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Reviewed Meatball Curry

Aug 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Okay, you should know that I am not normally the kind of person that goes crazy reviewing recipes or gets ga-ga over a celebrity chef. So color me surprised to realized that I can't keep my finges off the keyboard in praise of Aarti's recipes.
First of...she inspires me to actually make them (not just print them out and have them pile up...

Reviewed Hoisin Ham 'n' Cheese

Aug 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I was really uncertain about this one -- the ingredients sounded like one hot mess to me. But, I decided to brave it out and make it just as Aarti instructed. Boy was I glad I did. It was the perfect comfort sandwich with a twist. Now my husband is just plain bored with my formerly "good enough" grilled cheese. The sesame was a nice toasty t...

Reviewed Quinoa Tabbouleh

Aug 22, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I thought this tabbouleh was about a million times better than most that I've had -- not soggy, the perfect balance of acid and fat in the dressing, and a lot more convenient than dealing with bulgar wheat. I made it with Israeli (pearl) couscous (that's what I had on hand), and I loved the extra textural pop of the larger grains. Definitely wi...

Reviewed Pomegranate, Sriracha and Mint Chicken Wings

Aug 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Well, as I watched the episode, I wasn't convinced that the spice rub would be enough to flavor the I was tempted to double it. But I thought, "Hey, Aarti knows what she's doing." So I gave it a try just as she described.
The family was fighting over these little beauties. I did make one modification -- after tossing...

Reviewed Beef Kebabs with a Surprise Center

Aug 7, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Oh, my goodness....these meatball-kabob things were fabulous! I was having a little trouble stuffing them, so I just mixed the cashews and cherries with the meat and formed the little patties. They were out-of-this world!! And they heated up really well for lunches all week. The dipping sauce was the perfect foil. Aarti, you've done it again....

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