Yes, you read that right. I am not here to share a recipe today. Instead I thought we would laugh about failures. Food that sounded good enough to eat but in reality they either went straight in the trash or they were so bland you just couldn’t be bothered to fix the recipe.
There’s actually a 3 way tie for first place when it comes to horrid food that has come from my kitchen, and I have pictures of none of them.
- never add canned spinach to a meat loaf. even the dog won’t eat it.
- if you want broiled, stuffed mushrooms, go to a restaurant.
- the first time you make a sugar free, grain free cheesecake adaptation from your regular recipe, make sure the video camera is running. the looks on their faces….
Of these 3 failures, the cheesecake is by far my favorite memory. The cheesecake itself was positively horrid. We had a friend over for dinner and a good time was had by all. Until dessert. He liked the apple pie <it was not sugar free>. He was ok with the pumpkin pie <it was sugar free and crustless>. He ate a huge bite of the cheesecake <but I didn’t notice> and he didn’t say a word. My hubby took a bite of the cheesecake, his eyes got huge and he shoved a napkin in front of his mouth as he ran for the front door. I never asked if he just spit it out or… you know. Our friend had taken a second bite to prove to me he had tasted it. He actually swallowed it and said it’s not so good. I tried it and ran to the kitchen to spit it out. I swear our friend has a cast iron constitution. He actually offered to finish his slice. I insisted on tossing the whole thing in the garbage. OMG that was disgusting. We drank lots of wine and laughed about it. We STILL laugh about that cheesecake. I’m still working on that recipe. It’s almost edible now 😉
When I asked my hubby whats the worst low carb recipes we have tried, not counting the cheesecake, he immediately said the stuffed mushrooms. That doesn’t count since that was before I went low carb, but yeah they sucked almost a bad as the cheesecake.
We’ve had a lot of failures and tons of successes since I started carb counting. We absolutely loved eggplant parmesan. I made it like 4 times before I gave up. It never tasted the same way twice and it caused havoc with our digestive systems. I no longer buy eggplant.
We tried a LC pancake recipe from a friend and I loved it! Hubby did not so he gets regular pancakes instead. The LC pancake recipe does taste a bit eggy but since I love eggs on my pancakes I was ok with that, hubby does NOT like egg on a pancake so he hated it. He does agree however, that they make great handfood 🙂
Have you ever tried to make a pizza crust from flax? Don’t. Just don’t. I almost broke a tooth on that one.
We’ve tried so many different bread and muffin recipes it’s not funny. Only a couple made it to my blog because most of them weren’t worth the time involved in making them. I hate to throw food out but some days you just have to.
Anything that I try with colleywobbles <you probably call them brussel sprouts> he refuses to try any longer. He just hates those things. Turns out I only like them lightly steamed and drenched with butter so those recipes were a bust.
Oven roasted asparagus is awesome but the cheesey asparagus is disgusting. What a waste of good asparagus. You’ll notice only the good recipe made it to my blog.
In all honesty, I’ve had tons more successes than failures when it comes to converting foods to low carb. Other than breads and desserts, going grain free and sugar free is pretty simple. You have to admit though, telling the stories of a really bad kitchen fail can be hilarious and way more fun at parties 😉
What are some of your favorite food failure moments?
Have a happy!