Christy – Try, Try Again

books/reading - breakfast - dinner

So, I tried two new dishes today and neither was stellar. But I know where I went wrong and I am sure the next time I try they will turn out great.

For breakfast, I tried to make the Yam Wild Rice pancakes that Brendan Brazier gives the recipe for in his Thrive book. He says they make 2 large servings but I was warned by a friend that I might want to split them up into four servings instead (since I am not training for a triathlon or anything).

In an attempt to make the servings smaller though, I think I went a little too small and they came out thin and crumbly.

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He suggests fruit to go with it so I took some frozen blueberries and a little agave and heated it in a pan. The berries came out a little runny though

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Looks aside, it tasted great! I can’t wait to try it again and get it right next time. You should check out this book, there are a lot of tasty recipes in there.

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Then for dinner, I decided I wanted a “fried rice”. Which basically means I wanted a stir fry with veggies, eggs, and rice and some tamari sauce.

It started out well; I used carrots, garlic, onions, red peppers, broccoli, bok choy, frozen corn, leftover wild rice, and scrambled eggs. But when I went to add the tamari, we were all out. So I just settled for a little toasted sesame oil and some salt.

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It looks pretty (unlike breakfast) but tasted really bland (unlike breakfast).

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That is definitely my kitchen motto!

  • http://simplylifeblog.blogspot.com/ Simply Life

    I’m with you and definitely have had my kitchen mishaps – but that’s how I learn what different things do and taste like!

  • http://itsawrapteacher.blogspot.com Yasmin

    Hey at least you tried something new!! Time to start playing around and experimenting more to perfection.

  • http://wheres-the-beach.blogspot.com/ Heather (Where’s the Beach)

    I have heard great things about that book. I need to check it out. I am always up for trying new recipes.

  • http://www.hernewweigh.blogspot.com Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life

    That’s a great motto for your kitchen!

  • http://www.imasleeperbaker.blogspot.com Molly

    thanks for linking my Amazing Grass giveaway!!

    I love to experiment in the kitchen. I actually have a great fried rice recipe on my blog that my Dad started making 30 years ago….I like to think I perfected it a bit! : )

  • http://fitandfortysomething.wordpress.com fitandfortysomething

    at least you gave then a try!

  • http://www.slim-shoppin.com Jenn@slim-shoppin

    I do stir fry’s every week and my favorite stir fry sauces are by a company called

    “House of Tsang” It’s in regular grocery stores in the Asian section.

    They have Thai peanut, Saigon Sizzle, Classic Stir Fry, Terryaki, etc… 45 calories for 2 tablespoons and it will perk up any stir fry!

    I like your breakfast though. I think to have the fruit not as runny, you have to cook it on low for a while, occassionally stirring so it kind of cafmelizes a little bit.

    But that’s a great idea for topping pancakes though!

    • Christy at The Actors Diet

      This is great – thanks so much for the stir fry sauce recommendations! And I think you are right about the fruit.

  • http://anutritionisteats.wordpress.com anutritionisteats

    I hate it when things don’t turn out as good as you want them to!
    Such is life, I guess!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    I hate it when that happens! I had to delay my salsa a day because I didn’t have any jalapenos! (Texan Fail! )

    No doubt we’ll see a redo on these. …and thanks for the info on the Falafel Chips!

  • http://www.snackingsquirrel.blogspot.com Kelsey

    i bet it tasted amazing! yea who cares how it looks right. xo

    have an amazing day girl! <3

  • http://luvtoeat.wordpress.com luvtoeat

    Great motto! For me it’s try try try and keep trying ;-) Have a wonderful day.