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Reviewed The Comiskey Breaded Steak Sandwich

Apr 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I only made the red pepper sauce from this recipe. It was simple to put together and super tasty. Definitely needed the simmering time to cook out the raw garlic flavor. I served this over breaded tofu and it was delicious. I imagine it would be good on any type of protein. I will definitely be making this sauce again."

Reviewed Braised Celery

Dec 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Like every one else, I buy a bunch of celery, use a rib or two then it gets lost in the back of the vegetable drawer until it goes bad and ends up in the compost bin. But this time I was determined to use it all up while it was still good. So I went in search of a celery recipe and came across this one. I used veggie broth instead of beef but othe"

Reviewed Braised Celery

Dec 23, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Like every one else, I buy a bunch of celery, use a rib or two then it gets lost in the back of the vegetable drawer until it goes bad and ends up in the compost bin. But this time I was determined to use it all up while it was still good. So I went in search of a celery recipe and came across this one. I used veggie broth instead of beef but othe"

Reviewed Ratatouille

Jul 12, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the best ratatouille I have ever had. Cooking the vegetables seperately was more time consuming but it really did make a difference in both taste and texture. I used dried herbs instead of fresh because that's what I had on hand. The only other change was that I added about 1/2 cup of tomato sauce because I had some in the fridge I wanted"

Reviewed Vegetable Biryani

Jun 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My review is for the vegetable portion only. I made minor modifications to the recipe. I used vegetable broth for the water and left out the cardamom since I don't like that flavor. I eliminated the potatoes because that seemed like an odd combo with rice. Instead I used more of the other veggies to make up the difference. Although I liked the fla"

Reviewed Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

Jun 13, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The recipe suggested this meal would take an hour to make but I did it in about 30 minutes. I'm not a fan of water chestnuts so I substituted some chopped celery instead which gave the same crunchy texture. I also used scallions instead of the onions. My shrimp stuck to the bottom of the pan when I fried it which made whatever coating the cornstar"

Reviewed Roasted Radishes and Carrots

May 20, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I like roasted veggies so after seeing this episode I figured I would have to try this. My radishes were fresh from the ground and had ok flavor raw. I figured roasting them would sweeten and intensify the flavor. Instead they just tasted bland. The texture was alright but they were like balls of water even though I had seasoned them well before r"

Reviewed French Lentils with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

May 3, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Although a bit time consuming, this was a simple dish to make. It had great flavor and I liked the combination of textures with the crunchy walnuts with the soft lentils. I substituted olive oil for the walnut oil since I didn't have any. I didn't much care for the goat cheese on it and I will be omitting this next time I make this dish. I added s"

Reviewed Turkey Patty Melt

Apr 28, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The burgers were super fast to put together. After making them into patties, I let them sit in the fridge while the onions cooked so that they would firm up before cooking. My countertop grill died recently so I gave the burgers a sear in a frying pan then let them finish cooking in the oven. Even though I bought 93% lean turkey, the burgers ...

Reviewed Crispy Kale "Chips"

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

I had some leftover kale in the fridge that I didn't want to go bad so I thought I would give these a try. After reading all the previous posts, I decided to use the method of using my hands to apply the oil to each leaf of kale and waiting to salt until after they had baked. Many of those who posted suggested that it took only 5 or 10 minutes tot"

Reviewed Shrimp Lo Mein

Apr 18, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I substituted whole wheat spaghetti for the chinese noodles and I skipped the bullion since I didn't have any. After getting everything prepped it went together quickly. The flavor was very good, the sauce had just the right amount of spiciness and the mix of veggies was terrific. The only issue was that there was a lot of sauce. We had to eat thi"

Reviewed Lemon Roasted Chicken Salad Wrap

Apr 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not much of a meat eater so I substituted baked, cubed tofu for the chicken. Greek yogurt is really expensive and its really just a thickened version of regular yogurt so to save money, I put the recipe amount of regular yogurt in a strainer that I had lined with a coffee filter and let that sit over a bowl to catch the water that runs off and"

Reviewed Grilled Veggie Naan-wich with Sun-dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Spread

Apr 17, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a very tasty. The marinade smelled great even before I started grilling. I substituted a red pepper for the banana pepper because that's what I had in the fridge, otherwise I made the recipe as written. The only thing I would change would be the cheese/sundried tomato spread. The amount of tomatoes overwhelmed the goat cheese and I didn't"

Reviewed Oven Fried Onion Rings

Apr 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I had to substitute a Vidalia onion for the Maui and since I can't have dairy, I used soy milk with a teaspoon of cider vinegar in place of the buttermilk. I only used half the salt and I thought that was plenty. These took a lot longer than 10 minutes of prep time like the recipe said, but it was simple to do just very messy. The only issue I had"

Reviewed Pecan-Crusted Catfish with Spicy Cream Sauce

Apr 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

When I saw today's episode I decided to make it for tonight's dinner. I'm not a meat eater so I substituted pressed tofu for the fish. The crust had some good flavor but it was a bit thick and heavy and overwhelmed the tofu. The sauce was also ok but it never thickened up like the one Melissa had on the show. I ended up having to add some cornsta...

Reviewed Corn Saute

Apr 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

When I saw Melissa demonstrate this recipe on today's show I knew I wanted to make it for tonight's dinner. I had half a red pepper, half a zucchini and half an onion sitting in the fridge that needed to be used. I also added some minced garlic and a half a rib of celery. I had to use frozen corn since fresh isn't in season. Super quick to put to...

Reviewed Lemon Tea Cake

Apr 1, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I like recipes that use things I already have on hand. This was fast and simple to put together. I made these into 8 cupcakes instead of baking them in a cake pan. The amount of glaze was too much so next time I will make only half. This had a great lemony flavor and wasn't overly sweet. This would also be good with a substitute of orange for the...

Reviewed All-American Down-Home Patriotic Meatloaf Sandwich

Mar 25, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I'm not a meat eater but when I saw this episode I knew I wanted to make this sandwich. Instead of Jeff's meatloaf recipe, I made my favorite meatless loaf but added his sauce on top of it. I used his idea to add pickles and french fried onions and serve it on potato rolls. My hubby had it with cheese. I had mine without. Such a delicious and fil...

Reviewed Orange Olive Oil Cake

Mar 21, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As soon as I watched this episode I knew I wanted to make this cake. Fortunately it has basic ingredients I always have in the house so I was able to try it right away. I liked that it was dairy free since I can't eat dairy. It was quick to put together and baked up perfectly. Very tasty. My husband raved about it. The only thing that I would put...

Reviewed Orzo with Chick Peas

Jan 14, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So easy to make and so delicious. I added some chopped tomato and sliced black olives for more color and flavor. Since I served this as a cold salad, I made a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice to mix in. I topped it with toasted pine nuts. A definite make-again recipe for a quick take-to-work lunch.""

Reviewed Lentil Quinoa Salad

Oct 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Really tasty. A great side dish or a meal in itself with some chopped fresh peppers, cucumber and red onion and topped with feta cheese. ""

Reviewed Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip (Muhummara

Oct 17, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mmmm! What a delicious dip/spread this is. I used a jar of roasted red peppers to save time. I don't have access to pomegranate molasses so I used 1/2 the amount of regular molasses. Although it was fabulous as written, I added a can of drained and rinsed white beans to the food processor to add more protein and make it even creamier. ""

Reviewed Chilled Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Sep 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a great way to use up the 1/2 head cauliflower I had in my fridge. It was super simple to make. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken, only 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and added a cinnamon stick to the pot to add some extra flavor. After blending, I added soy milk instead of yogurt since I have a dairy intolerance. It needed a littl...

Reviewed Corn Cakes with Walnuts and Sage

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

I made a couple of minor modifications - I substituted margarine and soy milk for the butter and dairy milk since I have a dairy intolerance, and I used dried sage instead of fresh because that's what I had on hand. I don't care for very sweet pancakes so I used only half the sugar. It was still more sweet than I would have liked so next time I w...

Reviewed Greek Taco!

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

I made a vegetarian version of this using some homemade greek spiced seitan in place of the meat. The veggie relish was ok. The taziki was ok but I found I needed to doctor it up a bit with about a tbl of lemon juice, a tsp of agave and some fresh dill. I also felt that the flavor of the feta got lost in the tangy-ness of the yogurt so I added mo...

Reviewed Summer Squash with Turmeric Butter

Sep 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So simple to make yet so delicious. I substituted agave syrup for the honey because I find it less sweet - which I prefer - and I used toasted slivered almonds in place of the hazlenuts. Just wish I had more squash right now so I could make it again tonight.""

Reviewed Sesame Soba Noodles

Sep 2, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was simple to put together and made a nice cold salad for a take to work lunch but I had a couple of issues with it. I substituted agave for the honey because I find it less cloyingly sweet but 1/4 cup was still a lot and I found the dressing a little too sweet for my taste. Plus there was a lot of dressing. The noodles were swimming in it a...

Reviewed Banana "Ice Cream" Fakeout

Aug 31, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

What a quick and simple dessert to make. My bananas were less than fully ripe so I did add a teaspoon or two of agave syrup to sweeten it up along with a splash of vanilla. I have a dairy intolerance so I used soy milk and topped with dairy free chocolate chips and peanuts. I wish the recipe had said how long to freeze the bananas for. I had plan...

Reviewed Chilled Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Aug 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a great way to use up the 1/2 head cauliflower I had in my fridge. It was super simple to make. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken, only 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and added a cinnamon stick to the pot to add some extra flavor. After blending, I added soy milk instead of yogurt since I have a dairy intolerance. It needed a littl...

Reviewed Meatball Curry

Aug 20, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Just watched the episode so obviously I haven't made the recipe yet but I plan to. I had to comment though to clear up what curry is. Yes... in America I think most people think of curry as the powdered golden yellow spice sold in a jar, but that curry is really a combination of many other spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and turmeric. Ther...

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