Not all recipes are created alike

I have previously admitted to being someone who often reverts to old faithful when it comes to cooking. I have in the past two years (thank you celiac disease) become significantly more adventurous in what I am willing to try cooking (and baking even). I have to thank Abisaac for pushing me to do this and for also being so proficient in the kitchen himself. Unlike me, Abisaac is always willing to try something new. He does not get turned away by food that does not look pretty. I however, will say wholeheartedly that I believe we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths and/or tummys.

If I think that food does not look appealing I am less likely to want to eat it. I am also less likely to want to make it. I have been known to get really down on myself when I work hard and try to make something new and it ends up a flop or it looks gross. I'm working on this within myself, but I admit it does still happen from time to time.

One recent example I can share is that I thought a recipe I'd found sounded easy enough, seemed like the flavors would meld well together and appeared to be somewhat idiot proof; meaning it had normal commonly found ingredients and did not take hours to prepare.

In reality when I came home after a long day at work and smelled the fragrant aroma wafting through out the house I was excited. I thought "wooo hoo another successful meal prepared in the slow cooker, excellent". Now, I won't bother sharing the recipe because we both agreed that it was not a success when we went to eat it. Actually I would say that I quite disliked it and was very thankful that we had a selection of leftovers in the freezer waiting for such an occassion when it came time to pack lunch for the next day.

I'm sure that I am not the only who has experienced this but what do you do when this happens? All I can say is that I am thankful that we have found so many wonderful and tasty new gluten free friendly recipes that have been successful, just click here to view some of our more recent tasty finds.

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