Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Veggie Challenge Update

While I am really enjoying my vegetable challenge, I am finding it a little tedious to blog about and would rather spend my time writing up actual recipes. While I will set a vegetable challenge for myself, I will only blog about it on occasional weeks.

Last week I chose to do mushrooms and brussels sprouts for my challenge.

It didn't go so well....

I did try to be inventive with the recipes, but a lot of them didn't really work unfortunately. It just goes to show that I am not a perfect cook. I do sometimes wonder if blogs give that impression of people as I know that I only ever blog about my success recipes and believe me, I do have some epic failures (like the mini meatloaves that I made last night that were so disgusting that they just had to be thrown in the bin.)

Anyway, here is a round up of my not so successful veggie challenge week

The first night I was in a little bit of a rush, so I just chose to do one vegetable, brussels sprouts. I had read somewhere (who knows where) that you can use them in a salad, so I finely sliced them, mixed them with some dressing and added raisins...... Just stick with cabbage. The brussels sprouts just had a wierd slightly unpleasant taste. Safe to say I won't be trying that again.

Because my first try didn't work out, the second night I thought that I would go with something safer. I absolutely love roasted brussels sprouts. When done with some balsamic, they are crispy and delicious. I also thought that I would throw in the mushrooms there to give roasting them a go.... mmm not so much. I really wasn't a fan of the texture!

The third time, I decided that the brussels sprouts and mushrooms needed some companion vegetables, so I sauteed up some leek, capsicum, mushrooms and sliced sprouts in some balsamic (and then ate it before photographing). This was much better, but unfortunately nothing amazing.

And at this point I had run out of both vegetables.

So not such a good week, but I am making up for it this week with some vegetables that I know I can cook well.


  1. Brussel sprouts are such finicky things to cook with. I haven't got the heart to try them.

    1. I definitely think that the best way to have them is to halve them and roast them in balsamic vinegar!



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