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Nutty Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
Easy and delicious. I was initially wary of the no double rising but it turned out puffy and light. It does dry out fast so best eaten on the day you make it. I have also used this as a basic recipe for a grain bread by omitting the walnuts and adding bran, oats and seeds. Easy to make buns out of it, too.
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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2006
Very satisfiying. I felt lazy so used canned tomatoes which meant there wasn't much juice to boil out so was much quicker to make. I roasted my own peppers which really isn't difficult and is much cheaper. Was very tempted to put feta in it but it really didn't need it so I served it with grilled cheese that I'd made with a little feta added in.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Red Pepper-Salmon Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2006
I love this! I find making the sauce a bit in advance improves the melding of the flavours. Also add capers cause I like them and think they go well. I usually use fresh spinach linguine for the contrast in colours.
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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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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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Caribbean Crabmeat Salad

Reviewed: May 18, 2009
We think this is fab. I've used both frozen mango and canned mango (you have to be careful with canned cause it "smushes" easily) when fresh has been unavailable. If you don't like the taste of cumin (I looove it) try fresh grated ginger and/or black pepper and/or a dash of chili. I like a lot of dressing and a lot of veges in relation to pasta so I add plain yoghurt to the dressing and throw in some mizuna and extra cilantro, too.
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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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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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Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2006
This was perfect after a weekend of over indulgence. It's quite filling without being heavy. I left out the saffron but added in some kaffir lime leaves while it simmered and removed them before I pureed it. I agree that it would be great with the addition of almost any kind of meat. Will absolutely be making it again
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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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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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Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2006
Yum! It's been pretty hot where I am so I was hesitant to try this out thinking it would be better suited for winter. I was wrong. Served luke warm it was suprisingly refreshing. Hubby loved it, too. Followed recipe almost exactly but took lid off pot early cause I wanted less liquid than what I was seeing. Made some simple cheese quesadillas on the side and for dipping, too.
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Homemade Focaccia Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2007
As a stand alone recipe it's 3-4 stars. Using it as a foundation for your personal tastes and experimentations, it's a 5. I've made it a few times now, doing something different everytime and it's held up to my (wo)man-handling and always come out well. As for the amount of flour, the first time I needed the whole measure, 2nd time I didn't, 3rd time did....it changes depending on the flour and weather. I've been making it into 6 smaller buns and freezing them with good results (perfect for weekend McMuffin breakfasts)
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