Jan’s Meatloaf Cupcakes with Sweet Potato Frosting

While I’m always brainstorming and coming up with recipes of my own, I’m also an avid follower of many different food blogs. They inspire me to try different things, to experiment with new ingredients, and they tantalize my eyes with delicious food photography. Not all of these blogs are created equal, I have to admit that I do have some particular favourites.

One such favourite is Jan’s Sushi Bar! Her food photography and plating is top-notch, and her consistent flow of new recipes are always mouthwatering and inspirational. Plus, she makes really cute headers for each month. Yup, I’m kind of a big fan. After my recent trade with The Domestic Man, I was on the hunt for a new swap, and luckily for me, Jan was game!

The only trouble was that Jan has way too many good recipes. It took some hard consideration, but I finally settled on her recipe for Meatloaf Cupcakes with Sweet Potato Frosting. The unique presentation of this dish made for a fantastically fun illustration. Plus, it was super fun and delicious! Last time I showed you my initial process from sketch to ink, check out the end of this post for some insider step-by-step shots of my colouring method!

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Super Garlic Cabbage Salad

Now, if you made last week’s recipe, Brown Butter Cabbage with Apple and Pecans, you would have been floating away with lovely rich flavours, lots of nutty butter, and sweet apple…and you would also be left with half a head of Cabbage in your fridge. I’m not one to leave people high and dry, so here’s a completely different dish for you to make with your leftover Cabbage. My boyfriend Mike‘s Dad, taught me how to make this fresh and delicious salad! He says I make it very garlic-y, but, hey, I love garlic!

I also got a request from a reader mentioning that they would like to see some of my work process in regards to my illustration, so I’ve included some of my sketches and preliminary work as a bonus. Check it out!

…and for those who have been asking, here’s the link to my new Facebook Page!

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