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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When dinner is unphotogenic.


I took Kalin's advice and turned a bag of dried pinto beans into refried beans. I just got out the crockpot, soaked the beans in water overnight, turned on the crockpot in the am and mashed the beans once they had softened up. Then I added tons of cumin, chili powder, garlic salt and seasoned pepper.

But dude how unphotogenic are beans?


They were amazing tasting. I didn't add any extra fat (lard, bacon fat or butter) because 1. gross and 2. they didn't need it!


I topped my unphotogenic beans with some unphotogenic soy chorizo mixed with 2 scrambled eggs.

Go to Trader Joe's and buy some soy chorizo. The ingredient list is way less scary than actual chorizo.


Top your bean, chorizo, egg mixture with sour cream, tapatio and pepper plant and eat. It tastes 100 times better than it looks. Way to be deceiving unphotogenic meal!


Italian Blood Orange soda pairs especially well with beans. Don't ask me why.

I worked out twice yesterday. 45 mins with the Last Chance Workout video and a quick 20 min run/walk interval training on the treadmill. I never work out twice a day but I was in the mood yesterday. I won't be working out today since I have a doctor's appointment, a paper to write and classes from 4pm-10pm. Lame.

Do you eat unphotogenic food?

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At April 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM , Blogger accidentally, kle said...

Lol that IS unphotogenic!!! Kudos to you for capturing it anyway teehee x

At April 14, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Anonymous brandi said...

ha, my dinner looked the same for the past two night! SO good but so ugly :)

At April 14, 2010 at 8:36 AM , Blogger kat said...

I feel the same way when I make things like curry

At April 14, 2010 at 9:27 AM , Anonymous Ameena said...

Your dinner looks 100% better than most of what I eat! Trust me. Things can get pretty unphotogenic around here. But it tastes decent and fills me up so I can't be too picky.

I love that orange is SO tasty!

At April 14, 2010 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Mo Diva said...

my veggie omlettes are not very photogenic... they look gross but they are oh so good...
and i love refried beans... they is sooo yummy!

At April 14, 2010 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Rose said...

You know of my addiction to lentils - one of the world's ugliest beans. But to me, they are beautiful!

Glad you enjoyed your meal :)

At April 14, 2010 at 10:36 AM , Anonymous Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said...

What a wonderful meal! Sounds delicious!

At April 14, 2010 at 11:22 AM , Blogger One Healthy Apple said...

I think ugly food tastes better! I love beans- is that wrong?

Hope you get through your day! I work from 9-6 then school from 7-10 twice a week- it's hair-raising!

At April 14, 2010 at 12:09 PM , Blogger All Things Yummy said...

I love their orange soda, especially with a little champagne added to it.

At April 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Hey as long as it taste good, I don't care how unphotogenic it is. Pass me some tortillas and I'm good to go. Yum!!!

At April 14, 2010 at 1:09 PM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

Love refried beans, but haven't ever made 'em!! I will have to try this!! I eat unphotogenic food ALL the time!! ;)

At April 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love refried beans, even though they look like poo!

At April 14, 2010 at 4:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad they turned out well!

sometimes, when my dinner isn't pretty.... i don't take pictures of it :-)
but its usually still delicious.

At April 14, 2010 at 5:43 PM , Blogger DanGarion said...

Adding fat (lard or bacon) to beans is not gross! It adds to the depth of flavor. The fat content is minimal. And remember the body needs fat to help in digestion of vitamins and minerals.

At April 14, 2010 at 6:53 PM , Anonymous ashleigh said...

GREAT IDEA!! I have yet to use my slow cooker and these seems like the best thing ever because I LOVE re-fried beans!

At April 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM , Anonymous Lily @ Lily's Health Pad said...

I eat unphotogenic food all the time! Usually the days I don't blog my meals are because all the food I pictured would make people want to vom.

At April 14, 2010 at 10:27 PM , Blogger lynn @ the actors diet said...

oh lordie all i DO is eat ugly food. i love the idea of making refried beans in a crockpot. will definitely try it.

At April 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous sophia said...

Well I like my oatmeal kind of burnt, so you can imagine how unphotogenic it is!
But for this dinner, all you need is a bit of torn romaine lettuce, and a golden yolk to spruce it up!

At April 15, 2010 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Mari said...

I need to try Kalin's recipe!

My Protein Cookie Dough looks like horrible in pictures but oh so good!

At April 16, 2010 at 3:44 AM , Blogger Erica said...

hahahha- great post :) Taste is more important than looks. I made pintos in the crockpot recently and loved them! Nice job on the workouts- happy Friday

At April 16, 2010 at 11:50 AM , Anonymous FoodCents said...

My feeling is if it tastes good and is filling/nutritous then I don't care too much what it looks like. It sounds like a tasty dinner!!!!


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