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Potato Curry

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2014
I usually don't rate if I don't follow the recipe correctly but this spice base was so good I just have to. I only had 1 potato so I added 1 onion, a can of chickpeas and some frozen peas & other veg mixture. I did add a tiny bit of Penseys sweet curry and a sprinkle of dried cilantro (coriander leaves) as I had no fresh for garnish. I added some chicken bouillon to the water. This is really tasty! Thanks, next time I will use this and make sure I have more potatoes!
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Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2014
This is delicious and moist, nice texture and I even forgot the spices! I still give it 4 stars. I ate mine with a bit of soft cheese to make up for the lack of spice. I am sure I will like it even more next time when I remember to put them in, ha ha, because this healthy recipe is worth making again. The chopped walnuts really make it, I would even increase the amount a bit!
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Diane's Colcannon

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
I made half the recipe for 4 servings and the family loved it. This was our first time eating Colcannon. Even my mashed potato-purist daughter liked it. I fried the cabbage enough to caramelize some pieces, & even sprinkled a tiny bit of brown sugar on top before covering the pan. I will definitely make this again.
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Irish-Style Lamb Stew

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2014
Nice and easy. I would add an extra 1/2 lb of lamb stew meat next time, as it was just enough for 4 smallish appetites, and there was a lot of liquid as well. I added some dried dill and rosemary, but agree with other reviewers that the fresh parsley is a must. I also substituted 1/2 cup of beef broth with 1/2 cup of Guiness stout. I would also add extra carrot as one was not enough. We ate this with Colcannon and Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's Day. Yummy.
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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2014
Thanks, great, easy way to cook delicious asparagus. 8 minutes was perfect for my bunch. Nice beside steak & a glass of Valpolicello wine.
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Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2014
Nice recipe! Like some others I left out meat because I didn't have anyon hand, so I reduced the turmeric & cayenne for that reason. Also halved the recipe & added some chopped onion & red bell pepper. Without meat, using 1 can each of chickpeas & black beans was fine with 1/2 cup raw rice. Had no fresh parsley or cilantro so added some dried to the cooking rice, as well as some frozen chopped spinach. I would like to try with ground meat & the fresh green herbs next time.Would also reduce liquid a bit. Very flexible & tasty dish.
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Spicy African Yam Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2014
We really enjoyed this! Had to make our own salsa since no jarred in the house (heirloom cherry tomatoes, onions and fresh jalapeno). We added a bit of chili pepper at the end, and then in our individual bowls some of us added Trader Joe's Jalapeno Hot Sauce. This is a nice, flexible soup that you can customize. Thanks!
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Stout-Braised Lamb Shanks

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2014
Delicious!! I highly recommend. Restaurant quality I think, with the addition of a little brown sugar to cut the bitterness of the beer. Cooking Tip: TRIM all visible excess fat from the lamb before browning. I got rid of at least 1 cup of fat that way and did not need to cool sauce to separate fat before eating! This makes for a yummy but MUCH less greasy dish. There was NO gamey flavour, just tender lamb. I also seasoned with salt & pepper before browning. We cooked up organic barley as a side dish instead of potatoes and it goes very well with this stew. Thanks for the recipe.
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Spicy Eggplant

Reviewed: Sep. 8, 2013
Yummy! Made half the recipe using black bean garlic paste instead of oyster sauce and half the amount of onions. Followed one suggestion &added a splash of rice vinegar but it wasn't necessary really. I would definitely add tofu next time. Thanks for a great, easy recipe that worked well with my homegrown japanese eggplants. I used a little extra water for steaming.
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Minty Orzo Lentil and Feta Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2013
Yummy! I had to sub dried dill since I didn't have fresh, which I'm sure would have been tastier, and added a wee bit of fresh parsley. Used fresh mint as recipe said, which is delicious. I only made half the recipe and other than following suggestion to add some fresh-squeezed lemon juice, pretty much followed as written. Would make again! May try adding cukes and tomatoes next time for more salad-y qualities. We ate this warmish. Also nice with chicken on the side. Hubby liked this.
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Japanese Restaurant Cucumber Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2013
Tasty even before the 30 minutes of marinading. I halved the recipe for 1/2 a large cucumber and that seemed right, so you may need to increase the dressing for 2 large cucumbers. Similar to what a Japanese friend made for me but she didn't use the chili garlic paste, which adds a nice kick, not too overpowering. thanks.
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Garlic-Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
Very nice and rich! Everyone liked this, even my picky eater. We halved the recipe and had to make our own seasoned bread crumbs with Panko crumbs and Italian herb seasoning blend (what was in the house) and I think the Panko crumbs give an excellent crunch. The store was out of Romano cheese so I subbed Parmesan. I think the Romano would have been better though. Used just under half the melted butter with 1 TBSP lemon juice, but next time I would used the 2 TBSP even for half the recipe. I like it a tad more lemony because the chicken is so rich. Definitely season the chicken with the garlic salt and paprika. Next time I would add some pepper too. We cooked it a little more than the time said because the chicken was still pink. Served with bow-tie pasta and pesto, and salad.
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Bacon and Date Appetizer

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2013
Very yummy and so easy.
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Baked Ham with Maple Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2013
Followed this recipe almost exactly (just changed the wine vinegar to bourbon as suggested by other viewers-good substitution!) and had a 5 1/2 lb smoked ham with bone in. Before the actual cooking time was up the ham was at the right temperature. Everyone really liked the glaze. I was worried it was too much mustard but don't be nervous! It was just right! My husband doesn't really care for sweet or fruity glazes and sauces with his meat but I do, and even he thought it was really good.
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Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2012
I give this 4 stars with the addition of fresh chopped tomatoes. The liquid from the tomatoes also helps the chickpeas cook longer and stay moist. Doesn't even really need the fresh cilantro. The broken up cinnamon stick is spicy! I also like the addition of the whole clove. I used ginger powder because I didn't have the fresh ginger but will use it next time. I added some mild green chilies from my garden although it doesn't really need it, with the cayenne pepper giving it heat.Thanks, a good curry base I can use with other things. I like to eat Indian-style chickpeas with store-bought tandoori naan that I heat up on my gas stove using the open flame and tongs, then spread with butter. Trader Joe's has a decent naan,and even our Safeway imports a decent one. Our best naan-type bread is homemade (secret recipe) from our nearby Lebanese restaurant! They call it pita but it tastes like naan.
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Easy Indian Style Okra

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2012
Pretty good. I used a quarter of everything because I only had a little fresh okra. I had to add water to cook or it would have stuck and it did stick at the end. I used my cast iron pan and added a few slices of a chili pepper from my garden towards the end. Nice and hot and good spice mix flavour. I would make again and maybe add fresh tomato from the garden and see how it is. Good base recipe. Thanks
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Steak Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2012
I had leftover steak which I sliced and microwaved to heat up, and yellow pepper instead of red or green. I added some slivered almonds for crunch. I had to reduce all the amounts by half since no one else was going to be eating it. I think this would taste better with a better quality blue cheese than I had one hand. I am not a huge fan of red wine vinegar so next time I might use balsmaic. But fast and easy, healthy and not too heavy! Thanks. Fit right into my South Beach Diet.
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Rosy's Palak Paneer

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
Tasty! I didn't have ghee so just used butter, and instead of tomato paste, used fresh tomato chopped and a little V-8 juice I had on hand. I used frozen spinach in the bag and left out the cilantro (none around) and the extra tsp. of garam masala. It is deliciously gingery. I don't know understand the criticisms about the tomato flavour - I have seen other paneer recipes using tomato and spinach.
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Pakistani Spicy Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
Yummy and quick! I did not have cumin seeds so just used powder and no lemon pepper on hand so just black pepper and a little extra fresh lemon juice. I used only 1 can chickpeas but kept the 2 tomatoes, which was perfect for our taste. I added a shake of cayenne pepper. Thanks - this will be my go-to Indian chickpea recipe.
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Curried Lentils

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2012
This is one of the yummiest and easiest recipes on this website! Thanks - I used pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's (about 1 cup) and lite coconut milk and about 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of Patak's Mild Curry Paste, so it was perfect. I kept adding coconut milk as it heated so I got the consistency I wanted, probably about 1 cup in all. The second time I tried this I followed the recipe with raw lentils and added sweet potato to cook with it. Was very popular at my house, using the mild curry paste and some cinnamon and sweet curry powder. But completely different tasting from when I used the pre-cooked lentils.
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