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Simple Tuna Melt

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2010
What it lacks in pizazz it makes up for with mush. This is a homely sandwich -- Swiffering in sweatpants, shopping without makeup, watching Rachael Ray. It forgives you your lack of properly calibrated measuring devices, and this commitment to mediocrity is oddly endearing. Sometimes we don't want to feel held to society's standards of excellence. Sometimes we don't want to compete. Sometimes, maybe more often than we'd like to admit, we just want to melt two or three pasty-white ingredients together and look at Facebook for an hour. This dish is almost an act of rebellion, if you think about it.
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Mayan Couscous

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
Definitely a five-star dish and maybe the best couscous recipe I've ever tasted. HOWEVER, a warning for those who don't know what beans can be toxic if undercooked. (Am I the only one who didn't know this?) Instead of canned black beans I decided to cook dry white beans from scratch because I had them. I undercooked them -- boiled them for five minutes, then let them sit in the hot water for about two hours. I knew they were undercooked because they were a bit crunchy, but they tasted okay. About an hour after we ate, both my boyfriend and I came down with stomach cramps and some serious gas. We felt horrible for about eight hours. After a little Googling I learned that kidney shaped beans can be toxic and, in rare cases, fatal if undercooked. Moral of the story? You learn something new every day.uncontrollably.
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Pesto Quinoa

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2010
Decent enough. Honestly, you could put pesto on a car battery, serve it with a side of brussels sprouts and you'd hear no complaints from me. Pesto is the man. Pesto is God's favorite food. I added three chopped hard-boiled eggs to this because it was breakfast, next time I might leave the yolks a little runny.
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Dandelion Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Who eats weeds? Were you raised in a shed? Those were my first thoughts when this I first read. But this bizarre bowl of grass, it turns out, is first class! Fit for a queen in a king-sized bed.
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Homemade Butter

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2010
I Can't Believe I Made Butter!
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Curried Mango Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2010
Store-bought chutney always makes me queasy. So I made mine from scratch (it was easy!) Cooked the rest just as stated, and my hunger abated. We ate it while we played Parcheesi.
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Buttery Cooked Carrots

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2012
This is a four-star dish, but because I don't really like carrots and I do like this quite a bit, it gets an extra star for overcoming the relative heinousness of carrot.
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Crawfish Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2008
Incredibly tasty for such a simple dish. I did half Old Bay, half cayenne and it was just spicy enough.
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Marinated Barbequed Vegetables

Reviewed: May 17, 2010
Marinade and a grilled portabella, are a heaven-made match for a fella, 'cause it soaks up the sauce like sponge when its tossed with some bell peppers red, green and yellah.
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Jay's Hearty Breakfast Skillet

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2010
Boyfriend loved it. Not for me.
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Almond and Baby Bok Choy Asian Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2010
With a salad, of all of its sections, it's the dressing that needs the directions. Cause if the dressing don't sing, then forget the whole thing -- it's no salad, it's a veggie collection.
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Cranberry Chutney I

Reviewed: Nov. 2, 2009
Very good! I used half white sugar, half brown sugar, and cut the vinegar in half.
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Bifana

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2007
Fantabulous recipe! I just cooked it tonight for the first time and it got raves all the way around the table. A few alterations I made: I prefer to cook the tenderloin to 140 degrees instead of 155, it's a safe temperature and so much more succulent that way. Before I cook the pork I soak it in a Ziploc for an hour in six cups of water with 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup table salt. Instead of rhubarb, I used fresh cranberries in the chutney. And I paired the tenderloin with mango couscous, and a bowl of pan-fried bok choy and collard greens in a coconut-milk cream sauce. Holy Mahoney it was good!
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Irish Root Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2013
Five stars! And I don't take those lightly.
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Spinach and Feta Pita Bake

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2010
Winner: Best Non-Pocket Use of Pita Bread
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Zucchini Alfredo

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2010
Most alfredo comes much as expected: unsurprising, but rarely rejected. But this one? Ho, ho! The zucchini is sooo close to flawless it's nearly perfected.
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Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2013
Good soup. You can skip the pasta and add more veggies if you want -- that's what I did. Added spinach, green beans and peas, and skipped the zucchini. Used canned tomatoes, doubled the sausage and threw in a pinch of red pepper flakes. Very yummy.
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Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2012
Definitely drain the tomatoes before adding. I'd also cut down on the cayenne slightly, and I like spicy things.
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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2011
I give it three stars.
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Tex-Mex Burger with Cajun Mayo

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2010
Raise your hand and repeat after me: There is no other burger than thee. And I will never, no doubt, cook a burger without Using this amazing recipe.
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