This post goes out to all of my current works in progress, why they worked and why they didn’t.
First an update on the previous post where I paired the lentils and quinoa with tofu and broccoli.
Spicy Baked Tofu
Why it worked: All of the flavors were on point. I made a paste with several spices and lime juice to marinade the tofu.
Why it didn’t work: I should have pan fried the tofu as I usually do, but I thought baking would be easier as I could do it all in one batch. The result was little rubbery instead of a crispy outer shell.
Yogurt crusted cauliflower
I had high hopes for this one as the website had beautiful pictures of perfectly crusted cauliflower wedges http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/recipe/8821/Forget-florets–roast-the-whole-damn-cauliflower.htm
Why it worked: strong flavors and made an excellent paste that stayed on the cauliflower throughout the duration of baking.
Why it didn’t work: it did not cut into slices and form the “crust” noted in the recipe
Daphne Oz Sweet potato brownies
This one looked perfect on the TV show (as most recipes do) http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/sweet-potato-brownie-bites-daphne-oz
Why it worked: there was flavor in a lower fat version of a brownie. Tasted even better with a swirl of peanut butter.
Why it didn’t work: The texture was not a hit. It was not cake or fudgy. It was a confused brownie.
Raspberry Corn muffins
Why it worked: It was simple to doctor up a box of inexpensive Jiffy corn muffin mix.
Why it didn’t work: it was in between a sweet and savory version and needs to be more of one or the other.