Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Unbloggable Part 2

Thanks everyone for the congratulations and kind words. :) It's nice that you guys are interested in seeing wedding photos so I think I will be sharing some soon!

I mentioned that I've stopped taking photos of food that I didn't think was really yummy, but you know I think I will keep taking pictures of all my food. Because I think it's interesting to see what people have tried and why they didn't like it, so I can avoid making it or know how to modify something. The point of sharing these is definitely not to put down any cookbooks or recipe creators, just to share my cooking experiences. Everyone has their own taste - maybe you guys have tried these dishes and loved them! So here begins my second series of unbloggable food.


Easiest baked mac-and-cheese, found on Smitten Kitchen. I loooove and cheese and am always intrigued by and wanting to try any new version I see. In this recipe, all you do to make the sauce is puree the sauce ingredients, add it to uncooked macaroni, add extra cheese on top and bake. Very simple. And we didn't really enjoy it. I didn't keep the recipe when I printed it out so can't remember why. I think it was way too heavy and just not delicious.


Creamy macaroni salad, from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites. I just went back to look at what I wrote on the recipe and I wrote "good, make again". Not sure why I never felt the need to blog about this one then. I think it wasn't quite the macaroni salad I wanted (mostly because this one is healthier with more veggies and I wanted more of the deli version). Anyone have any favourites from this cookbook?


Upside-down caramelized onion pan bread, from dinner with Julie. I don't think there's anything wrong with the original recipe, but I think I probably used at least half whole wheat flour, if not all and it didn't really work well in the recipe. Plus I am really not a fan of upside down cakes/breads of any sort. I hate how moist the bottom gets.


Black bean and sweet potato almond burgers, from ExtraVeganZa. Again, I don't think there's anything wrong with this recipe, I just messed it up by forgetting to add the almond butter or something. They kind of fell apart, but that's been my experience with most homemade veggie burgers.


Curried potato salad, from Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special. I remember looking forward to trying this dish and being really disappointed. The dressing has curry powder, cream cheese, yogurt and lemon. And then you add in some extra veggies. Just didn't all quite mesh well together. I really want to like this cookbook but have only liked a small handful of things I've tried from it.


Pumpkin challah, from Martha Stewart. I love pumpkin anything and was so excited to try this pumpkin challah. Looking back at the recipe I can't believe I used 12 eggs on this!! I really didn't like it because, not surprisingly, it tasted really eggy.

11 comments:

Joanne said...

Yes! Wedding pictures!

I always love seeing which recipes DON'T work for bloggers actually. Because sometimes I have an urge then to try to recreate them in some magical way if the concept is good. I can't believe the mac and cheese wasn't wonderfully amazing! I might ahve to make it just to see how it turns out...

Eschelle said...

12 eggs!!!! i wouldn't do that just out of principle lol

Johanna GGG said...

I once made a cake with 12 eggs - hope to never do that again! but pumpkin challah also sounds good to me - surely there are other recipes to try but then how much time is there in life to trial all these recipes!!!!

I think it is the same with blogging - I find dishes I like get left and not blogged because I want to go back and try other things to include in a post and then I never do - sigh!

that mac and cheese looks good - shame you didn't like it

L-Burt said...

I love this idea! I don't have that Moosewood Cookbook, but I have the 'Cooking for Health' one and it is probably my favorite cookbook. I don't think I've made a dud yet.

In case you are interested, I just made these veggie burgers last week and they held together great: http://www.dailygarnish.com/2011/01/homemade-vegetable-masala-burgers.html

janet said...

Sorry to hear about your Moosewood blunders. I have liked the recipes from their newest "Cooking For Health" cookbook. The Chili Fest Chili was a bit off, but I really liked the Italian Stew and the Japanese Winter Stew (will get around to posting both eventually).

Anonymous said...

There is a good quinoa pilaf recipe in the Moosewood Low Fat cookbook. But compared to other Moosewood Cookbooks (well, actually just the first two) I found there were fewer amazing recipes in the Low Fat one.

-Heather

LauraJayne said...

I LOVE the Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites cookbook - it is probably one of my favorites. I love their bibimbap and African recipes.

eatme_delicious said...

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Sorry these didn't turn out that great. I have ExtraVeganZa too but haven't tried much from it. The pumpkin challah looks so good that I'm super sad to hear it was too eggy.

kimberleyblue said...

I think it's important people write about the dishes they make and that didn't turn out. I'll write about the things I love and the things I hate - I want to remember these things, and I want other people to know what works. So thanks for posting all these (though that macaroni salad looks really good).

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