Obviously, I’m not a food photographer.

I am, however, an eater, though I tend to stay away from meat, gluten, refined sugar, and most processed foods, and I tend to eat the same things every day: for breakfast, 1/2 cup of Rice Chex mixed with 1/2 cup of an admixture of various nuts and dried fruits; for lunch, a pint of vegetarian tortilla soup; and nachos (homemade refried black beans and 3oz of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese on top of some chips I make myself from corn tortillas) for dinner.

Today, I made the next month’s worth of soups that I’ll take to work and reheat for lunches.

This is a picture of the fresh ingredients: 3 small white onions, 4 green bell peppers, 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, and 3 jalapenos with most of the seeds removed, all roughly chopped into chunks.

To this, I added 4 cubes vegetable bullion, 4 cubes NotChicken bullion, 12oz cumin, 2 Tablespoons crushed red pepper, 16oz tomato paste, 32oz diced tomatoes with green chilies, 32oz black beans, 16oz chick peas (to get some b6), and a small bag of frozen corn kernels.

I brought all this to a boil, simmered for an hour or so, divided and parceled out into 18 plastic bowls, and sent directly to the freezer.

I have no idea how this iteration tastes, because I never eat anything the day I make it… I hate leftovers and will not eat them, so by portioning out the soup and not tasting it, I’m able to fool my dislike of leftovers, because none of the soup is, strictly speaking, ‘leftover.’

While the soup will be yummy, I expect, this picture seems sadly lacking. Oh well… I might go off and tweak the colors to make that yellow pop a bit, as it looks to be going a bit green. If I do, I’ll share it as a re-do or outtake or something.

D7000. Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron), in macro mode. ISO100, 1/25th (AP mode), f/3.5, -1EV, and, yes, this was handheld… About 2 minutes of slider play in Aperture.

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