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Mediterranean Meat Pies (Sfeeha)

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2013
Yummy little packages bursting with flavor! The combination of lamb and beef brought a really nice depth of flavor to the dish. I went a little heavier on the lamb since my meat from my CSA was already weighed out at 1lb. I made the pies with phyllo dough since that's what I had on hand, and just doubled the layers to get a sturdier outside. I served with Leshta (http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/63425078/leshta-bulgarian-lentil-soup/detail.aspx) and yogurt on the side. My husband loved the dish and we will definitely be making these again.
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Solianka or Russian Beef Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2012
This soup was really tasty. The dish is a winter soup with all of the pickled and marinated ingredients ... as throughout the year veggies and such are pickled and marinated to eat during the winter when fresh food sources dwindle. The flavor was really nice and balanced, and the soup itself was filling. I used fresh made kolbasa, which is a Russian version of kielbasa, and served with homemade black bread. My husband's only comment was that he didn't like having a bunch of olives in the bottom of his bowl when he was near the end of the meal. Next time I will chop the olives up a bit.
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Salmon with Tomatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
The flavors of this recipe were really unexpected and lovely. I served the salmon with quinoa, and it was a hearty and filling meal. Looking at the recipe, I see how it can be adjusted to use canned salmon and tomatoes in the winter when fresh are not available. I will definitely make this again.
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Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
Really tasty soup. I got a load of acorn squash in my CSA storage share and was looking to do something different than the typical sweet side dish preparation of it. I love that this recipe uses half and half instead of heavy cream. With a side of hearty, crusty sourdough bread, this soup is a keeper.
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No Sugar Apple Pie

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2012
This was fantastic! I brought this pie for Thanksgiving, and no one could pinpoint the missing sugar. In fact, everyone raved about how great it was and how they could actually taste the apple. I used organic Fuji apples instead of Granny Smith because it's what I had on hand. Also, I didn't have the apple juice concentrate, so I reduced organic, unsweetened apple juice by half. This is my new apple pie recipe, period!
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Beets with Mandarin Oranges

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2012
This was a really tasty surprise. Looking at all of the ingredients it is kind of hard to imagine how they could go together. It was almost like pickled beets with a citrus twist. I chilled this and we ate it as a cold salad. I would definitely make again.
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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2012
This recipe was so easy, tasty and fragrant. The aroma of the spices filled the house making us brim with anticipation, and boy, we were not disappointed. Served it over brown rice and we ate leftovers throughout the week with tortillas, cornbread or whatever was on hand. I cannot wait to get the next pork shoulder from my meat CSA so that I can make this again!
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Feta and Spinach Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2012
A fantastic, simple and tasty side dish. We will be making this again and often.
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Torsk

Reviewed: May 28, 2012
Easy and great tasting. I use fresh cod from the butcher for this, so I double the amount of fish because it shrinks in the boiling process. My husband goes nuts for this recipe with a side of rice pilaf. It has become a staple in our menu.
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Sarah's Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2012
A fantastic, simple and tasty side dish. We will be making this again and often.
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Mushroom Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 24, 2012
Fantastic! We love the flavor combination of the filling. My husband digs the dish so much, he eats the leftovers for breakfast and takes some for lunch. The first time I made this with the puff pastry, following the recipe exactly. The second time I used a pie crust because I didn't have any phyllo in the freezer. Both ways it was fantastic!
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Mushroom and Leek Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
Fantastic soup. It was warm and hearty, perfect going into Autumn. My husband loved it, and we slurped away with some crusty bread on the side. The only change I will make for the future, because I will make it again, is to reduce the amount of margarine, I thought it was a bit much.
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Beet Pierogies

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
These were really easy, tasty and a great way to use up leftover beets from another recipe. I don't think I rolled the dough out thin enough, and because of that they were a little chewy. I think next time I'll run it through my pasta roller to get it thinner. I will definitely make these agin.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2011
Fan-friggin-tastic! I followed the recipe as is, the only deviation being that I don't have mini-loaf pans so I used one large pan for baking. This smelled amazing while baking and cooling. My husband and I both loved the final product. I will definitely make again.
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Musaka

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2011
I am Bulgarian and the dish is almost spot on. Traditionally we use pork instead of beef. In the states I use half pork and half beef, draining the fat after browning. Also, a very crucial step is that the yogurt/egg/ mixture should be added to the top about 10 minutes before the dish is done cooking, not at the beginning.
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Cabbage Cakes

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2011
The cabbage cakes were okay. I felt there was too much baking powder. I cut the batch into two bowls, leaving one true to the original recipe and the other mixing in mustard and caraway seeds as suggested. neither really did it for me or my husband. I don't think I will be making these again.
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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 8, 2011
The soup gets two stars for fast and easy prep as well as its healthiness. I thought it was very bland and my husband complained that it was slightly bitter. I also found the texture to be almost a little greasy feeling on my tongue. I am sure with a few changes it would be tasty, but I don't have that time. We won't be making this again.
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Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Wow! This recipe was absolutely gorgeous: smell, taste, texture ... everything. I've been to, have eaten in and have family in Louisiana, and this recipe takes me there. The visual cue in the recipe about the color of the roux, absolutely spot on. Thank you for this wonderful, and wonderfully easy, recipe!
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2011
Fast, easy and tasty ... A perfect quick Sunday morning recipe. My first batch fell apart because my pan wasn't hot enough. The second batch was golden and delicious. These are similar to an ethnic recipe my mother-in-law gave me, so my husband loves them. Will definitely make again!
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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2011
This recipe is outstanding! It was easy, fast and super delicious. We used homemade yogurt to make the sauce. My husband said these falafel were better than what we get at our favorite middle eastern restaurant ... works for me! We wouldn't change the recipe at all and will definitely make again. Brilliant!
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