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Colorful Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2007
Hm, I'm not so sure about this one. It was edible, but tasted just as if it was some vegetables served in some warm milk. On top of that, the peppers really didn't seem to fit in with that concept at all. The potato flakes didn't seem to do much for the consistency. I see most people really enjoyed it so maybe this one is just not for us. Will try other corn chowder recipes. Thanks anyway.
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Spanish Cod

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2007
This was outstanding! Made me wonder why I had never eaten fish in a tomato sauce before. I used green olives, sundried tomatoes and marinated zucchini for the sauce and I firmly believe that even without the fish or any other addition it would make a wonderful pasta sauce. Served this one with rice. Loved it! Will serve it to company. Thank you.
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Salmon in Lemon-Dill Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2007
I see how this sauce would be fantastic, but dear lord, what's with all the butter?! I started with one small onion and one clove of garlic then proceeded with the sauce as suggested. It was terrific after the milk/cream has thickened, I loved the wine and the vinegar in there for depth of taste and the herbs were lovely. (I doubled the dill and halved the thyme to make it a DILL sauce.) Then there was the 1/4 cup of butter to be added. I was suspicious of it but wanted to make the recipe as written first so I went along with it. At this stage it was still ok. But another 1/4 cup of butter for frying the fish? Then that to be mixed with the rest of the sauce? Very odd. I did end up taking at least half of that butter off the fish before mixing because it just looked wrong, and yet, it came out way to fatty. So sad as what I could taste of the sauce was great. I am a great fan of making rich food but with this I have to wonder if there was a type-o in the recipe. But I have certainly learnt from this. I plan to make this sauce for fish again and again and again - minus all the butter. Thanks for the recipe, I'm sure it will be a fabulous 5 star one next time!
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Parsley Spinach Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
I thought this recipe was just all right but my boyfriend quite likes it so I'll rate it 4 stars. It is definitely good enough for us to eat it for lunch several days in a row. I am not sure how this turned out soupy for other reviewers as mine actually needed extra water and still came out fairly thick and stewy. The secret may be in the cooking time, I did let mine simmer for over an hour as the recipe suggests. I had to use bone-in tights as that was the only thing left in the shop but I think that actually added to the flavour. Picked the bones out once the meat was soft. I added some extra tomato puree and lots of garlic powder to compliment the spinach, and I think the lemon is a key ingredient - add plenty. Very nice on rice and loved it on mash.
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Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Reviewed: Jan. 14, 2007
Wow! Truly amazing! I used red bell peppers and different cheeses and it came out looking, smelling and tasting wonderful. I didn't see what the tomato sauce poured over it would do other than spread out in a thin layer at the bottom of the baking dish, so I gave that a miss. Also, accidentaly cooked the rice seperately before adding it to the sauce (also used a bit more than called for) but it worked fine. I would definitely not cut down on the amount of cheese added to the mixture as it gives it a great texture, and of course flavour. You can play around with this dish using different kinds of cheese. Will definitely make it again. It's so good I actually want to make this for company!
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Creamed Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2007
Well, out of all the reviewers I seem to be the only one to think it wasn't "the best" cream of broccoli soup I have eaten. It was nice all right, but I found the ratio of carrots to broccoli a bit too high, even after using a bit less of the former and a bit more of the latter. The soup came out with more of an orange tint than I expected and the taste of the carrots was just as present as that of the broccoli. I also think it could be a little thicker. Nice enough, though, we're eating the leftovers tonight.
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Vegetable and Feta Latkes

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2007
These were incredible! Such a healthy veggie meal and yet so satisfying. You know it's good for you when your meal has so many different colours. I didn't have any zucchini so I subbed cucumber for it but it made no difference. I also needed an extra spoonful of flour but that may be due to me being lazy with squeezing the vegetables properly. With the addition of that it held together perfectly and made just the right amount. I served it for lunch with some leftover Black Bean and Corn Salad (also from this site) and they complimented each other very nicely. I feel really healthy after this meal and I just can't wait to make it again!
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Black Bean and Corn Salad II

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
This was quite a nice salad with some changes, I loved the lime dressing, but I am somewhat confused. I don't see how it needs a whole (raw) onion per serving, especially with the garlic in there. I cut it down by a quarter and I was still picking it out towards the end. Looking at others' submitted photos I don't see so much onion in there, so I'm not sure what's going on with that. Some other ratios seem to be a bit off for me, but that may just be personal taste. I also made the mistake of preparing this as a meal on its own for a light lunch. I think it would be much nicer as a side salad or at least served on leaves. And finally, I agree with other reviewers in that it should sit in the fridge for a while before serving. Next time I'll know better.
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Zucchini Risotto

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2006
We really enjoyed this! A veggie dish that doesn't taste like it's missing meat at all. I doubled the onion, zucchini and sundried tomatoes and added a little garlic. It was nowhere near bland despite the fact that I forgot to add the thyme completely. My sundried tomatoes were marinated with herbs and that more than a made up for the lack of thyme. I like my veggies chunky and crunchy so I cut the zucchini into bigger bits, but I may slice them thinner next time, as the recipe suggest, as my boyfriend said the chunks reminded him of his childhood when he didn't like zucchini as a side dish. Fair enough. Will definitely make this healthy feeling and delicious risotto again.
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Zucchini Alfredo

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
This is so fast, easy and delicious! Not to forget healthy. My meat-eater boyfriend loved it and wants to have it again and I pretty much could eat it for a week straight. I added an onion to the sauce and more milk. Next time I may double the garlic to be able to really taste it. I served it on red tomato linguine and it looked very pretty. I also see how this could be nice with the addition of chicken or ham, but it doesn't really need to be messed with. Fantastic and light, as is.
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Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Reviewed: Nov. 20, 2006
Super tasty, even after making the mistake of buying crabs instead of shrimps! (Can't read the labels here in Prague.) I love seafood but my boyfriend is not the biggest fan so I was looking for a complex recipe to make that wouldn't taste so 'fishy'. This was an excellent find. I used a roze wine to thin the sauce instead of water and served it on spinach linguine. The fresh herbs are such a nice addition. Perhaps a bit too much mushroom, but it worked for us. Boyfriend ate all of his share happily and said that he would love the sauce on pasta without the seafood, so now I have a great creamy mushroom sauce recipe too. :) By the way, made what the recipe suggests to be 4 portions and it was just enough for the 2 of us as a main dish.
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Kid's Favorite Pea Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 18, 2006
I loved this and even my split-pea-hating boyfriend was happy to eat it several times so it can't be bad. All the veggies gave it a nice complexity. It comes out pretty thick though, not very soupy. (Which is not necessarily a bad thing.) The leftovers thickened up so much in the fridge that I served them as a chunky spread on baguettes. Enjoyed it a lot both ways.
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Grilled-Salmon Lemon Basil Cream

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2006
Five stars, hands down! This sauce is one of the best things that I have found on this site. Rich and creamy and the lemon-basil flavour is just the perfect combination for fish. Makes quite a lot too so there's no need to double the sauce. Served it with plain boiled potatoes so as not to overwhelm the flavours. If I ever need to impress someone, I'm making this!
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Indian Chicken Curry II

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
Long-time curry fan, first-time curry maker here, so I am thrilled that it came out as tasty as it did. I had to subsitute more yoghurt for the coconut milk as the shop here doesn't store it but it didn't seem to ruin the meal. I also cut down on the cinnamon (halved it) and I think I will use a little less ginger next time. I completely omitted the cayene pepper and it was still spicy enough for us, in fact, we added a little more yoghurt while eating to tone it down a bit. Served it with rice and naan bread. My boyfriend had not been a curry fan before but he gobbled this one up and is looking forward to the leftovers (of which we don't have enough unfortunately, 8 portions only really made for 4-5 for us). I think I will try adding some veggies such as peas and carrots to that batch for variety. Thanks so much for this recipe!
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Best Ever Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Beer!

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2006
I had to make many changes due to a lack of ingredients here in Prague where we live now, but it still came out pretty tasty. The shop was out of red peppers so I had to use green and yellow ones, and Italian sausages are not abundent in this part of the world so I ended up with a combination of Czech herb and Hungarian paprika sausages. For the beer I used Gambrinus, which is a famous Czech brew. I was a bit worried because of all these alterations but in the end it was quite nice to mop the sauce with baguettes and the sausages worked, too so I guess the recipe is fool proof! Perhaps slightly too garlicy, but it may have just been my oversized cloves. Thanks, we are having the leftovers for dinner.
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Carrot and Cilantro Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2006
This wasn't exactly like the traditional carrot and coriander soup I was looking for (probably because of the tomatoes), but it did turn out very tasty. We enjoyed mopping it up with bread, and it was even better on the third (!) day. Will make it again, thanks.
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Cream of Celery Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2006
I just couldn't bring myself to throw away the veggies, so we ended up blending it. We made it a day ahead and after sitting in the fridge for a day it was a very nice consistency and full of flavour. My boyfriend loved it! Will make again.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2006
This made a very pleasant dinner, Kristine. I understand that when the recipe is named "easy" chicken enchiladas and is so simple to make, I shouldn't expect a gourmet experience. And it was very nice for how easy it was. Does come out a bit dry, but nothing that sour cream and a salad on the side wouldn't fix. I really enjoyed the beans in there. Maybe, when feeling a bit more motivated, one could throw in some onions and peppers with the mixture for a little more diverse texture and that should easily make it a 5 star recipe. But again, good enough as is when feeling lazy and craving Mexican. Thank you.
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Argentine Lentil Stew

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2006
This is fabulous! I never knew lentils and apples were such a great combination. As another reviewer has mentioned, the carrots don't go completely soft, but I like crunchy vegetables so this is a plus for me. I didn't have any bbq sauce on hand but I was determined to make this so I threw together a sauce from ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worchester sauce and smoke granules. It didn't taste exactly like bbq sauce but I'm loving the flavour of the stew so much that I would consider using this home-made concoction again when I make this meal next time. There will definitely be a next time. Thanks.
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Bodacious Broccoli Salad

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2006
This was great! My boyfriend wasn't sure about eating raw broccoli when I told him about the recipe but in the end he devoured it and almost licked the plate clean. Tasty sauce and we loved the cheese and bacon in there. I used white wine vinegar and doubled the dressing to coat evenly. I chopped and crisped just one chicken breast and topped the salad with it - made a great, healthy feeling meal. Thanks.
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