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Mayan Couscous

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
This was really easy and very tasty. May say this is the best tasting couscous dish I've had or made. The only difference is I used green onions since I didn't have red on hand. Will make this again!
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Grilled Feta Tomatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
Why haven't I tried this sooner? I spray Pam on mine rather than rubbing them with olive oil. I typically only have regular feta on hand so I mixed in a little dried oregano and basil before stuffing the tomatoes. I loosely fill them so the cheese actually melts. I've done this in the oven or the grill (depending on the method of cooking that night) and they have both come out tasting yummy. Sad the tomato season is ending here. Will make as often as possible.
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Banana Crumb Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 4, 2009
I thought they tasted good but mine didn't look very good. Mine didn't seem to plump up like my baked goods normally do. Plus, the crumb was just excessive! I sprinkled how much I wanted on the tops of the muffins and still had half the crumb left. I think I'll stick to the Banana Nut and Ginger Bread recipe from this site which gets rave reviews whenever I make it.
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Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
This was good. I used three Japanese eggplant since that's all I can get here in Japan. Since they are so small I sliced in half lengthwise and used the indoor grill for about 20 minutes until they became soft. The skin easily pealed off. I didn't have cumin seeds so I replaced it with cumin. I also can't get jalepenos here so I used several teaspoons of chopped green chilis which added plenty of warm to the dish. Glad to find a good dish for eggplant, it's abundant and cheap here.
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Butternut Squash Pizzas with Rosemary

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
I made this using Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough which I prebaked just several minutes before adding the toppings. I boiled the butternut for 4 minutes for easy pealing and slicing. I added a little more cheese than the recipe called for and was pretty darn good. A little sweet so I'd like to try adding something to balance the flavors. If I can think of something, I'll be making it again.
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Japanese Zucchini and Onions

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
I replaced the teriyaki sauce with Yakiniku sauce (Yakiniku no tare) since it's so popular here in Japan, otherwise followed the direction to a T. Tasted great, but thought the zucchini were overcooked. Next time I'll cook it for one minute instead of five at the end for a more quick stir fry cook.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
I made this without a bread machine. I added a regular packet of yeast to the milk and let it sit for about 10 minutes before mixing the first batch of ingredients. I let the dough sit in the microwave oven for about 3.5 hours to double in size. I mixed the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamin together like other reviewers. Next time I'll do butter alone then sprinkle the topping. The bread kept pulling out of shape while trying to spead evenly. Doubled in size withing 30 minutes and was slightly under baked in 15 minutes but I use a convection oven. At first I thought their wasn't enough frosting but it was plenty when eating it! My husband thought it was too much. We loved the flavor though, I ate two and felt a little sick afterwards. I'll freeze extras and hopefully they'll still taste good.
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Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
We made this for dinner last night but substituted ground turkey for the chicken. We also added a can of drained and rinsed black beans. It was pretty darn good. I baked the chips for 5 minutes before putting the toppings on and they were still a little soggy. But, we all enjoyed our nacho dinner. May try corn next time to add a little more substance into it as a meal.
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Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Ginger-Shiitake Brown Butter

Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2009
I scaled this down to 2 servings and follwed the directions except for the garlic chives. I haven't seen them on the Japanese market so I just finely chopped onion to let it dissapear into the sauce with the added flavor. My husband and I loved the flavor of our angus tenderloin, melt in your mouth good. However, it is extremely rich (must be all that butter soaked into the mushrooms!). Next time I make this (and I will) I'm going to try half the butter half beef stock. Hopefully it will still be rich in flavor without all the extra calories and fat. Otherwise, I'll keep the recipe as is. A very gourmet meal for a special occasion without a lot of fuss. Make sure you know how much each steak weighs, mine was only 3.3 oz while my husband's was 8oz, so I had to brown it for less time and took it out of the oven much sooner and was medium. My husband's was also medium to medium well with the listed cooking times. Oh yeah, my two year old devoured the mushrooms so I'll make more next time just for her.
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Ice Cream Cone Treats

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
I overfilled several of them and they were a mess. But the ones I filled conservatively came out the best. The kids loved them! However, several didn't transport well (ie they fell over). So, if you plan on having them somewhere other than your home I wouldn't recommend you making these.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Couscous

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
It wasn't bad, just a little bland. My toddler loved it though. Not sure what I could do to liven it up, but it has potential.
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Pork Chalupas

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
Pretty good. I halved the salt and it was still too much. If I make it again I'll omit the salt completely. I liked the bean to meat ratio, perfect for us. Served for a large dinner get together and it went over well, especially the older kids.
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Cucumber, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
Tomatoes and cucumbers are in abundance here in Japane and have come to love making this salad several times a week. If I serve it to guests they always compliment on how fresh it tastes. Wonderful recipe.
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Creamy Coriander Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
This was very tasty and gourmet looking. I had whole coriander seeds so I had to crush them with my motar and pestle so it probably wasn't as smooth as the purchased kind. I also had fresh cilantro on hand instead of jarred. Loved the end product and will probably make again in the future.
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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2009
Wonderful. I cut the recipe in half and was still too much marinade so I added a bunch of veggies to it (eggplant, onion, and green peppers). The flavor was wonderful and the little kids tried it too. Will make again.
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Special Butterscotch Chip Cookies in a Jar

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2009
I just made these cookies for my family and a few college kids over to tutor my kids. Wow, I am surprised at how good they taste. I followed the recipe exactly but used regular rice crispies. They turned out pretty flat by they are still so soft. I froze most of the dough so I hope the frozen then baked ones turn out as well. Might have to make these as gifts for Christmas this year.
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Tempura Dipping Sauce

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
Not bad, but not like the dipping sauces served here in Japan. I felt it was flavored to heavily on the dashi side. I think I will look for a different recipe but this was nice and easy and I had everything on hand to make with a last second Shrimp Tempura recipe I made tonight.
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Shrimp Tempura

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
Living in Japan, I have tried a variety of tempura and this ranks up with some of the better dishes I've had. This is my first attempt at making it, rather than just ordering it. I also used one sweet potato sliced lengthwise and steamed beforehand. My husband didn't speak the entire time because he was too busy eating. I also made the tempura dipping sauce from this site which was just ok. But, I'll use this recipe again in the future. Maybe I'll upgrade to tiger prawns.
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Browned Butter Vegetables with Almonds

Reviewed: Jun. 22, 2009
Enjoyed! I halved the butter and it could still be decreased. I steamed my veggies for several minutes beforehand because my girls won't eat crisp tender veggies, however they wouldn't touch these. Regardless, my husband and I liked them. Might make again with the a slight decrease in butter.
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Japanese Soup with Tofu and Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2009
I live in Japan and wanted to make my first miso soup. If you don't use dashi, you won't get an authentic miso soup. It's essential in Japanese cooking. I had no idea which Miso paste to buy and since I can’t read the kanji I ended up buying a red and white combination. Appearance and taste differs between the two. I used dried shitake mushrooms that I rehydrated along with silken tofu. Served to my Japanese friend and her two year old and the two year old had three helpings and kept saying "oishii", delicious. Even my 22 month old devoured the stock, pushing aside the mushrooms and tofu. I will make it again and will look for more similar recipes.
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