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Zesty Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2014
This is a really excellent quinoa recipe. The lime and pepper flakes between them add enough zing to counter the natural bitterness that can sometimes turn people off quinoa. The salt called for is way too much for me; I suggest you salt to your own taste. I had to sub out the tomatoes because of an allergy in the family, and found that frozen sweet corn kernels fit in nicely. My 7-year-old (the one with the allergy) helped make the dressing and pronounced it "the best quinoa salad ever!" I think this will become a lunch-box staple!
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Mom's Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2012
These were delicious! The batter was a bit harder to work with than your standard pancake batter, but with patience and a good flipping technique most of them turned out well - and even the "mistakes" tasted great anyway, maybe because they were fried in plenty of butter :-) I cut the sugar down to almost none and added some cinnamon (the blueberries add plenty of sweetness). A big hit with my 5-year-old; he didn't even ask for syrup! Definitely drop frozen blueberries in once they're in the pan - otherwise they will discolour the batter!
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Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2012
This was really good but the leftovers were even better! Make a day ahead, you won't be disappointed! I added a bay leaf for flavour and next time will experiment a bit more. Rosemary? Garlic?
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2012
These are awesome. Moist, flavourful and delicious, with a real muffin texture, not the oily cupcakes that pass for muffins in most commercial establishments. I made a couple of modifications to my taste and convenience. I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and will use even more next time, nobody noticed the difference lol! I think that and replacing part of the sugar and oil with applesauce makes them just the right balance between treat and healthy snack.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2012
My nearly-five-year-old and I just made this for dinner and I have to say between the two of us we nearly vacuumed it up! It took a supreme effort of will to save some for daddy :-). I didn't have quite everything on hand to make it exactly as written but even with my couple of substitutions it tasted enough like my favourite Chinese restaurant's version to satisfy my craving. I think the hoisin and the ginger are key; just about anything else can be fudged a bit as necessary. Can't wait to try it again with even more of the authentic ingredients! Btw my little one ended up tearing his lettuce up and eating it like a salad. Still tastes good and a bit less mess.
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Gingered Carrot Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2011
This was really lovely. I wasn't sure about the amount of ginger since the volume really varies depending whether you grate or mince and how finely. I used a 2" piece of root and found it gave the soup a good sharp zing although the grated ginger was nowhere near 1/4 cup. I love the flavour combination and couldn't believe that such a small amount of cumin set off the ginger so beautifully. Used a home-made stock and found no need to add salt. Will definitely serve this to company!
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Mediterranean Barley Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2011
This was a great recipe idea. I put my own spin on it because I wanted noticeable chunks of sun dried tomatoes in every bite. I used a good basil pesto, thinned with a bit of the olive oil and balsamic, for the dressing, omitted the cilantro, and stirred in chopped sun dried tomatoes along with the olives. Delicious! I might try some finely chopped red onion too next time - and there will definitely be a next time!
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Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2011
Update: I liked this so much that I've adapted it to different fresh fruits all summer. It was particularly wonderful with Bing cherries! I used a little less sugar in the fruit and just a little sprinkle of lemon juice. Divine with cream....and for breakfast the next moring! ************************* This recipe is perfect! Be aware that this is a cobbler, not a crisp or crumble: the topping is a cake-like batter that absorbs the juices as it bakes, kind of like sweet dumplings. Mmmmmm! I will try a little less sugar next time, just for my personal taste, but I didn't find it cloying. The only suggestion I have is if you use frozen blueberries you need to reduce the added liquid. Try 1 tbsp lemon juice or 2 tbsp frozen concentrated orange juice if you have it. Also allow for extra cooking time depending how much the berries have thawed before it goes in!
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Salmon Patties III

Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2010
These are so delicious - real, fresh, healthy food that my family loves. Seriously, this is the only way my 3-year-old will eat salmon! They are easy to make and really worth the extra time it takes to prepare the fresh ingredients. The only changes I made were substituting a couple of green onions for the shallot and cooking the salmon for quite a bit less time than the recipe suggests - probably depends on the thickness of the fillet but less is more when cooking fish! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Pan Fried Whole Trout

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2010
Everything a recipe should be: simple, fresh, easily available ingredients, and delicious! As other reviewers noted, the high temperature may be a problem. I turned mine down to medium and cooked a bit longer; it was lovely and moist inside and beautifully browned on the outside. Thanks for the great recipe!
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English Flapjack

Reviewed: Aug. 24, 2010
This is very similar to what in my family is called "Petrified Porridge". :-) So simple and quick to make with kids. I just made some with my 3-year-old and we had a blast! Only change was honey instead of syrup and I cut it to 2 tbsp because I thought it was sweet enough already. If you use the larger pan as I did, be sure to reduce the baking time accordingly; mine was only 1/2 inch thick and so was ready in just over half the suggested time!
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Banana Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
Loved this recipe! My 3 1/2 year old helped from start to finish and it was quick and easy. We modified a bit and made a less "healthy" version that was very kid-pleasing: subbed in melted butter for the oil, cut the sugar to 1/3 cup and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Yum!
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Modenese Pork Chops

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2009
This was so quick and easy to make and out-of-this world delicious! The only change I made was using pork tenderloins rather than chops. I used my trusty cast-iron skillet and after browning and adding all the sauce ingredients, simply finished it off in the oven, along with some sliced seasoned potatoes I'd started just before. Might roast some peppers next time too - possibilities are endless. Thanks for a marvelous recipe!
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Easy Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2008
The whole family loved this and it couldn't have been simpler!
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