Cauliflower puree with bacon crumble |

Do you know how many people tell me that they cannot take good photos because they don’t have the space, don’t have the props or don’t have the expensive camera I have… It’s a surprising number I can tell you, so obviously in my current situation I am kind of proving them all wrong. Well ok I still do have that expensive camera but trust me if I tell you that I know photographers far better than myself that certainly own a far cheaper camera, so that is no excuse either.. 🙂

This picture, I can tell you, was taken from my bed. It was shortly after I had come out of the hospital and wheelchairs where still far from my future at that point and I could either shoot from the bed or in the bed. I had done – at that point in time – my first commercial shoot from the bed. (move the bed away from the window, position a table in between the bed and the window, position tripod and shoot…)

But this dish is – let’s face it – simplicity itself and I did not feel like moving half the furniture (or in fact have someone else move half the furniture) to get a shot of a mash. No matter how good it tastes.


See me sitting in the bed?

See me sitting in the bed?

My little rolling bedside table has one of those plastic coverings that has a bit of a marbled effect and doesn’t look al that bad, so I cleared out that tiny table and that is how I took the shot. No, it would not be my preferred method but it’s not too bad a picture either, so you see, you do not need a lot of space, a lot of props or a lot of backgrounds to take a foodphoto.. 🙂

Cauliflower puree with bacon crumble

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Prep time 15 hours 51 minutes
Cooking time 15 hours 51 minutes



  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 500 gr cauliflower
  • bit of butter
  • splash of milk
  • 100 gr bacon cubes
  • few slices of bacon

  • Clean the potatoes and the cauliflower and put them together into a large pan. Add water and bring to the boil until both are cooked.
  • In the meantime fry your bacon cubes in the pan and reserve some of the fat.
  • Fry the bacon slices and leave these to drain on kitchen paper.
  • Mash the potatoes and cauliflower together and make it creamier by adding the milk and the butter. Add enough so it has the right consistency for you.
  • Stir through the bacon cubes and crumble the bacon slices over the top


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist