Karen Schuld Photography: NYC Food Photographer

Sprouts in the Hood

Sprouts in the Hood
Exploring My Hood Through Food and Lifestyle Photography

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Warming Up with Lavender and Rose Tea

Lavender Tea
The scent of herbal teas adds comfort and warmth to a freezing afternoon.

Hot Winter Breakfast with Sprouted Spelt, Nuts and Dried Berries

Back in Rio en Medio,  I am enjoying my sprouted hot cereal breakfast in the pinion scented mountain air. 

Sprouted Spelt with Nuts and Dried Fruit Recipe: 


1 cup spelt, sprouted
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1/8 cup roasted almonds
1 cup soy milk, heated
2 tablespoons honey


1.  Follow sprouting directions for mung beans
2.  Mix sprouts with your favorite dried fruits and nuts
3.  Top with hot soy milk and a little honey

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fresh Coconut Juice on Isla Colorada in El Salvador

Enjoying the island breeze and some fresh coconut juice on Isla Colorada in El Salvador.

Girl Sitting on Coconuts

Cutting Coconut
Residence of Isla Colorada in El Salvador

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lunch at the Mountain Village of San Louis Los Ranchos, El Salvador

The Woman of San Louis Los Ranchos prepared an amazing red bean soup with fresh tortillas, cheese and avocados for lunch. 

Preparing Red Bean Soup
Rice on Stove

Serving a Bowl of soup

Avocados on Plate

Soup Garnished with Avocado and Cheese
Rice in Bowl
Dog Looking for Scraps

Lunch Table

Trip to El Salvador: Photographing the Woman of San Luis Los Ranchos' Indigo Project

Yesterday, I spent the day photographing "The Woman's Indigo Project" in a tiny mountain village called San Luis Los Ranchos.  Located an hour outside of San Salvador, the woman in this community are learning a non-chemical process of indigo dying and sewing through the non-profit group, CIS, El Salvador.  Through CIS, the woman are developing the skills necessary to produce a %100 percent natural product for the world marketplace.  
Indigo Fashion
Travel via Horse
Group Shot of Woman from Indigo Project

Little Boy with Orange
Girls with their Dolls