Thursday, January 27, 2011

Recipe Fail

Sometimes I experiment with new ingredients and recipes, and it turns out delicious and beautiful.

My apple bread was right on.

Then I can't wait to take pictures and share it with my friends.

Other times, it fails.  Sometimes it fails just a little bit, like it comes out too bland, or a little burnt.  But sometimes it comes out so bad that I just have to toss the whole thing.

The good thing is that we can learn from our failures, both big and small.  And often, the next time I make something, it turns out just right.

The peppers tasted better when stuffed with quinoa instead of spelt-- lesson learned.

Here are some recent recipe fails (so hopefully, yummy dishes to come!):

Clockwise: Banana Nut Breakfast Muffins, Split Pea Soup, Curried Lentil Stew, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Spaghetti with Broccoli and Cauliflower.

The muffins (this week's experiment) were slightly like cardboard.  The soup and the stew weren't too bad, just a little bland.  But the ravioli was so terrible, I had to just throw it all out.  :(

The moral of the story is fails happen-- but keep cookin'!  It's a learning curve: experimenting helps you figure out what works and what doesn't.  With some tweaking, most of these dishes will be share-able soon.  (But don't hold your breath on the ravioli.)


  1. It is better to be excited by the possibilities than to be scared by them.

  2. try stuffing peppers with barley & tomato and tons of lemon juice & black yummy!

  3. Yum, tomatoes make everything better!