Monday, October 15, 2012

Blog Love: The Realistic Nutritionist

Familiar with the adage "Walk a million miles in his shoes?" One of my October classes, Souvenir Foto School, has given me a new found respect for one of my favorite bloggers, Claire Gallam of The Realistic Nutritionist.

There's lots to love about Claire, even if you're not a cook. Claire is "a Southern soul born in the Midwest," and I think that's why I love her.
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I first discovered Claire via Twitter as she prepared for her wedding in March 2011. What piqued my interest was her deprecating self wit, humility, and generosity. I quickly added her blog to my RSS Reader and her page to my Facebook feed. When I got addicted to Instagram, I started following her there as well. Trust me, if you don't know Claire, once you feast your eyes on her recipe creations you will want to know her.
If you follow Claire on Instagram (@RealNutritionCG), you'll see a steady stream of delicious treats. (The image above has just a few of her yummy creations from the past month.) She'll have your mouth watering all day. Now I know a lot of effort goes into dreaming up, testing, and delivering fool proof recipes (I once co-authored a Thai cookbook). What I didn't know -- and what I should have known -- is that as much or more time can be spent getting the shot that translates taste and smell into a tantalizing image. (I'll reveal some of the effort that goes into those images later this week when I share one of the assignments from Souvenir Foto School.)
So run. Don't walk to The Realistic Nutritionist, and get to know Claire. While you're there, fill your recipe card box with a mix of dishes that are low-fat, gluten-free, and more. You can also follow her on her travels, both personal and for work. Her trip that I envy the most? The California Strawberries: From Field to Market. Check out her recap and see what I mean.
Bon Appetit!
Credits: All images taken by Claire Gallam, The Realistic Nutritionist. All layouts designed by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.