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Sweet and Spicy Soup with Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato

Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2006
This is a very flavorful, serviceable weeknight soup. For those who think it a bit odd, a similar, sweet potato-tomato soup is very popular in parts of the Carribean. Relying on that experience, I made a few changes in the ingredients and method of preparation. Agreeing with prior reviews, I reduced the cinnamon to 1/2 tsp. because it's naturally assertive, eliminated the oregano, basil and rosemary, since it didn't fit the flavor profile and used canned stewed tomatoes. The powdered onion went, too, since there was plenty of fresh. I used minced, seeded, habanero chile in place of the cayenne and crushed red pepper, because it's flavor works well with the other ingredients. I sauteed the spices with the onion, celery and minced garlic,which I doubled. To reduce the sweetness and highlight the sweet potato's natural flavor a bit more, I made sure not to buy "candied" sweet potato. I used bottled roasted pepper, since I had some left over from another dish. I also eliminated the water and used two cups of low sodium broth. Everything was partially hand blended at the end, before adding leftover, shredded roast chicken in the last five minutes of cooking, for a protein boost. Tasty in front of the TV!
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Holy Trinity Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2007
This is a hearty, satisfying meat lovers chili, that makes a batch big enough for the family. Given the amount of meat called for, I found the amount of liquid to be added in the recipe to be insufficient. To remedy that, I added a 28 oz. can of enchilada sauce. (Another 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes would also work) The only other changes made were to add the spices while the onions were sauteeing, rather than after the liquid was added, to allow their flavors to bloom a little, and to add about 2 oz. of chopped bittersweet chocolate, which increased the depth of flavor in the base, and which paired well with the overall flavor profile. A mini food processor made quick work of the chile mincing. A nice recipe.
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Sweet Corn Subji With Paneer and Cashew Nuts

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2010
I had this as a side dish with tandoori chicken and a few chutneys. Easy to make. Btw, Mexican queso panela is a good substitute for the paneer.
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