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Garlic and Rosemary Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
Love it! We always prefer it over spinach linguine. So the shrimps don't turn out too rubbery as one person complained, I fry them seperately and add them in for the last few minutes. Also cut the big cloves of garlic in half so they cook quicker.
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Dark Chocolate Cake II

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
Super easy and good. I have used the following changes with success (but not at the same time): adding 1/2 cup shredded coconut, substituting 1 cup of flour for 1 cup ground almonds (makes a much denser cake), using 1/2 cup coffee and 1/2 cup kahlua (good!).
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Chicken Chimi in the Oven

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
It's really important to use a good quality spices that you know you like the flavour of. I've made this a few times and once used a different brand of chilli powder from my usual. It radically changed the taste and had I used that brand first time around I never would have made it again! Does taste better with shredded cheese inside and lots of sour cream and guacamole (but only after a hard work-out!)
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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2004
If you love pesto, as we do, this recipe is a keeper. Smooth, subtle and creamy.
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Black Bean Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2004
Halved the recipe as was only cooking for 2 but wished I hadn't! Can't cook without garlic so added 2 minced cloves. Also mixed in some fresh cilantro just before serving which gave it that extra special something.
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Cavatappi with Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, and Feta

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2004
Added chopped up sundried tomatoes. First bite tasted good, second bite was even better! The second time I added fresh basil but didn't like it as much - maybe just me, my husband had seconds. Perfect summer pasta recipe.
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Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2004
I would give it 4 1/2 stars if that were an option. Don't scrimp on the rosemary if you can help it. Mushrooms are also a nice addition.
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2004
Beware people with little self control, like me. I ate 4 today. I have replaced one cup of the flour with 1 cup of ground almonds with great results - just a little more grown up in taste. After note: I have been making this recipe for a while now and have found it to be a great template for playing around. Add nuts, use a different flavoured essence, white chocolate chips, anything can taste good. My current favorite is substituting a quarter cup of the flour with cacoa powder and vanilla essence for orange to make a choc orange chip cookie. Yummy.
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Thai Beef Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2004
My husbands favourite salad! We prefer to cook the meat a little less, the lime cooks it in it's own way anyway. I add crispy fried noodles for a contrast in textures (not much for that low carb baloney!)
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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2005
So easy, healthy and delicious. I thought I had black beans in the pantry but was wrong so had to use a can of kidney beans instead but it did no harm. Also, can't get Mexican corn in Osaka so just chopped up red and green bell peppers and lightly sauteed them before adding in the corn, salsa etc.
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Spicy Fish Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2005
Yummy and perfectly light for a warm evening. Had to add some chopped jalapenos as the only chillis I can get have no bite. I strained the fish out of the leftovers and cooked penne in the soup. Stirred the fish back in, put it in a tuppaware and my husband was thrilled with his lunch the next day.
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Caribbean Pasta with Shrimp

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2005
My husband loved this dish. I also thoroughly enjoyed the first few bites until my inadequate tongue couldn't handle the spice. (Should have listened when I made him taste test the crazy Japanese chilli paste I bought and he said it was hot even for him). I also used ground allspice.
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Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Reviewed: Aug. 23, 2005
Thoroughly enjoyed this dish. Ate it with plain yoghurt on the side like my Iranian friend does. Ground Turkey is unavailable where I live, so had to make it with ground beef. Next time I would brown the beef with some of the spices as browned by itself the beef is bland. (That was the only reason I didn't give 5 stars.) In Middle Eastern cooking spinach is often utilized as a herb with cilantro and parsley so for extra vitamins I'm going to add that next time.....and there will be a next time and soon!
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Afghan Beef Raviolis (Mantwo)

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2005
Not nearly as difficult to make as I first thought when I looked at the recipe. The most difficult part was trying to make the 'raviolis' look pretty! Interesting and different flavour and texture that me and hubby decided we rather enjoyed. You must like garlic and not be a "meat and 3 veg" person to enjoy this, though. While it will not go into rotation, this is a meal I will make again for a special occasion.
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Pork with Peach and Black Bean Salsa

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2005
So easy my husband didn't even screw it up! A taste we weren't expecting but enjoyed on the first bite and more by the last. The first time this was made we used a generic Japanese brand salsa that has no bite (live in Japan). The second time, we used an American salsa that gave the dish more of a sweet sour taste. Depending on your tastes, simple to fiddle with the salsa to tweak the flavour.
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Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
Very yummy. At first I thought it wasn't spicy but it kicked in pretty soon. I was too lazy to bake the chicken and just chopped up my breasts (ha ha) pretty small and sauteed them with the spices. Also I didn't have quite enough potatoes so also roasted up some pumpkin which I love. For a lower calorie sour cream substitute I often mix whipped cottage cheese, natural yoghurt and a bit of lemon juice together. You get all the creamy goodness and on something spicy you can't really tell the difference.
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Turkish Fish Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
Wanted to make it again the next day. Can't get tilapia in Japan so had to substitute cod. 2 tbsp of wine?! No point in opening a bottle for that so I probably put in a good 1/2 cup plus! Made excellent lunch the next day, too.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
I chose to make this one from the many on Allrecipes because I can not acquire corn syrup easily. Everyone who tasted it loved it. Sweet without being overwhelmingly so and very easy to make. On a few occasion I have also thrown a handful of choc chips into the batter. That was sinful and so worth it!
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Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
The sauce was the best part. I'm not a big fan of mayonnaise and used slightly more yogurt and reduced the mayo. I don't think it mattered though, we used all the left over sauce in ham sandwhiches the next day.
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Boudreaux's Zydeco Stomp Gumbo

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2006
I enjoyed this and my toes may have twitched but they didn't curl. No complaints really, a very good recipe but I wanted more.
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