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Reviewed Pea, Lettuce and Fennel Soup

Jun 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Love, love, love this fresh, springy version of pea soup! Split pea is so winter. I used less fennel than called for (just couldn't find a large enough bulb), about 1 cup chopped, so I added a few more fennel seeds, cracking them first. I also added about 1 teaspoon cardamom (again, due to less fennel), and I liked the layered lemony flavor. I"

Reviewed Risotto with Bacon and Kale

Jun 27, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Love this method -- sort of a half risotto, half paella approach. Whatever, still easier than standing over a stove for 1/2 hour. Giada, thanks for this wonderful canvas!

I followed the recipe about 80%: I sauteed red bell pepper with the onions, and stirred in some peas at the end with the kale. I didn't use bacon, so I...

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