Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dishes that Didn't Make the Cut Part 2

As I have a huge backlog of recipes to post and like to share most of what I make, this post will be another unbloggable/dishes that didn't make the cut.

Easy Maple-Soy Seared Tofu (from Healthy. Happy. Life on The Family Kitchen)
I LOVE tofu and this seared tofu looked too delicious. In reality it resulted in oil splattering everywhere (not the recipe's fault, I need a splatter screen) and more importantly the tofu didn't have a strong flavour. Admittedly I didn't press my tofu, but still if I'm going to have some sort of seared maple soy tofu, I much prefer Matthew's Delicious Tofu.

Creamy Broccoli Dal (from Vegan Yum Yum)
I love the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook (if you couldn't already tell) and I know many other bloggers love this recipe but it was just okay to me. I didn't find it very flavourful.

Vegan Pumpkin Mac n Cheeze (from Oh She Glows)
I feel like I've tried my fair share of vegan cheeze sauces and as much as I want to love them, I've never found one that I liked. So for me this was just okay, but for someone who likes vegan cheeze sauces, it may be amazing.

Moroccan Vegetable Pie with Chickpea Crust (from Canadian Living: The Vegetarian Collection)
As you can see, I had some trouble with the chickpea crust. I'm no crust wizard but I've never had such an unsuccessful crust before. The dough was so dry and crumbly and I couldn't really roll it out so I just pressed it into place. I should've added more liquid to the dough to begin with. The filling was okay but nothing special. A neat idea but unfortunately something that didn't work out too well.

I was in Stroybrooke yesterday! (That's where my dentist is. And for those of you that don't know, Storybrooke is the town in the TV show Once Upon a Time.)


Fetesha Downs said...

It all looks so delicious!

Joanne said...

SO sad about that moroccan pot pie! I had such hope.

Johanna GGG said...

well they do look lovely

I have made chickpea crackers and find the dough really pliable so I wonder if a bit more liquid would make a difference (in fact the last time I made the chickpea crackers they were dry but once I added more water it was much easier to work with)

Genevieve said...

I love these posts because I like to see another blogger's honest opinion on recipes that I've had my eye on too! I had a similar experience with a vegan pumpkin alfredo sauce - it just didn't have as much flavor as I was hoping for. Too bad about the moroccan pot pie, it sounded good! (and cool that you were in Storybrooke!)

Tia the Baker said...

ooh that chickpea crust sounds so intriguing!

Mel said...

These posts are great! I found the broccoli dal a bit lacking in flavour when I first made it too. I made it again recently and upped the spices considerably and enjoyed it so much more.