Last night I got home from work and decided that I really needed a little yoga in my life since It has been so long since I have done it. I decided to start with Rodney Yee AM Yoga because it really has the right poses to get me ready for a more intense yoga. After that I did Beginner Yoga For Abs again with Rodney Yee. I felt that yesterday since I hadn’t practiced in so long that it was time to go back to the basics since my body is just not feeling as flexible as it once was.
After a wonderful yoga session I felt great and ready to make some dinner before my first meeting with my health counselor.
When I got home from work a package was waiting on my door step from Lodge Cast Iron Cookware. Inside was a 12″ cast iron pan and the best part is that it comes already seasoned so I don’t have to take the time to do it myself, and that meant I could make dinner in it!
For dinner I had planned to take my carrots, kohlrabi and celeriac and make root veggie pancakes with some sauteed garlic chard. Thins were going well, I shredded up the carrots, kohlrabi and celeriac mixed them with a little water, garlic powder, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and chickpea flour. I heated up my pan with a little oil and scooped out the root veggie mix for pancakes. After about 4 minutes they had browned and I thought they were ready to flip, however these little guys didn’t want to flip for me and just crumbled every where. At this point my garlic chard was all done and I was in recovery mode. How was I going to make this all work for me without wasting any food?
I turned the oven on to 450F and I added all of the root veggies and the garlic chard to the cast iron pan and mixed them together eventually pressing it all down into an even layer. I decided that the mixture needed a little crunch so I topped it with a sprinkle of panko bread crumbs, chili powder and garlic gold. I then baked it for 10 minutes. Here was the test to see if this dish turned out to be something yummy or would it be a fail?
Topped with a little hot sauce and this was honestly the best thing I have eaten in a long time! The execution may have failed but in the end I created something delicious! Unfortunately I don’t have an exact recipe for you this time but don’t worry I will be recreating this VERY soon and will post a recipe for you.
Q: Have you ever made something that just didn’t turn out how you expected but were able to turn it into something great?