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Dad's Pad Thai

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
I used sweet chili sauce instead of ketchup, as that seemed a little more Thai, and left out the chili flakes. I added peanut butter to the sauce and added fried tofu as well. I used a whole 16 oz package of noodles so I had to make a lot of sauce. I wouldn't recommend using that many noodles-- it was very difficult to mix in the pan!
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Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Reviewed: Jul. 17, 2010
As everyone seems to do, I left out the cream of tartar and used only baking powder. I halved the recipe and divided it into 4 portions, which were generous but not overly large servings. The shortcake was a little on the dry side. 3 of us ate them sandwiched with whipped cream and diced strawberries, mango, and blueberries. The 4th person added vanilla ice cream, which she claimed dealt nicely with the dryness. Overall it was tasty, but I might try another recipe looking for something moister.
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Maple Salmon

Reviewed: Apr. 3, 2010
Delicious!
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Mahogany Glazed Salmon

Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2010
I would give this a 2.5 if I could. I didn't like the ginger-soy flavour with the salmon, it overpowered the fish rather than complimented it, and the yogurt gave it a bit of a strange texture. I won't make this again. If you want to disguise the taste of salmon then perhaps you should try this. It might benefit from the addition of some garlic.
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Butternut Squash Bisque

Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2010
I actually used banana squash to make this. I roasted the squash to avoid the difficult peeling and cubing of it raw, used more carrot than called for (2 large carrots), used water instead of stock, and added 2 cloves of garlic. I was worried that it wouldn't taste very good with just water but it was very tasty. I tasted it without the cream and it is good that way, but the cream does add to it. I sprinkled the nutmeg on each bowl, along with a little cinnamon. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. :) I am sure I will be making this recipe often and sharing it with others.
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Salmon Avocado Salad

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2010
I left out the mushrooms and jalapeno, used roma tomato (and more of it), and substituted lemon juice for the vinegar. I already loved combining salmon and avocado. The cilantro and feta were interesting and tasty additions. I am sure I will make this again, perhaps with the mushrooms next time (I didn't have any on hand.)
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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 26, 2010
I used 1 % milk and added some plain yoghurt, plus a tbsp of ground flaxseed. I omitted the honey and just guessed on peanut butter-- I probably used less. A tasty, thick smoothie, I'll be sure to make this again.
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Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I am not really a fan of sugar cookies so I am glad to have found a tasty cut-out alternative. I halved the recipe and got 24 owl cookies. I used one egg as 1 1/2 would be difficult, and if making the whole batch 2 would be enough. The dough was not too sticky as others had complained. I mixed flour and cocoa to roll it out with and didn't really need very much to do so. It is quite nice to work with, actually. Do roll them thick; they stay moist and aren't too fragile.
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Royal Icing III

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2010
I pastuerized the eggs first by placing them in 140 *F water for 3 1/2 minutes. I added the cream of tarter to the egg whites and beat them together, then beat in the sugar and 1/4 tsp vanilla. If your icing is runny and a smaller yield it is because you haven't beaten it long enough. I beat it for 7 minutes. I used this for icing cookies, so I thinned it with water-- a way to tell if it is the proper consistency is when it is the mark left from a knife dragged through it disappears within 5-10 seconds. It pipes well, even just using a baggie with a hole in the corner. I will definitely make it again.
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Easy Avocado Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
I used plain yogurt so added a bit of vanilla. It didn't taste like a Creamsicle to me. It tasted like sour orange-- perhaps it needed some sweetener, which would be included in the vanilla yogurt. I couldn't taste the avocado, which seems like a waste. And now my stomach feels a little weird. I won't do this again. I would have rated this lower except that I didn't make it exactly as stated.
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Pecan Waffles

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2010
These were.... edible, but I wouldn't want to eat them again! They took a look time to cook, and the texture and flavour weren't very good. It isn't a good way to use pecans. If you want pecans and waffles I'd suggest using them as a topping, not in the batter, with a better recipe like the Oat Waffles on this site.
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Laura's Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I reduced this to one serving. I mixed it all in a glass baking dish rather than dirtying a bowl. I omited the butter and just used enough canola oil to lightly coat the potatoes. I also stirred them several times while baking. It is a nice flavour combination. I had wondered if the lemon would taste good on potatoes-- but next time I think I will add even more lemon juice!
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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
I substituted lemon juice and regular pepper for seasoning the salmon, which I then baked at 400*F. Making the dip ahead of time brings the flavour out. I used regular plain yoghurt (undrained) and it was fine. Salmon and avocado are one of my favourite flavour combinations.
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Great Easy Waffles

Reviewed: Jan. 18, 2010
Of all the waffles recipes I've tried on this site, this one would probably be the least easy to make with its requirements of grated lemon zest and beating the egg white separately. However the bit of extra work is worth it. The recipe says to beat the egg whites until foamy but keep going until stiff peaks form. I only used half the amount of lemon zest as that is all I had and still got a nice, lemony flavour, which went well topped with blueberries. Finally the yield is incorrect-- I got three times as many waffles as stated.
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Oat Waffles

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2010
Other than halving the recipe, I made these exactly as stated. The yield is correct. The oat flavour doesn't stand out, they just taste like a regular waffle-- but with the goodness of extra fibre. I will make these again, but next time I will try doubling the vanilla since I couldn't really taste any.
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Orange Pear Shake

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
I halved the recipe and only barely filled a fairly small glass. It was tasty-- orange-vanilla-y goodness, but the pear was hidden. I blended it extra-long to make sure all the fruit skins were pureed completely. I would probably make this again, but leave the pear to be enjoyed separately.
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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2010
I used all frozen fruit so I omitted the ice. but it also made it necessary to add extra milk and yoghurt to get it to blend. I also used plain yoghurt and left out the vanilla. To me it mostly tastes like banana with a hint of blueberry, but there's no indication of strawberries being in there at all!. So I would recommend either increasing the strawberries or leaving them out entirely.
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Apple Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2010
I made the recipe as stated, except that I subsituted homemade applesauce for the apple. It needed something more so I doubled the orange juice and added some plain yoghurt. Plus I always put 1 tbsp ground flaxseed in my smoothies. I prefer the Orange Banana Smoothie recipe I tried yesterday. I guess the apple-orange-banana combination is a bit too muddy for me. I probably won't make it again. Although maybe it would be better with some cinnamon added.
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Orange Banana Smoothie

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
I halved the recipe but with the adjustments I made still had quite a large smoothie. I omitted the ice, salt, and sugar, used a frozen half-banana, used two mandarins (with just one the banana was overwhelming) and added half a pear and a tbsp of ground flaxseed. There were a few bits of orange membrane so next time I'd blend it longer. It tasted great and the orange-dairy combo didn't curdle as I feared. This is a great winter smoothie as it uses fruits that are more easily and cheaply obtained than strawberries and other common smoothie fruits.
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BLT Macaroni Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2010
Like most cooking recipes, I just used this as a guideline and adjusted it to my tastes and ingredients on hand. Thus said, I omitted the onions, subsituted green pepper for the celery, and used rotini. I greatly reduced the amount of bacon used as well as the dressing ingredients. And it turned out delicious.
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