Hey there. I'm so pleased you're visiting my blog.

Why did I start food blogging? Discover Delicious is about exploration and discovery; the most creative thing I do is cook and I'd love to show you that vegan recipes can be just as interesting, challenging, delicious and nourishing as any other food.

What kind of food will I find here? You'll find mostly main dishes with an emphasis on flavour, satisfaction and intrigue. I cook cuisines from all over the world. There's also some lovely desserts, snacks and dips.

If I had to pick my desert island ingredient, it would be either hummus or peanut butter. However I recently discovered almond butter which threw a spanner in the works... oh and I have a wicked sweet tooth so a lot of my recipes leave a bit of room for pudding.

I'd love to hear what you think of the site so do leave a comment, or email me at michael@discoverdelicious.org Thanks for stopping by!

Lens

I use the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 US link UK link. This lens is amazing. Amazing. It enables me to get that shallow depth of field (blurry foreground and background, pin-sharp focal-point) that is so essential in food photography. It is also very 'fast' meaning it lets in a lot of light; thereby allowing me to have a fast shutter speed and so suffering less from blurred images.

Software

I use Adobe Lightroom for the major, broad edits of my photographs, followed by touch-ups and polishing in Adobe Photoshop. I get them both on a great deal for £10.10 per month. Here's the US link with a similar monthly price.

Knife

I love my chef's knife. Love love love it. It's the perfect balance between being better than a blunt own-brand £9.99 one and not leaving a hole in your wallet. It's not only me either, it averages 4.8 stars out of 5 from 5000 Amazon reviews. Probably because it's very sharp, versatile, durable and easily washed. Plus, I don't feel worried chucking it about as it's a great price: $45 or £24.50. Here's the UK Link and US one.

N.B. The above links are affiliate links meaning I will earn a small commission if you purchase through them. I love and use the 2 products above and would highly recommend them anyway, but if you do purchase through my link, you will help me to keep creating the content I do!