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Reviewed Goan Beef Curry with Vinegar: Beef Vindaloo

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

This has become one of my favorite things to make. The vinegar is so different but delicious. Thanks for the recipe, Aarti!"

Reviewed Candied Ginger

Mar 29, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Acuta - I love your suggestions on what to do with all of the left overs that result from the cooking process. Waste not!
LittleTomato - Way to earn that college degree!

This recipe is amazing. The candied ginger is so spicy and sweet and delicious. I made this to include in another dish and I'm so glad I decided to make...

Reviewed Moroccan Carrot Salad with Parsley and Roasted Lemon

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

What a wonderful way to spice up carrots! Be careful with your lemon oil - I dumped it all in at once and it was a little too bitter for me. Use a little, taste, and add more as you see fit."

Reviewed Baked Samosas with Mint Chutney

Jan 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

My puff pasty got WAY too puffy but the filling was delicious. I ate the left over filing on its own. The mango was a really lovely sweetness that balanced out the super hot chipotle.

Reviewed Indian Rice Pudding

Dec 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have always avoided buying ground cardamom because it's really expensive where I shop. This recipe (along with Alton Brown's sugar plums convinced me to dish out the cash. I'm so glad I did. The cardamom is such a unique flavor a completely worth the cost. Go easy with it because it is very strong. My first batch was probably TOO flowery. I...

Reviewed Mum's Everyday Red Lentils

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was the first truly Indian recipe I'd ever made and I was shocked at how easy it was. I like a lot of heat, so I typically add a dash of cayenne pepper and I dice two serranos rather than just splitting the one. Sometimes I'll add some frozen peas at the very end to get another veggie in there. I love these lentils and they are now a staple...

Reviewed Indian Rice Pudding

Dec 18, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I have always avoided buying ground cardamom because it's really expensive where I shop. This recipe (along with Alton Brown's sugar plums) convinced me to suck it up and dish out the cash. I'm so glad I did. The cardamom is such a unique flavor a completely worth the cost. Go easy with it because it is very strong. My first batch was probably...

Reviewed Ginger Cookie

Dec 17, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I really liked these cookies. Simple, sweet, just the right amount of spice. I couldn't not find ginger perserves so instead I used apricot perserves. It worked nicely and there wasn't any fruity flavor to take away from the spice. I have had this recipe saved in my receipe box for two years and I can't believe I waited so long to make them.

Reviewed Cinnamon Stars: Zimtsterne (Germany

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

These cookies are something special. Though they are a bit cumbersome to make I think they are completely worth it - especially around the holidays. My meringue was super stick and I ended up chilling everything before rolling and cutting. I was worried this might mess with the texture, but they turned out great.

Reviewed Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I just started to learn to grill this past summer and this was one of my favorite recipes. I will never cook a pork loin again without brining it first.

Reviewed Ginger Almonds

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

These are so good. Who knew you could transform ordinary almonds into gourmet nuts. They could have used a touch more salt, but try the recipe as is first. This technique is really great and the substitutions are endless. I think next time I will try veggie oil, some sugar and cinnamon. Yum!

Reviewed Ginger Almonds

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

These are so good. Who knew you could transform ordinary almonds into gourmet nuts. They could have used a touch more salt, but try the recipe as is first. This technique is really great and the substitutions are endless. I think next time I will try veggie oil, some sugar and cinnamon. Yum!

Reviewed Quinoa Pilaf in Lettuce Cups

Nov 27, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Easy to make and really delicious. The spices were perfect and the mix of pine nutes and cherries made it really special. One of my favorite recipes.

Reviewed Whole Pumpkin Pie Soup

Nov 21, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

Such a great idea but I didn't like it very much. I ended up adding a lot of salt and sugar to give it some oomph. Maybe I used too much of the pumpking flesh. Even though it wasn't my fave, I urge others to try it. It's a lot of fun to make and serving in the pumpkin is so festive!

Reviewed Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie and Cran-applesauce Sundaes

Nov 19, 2010 in Food Network Community Toolbox on Food Network

I thought this dish was wonderful. Very hearty and satisfying. I would omit the banana and hot sauce from the sweet potatoes next time. Both were interesting flavors, but neither really made the dish for me. I also used 1/2 tsp of ground sage and 1/2 tsp of thyme rather than the poultry seasoning. I will be making this again - no doubt!

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