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Culinary Failures: Chicken Salad Sandwich and Steel Cut Oat Muffins

11:16 PM

Nothing goes well when Tanya's away. A mouse ran across the living room, the smoke alarm went off for no good reason, and there was an enormous cockroach in the bathroom at work this morning. Granted, Tanya found a scorpion in the bathroom yesterday; she's doing something awesome and I have no right to complain. ;)

Because my food intake varies from the norm, "normal" can make me quite excited. Yesterday, for example, I made a sandwich. A sandwich. You guys, there are plenty of gluten-free breads, but gluten-free, yeast-free, egg-free bread? Unheard of! Tanya found some, though, and brought it home last week. So yesterday I made a sandwich. It was beautiful. Amazing. It looked so good.


Gah. I only took one bite. Gluten-free, yeast-free, egg-free bread is not bread. It's compressed packing peanuts in loaf form. 

All was not lost, however; the chicken salad was a delicious success, thanks to Earth Balance dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free mayo. Soon we'll do a chicken salad tutorial, okay?

Tonight marked another culinary failure: no-sugar-added, vegan raspberry oatmeal muffins. Sounds like a win, right? I thought so too. Every so often, my colleagues and I come into work early to watch TED videos together. Another coworker is Celiac also, so I decided to bring muffins that we could eat; everyone at work is health-conscious so they have to be healthy, and everyone is a foodie so they have to be good.

Guess what. They aren't.

But they looked so pretty. The batter tasted so good. I took note of every single thing to share with you. They just didn't turn out well. They have a chewy exterior and taste like absolutely nothing. As it turns out, gluten-free dairy-free egg-free soy-free baked goods need sugar. Hmm.

The moral of the story is this: sometimes that happens, folks. To me, it happens pretty much all the time. That's why I have a Tanya. I recommend you get one too. 

See you tomorrow,
Becky (+ Tanya)

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  1. These look so good! I am available on any day, any time, for you to drop lunch off to me at work. Thanks. :)

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