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Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
I love the flavors here - I had never thought to do balsamic on my carrots! I didn't follow the proportions exactly. I used whole carrots and sliced them into thick rounds, tossed in EVOO, sprinkled with kosher sea salt and roasted at 425 for 30 minutes. When serving, I just drizzled them with a little balsamic. Very nice! An easy way to mix up roasted veggies!
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Zucchini Risotto

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
I adore risotto and to be honest, I thought that this was lacking. I love the concept of it but IMO, it needs MORE tomatoes, MORE basil, some SALT, and wine + butter like traditional risotto. The flavor was overall a little bland. Just using thyme and pepper doesn't really do it for me. Looking for the best risotto recipe ever? Try bacon and mushroom risotto. Can't go wrong.
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Roasted Root Vegetables With Apple Juice

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2010
I was not impressed with this recipe. It made a TON of vegetables (I should have known better) and they didn't have a wow-factor for me. The apple juice/wine reduction took quite a bit of time. And while this recipe was easy though very tmie consuming, I don't think it was worth it. I think I'll stick to my usual way - a little agave, a little olive oil, a little lemon juice, salt and pepper and roasted. I did end up turning all the leftover veggies into a delicious spiced bisque though!
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Barley Bake

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2010
Overall, I really enjoyed this recipe but I did make a number of changes. I had a little more than 1 cup of barley (maybe 1/4 cup?) so I threw it all in. I tripled the mushrooms to make it a meatier dish, and I used 1-32oz carton of chicken broth to accomodate for the extra barley. Apparently it was a bit too much extra! The added mushrooms probably didn't help the liquid situation either. The flavor was great albeit a bit simple. I love the pine nuts - a great contrast to the chewiness of the barley. I sprinkled the dish with a little more green onion tops when serving. And I omitted the parsley all together because frankly, I don't like parsley! :)
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Italian Vegetable Soup with Beans, Spinach & Pesto

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
This soup is fantastic! I use sweet potato instead of regular. I omit the celery and bell pepper. I also use vegan pesto (basil, olive oil, garlic, nutritional yeast) and if you use a vegetable broth, it is a totally vegan recipe.
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Smoked Salmon Frittata

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2009
This was quite tasty. I substituted diced bell peppers for the olives and used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of cream + milk.
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Pumpkin Risotto

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
I adore this recipe. I am pretty much addicted to all things pumpkin! This had a good flavor and not overwhelmingly pumpkiny. I made a couple of small changes... I omitted the wine and added a splash of vinegar + water. I used more than 1 cup of pumpkin because I had a large already opened can and didn't want to waste. I used dry thyme. And I added a lot of mushrooms.
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Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
This turned out decently well. I added some pats of butter under the skin and some garlic in the crock.
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Roasted and Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
This is a fantastic recipe! I make it every fall! I double the garlic, omit the bay leaf, and triple the curry. We like flavor!! :D
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Sausage and Bean Ragout

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
I thought the flavor of this dish was quite good, regardless of being worried about the lack of spices initially! Changes that I made was omitting fresh basil because I didn't have any though that would have been delicious; and I used Great Northerns instead of Cannellini's. In the future, I will add an additional can of beans. They were definetely lost in all the meat of this stew.
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Portuguese Chicken I

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2009
I made this for dinner last night and quite enjoyed it though I made a number of changes! I only used 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, and filleted them. Reduced the butter by half. I doubled the amount of garlic. Only used 1 cup of stock. 40 minutes of simmering was far too long for the thinness of my filets. It was basically all gone but left a very small amount of nice thick gravy in the pan. I added a small amount of hot water, then I used maybe only 1/4 cup of half & half instead of heavy cream and stirred until thickened. I sprinkled salt and pepper in the gravy at this point. The results were quite delicious.
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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Beer

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2009
This recipe AS IS is B-O-R-I-N-G. But everyone makes great suggestions in the other reviews to beef it up! :D
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Irish Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2009
This was quite good and I followed it almost to a "T". I added an extra carrot, doubled the leeks, used 5 cups of water, added the parsnip later as per recommendations here, and I used venison instead of lamb because that is what I had. My fiance and I quite liked it but did have to add some extra salt and pepper on top. It's a great cold-day dish. I served it with potato sage bread and red wine.
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Port And Mushroom Sauce Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2009
I doubled the sauce, which was a good thing, doubled the mushrooms, XXXXXX onions (maybe 2/3's a cup, minced?), served over wild rice. Not a huge fan of the tarragon, would have given it a 4 but made many changes.
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Hot and Spicy Tofu

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2009
This turned out well except for a couple things. I added extra bell pepper. It wasn't terribly spicy. It was too vinegary. The sauce was a little thin still.
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Shrimp and Mushroom Angel Hair Pasta

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
This turned out quite well but there were a ton of changes I made so I can't give it the 4 stars that it deserves.
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Renaissance Stuffed Mushrooms

Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2009
Not incredible but not bad either. I made some changes. Added chives, chopped walnuts, halved the cream cheese, did a few extra mushrooms. I can't imagine these without the walnuts. That part was good. They were rather rich. And even though I reduced the cheese and added extra mushroom, we still had extra filling.
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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
This was pretty good but I wasn't hugely impressed. I was expecting the mahi to be a bit carmelized maybe and it never did. Maybe I didn't marinate it long enough? I like that it is easy and I will probably try it again.
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Greek Orzo Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
This was okay but I think it might just be that it didn't suit my personal preference. I am not a huge fan of orzo but I had some that I wanted to use up so I decided on this recipe. I left out the cucumber because I am not a fan. This didn't really have a wow factor for me. It was fine. I ate it. Just not something I can rave about.
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Chili-Stuffed Peppers

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
This is a great use for leftover chili. I don't think I would make a batch of chili specifically to prepare it this way. I like to half my bell peppers and lay them down on the sheet to bake and then fill them with some chili and pick up the pepper and eat it like a loaded chip! Yum!
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