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Reviewed vegetarian chili

Feb 11, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

so much flavor! i'd happily eat it even if it weren't healthy. instead of fresh tomatoes, i substituted 2 28-oz cans of whole tomatoes (crushed by hand) with juice and skipped the tomato sauce. also, i added 1 T of Essence while cooking. re: the heat, make sure you know how spicy your chili powder is. some of them (like the one i use, spice island)...

Reviewed quinoa, roasted eggplant and apple salad with cumin vinaigrette

Jan 26, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

refreshing and lite. like others, i substituted 1 teaspoon ground cumin and arugula instead of watercress. also, felt like the dish needed something green so i added 2 chopped scallions (green and white parts). LOVED the flavor of the viniagrette.

Reviewed Eggplant Parmigiana

Jan 10, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Wow -- you can really taste the vegetables! Unlike most eggplant parms that are breaded and fried and just mush, you can make out the eggplant, the tomatoes and the fresh basil so clearly it's a bit of a shock to the system! I LOVED this dish. It's not overwhelmed by cheese and the flavors are perfect together. The only issue with the written...

Reviewed Eggplant Parmigiana

Jan 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Wow -- you can really taste the vegetables! Unlike most eggplant parms that are breaded and fried and just mush, you can make out the eggplant, the tomatoes and the fresh basil so clearly it's a bit of a shock to the system! I LOVED this dish. It's not overwhelmed by cheese and the flavors are perfect together. The only issue with the written...

Reviewed Grilled Vietnamese-style Chicken Wings

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

Very good marinade for various chicken parts (I've used thighs and drumsticks in addition to wings). I made it as the recipe is written, but prefer it with slightly more flavor with the addition of 3-4 T of soy sauce, the zest of 1 lime, and 2 T of rice vinegar. The chicken is great served on a bed of rice noodles with fish sauce."

Reviewed Granola

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

followed the recipe as written. turned out ok, though i didn't like having to babysit it for more than an hour. also, the maple flavoring was a bit simple. i modified this recipe using ina garten's as a reference. baked for 30 min at 325, stirring halfway. for the flavoring, used 4 T honey, 2 T maple syrup and 1 T good vanilla. also added 2 "

Reviewed Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Jan 3, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

So fast to prepare, definitely a weeknight keeper. Loved the "charbroiled" taste. The only change I made was adding 2T mirin to the marinade as well as 1T cornstarch. I brought the sauce to a quick boil on the stovetop while the chicken was broiling and spooned over top when serving.

Re: cooking time/broiling, the recipe worked...

Reviewed Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Sep 14, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The PERFECT texture for oatmeal cookies -- so moist, crisp on the outside and chewy inside. Not a dry hockey puck in sight! I made large cookies and they spread beautifully while baking. The sea salt plus chocolate chunks are such a great combination! Also tried the recipe as an oatmeal raisin cookie for the kids (without chocolate, salt and ...

Reviewed Sweet and Sour Pork

Aug 19, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This is NOT authentic chinese sweet and sour, but I loved what it is! The Essence is really the secret sauce -- it adds a wonderful heat and flavor to the dish. The sauce was perfect -- not too sweet or cloying. I halved the red pepper flakes which made the dish about medium on the spicy scale. Also added some snap peas to up the veggie quoti...

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