyone. Question: What color are your plates?



Per usual, you can check out what others are eating over on Jenn’s blog or Meghan’s.


2 thoughts to “WIAW #41 Why Clear Plates Are The Worst”

    1. Isn’t it funny how as a blogger, you become a food photographer and look at certain things completely differently all of a sudden? And yes!! You must try bulletproof coffee. It’s a game changer 🙂

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