Hi friends! I’m back with the third installment of ugly food I cook and for some reason, you can’t get enough of!
I cook a couple of times a week and many times I look to the Internet Gods for guidance, advice and of course – recipes.
This installment is the longest I’ve ever done and features heavily on desserts… Clearly I need to stop pretending I live in a cold country and need sustenance in the form of sweet treats.
Because I live in Singapore and my ass needs sustenance in the form of raw green things. And some lean protein. But you know #details
SO. This time around I changed up the format. See the pretty pictures first and the ugly AND REAL pictures later.
You guys like reality? Right?
Classic Lemon Bars – Joy The Baker
Scrumptious Classic Lemon Bars
Lemon Bars – Argh
This dessert, like so many others, was born out of a frenzy of denying my body sugar for days. Actually it might have been 24 hours. But as they say, same-to-same. I found the lemons in my fridge, stole my flatmate’s flour and baked these babies up. They might look questionable but I can actually say I pretty much ate ALL of this, by myself.
Healthy Quinoa Chicken Curry Bowls – Pinch of Yum
Healthy Quinoa Chicken Curry Bowls
Watery Curry Quinoa Bowl
I always REALLY regret making Indian-fusion food or anything with the word curry in it. Why? It’s always insipid and then I crave my Mom’s food and then I crawl into a fetal position and cry. True story.
Ginger Walnut Chocolate Blondies – Joy the Baker
Ginger Walnut Chocolate Blondies
I have featured these babies before here, but before the editing and amateur “food styling” I attempted, they looked like this. They tasted friggin AMAZING though.
Goat Cheese and Blackberry Jam Grilled Sandwiches – Aamupalalla
Stunning Goat and Blackberry Jam Grilled cheese
Off-putting morning goat and jam grilled cheese sammies
I saw this grilled cheese, I had some left-over goat cheese, Hoi had just given me a mini-pot of strawberry jam – and I knew, it was meant to be. Stinky, cheesy and yummy, this baby was intense. Would I make it again? No. But do I regret it? No.
Chicken Shwarma Nachos – My Name is Yeh
Beeyootiful Chicken Shwarma Nachos
Not-so-beautiful Chicken Shwarma Nacho bits…
I made these nachos for a girlie dinner and it went down like a hit. Looking back at these pictures makes me realize though that man – I have got to learn how to style food! Or accept that having a food blog might mean not eating the food you present on the blog. ANYWAY, this was very tasty and Molly Yeh’s original post on it is beautiful. I recommend taking a look.
Oatmeal raisin cookie baked oatmeal – Two Red Bowls
Inspiring oatmeal raisin cookie baked oatmeal
Mildy sick-inducing raisin baked oatmeal
I saved the best, err ugliest, for last. A questionable textured breakfast that tasted pretty yummy, this baked oatmeal looked like the stuff of breakfast dreams, but in actuality looked CRAZY TERRIBLE. UGH.
I swear my food tastes good.