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Cooking Interests: Asian, Indian, Italian, Healthy
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Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Easy Oven Brown Rice
I used 2 cups of rice, 4 cups of water, and 1 Tbsp of butter. It was perfectly done after 60 minutes and I always have trouble cooking brown rice.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2014
African Chicken Stew
Changes: I used 3 lbs of chicken thighs instead of a whole chicken, added 2 sliced carrots at the same time as the onion and potatoes, and used an extra half teaspoon of cumin and a squeeze of lime instead of the coriander because I didn't have any. I found it needed just a little extra pop: I topped it with fresh cilantro and just a touch more salt. It also was a bit too peanutty, and I think I will cut the peanut butter to half a cup next time like others. We didn't feel that the potatoes added anything in this, and next time I'm going to omit them or use a sweet potato instead and some diced red bell pepper, and keep the carrot. My bf liked it over brown rice, but personally I found it a bit starchy that way and I think I will serve it over steamed spinach next time. Don't misunderstand me: it's a lovely rich, creamy, luxurious dish and I very much enjoyed it, but for me I think a little bite of the spinach will make it a little more balanced and make the creaminess even more enjoyable.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2010
Chicken and Broccoli Braid
We really enjoyed this. My guy kept saying "wow this is so good" over and over while he was eating. I think it's a very adaptable meal (and the other reviews would imply this too.) I halved the recipe for the two of us, used just a couple of tablespoons of reduced fat mayo, and subbed pecans for the almonds and low fat crescent rolls. I used a yellow bell pepper because our market had some beautiful yellow ones and the red ones looked pretty sad, and a higher proportion of broccoli. 1 half of a chicken breast fed both of us, and it was really delicious. I used a bit less dill too.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2010

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