Workin’ It: Roasted Veggie Salad + Savory Cupcakes + Tomato Soup

by Megan on December 14, 2012

Roasted Veggie Salad // take a megabite

Sometimes shoots happen where you get to hang out at your own house by all your own windows. And then to invite your friends over for lunch to eat all the tasty photogenic food. That’s the best kind of shoot. You best believe!

Vintage sheet music makes pretty cute photo backdrops. I want that little Rudolph by every wintry situation ever. I want fresh herbs sprinkled on every meal.

Roasted Veggie Salad // take a megabite

And let’s have warm salads this winter. Ones full of crispy potatoes and earthy beets.

Sweet Potato Cheddar Cupcake // take a megabite

And this cupcake is savory! Just a sweet potato cheddar cake with chive sprinkles with a cherry tomato on top. It’s kinda like a sandwich cupcake. I made them pumpkin-style here.

Sweet Potato Cheddar Cupcake // take a megabite

Goat cheese is my favorite. (Old news, right?) I whipped it up to top these cupcakes, and I just loved it.

Tomato Soup // take a megabite

But most importantly, this soup changed my life. It’s super tasty without being so acidic and marinara-esque.

Tomato Soup // take a megabite

I think the trick is roasting fancy canned tomatoes with dark brown sugar. The garlic croutons, proscuitto, and basil don’t hurt anything either. Feel free to serve it in juice glasses as a tiny part of a snack-dinner this Christmas! I bet everyone will want to hang out with you under mistletoe after they try it.

Tomato Soup // take a megabite

Winter 2012-13 // Michigan Blue Magazine
Food and styling by Megan DeKok (me!)
Photography by Cybelle Codish (this is her blog)

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah December 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

Roasting the tomatoes like that is a great idea. Bringing out all their natural sugars, and adding a little caramelized flavor, yum. Also, croutons make everything good.

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cindy December 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

pretty! I love those tomato soup glasses.

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jenny December 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I wish I was at your house for lunch today!

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Billy December 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I need that tomato soup in my life ASAP!!

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Billy December 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Steve hates tomato soup because it is so acidic and marinara-esque so this sounds right up our alley!

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kale December 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

what a gorgeous feast!! you must be one popular hostess, let me tell you! gorgeous photos; like a magazine spread.

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Megan December 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Thanks, lady! It was super fun.

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