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Reviewed Spicy Lentil Soup

Sep 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This was a real winner!!
A great recipe, just needed a little doctoring. If you make one change, I highly recommend making it with homemade chicken stock instead of water. Gives it a real richness.

I up'd the turmeric a bit and added some curry spices, as well.
I made this with a mixture of red and green lentils....

Reviewed Homemade Granola Bars

Jan 8, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Good recipe. We didn't have enough honey which may have been the reason they were a little bit on the crunchy side.

TIP: If you use wax paper and it gets stuck to the bars, simply heat up some water, dip in a sponge or cloth and dampen the paper. Once the wax is warm, you can simply peel it off. No Problemo. ""

Reviewed Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Amaretti Cookies

Dec 28, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Good base. But this needed some doctoring for a more developed flavour.
I used vegetable stock (as suggested by others).
For spices I added freshly ground peppercorns and fresh ground cloves to the onions once they had softened (~6 of each), as well as a cinnamon stick. These really helped to enliven the flavor. I re-added the...

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