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  • My guest immediately noticed the high quality chocolate I had used--the chocolate really shines in this recipe. I used the suggested lower amount of sugar, and thought it was plenty. As others have mentioned, the oatmeal gave the cookie a nice texture. As delicious as one would expect from a Dorie recipe!
    about Chewy chocolate chip cookies from Everyday Dorie added on November 22, 2021

  • Delicious—made as written. The lime and ketchup added flavor to this dish.
    about Dosa potatoes with lime and ketchup from Indian-ish added on October 11, 2021

  • We enjoyed this soup, but doctored it a little. I found it bland after making as directed. However, adding a dash of garlic oil and a dash of chili crunch made the recipe rock!
    about Minted garlic tortilla soup from New Fast Food added on August 19, 2021

  • Excellent, easy recipe from an excellent cookbook.
    about Middle Eastern bread salad (Fattoush) from Herbivoracious added on July 08, 2021

  • Tasty, but not my favorite recipe from this cookbook.
    about Shortcut chickpea and tomato stew (Chhole) from Indian-ish added on July 06, 2021

  • Healthy, easy, and absolutely delicious! I added sesame oil and chopped scrambled eggs as suggested.
    about Quinoa chaufa from Milk Street: Cookish added on July 06, 2021

  • We loved, loved, loved this easy recipe. We made the urad dal in the instant pot according to the author’s directions. Another good recipe from my newest go-to cookbook.
    about Caramelized onion dal from Indian-ish added on June 28, 2021

  • Easy and delicious. These olives would be great to serve with cocktails. I would add less heat next time.
    about Chile, garlic, and bay leaf olives from Indian-ish added on June 27, 2021

  • I liked this a lot. We like to keep it around and use it in a variety of dishes. We throw it over eggs and fish, and even replace salsa with it in tacos!
    about Basic kachumber from Indian-ish added on June 27, 2021

  • Delicious exactly as written.
    about Mustard seed and curry leaf carrot salad from Indian-ish added on June 27, 2021

  • Excellent dish. I made it exactly as written. It’s a much healthier version than the delicious, but oil-laden version purchased in restaurants.
    about Potatoes and cauliflower (Roasted aloo gobhi) from Indian-ish added on June 27, 2021

  • Loved loved loved this dish! The ghee taste was pretty strong for me, so I’ll cut back or use oil next time.
    about Spinach and feta cooked like saag paneer from Indian-ish added on June 17, 2021

  • I would cut all the spices down by at least half and leave out the sugar. I like my raita to be a cool accompaniment to fiery hot Indian cuisine. The cumin and chili powder overpowered the taste of the yogurt. Add spices to taste rather than following the recipe.
    about Cucumber raita from Indian-ish added on June 08, 2021

  • Delicious. As with many of Ottolenghi recipes, the cooking itself takes much less time than the prep. All in all, the preparation was far less complex than it first appears. The flavors were well balanced. I'm not sure what a "medium" celery root looks like, but I wish I had doubled the roasted root. There is still plenty of salad and sauce left for more.

  • I spatchcocked my first chicken ever, using a great pair of kitchen shears. I felt very proud of myself. I followed the recipe exactly as written, and the chicken was delicious.
    about Spatchcocked chicken from Everyday Dorie added on October 25, 2020

  • I made this recipe as written. However, I used an Instant Pot - I sautéed the onions and spices first, then pressure cooked after adding the rest of the ingredients. Used the manual setting for eight minutes. The dish came out very well. I enjoyed the complexity of the spices.
    about Lentil chili from Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook added on October 17, 2020

  • I made this dish for a potluck dinner party and it was well received. I think it’s absolutely delicious. I made it per the recipe, using apple cider vinegar rather than champagne vinegar and added tart Montmarcy cherries. I don’t give five stars often!
    about Brussels sprout and apple hash from Herbivoracious added on October 03, 2020

  • Another winning recipe from this cookbook. My husband devoured it and pleaded for me to make it again. I followed the recipe exactly, using four fresh Thai chilis. It could have used a little more spice. The sauce was sweet, as it had to be for caramelization to take place. Very easy recipe, though I’m glad I’m not the one to clean the pan I
    about Caramel-cooked tofu from Herbivoracious added on September 23, 2020

  • So easy and absolutely delicious. I loved that the sauce is prepared right in the Sam pan as the fish, making cleanup easy. Nice complex taste without a lot of ingredients,
    about Salmon chraimeh from Milk Street Tuesday Nights added on September 11, 2020

  • This was a delicious recipe, and very easy to put together. My husband loved it. The cranberries made it just a bit too sweet to my taste. Next time I’ll substitute a tarter dried berry, or offer some chopped cashews to counteract the sweetness.

  • We loved this cake. It was a little involved for me due to the fact that there was mixing followed by waiting. It tasted very good, my texture was a little off--but that was probably due to my technique rather than the recipe. I made it for a friend who is going back to Saudi Arabia from Los Angeles. I don't know how this is supposed to take, but it is delicious!

  • I rarely give a rating of five for a recipe, but this one deserves a five or more. I made it exactly as written and my family devoured it silently. They wanted to savor every bite. Not at all hard to make. I’d advise making sure your spices are fresh because that’s what really makes this meal.

  • This must be the most flavorful white bean dip I have ever made! My family is raving about it. It will be great to bring to pot lucks... one recipe makes about two cups.

  • My family enjoyed this recipe. I made it exactly as written with very good results. Made about six servings according to my family’s appetites.

  • Delicious. Like most Asian recipes, the prep work takes longer than the actual cooking. I followed the recipe exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing.
    about Stir-fried ginger shrimp with snow peas from Seriously Simple added on July 11, 2020