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Oak Park, Illinois

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Reviewed garlic-onion tortilla stack

Apr 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

OMG, what a great recipe. I didn't change anything, all I did was smashed the garlic after roasting it. Let the stack sit for 24 hours, turning it over about every 8 hours. Didn't have a grill pan, so I used my ungreased - seasoned cast iron (using the rule, don't turn it till it gives). Served it with a simple chopped salad. I guess the only...

Reviewed hungarian hot sausage and lentil stoup

Apr 28, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Absolutely perfect. I have been making this recipe since it originally aired. Now being a vegetarian, I leave out the sausage and add extra mushrooms. The pumpernickel bread is a must. I even make this for company - way yummo!!!

Reviewed boston lettuce salad

Mar 23, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

I've been making this dressing for years its a family favorite. I add the capers to the dressing just to keep it simple

Reviewed Portobello and Spinach Bolognese

Jun 7, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

absolutely perfect. Always on a look out for something vegetarian that I can serve to the carnivores and this fits the bill. "

Reviewed Lemon Risotto

Feb 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was absolutely fantastic, didn't change a thing. Served it along side grilled portabellos glazed with a lemon/balsamic vinaigrette and balsamic glazed vegetables.
this is true keeper"

Reviewed Chickpea and Artichoke Masala

Jan 22, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is the first Aarti Party's dish that didn't make the cut. It lacked the flavors that I have come to love about your recipe's. To selvage the dish, I needed to add more yogurt and water also added some tomato paste to round out the flavors. Sorry Aarti, i won't be making this again. ""

Reviewed Spicy Paneer Fingers with Dates and Almonds

Jan 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Delicious. for some reason i couldn't find dates so i substituted dried apricots - way yummy. I am planning on making this as an appetizer using the filo cups as a base. Thanks Aarti. ""

Reviewed Fried Pea and Mint Patty Sandwiches: Pea-lafels

Jan 9, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Aarti,you did it again. No changes necessary. I followed your directions to the T and they came out fantastic. Going to make them for a pot luck with 1/4 pieces of pita (with 1 patty, etc) and put them together for the buffet. ""

Reviewed Muttar Paneer

Jan 6, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made my own paneer, so simple. The frying really ads texture. I felt it came out a bit dry. I added 1 cup of evaporated milk (to make it creamy) and increased the turmeric and garam masala to 1 tb. each. Fantastic. served over basmati rice. ""

Reviewed Homemade Hot Giardiniera

Aug 25, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

my vegetables are brining tonight - so colorful. Hot Giardiniera is one of my family's snacks (in a bowl with a fork. Will repost after they soak for a couple of days in the oil. Love your show, I live in Oak Park, can hardly wait to see you around town.
Update - great seeing you today at the grocery store. As promised here is my review...

Reviewed Homemade Hot Giardiniera

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

my vegetables are brining tonight - so colorful. Hot Giardiniera is one of my family's snacks (in a bowl with a fork). Will repost after they soak for a couple of days in the oil. Love your show, I live in Oak Park, can hardly wait to see you around town :-)""

Reviewed Caprese Salad with Roasted Mango Dressing

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

so delicious, what a great compliment to my indian dinner tonight. Will make again and agian""

Reviewed Saag Paneer: Spinach with Indian Cheese

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

WOW - WOW - WOW. Absolutely delicious. Followed exactly, including making the paneer. came out great - thank you Aarti.
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Reviewed Meatball Curry

Aug 21, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

this was absolutely delicious. I am a vegetarian so I made my own meatballs using vital wheat gluten as the base. Came out so good, my family wants this again and again""

Reviewed Veggie Burgers

Apr 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

one word "Awesome" here are my tips...
Follow the recipe axactly and you will end up with a totally awesome recipe for everyone including meat-eaters.

Biggest tip...just because it calls for 1 cup of lentils and 1/2 cup barley - this so makes enough for 6 people. I doubled it thinking it wouldn't make enough and ended...

Reviewed Morgan's Veggie Patties

Apr 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

These were wonderful. My meater sons loved them. After reading a few posts, I doubled the beans and only tripled the veggies, smooshing the beans just a little with a potato masher - awesome. I ended up with 8 nice size patties. Great leftovers. The video mentioned a roasted garlic mayo - which I improvised and was good as well (mayo, roasted...

Reviewed Cucumber and Red Bell Pepper Raita

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

what a perfect accompaniment to the chicken masala - no changes needed. and those that thought it had no flavor - you don't want something overpowering for the chicken masala. "

Reviewed Cucumber and Red Bell Pepper Raita

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

what a perfect accompaniment to the chicken masala - no changes needed"

Reviewed Naan-Style Flatbread

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

what a perfect accompaniment to the chicken masala - no changes needed"

Reviewed Chicken Masala

Apr 3, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made the gravy then added some homemade seitan spiced with garam masala, slicing it thin. It was wonderful.
also, served it with basmati rice
update - I substituted tofu for the chicken - sooooo good"

Reviewed Crispy Kale "Chips"

Mar 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

OMG - so good. as stated, can't stop eating them. this is my new popcorn :-)"

Reviewed Veggie Burgers

Mar 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

one word "Awesome" here are my tips...
Follow the recipe axactly and you will end up with a totally awesome recipe for everyone including meat-eaters.

Biggest tip...just because it calls for 1 cup of lentils and 1/2 cup barley - this so makes enough for 6 people. I doubled it thinking it wouldn't make enough and ended...

Reviewed Veggie Burgers

Mar 30, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

one word "Awesome" here are my tips...
Follow the recipe axactly and you will end up with a totally awesome recipe for everyone including meat-eaters.

Biggest tip...just because it calls for 1 cup of lentils and 1/2 cup barley - this so makes enough for 6 people. I doubled it thinking it wouldn't make enough and ended...

Reviewed Oysters Rockefeller

Feb 13, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I made this for the third time last night - OMG - I had the left overs for breakfast. the only thing I did was to cut of the oysters so you can enjoy many bites in a shell. DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING...

Reviewed Morrocan Chili and 10,000 Grains of Sand

Jan 24, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I am now a vegetarian and made this with TVP instead of the lamb. Wow, still delicious.

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