bella karragiannidis

• real food | true health | full life • photographer • recipe developer • stylist • workshop host • Northern California ⬇️ SF Master Class Workshops

- perfect Greek avgolémono soup - I cannot even explain how happy I am to be sharing this recipe with you guys today! I originally shared our family recipe for avgolémono on my blog almost exactly 3 years ago, but looking back I felt like the photos did not do this classic Greek soup justice (you can watch my IG stories to see the before images 🙈) . with that said...I re-shot the recipe yesterday and am so in love with how the new photos turned out 😍 like my heart literally bursts with joy when I see them because I feel like I really captured the essence of this incredible soup! . Check out my story highlights to see how simple it is to make avgolémono (and I teach you how to pronounce it just in case you needed help 😉) . you can grab the recipe (and see all of the new photos 😏) on the blog - link in profile . http://www.ful-filled.com/2016/02/19/avgolemono/
roses are a treasured ingredient in the Greek kitchen: beautiful to behold, their aroma fragrances the air and infuses recipes with their delicate perfume . this no-churn rosewater mastiha ice cream has just enough of the essence of rose to transform this cool treat into a unique experience for the senses...combined with one of my favorite Greek flavors, mastiha, one taste of this ice cream and I am transported to our tiny village set high above the Aegean sea 💙 . subtle, yet intriguing, this ice cream is most definitely something you will want to experience over and over again...the recipe is on the blog - link in profile . http://www.ful-filled.com/2018/05/14/no-churn-rosewater-mastiha-ice-cream/
looking for a way to tell someone you love them so matcha!?! sorry, not sorry for the cheesy pun, but seriously, when I look at this Vegan Black Sesame Chocolate Cake with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting all I see is love 💚 . I developed this cake recipe with one of my closest friends Karlee @oliveandartisan , who came and assisted at my San Francisco workshops last year. And this stunning sheet cake featuring @myencha matcha was one of the masterpieces that she baked up for our attendees . Not only is it absolutely gorgeous...but it is hands down one of my favorite cakes of all time! And those perfect little vegan meringue kisses...those were the handiwork of my dear friend Elena @alenka007... just looking at this cake reminds me of how blessed I am to call each of these incredible ladies my friends 💚 . You can grab the recipe for the cake & the meringues from Karlee & Elena's blogs - the link is in my profile . https://www.oliveandartisan.com/vegan-black-sesame-chocolate-cake-matcha-cream-cheese-frosting/
these aren't your typical pot pies...they are flavored with hawaij which is my favorite spice at the moment and if you have never tried it, then you are in for such a treat! . originally from Yemen, hawaij is a blend of turmeric, coriander, black pepper, cardamom & clove and it really comes to life in slow simmered dishes, which means it is just perfect in these pot pies! . I am so excited to finally be able to share this recipe with you guys, that I decided to show you how to make these in my IG stories! They are super easy and can even be made vegetarian or vegan friendly! . You can grab the recipe at the link in my profile! And if you have tried hawaij please tell me your favorite way to eat it because I am all about learning how to use it in new ways! . http://www.ful-filled.com/2019/02/09/hawaij-spiced-chicken-pot-pie/
- homemade tzatziki -⁣ This is one of the first recipes that I shared when I started my blog almost four years ago and the recipe & story behind it still mean so much to me to this day...⁣ ⁣ I actually got teary eyed as I re-read the blog post, because this recipe represents the beginning of my journey into being accepted into my hubby's Greek family.⁣ ⁣ Tzatziki is a staple in every Greek kitchen - thick yogurt blended with strained cucumber and garlic, tzatziki pairs perfectly with grilled meats & vegetables and warm pita bread. ⁣ ⁣ You can read the story of why tzatziki means so much to me and get the recipe by following the link in my profile. And you can watch me make this tzatziki on my IGTV channel! I shared a video of the whole process while we were in Greece and re-watching it has me thinking that I need to start sharing more Greek Kitchen Essentials with you guys! ❤️⁣ http://www.ful-filled.com/2015/05/29/tzatziki/⁣ ⁣ photo credit 📸: my hubby⁣ ⁣ #greece #greek #greekfood#athensvoice #mediterranean #mediterraneanfood #mediterraneandiet #moodphotography #moodygram #ilovegreece #greecestagram #discovergreece #visitgreece #greekrecipes #instagreece #greecelover_gr #greecetravelgr1_ #lifeandthyme #eattheworld #theartofslowliving #foodfluffer #gloobyfood #hautecuisines #yogurt #greekyogurt #greeks
When I look at this image, I get transported back to our tiny studio apartment in our little Greek island village...everything about it makes me feel like I am there: the way the light shines, the way the simplest of meals becomes the most satisfying... . The traditional olive oil fried cheese pie of our island paired with local olives, homemade tzatziki and a salad of cucumber and purslane that I picked fresh from our garden....oh, how this image fills me with a deep longing for the place that makes my heart skip a beat when I think about it 💙 . So many great conversations were started on the post I shared yesterday, but something my friend Minna @livingminnaly wrote really resonated with me: I want people to "feel" something when they look at my photography . As our feeds are continually filling with new content, the onslaught of images/information can sometimes be overwhelming...but if I am able to make someone stop for just a moment and feel something special, something profound - then my work is meaningful and that is what matters to me most 🙏
what kind of photographer do you dream of being? I remember when I took this image almost 2 years ago...I was shooting on an entry level Canon Rebel with an affordable 50mm lens and I couldn't have been happier with the way this shot turned out . photography is all about light and how you capture it...and while the equipment you use does factor into the equation, I think this image is proof that you can capture and edit beautiful images even if you're working with entry level equipment! . When I think of the kind of photographer that I want to be, all I want is to never stop growing, to never stop pushing myself out of my comfort zone...to always be striving and to always photograph from a place of passion ❤️ . For those of you wondering, the pink flowers on this loaf cake are redbud blossoms and will be coming into season at the first signs of spring! The recipe for this redbud loaf cake is on my blog - link in profile . http://www.ful-filled.com/2017/03/25/redbud-lemon-cornmeal-loaf-cake/
This Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter is an absolutely genius recipe from my friends' @acouplecooks debut cookbook that came out last year . The moment I saw this recipe in Sonja & Alex's book 'Pretty Simple Cooking' I knew it was going to be pure gold! Creamy artichoke hummus (another genius recipe from their book) gets layered with chopped artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, feta, fresh herbs (I used mint) and then gets finished with fresh olive oil and a squeeze of lemon - serve with pita chips and you have an amazing appetizer for a crowd or a light meal for two 😉 . It's basically a Mediterranean-style 7 layer dip so it's perfect for all of the snacking that's going to go down this weekend! . p.s.: you can learn more about @acouplecooks book by following the link in my profile . https://amzn.to/2DQmZZK
Kohlrabi fritters are hands down our favorite way to enjoy this under appreciated vegetable - if you have never tasted kohlrabi then you are in for a serious treat! . All parts of kohlrabi are edible: the bulb tastes like a sweeter, milder version of broccoli stem or cabbage heart and the leaves and stems taste like kale! . Flavored with garlic, ginger & spices, fried until golden & crispy and finished off with a cool cilantro, mint & lime yogurt - these are some of the best fritters we've ever had! Easily made vegan and naturally gluten-free too! . Have you ever tried kohlrabi? What's your favorite way to eat it? . recipe is on my blog - link in profile . http://www.ful-filled.com/2016/02/27/kohlrabi-fritters/
Let's talk about ORIGINALITY...this is a topic that has been continuously coming up during my one-on-one virtual lessons with my students as of late, so I wanted to share my thoughts on this topic with all of you . If you swipe right you will see two other photos that are very similar to my photo. You can say that each image shares several things in common, but the moment I look at each image I can see the originality & unique style of each photographer come through (myself, @bealubas & @twolovesstudio ) It is clear that we all created our photos from a similar place of inspiration, but each image is definitely unique & original . At times it can seem like there is nothing new under the sun, as if it is impossible to be original when we are all creating from generally the same sources...but the fact of the matter is that YOU are ORIGINAL...there is no one else like YOU! . The key to being an original is to focus on who you are - learn how to express that beautiful, unique world of creativity that swirls around in your soul so that you can express your distinct originality to the world! . This is my №1 goal as a photography teacher and business coach, to train my students to be able to develop their own unique style, so that they find their voice and stand out as an original in a saturated market . If you are ready to take your passion, photography, business, or blog to the next level, then my upcoming Master Class Workshops are perfect for you! This new format is tailored for me to get intimately connected to who you are and what your needs are, so that I can help you master your skills and give you the tools you need to thrive in your pursuit of turning your passion into your purpose! . Most importantly, 100% of our profits from hosting these workshops will be donated to aiding war refugees in Greece and the Middle East, an issue that is very dear to me and my hubby (your workshop ticket expense will be a tax deductible write off for your business or personal taxes) . Follow the link in my profile to get all of the details and to sign up for a workshop! And if you have any questions you can feel free to DM me! . http://www.ful-filled.com/2018/11/19/san-francisco
- gorgeous greens - some of my biggest food photography inspiration has come from simply photographing produce... . capturing compelling images of produce has been a huge part of my journey as a photographer and is one of the top things I recommend to others who want to learn more about food photography . It is an incredible way to learn about lighting, composition and color theory all without the pressure of creating a recipe and styling cooked food - you're simply capturing the beauty of what has already been perfectly created . my friend Rachel @twolovesstudio is starting the next round of her #getminimal challenge tomorrow which is to capture food images with no props, just food! So I thought this would be a perfect time to share with all of you one of my favorite ways to express this kind of simplicity in my photography! . produce from top to bottom: fennel, homegrown avocados, kiwi, romanesco cauliflower, bosc pears, apples, papaya, lime, feijoa & curly kale 💚
harissa roasted red pepper feta spread "htipiti" | a taste of @nyshuk in Greece . the moment has finally arrived for me to share this very special photo project that I created for @nyshuk while I was in Greece and I am truly so so happy with how it turned out! . when @nyshuk chose me to tell a story through images of how someone in Greece would use their spices, I felt honored and humbled to bring their vision to life through my lens (this post is not sponsored in any way, I just had to share this photo project with you guys!) . along with these photos, I have written a small essay describing life in a small village on a remote island in Greece and it would mean the world to me if you read it and let me know what you think 🤗 . you can find the recipe and essay on my blog - link in profile . http://www.ful-filled.com/2019/01/25/harissa-roasted-red-pepper-feta-spread-htipiti/
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