What is ‘pesco-vegetarian’?

You may have, at some point in your life, heard someone say “I’m a vegetarian, but I eat fish“. There’s a word for that: Pescetarian. Pescetarianism is a mostly plant-based diet that includes fish, shellfish and mollusks. I wanted to include the word “vegetarian” in my brand because a lot of my recipes are plant-based. I felt that pesco-vegetarian did a better job at describing the variety of eats you’ll find on this blog.

Where do you get your food prop backgrounds?

My backgrounds are a mix of old cookie sheets and floor tiles from Lowe’s Home Improvement. A few years ago I’d purchased vinyls that were made to resemble weathered wood, but I thought the fact that they were vinyl was evident in the photos. Also, vinyls can be pricey — especially for what you’re getting. You can get a variety of beauty floor tiles at a home reno store for under $30 (and that’s if you’re buying several).

What kind of camera do you use?

As of October 2016, I’ve been using a brand spankin’ new Canon 70D with a 50mm lens. Previous to that, I was using a fossil of sorts.

Can I contact you about including one of my products or recipes in a Brit + Co round-up?

Please don’t. You can contact Brit + Co’s editorial department directly here. I like to keep my e-mail for my own business, which is Killing Thyme + my own freelance work. If you’d like to send me a product for review at Killing Thyme, feel free to contact me at dana.sandonato [at] gmail [dot] com.

Why didn’t your recipe turn out when I made it?

I’ve only gotten this question once (thankfully), but I wanted to shed light on the sad fact that, to put it simply, shit happens. The reason behind a recipe fail could be just about *anything* — from a misread measurement to temperature difference in an oven. If this has happened to you, I’d be more than happy to chat about it and help you figure it out. Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding these matters.

Additionally, if you notice a muck up in any of my recipe instructions, please call me out on it. In some cases, by the time I get around to writing out the ingredients and instructions, it’s at the end of a day and I feel as though I’ve gone cross-eyed. Also, I had retinal surgery last year; seeing occasional floaters while writing + editing is no picnic :)

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