Yesterday, I was published on POPSUGAR! My post was a 5-Ingredient Strawberry Crumble aka the dish that made us fight over the leftovers, while I hid the second one. Oops. I love reading POPSUGAR and I was soo excited! This is honestly one of my favourite photos to date. More on that later.


Here’s a snippet of the post:

“Strawberries are often my fruit of choice because no matter what you place them in — a salad, a crumble, or even a vinaigrette — it tends to be bursting with bright, juicy flavor. They’re also the perfect fruit if you are looking for a pop of color. This is where this strawberry crumble comes in; it’s a perfect, quick dessert that is filled with fruity flavour.

See the rest of the post here on POPSUGAR and the recipe below.

Like I said, this is one of my favourite photos to date – it’s so exciting to always hear from you all that my photography has gotten better. Now to the new updates part! I’ve spent the past 4 months going into food photography and focusing on how to get better. As I’ve told many of you, I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years and my biggest regret is abandoning my blog for 2 ½ years of that – YES that’s a lot of time! I’ve spent the past 5 months revamping my blog completely and I would say that food photography is the biggest part of that – and a lot of people have asked how I went from blah to nice photos sooo I created a page on my blog about it! How to Improve Your Food Photography in 4 Steps.

I lay out the 4 steps that I went through to reach here and share them with you! One section includes a ton of tips that I learn only from trial and error that I plan to update as soon as I learn more. Of course I’m not claiming to be an expert (do we always have to say this line for fear of backlash?) but after not doing anything on a food blog for months at a time, it’s been the inspiration I needed to continue this always. I love food photography so much!! I could literally spend hours looking at photos and learning more techniques. As you can imagine, it’s very nerve wracking to do this but I wish I new some of these things when I was starting out – just a guide with real things that worked, and I’m hoping I can help anyone looking for help. Can you guys help me to spread this by pinning the the food photography page please, I’d really love that!

But that’s not all!!

Months ago I published a “How To Start a Food Blog” page and told no one because I was also too nervous, but I updated it the other day and I hope this guide helps! It also sets out help for switching from Blogger to WordPress, which I also wish I had when I had switched from Blogger to WordPress (which is terrible if you don’t have proper help). You can pin that page by clicking here.

That’s it for now! I would love your feedback and help on spreading the pages. I love doing this but I love helping even more. I’ve answered all the questions I’ve ever gotten in emails or person in these two guides on these two topics and I hope you enjoy!

Lastly, I promise, I also updated my About Me page – I just got a wee bit more personal, and re wrote a lot of it. I totally need to update that picture.

Toodles until next time!

5 Ingredient Strawberry Crumble + New Updates

5 Ingredient Strawberry Crumble

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Serves: 2
Category: Desserts
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons of the sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, and the sea salt. Add the strawberries and toss to coat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to bring out the flavor of the strawberries and to thicken their juices.
  • In another bowl, mix together the oats, remaining 1/2 cup flour, and 1 tablespoons sugar. Add the melted butter bit by bit until a loose crumble forms. Don't over mix it.
  • Divide the strawberry mixture evenly between two ramekins. Top with the oat mixture, dividing the topping equally between the two ramekins.
  • Place the ramekins on a half sheet pan to catch any juices that bubble out of the ramekin. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Tags: Egg Free, strawberries, Vegetarian Egg Free, strawberries, Vegetarian
by Jessica

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  1. Looks great Jessica, heading over to POPSUGAR now to check out the recipe!

  2. It looks so delicious. I’ve never been to Popsugar but will definitely check it out.

  3. Girl I sure do love a strawberry crumble. They are my fave treats in the spring. I made them last year on the blog and I so want a repeat haha!

    • Jessica says:

      I just went to check it out on your site. AWESOME!! Yours are soo adorable – I cannot believe we both chose blue haha, guess it pops well. Thanks Jocelyn!! 🙂

  4. Congrats on being featured on Popsugar! That’s so cool! You’re basically famous now, *wink*.

    And great photography tips!

  5. That strawberry crumble looks so good, Jessica! That’s so cool you were featured on Popsugar too! I just read through your photography tips and how to start a food blog and I love them! Great job. 🙂

  6. Aww I love POPSUGAR so much! Congrats girlie! These crubles look terrific! And I’m so pinning that thing 🙂

  7. More awesome drippy goodness! LOVE it! What I love more about you is your willingness to help others and that is beautiful! Thanks for always having your blogger friends backs! We have BOTH come a loooong way since last year!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Sophia! You’re so right – and I’m so glad we are still friends!!

  8. Congrats! I think I’ll head over to POPSUGAR to check it out!

  9. Ashley says:

    Congratulations on being featured on Popsugar! You got lots of good things going on here! And this crumble looks delicious – anything with strawberries is exactly my style : )

  10. What a great post Jessica! I just pinned the food photography page! What a gorgeous strawberry crumble and I LOVE that there are only 5 ingredients!

  11. Congratulations on the feature! The pictures are gorgeous. I love the bright red strawberry jucie dripping down the sides!

  12. ela@GrayApron says:

    I can easily dig into those beauties! Thanks for all the tips…keep them coming! 🙂 ela

  13. I’m going to read this properly later, Jessica, when I may or may not be at work! (!!) I always LOVE posts like this, and appreciate it even more when the blogger shows their vulnerabilities and struggles. Will definitely pin (doing that now!)

  14. Monica says:

    Congrats on your feature! This crumble looks divine with that pop of color from those strawberries.

  15. Jessica, I’m sending you a virtual high five for being so awesome! Plus, this looks ridiculously gorgeous. I cannot get enough strawberries 🙂

  16. Your crumble looks amazing and I love that you used only 5 ingredients to create something so delicious! Thanks for sharing your tips – definitely pinning your food photography page. Your site is one of my favorites to come to and I am so happy you returned after taking some time off :))

  17. I cannot wait to read your feature, it looks incredible! just like this recipe, oddly enough 😉

  18. Woohoo! Lots of good news all around. I’m definitely pinning your fab new food photography page (and soaking in every word!). And that strawberry crumble. Oooh boy, headed over to Popsugar now to read!

  19. I love picture tips!! You can never have too many. Pinned your page 🙂

  20. Congrats on being featured on PopSugar! This crumble looks so delicious–fruit crumble is probably one of my favorite desserts ever. Can never get enough of it.

    Also, great idea to post a food photography and blog advice page!! Off to check it out.

  21. Appreciating the persistence you put into your blog and detailed information you provide.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that
    isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Fantastic read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

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