When Slow Cooking Goes Bad…

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I love my slow cooker and it is a rare event that anything really bad happens. But when it does….

I put a veg and bean chilli in there to cook over night on Thursday. Big mistake. When I got up on Friday it had gone mushy- even though it was all cut chunky, nine hours was just too long.

It tasted fine, but looked a right pigs ear, so someone at work suggested, very sensibly, to whizz it up and serve as soup. Great idea! Except for the kidney beans. I got the hand blender out and as it pureed it went browner and grainier! I added an extra tin of tomatoes, some hot water to thin it out and some extra cumin and seasoning.

When slow cooking goes bad

See, I told you it looked bad…

It was really, really tasty and without a doubt the healthiest thing I will eat all week. But it looked vile. I mean really. It looked like a bowl of puke!

So why am I telling you this? Well I love blogging and I love to look at all of the gorgeous food blogs, Instargram and Pinterest accounts which are full of immaculate food photography. I long to be able to style and photograph like that. But in real life, we all have crap days in the kitchen and I think there is no shame in sharing that!

So embrace your culinary disasters. Try and rescue them if you can, but if not, hey, no one’s perfect. Have a takeaway and a glass of wine, and laugh about it.

Happy weekend xx

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Posted by Claire

She eats. She drinks. She cooks. She travels. She learns. She tastes. She bakes. She is a foodie with exceptional taste! Always looking for the best food and drink producers from far and wide. Chocolate brownie queen, mine are the best. Clandestine Cake Club Organiser for Bolton and Wigan. Travel lover. What better way to discover new food, than to travel to it. Massive fan of The Archers. Crazy cat lady and proud. NW England / Manchester / UK Twitter/Insta: She_Eats_Blog Facebook: SheEatsBlog

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