lilyorchid Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (12789781)

cook's profile

lilyorchid

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Mojito Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
I did my own version: no simple syrup (too much sugar) and a regular salad dressing spice-packet with some olive oil, water, and lime juice. But the combination of dressing, lettuce, sour apples, cucumber, and fresh mint leaves was simple and very refreshing! If you're a fan of sour apples and mint, you'll enjoy this salad.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
5 users found this review helpful

Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Reviewed: May 1, 2013
These are moist, delicious muffins. I wouldn't make any changes (maybe a little less salt and baking soda). I did reduce the sugar the first time I made it, and they were better the 2nd time, when I simply followed the recipe. The one thing I don't measure is the zucchini. Just grate an entire zucchini into the batter, using the large holes on a four-sided grater, and for me, the baking time required is more like 25 - 30 minutes. They are fab with raisins or chocolate chips.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Blueberry Lemon Walnut Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
I've made a few loaves from this website, and this was the best one so far! It baked up nice and tall in a well-preheated oven after only 45 minutes, so watch yours carefully. The glaze added nice lemon flavor, and the loaf was moist enough. I used frozen blueberries, and the 2 eggs were large sized. I did make a few minor changes: I didn't bother roasting the walnuts, and I substituted plain yogurt for buttermilk. I omitted the vanilla extract (I always leave that out when baking). It is delish!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Zucchini and Potato Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2011
Yummy-- I don't want to stop eating it! Made just as stated except cut the potatoes into smallish chunks (~ 1 centimeter). Mixed every 15 minutes while baking. After 1 hour of baking, it wasn't brown, but everything was soft, so I went ahead and took it out and am quite happy with it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Ratatouille Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
You have to cut the vegetables fairly small and have patience and cook everything as long as it says in the recipe (you may need a little extra olive oil), but if you do, they will all be tender, and the eggplant shouldn't taste bitter or overpowering. I don't even bother peeling the vegetables-- just wash them well. I did, however, add EXTRA salt, some red pepper flakes, and Herbs de Provence, because I cook ratatouille often, and have learned it needs the extra flavor. I also sprinkled Parmesan over the ravioli, before pouring the vegetables on top. I think any sort of melted cheese on top would be equally yummy, and I recommend using a RED bell pepper and spinach/cheese ravioli. By the way, I didn't use any nonstick cooking spray on my glass baking dish, and it came out fine. Very enjoyable!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful

Apple Bars

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2011
I didn't have baking soda so used baking powder instead, used a little less sugar (3/4 cup) since I don't like things overly sweet, and also threw in some raisins and a little bit of milk to make it easier to spread out the batter. I think they're great! It only took 30 minutes for them to bake. They didn't rise, so this recipe is like a bar (think lemon bars). Doubling the recipe in an 8 X 8 pan would make it thicker, more like an apple cake. It doesn't really make 16 bars, unless you like them very small. I cut it into thirds for a total of 9 bars. Using a type of apple that's sour is a good suggestion.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Pesto

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2011
This recipe makes about enough sauce for 3/4 a pound (3/4 of 1 package)of pasta (toss well). Don't judge the flavor until you've heated it. (Heat on low). We made it as stated except used about 2 cups/full-handfuls of basil leaves and used only 2 large cloves of garlic. We roasted the pine nuts (watch carefully-- they burn easily). It also definitely needs a few sprinkles of salt. Just add extra oil for a full pound of pasta. Very pleased with how this came out and simple to make!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Janet's Rich Banana Bread

Reviewed: May 7, 2014
But make it with only 1/2 cup of sugar, and it will be perfect. Start checking it at 50 minutes of baking. Comes out moist and delicious. I have made it with very thin slices of banana or mashed banana and like it either way. Have also used plain yogurt instead of sour cream, and it comes out just as good. Be sure to use only 1/2 cup of sour cream or yogurt, as using the entire little container to avoid having a little left-over resulted in a loaf that was not fully baked.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2011
I used half whole wheat flour and threw in a cup of frozen blueberries, along with the cup of frozen raspberries, and made it in a loaf pan (loaf baked in 40 minutes). It's delicious! If you like very sweet baked goods, this isn't for you. It's not overly sweet. I think it's ideal, though, and I recommend adding some blueberries, too, if you have them.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Cream of Onion and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2011
Simple and delicious! Tastes very creamy. For 4 servings: used 4 medium potatoes, 1 and 1/2 onions, and blended with 1 C. water. Added 1 and 1/2 cups lowfat (but not skim) milk, sprinkle of pepper, and a few pinches of sea salt. This will make a very thick soup. I recommend blending the parsley in the blender with the potatoes and onions. Leave 1/4 to 1/2 of the potatoes unblended, if you want chunks.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Apple Crisp II

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2012
Have made twice and we're very happy with it, but we use only half a cup of white sugar. It works best for us to use ~ 8 medium-sized apples and no water! You don't need to use quick-cooking oats; we always use regular oats, and it comes out nice and crumbly! You can also use a little less than 1/2 cup butter. I like to add extra cinnamon.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Bran Flax Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
A tasty high-fiber muffin, and I even used slightly less sugar (but slightly more cinnamon). To avoid the work of shredding the carrots and apples, I simply blended them in the food processor. (Used 1 large carrot and 2 medium-sized apples, peeled.) I also used wheat brain instead of oat brain. Definitely add all of the ingredients, including raisins and nuts (I used chopped walnuts) for the ideal taste and texture. They do stick to the muffin liners while still warm, but I'm guessing they won't once completely cool, as with most muffins. They took 20 - 25 minutes to bake, not 15 -20.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Orange-Fruit Nut Truffles

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2012
Easy and very fast recipe! These are a great snack, and I love that they have a lot of fiber and Omega-3 (from the walnuts). I rolled the balls in shredded coconut, and they are delicious! I used plain raisins, will try with chocolate-covered raisins next time.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Spicy Couscous with Dates

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
Substituted some red curry paste for chilies and added a zucchini and a can of kidney beans. Left out the lemon juice and pepper (personal preferences.) It was wonderful! Tip: Cut the dates lengthwise to remove pits easily before chopping. Don't forget to remove the star anise pods before eating. More vegetable broth may be needed to get the couscous consistency you desire.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Simple Savory Quinoa

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2012
Surprisingly good. I used the juice from half a lime and didn't have celery so used some mushrooms. Double the recipe if you want leftovers--was enough for 1 meal for 2 people. If you use vegetable bouillon to make your broth, I'd suggest 1 teaspoon bouillon. Add some beans to make it a full meal.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2011
Used olive oil. I didn't have cayenne so used 1 teaspoon chili powder and 1 teaspoon cinammon. Also used 2 teaspoons brown sugar (not tablespoons). They are delicious! Took about 35-40 minutes to cook. I cut the pieces fairly small.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2011
I loved this recipe! I'd add even more ginger next time, but it tasted great over rice. Made it exactly as written, except no pepper. The ginger and maple syrup make it nice-and-tasty!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Lentil Soup with Lemon

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
There is something about this soup that is so good. Being vegetarian, I used vegetable broth and used 1 teaspoon dried cilantro powder instead of fresh cilantro. Otherwise made it as stated, with red lentils. I think the spices and lemon juice (I used juice from half a lemon) make this soup so wonderful. I'd recommend doubling it; this recipe will last 2 people one meal. I'd like to try adding a diced potato next time. Thanks for the wonderful soup recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Delicious Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2011
I didn't have ginger nor cloves, substituted paprika for cayenne and sprinkled cinnamon instead of using cinnamon sticks. I also used a large sweet potato instead of a yam. With these changes, it is good but a little too sweet, even after adding salt, and I had cut down on the raisins. I used jarred chickpeas so only simmered for 30 minutes. Next time, I'll use a little less water, because it's a little watery, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and try a regular potato to balance the sweetness. I also suggest serving over rice.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2011
It was bland. I would actually like to give it 3 stars. However, I did not add the optional chile paste, which I think would have helped. I'll try it again with chile paste, and I think it would be better with some lime squeezed on it before serving.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
4 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 79) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

End summer with a bang with festive Labor Day recipes.

Healthier Lunches for Kids
Healthier Lunches for Kids

Send them to school with good-for-you food that’s tasty, too.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States