I love to cook. I love to take pictures. My day job is taking professional photographs. Therefore, I didn’t think it would be such a stretch to start a food blog and photograph the recipes that we make. Boy was I wrong.
There is an art to food photography. Anyone who tries to take a photo of the food on their plate will probably realize this and with any new endeavor there is always a steep learning curve.
I’m embarrassed to look back at earlier photos that I took. No matter which way you spin it, I failed on those first recipe attempts. And it was hard to admit because photography is my passion and my career. But life is about getting knocked down and then having the perseverance to get back up and try again.
This is a Dessert Pizza recipe that we created early on and never posted. It was delicious but it just wasn’t visually appealing. We didn’t use enough fruit and the lightening just didn’t do the pizza justice. But rather than wallow in the fact that we wasted time, money, and energy; we decided we needed to do something else- Try again.
We are still learning through this process of food blogging but it is fun to stop and look back once in a while at just how far we have come. I’m guessing you feel the same about some of the setbacks you have experienced in life. Failure is not fun but it is necessary for change and growth. Whether you failed in a cooking project or something more serious, always remember only people who have strength of character will try again. And just to make you laugh, here is our first attempt at our Dessert Pizza. Happy Summer.
- Tortilla(s) (Gluten Free if Necessary)—You can make one small pizza or multiple pizzas based on the tortillas you use.
- Almond Dessert Hummus—There will be leftovers, but its great just as a dip with fruit!
- Strawberries (Sliced)
- Blackberries (Halved)
- Raspberries (Halved)
- Kiwi (Peeled and Sliced)
- Mango (Peeled and Sliced)
- --Or ANY of your own favorite fruit!
- Coconut Oil
- Make the dessert hummus. Place in the fridge and allow to chill. It can be made in advance, even up to a few days ahead.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush a very thin layer of coconut oil onto each side of the tortilla and place it onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Spread the hummus over one side of the baked tortilla.
- Arrange the fruit onto the pizza.
- Cut into pieces and serve—Or eat it all by yourself!