I ran across this pasta in the co-op the other day and was intrigued by its color. The black bean aspect intrigued me too, but black pasta?
I had no idea how it would turn out, but I had my heart set on pesto and that oh so good salty sheep’s Pecorino Romano I bought the other day. I had a beautiful picture in my head of what it would look like on the plate, drizzled with a lovely extra virgin olive oil. The contrast of the pesto and cheese with the black noodles….the drizzles of olive oil around the dish….ahhhh.
I should have taken note of the picture on the front of the bag.
My pairings were totally wrong for these noodles and the photos turned out nothing like I had created in my mind. It’s probably a better noodle for soup and Asian cuisine. It reminded me very much of the texture of Top Ramen noodles. Except more earthy flavored and almost the same color as something you might find slithering around in the soil in your garden.
There are probably a lot of people out there looking at food blogs who don’t blog themselves who have never considered how many fails it takes to create great recipes. With Pinterest right at the tip of everyone’s fingers, it’s clear to see after a short look-see, food can be ART and they make it all look so easy. And don’t get me wrong, I love looking at beautiful food just as much as the next person, maybe more!
But, it’s also nice to see the struggles and the not so artsy every now and then. Because realistically, all of us are not sitting down to a three course meal worthy of a gallery wall every night.
It’s easy to just call it a loss and only post the fantastic and beautiful recipes. I mean, you would never know!
But I’m here help you learn and to help you love being allergen free, not fib about how easy it is. This is only just one of many, many, of my recipe “fails”. It can be frustrating (and expensive) but if you look at it on the positive side, they really aren’t fails if you’re figuring out how to use new products and experience new things. And one oops out of about 10 YAY’S!! really isn’t a fail, it’s just a good try.
So here it is in all of its ugly and very unsavory glory!
Better luck next time.