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Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Reviewed: Sep. 24, 2007
I'm in love with this. I made it last night and let it sit in the fridge for a day, that may have helped. Tonight I warmed some Turkish flatbread in the oven, spread the chickpea filling on it generously, threw some halved cherry tomatoes and thin slices of cucumber on and drizzled with a bit of light yoghurt. Then wrapped it all up burrito-style. After the first bite I thought it was a nice 4 star spread, but it kept tasting better and better with each bite. Now I am finding it hard no to attack the leftovers with a spoon and eat up the whole lot. So good. Wonderful texture, the dill works great (esecially with the salad and yoghurt) and its so healthy. Fingerlicking good. Thanks.
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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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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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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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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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Lentil and Smoked Sausage Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2007
This is a fantastic soup that I have been making for a while. I have thrown in celery, chorizo and even used saurkraut instead of the cabbage once. It is an incredibly flexible recipe which will carry off whatever you have lying about in your fridge / pantry. I usually use turkey sausage and have to increase the water quite a bit, otherwise it would come out too thick and stewy. Love it!
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Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2007
Oh so yumm! I made my own quiche crust then followed this recipe exactly. The spinach goes so well with the feta cheese, and both are nicely complemented with the garlic. I love cheese but I am thinking that the addition of the cheddar is unnecesary here - makes it a bit too tough and overpowers the spinach too much for me. but otherwise, a perfectly tasty recipe. Love the mushrooms in there!
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French Spring Soup

Reviewed: May 1, 2007
Both my meat-lover boyfriend and I loved this light but complex veggie soup. The asparagus and spinach make a delicious combination and the potatoes make it hearty. Following the suggestions here I used a combination of chicken and vegetable broth instead of the water. I added the cream at the end, and I think it certainly adds another layer to this soup so I wouldn't skip it. Also sprinkled it generously with cheese. Will get a nice crusty bread for the leftovers for tomorrow. Next time I make this I think I'll up the rice a bit so that it's noticable. With these changes it is an amazing restaurant quality recipe.
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Corrigan's Minestrone

Reviewed: May 13, 2007
Boy is this good! Just the kind of minestrone I was looking for. I played around with the ratios a bit based on what I had on hand, and had to up the liquids a lot to avoid getting a stew. But the result is mind-blowingly faboulous. After tasting it I decided to invite some friends over to help polish it off, it is well-worthy to feed to company. What it could use is a bit of green: zucchini or green beans. May throw some in next time.
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1-Pot, 3-Bean Chicken Stew

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2007
This is one of the best stews I have ever made or eaten! I used kidney and borlotti (white) beans and upped the red wine a bit. As others had a problem with consistency I used a bit less stock and simmered it until it was nice and thick. Served with a side of cous-cous which was a nice compliment, made it heartier but didn't overpower the stew. Can't wait to make this in winter, I will remember it.
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Chicken Pesto Paninis

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2007
These paninis are fantastic. My alterations were: 2 sundried tomato ciabattas, pan-frying a whole chicken breast then slicing it, sauteing onion slices in the same pan, 1 green pepper and sliced emental cheese. Assemlbed as the recipe suggested and chucked in the oven for 5 minutes. The outcome was beautiful. The pesto really makes this recipe. Had one ciabatta with a side salad for dinner and I was really full. Planning to have the other one cold for lunch tomorrow and I can't wait. A really easy and delicious sandwich for those nights you just don't feel like cooking and need a veggie fix.
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
Perfect! 5 star taste and texture, especially after I added some garlic powder to the spinach. Very nice in its simplicity, I wouldn't go adding lots of stuff to it. My quiche dish is quite large so this came out quite thin but it's not a huge problem. It'll make it easy to double the recipe if necessary. As it stands, I think it feeds 3 people as a main cours. UPDATE: Here's a nice idea for the leftovers. I cut a poppy seed bagel in half, toasted and buttered the top, layered the bottom wih squares of the quiche (as I said, mine was very thin) and cheese and toasted it in the oven. Put the two halves back together and ate it with garden tomatoes on the side. It was great!
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Spinach, Red Lentil, and Bean Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2007
Oh my god, how good is this?! It came together in a jiffy, hardly had any time to taste it and adjust it along the way, then suddenly it was bang, there, so perfect. Even with the changes I had to make (frozen spinach, curry instead of garam masala, no cilantro) it is fabulous. Eating it over rice and with naan bread for lunch the next few days. But I'm going to have to make this again as a dinner for my vegetarian friends. So exciting!
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Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza

Reviewed: Nov. 4, 2007
Sooo good! With such little work and quite cheap too. I made two pizzas and a quarter of the cheese recommended was enough for both, so you definitely don't need a pound, it's potent stuff. I caramelised the onions without the sugar, the added some chopped wallnuts. They were ready in a jiffy and so tasty we mmmm-ed all through dinner. Mental note: perfect party finger food.
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Leek Potato Mushroom Cheddar Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
Very tasty. I skipped the whole flour and liquids in a seperate bowl business, and just added everything to the pot (minus the flour, the potatoes eventually thickened the soup up nicely enough). The mushrooms and the cheeses make this a 5 star soup, a lovely addition to my favoutite leek&potato. The only thing I missed a little is maybe some herbs for extra flavour. I toasted some sunflower seed bread slices, cut them into cubes and threw them on top of the soup with some extra grated cheese. Very satisfying.
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Baked Bean Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
These are extremely satisfying on a cold Sunday morning like today, and so easy to make. It's basically the no-hassle version of an English breakfast, no frying and heating and poaching, just pile everything up and bake. Ingenius! The onions give it a really nice touch. I was worried it would all slide and fall apart as it melted in the oven but it held together fine. Very pleased with this. Would use it to feed breakfast to a crowd of friends in a fast and easy way. Thanks.
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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2008
Delicious! I read that some people had a problem with bladness and tossed it. Mine came out wondefully flavourful and thick, and I think the trick is in the proportions. I followed the recipe up to the point when you add the chopped peppers to the onions. Here I added one can of beans in tomato sauce (canned baked beans, basically) and decided that it was beany enough. I threw in 1 and half stock cubes (1 veg, half chicken) because at this stage I thought I'd add all the liquid suggested. But after pouring in a pint of water (volume of one of the cans suggested), it looked thin enough. Blended it, tasted it, added a bit of dried parsley and cumin. Done, wonderful. So, in sum, half the beans, half the broth, a bit of extra flavouring of your choice. A lovely soup really, give it a try.
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Rice with Goodies

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2008
Yumm, this is fantastic! I love 'rice 'n stuff' and this is the best one I've made. Really filling and complex in flavour. Made a few substitutions and changes but it's basically the same thing. Used whole grain rice instead of white, sweet corns instead of peas, mixed seeds instead of the almonds, turkey ham instead of the turkey. The ratios suggested by the recipe work out really well. I'll be eating this for lunch the whole week at work, and I bet I won't get sick of it. Good stuff.
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Rigatoni with Eggplant, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

Reviewed: May 21, 2008
Doubled the garlic, halved the goat cheese and added some basil and black pepper. This is awesome. I need to feed a vegetarian friend tomorrow with the leftovers and I'm very happy I picked this recipe.
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Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
Perfect as written.
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