My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!


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Just a few photos that haven’t made it on the blog lately, for one reason or another.

Wait, there is only one reason.


Well, and none of these were worthy enough to call for their own blog post, but maybe all 3 together can do the trick?


In case you were wondering.

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My too gooey, doughy, failed vegan + GF baking project did not go to waste.  For some reason, they were freakishly addicting.  Right, Kelsey?  Still not recipe worthy, but I’m workin’ on it!!

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This was a blueberry cheese cake oat mix, topped with my cinnamon crunch almond butter, Love Grown Foods Granola, and the failed mini cakes.

What’s inside the oat mix?

  • 1/4c oat bran
  • 1/4c rolled oats
  • 1c milk
  • 3/4c water
  • 1/3c 2% cottage cheese, stirred in at the end
  • 1/2t vanilla, stirred in at the end
  • 1t honey

If the thought of cottage cheese in oats freaks you out, try ricotta!!  I haven’t yet, but I can 99.9% guarantee it would be outstanding. 

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Dinner last night?  Completely delicious, but completely a repeat.  Except that I cooked in some local, organic snap peas!  Perfect in this Curried Chickpea with Coconut Quinoa dish.   

Full of flavor + spice!

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With a side of farm fresh kale chips!  Ahh, so nice to have the farmers market back again!

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Breakfast today?  Man there are a lot of textures in this photo.  Not my favorite photo, but definitely a breakfast worth mentioned.  And yes, that is popcorn on top of the bowl.  I popped some last night, topped it with cinnamon + sucanat + kept a little for breakfast.  Good decision!

So what’s in this bowl?

  • popped amaranth 
  • leftover coconut quinoa
  • almonds
  • cinnamon sugar popcorn
  • cinnamon crunch almond butter
  • Love Grown Foods granola
  • and…a SMOOTHIE!

Instead of pouring milk on top, I made a mini smoothie and poured that on.  I don’t know what you would call this concoction, but it will be made again!

  • frozen cherries
  • milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • chia seeds
  • dollop of honey

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Back to that whole busy thing!



Kyra turns {one}

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of shooting cutie Kyra and her whole family.  The occasion was for Kyra’s first birthday.  I posted a few preview shots, right after the shoot, and continued sorting through + editing hundreds of photos from the session.  Kyra and her family live up in the mountains, with gorgeous views in every direction.  It wasn’t hard to capture the love this family has for their sweet baby girl. 

Here are some of my favorites from the day!

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Such a sweet face!

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And the whole family, with the dogs!

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For those of you who have asked, I am trying to get a photography business up + running!  I’m currently researching business licenses and hoping to start designing a photo website soon.  I will definitely keep you posted on the progress.  If you’re in the Colorado area and would like information about my photography services, please email me at: edibleperspective AT gmail DOT com.  Nothing like another new adventure!