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Spinach Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2006
I just had to try this recipe bec I was intrigued by the use of creamed corn in a 'curry' dish :). The outcome was pretty good - I wasn't blown away as I thought it was slightly underspiced and a bit too sweet, but overall I liked it well enough. It would help to know exactly what chili paste to use as I think that determines a lot of the flavor - I used an Indian Ginger-Garlic paste that I already had in my fridge. Next time I will probably take the suggestions listed in JMCCREAR's review, and add more Indian spices to it to see if I can make it a bit more flavorful.
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Cucumber Sunomono

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2006
This reminds me of a similar cucumber dish my Mom makes - this one's is just a bit sweeter. My mom also includes thinly sliced red onion in her's - it adds a nice little variety in texture. A deliciously light side dish.
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Hot and Spicy Tofu

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
A wonderful and delicious find! We sliced our tofu into 1 x .5 inch rectangles and about 3 milimeters thick. Instead of just browning, we slightly deep fried it so that it was nice and crispy on the outside - not as healthy, but the texture is so much better! We also added about 1 tbs. of honey to the sauce to give it a bit more sweetness, and a handful of 'frying mushrooms' (my store carries this prepacked variety of shrooms best for frying, but shiitakes would work as well). This is a definite keeper of a recipe!
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Pad Thai

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
This recipe was only so-so for us. It came out slightly bland even though I doubled the fish sauce and added some regular soy sauce. The color was also unappetizing, so I added a bit of dark sweet soy to give it a slightly browner appearance. We did like the zip the red pepper flakes added. But unless you really like bland food, you'll have to play around with the rest of the seasonings to make it more desirable.
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Beef Stroganoff III

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2005
SO GOOD!! We changed it up a little bit by using fresh baby bella mushrooms which we sauteed in butter before adding to the dish. We also added one whole onion (in addition to the green onions). Finally, we added some Worcestershire to the beef in addition to the salt and pepper to add more flavor. Served with egg noodles. We'll definitely be making this recipe for years to come!
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
This is our absolute favorite chocolate chip recipe! So moist and delicious! With semisweet choc chips, I find the cookie a bit too sweet for my liking, so I substitute with dark chocolate chips instead for our perfect cookie! :)
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Aloo Matar

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
Loved this recipe! We used spicy Hungarian paprika, so I reduced it by 1/2 tsp and we added 1/2 cup more peas after reading some of the other reviews. It turned out fantastic! I think a lot of how this turns out has to do with the ginger garlic paste. We used 'Patak's Original' brand 'Spicy Ginger & Garlic Marianade & Grill Sauce Tandoori Mild'. If you are from areas where you have HEB Central Market stores - that is where we found our's. We also use it in the Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken) recipe from this site and it is just fabulous!
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Chicken Biryani

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2005
This was pretty good. I think I messed up in chopping the onions too finely as the mixture was quite liquid-y. And I think cooking the rice on the lowest setting on my stove was too low as it ended up being mushy as well. But texture aside, the flavors were mild, but very nice. I would season the potatoes & chicken a bit next time, or dice them a bit smaller, as they were a bit bland.
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2005
Delicious! My husband isn't usually very keen on fish but proclaimed that this was the best fish recipe we've ever made. Just get a nice fresh cut of salmon and you can't go wrong. I followed the recipe to a tee (except canola instead of peanut oil) for the marianade, and reserved the leftover marianade to thicken on the stove with a dash of honey to serve on/with the fish.
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After School Veggie Pita

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2005
Exceptional! And so very easy to make too! We didn't have slaw mix, so we shredded white and red cabbage, carrot & red onion instead. We also had a flavored hummus which made it even better I think. My husband who's not big into veggie 'sandwiches' raved and raved! This is definitely a keeper!
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Pan-Fried Steak with Marsala Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
Very good indeed. Our only tip is - if you are not making your own chicken broth, use broth that comes in boxes and not cans. Otherwise, when the sauce reduces, you will be left with a slightly metallic taste using canned broth.
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Ramen Coleslaw

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
Light and delicious. It's the perfect party side dish that's easy to make and keeps well. I think it's tastier when the veggies have been left to sit for a few hours to soak in the dressing. Just leave out the ramen noodles until ready to serve.
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Cobb Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
Delicious and quick to prepare. Added mushrooms for extra texture. My hubby loves the blue cheese, but it's a bit too strong for me - mine was just as good without it.
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Indian Carrots, Peas and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
We love Indian food, particularly the vegetarian dishes. Unfortunately, this recipe fell short. We found it completely bland. However, we managed to save the dish by adding 1/4 cup of salsa, a pat of butter, extra salt & black pepper to it. We didn't have any in our pantry, but I assume canned tomatoes would've worked just as well as the salsa.
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Apricot Cream Cheese Thumbprints

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
A very nice, quick and simple, moist cookie that can be baked with any filling you desire.
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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
5 friends and I have baked cookies 5 Christmases in a row now, and this has been a staple cookie for us since day 1! They're so simple and fun to make and oh-so-delicious. They're best right out of the oven, but just as good when kept - just microwave for 10 secs or so to re-melt the caramel.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
The absolute best tortilla soup I've ever made, and it only gets better over night! It even rivals those from my favorite Mexican restaurants. Instead of using tortilla chips though, we usually cut tortillas into thin strips and deep fry them. It gives the soup a little something extra, plus it's a great way to get rid of extra or stale tortillas! :) It's probably worth noting that this is a thicker version of soup, so if you really like your tortilla soup runny, you might want to make some adjustments accordingly.
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Caramelized Baked Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2005
My mother used to make a honey chicken for me when I was a child, and I was thrilled when I found this recipe and it came out tasting so similar to Mom's! I usually do not use wings, but rather boneless or bone-in thighs (brests dry out quicker), or drumsticks. We usually serve this with a plain basmati rice, as we find it a bit sweet to eat by itself.
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Herb Roasted Pork Loin and Potatoes

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2004
Very simple, yummy dish! We made a couple of modifications though - we seared the pork briefly before putting it in the oven, so the juices were sealed in. We also seasoned our potatoes and baked them with the pork to add flavor, and also added carrots to the mix. The last 15 minutes or so, we actually broiled the whole dish to give it a nice crispy outer layer. This dish doesn't keep very well, as the pork tends to dry out - so eat this right away if you can!
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Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2004
This is our favorite Indian curry recipe! It's wonderful - so flavorful, easy to prepare and delicious beyond words! If you like Indian food and red curries, try this recipe! We serve it on white rice or with Indian 'naan' bread (you can find this frozen and you can just heat in a pan, in most Asian grocers). Also, we used 'Patak's' brand Ginger Garlic Paste - we found it in just our regular grocery store (though our's has a pretty comprehensive international foods section). *Note: I'd cut down a bit on the garam marsala depending on brand - the one I used was a little bit salty.
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