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Black Bean and Corn Salad I

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2006
Cheating a bit rating this recipe when I changed it so much apologies! Here goes: Used fresh cilantro, substituted black beans for skinned, seeded and diced tomatoes, used red onion instead of ones stated and for dressing whisked together balsamic vinegar, juice of one lime, splenda sweetener, salt, black pepper and of course the cayenne and cumin stated. Left for two hours and served with veggie bean chili and white rice: FANTASTIC!!!
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Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
How strange I'm reviewing this exactly one year after adding it to my recipe box! This chicken was lovely, I used a little less garlic (4 cloves) and added some finely chopped shallot to it when frying the garlic. I also used baby portabella mushrooms which were gorgeous. Also added a splash of white wine to the sauce. Served with green beans and wild rice this was a superb dish for company and was also easy to achieve! Thank you for the recipe!
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Roquefort Pear Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2007
This was excellent! We couldn't get hold of pecans (i'm not much of a nut fan anyway) so used grilled crispy proscuitto crumbled up to add another flavour / texture. It worked really well! Some suggest leaving out the avocado but I thought it gave a lovely creamy contrast to the tangy cheese, salty ham and sweet crunchy pear. Although for those who don't care for avocado the salad would still be outstanding without it. The dressing was gorgeous, I didn't add the garlic as was having a garlicky main and we didn't miss it at all. Also used less oil in the dressing to cut fat and that was also not missed. Please try this salad it is fantastic!
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Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2006
This recipe reminds me of the grilled cheese I had as a child! I'd forgotten about it until now, the addition of the garlic flavour is inspired! YUM!
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French Onion Soup V

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2006
Lovely soup. For a change try replacing the white wine with red, it adds even more depth. Also a dash of worcestershire sauce adds a lovely subtle kick.
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Mussels Mariniere

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2006
I love these mussels. Sometimes for a change and an asian twist I omit the parsley, bay leaf and thyme and add lemmongrass, ginger, chilli and lime juice - gorgeous!!!
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Warm Blue Cheese Dip with Garlic and Bacon

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
This would be lovely spooned onto small sticks of celery as an appetizer!
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Ratatouille Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2007
This is a lovely light recipe for when you want something tasty but not necessarily meaty. The only chage I make is to use fresh garlic. The ratatouille is also a lovely side dish with grilled chicken / meat. I personally still prefer it with pasta, especially penne. Thanks for the recipe!
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Water Chestnut Wraparounds

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2006
This is my FAVOURITE appetizer recipe and often make them just for myself! I allow thw w/chestnuts to soak in the soy for a little while and also use brown sugar. Just a tip - to make the (streaky) bacon go further, stretch the rashers out with the back of a knife before wrapping, it also cuts down on crisping up time!!
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Fresh California Salsa

Reviewed: Jun. 29, 2006
This is great. I scaled down a bit using 3 tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic (don't care for strong raw garlic taste), 1/4 red onion for colour, 1 jalapeno, kept the lime juice the same and added 1/2 tsp sweetener for contrast. Also added a pinch of cumin. Would try with finely diced deseeded cucmber next time. Thank you for sharing!
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Creamy Italian Dressing II

Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2006
This is gorgeous! Have made it to dress an asparagus appetizer, found it too creamy when i first tasted it then realised i'd missed the lemon juice so added that and it was perfect!
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Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll

Reviewed: Feb. 24, 2007
I make this recipe often with a few variations: 1.as others have suggested, I add sugar to the rice mix 2.I don't use as much rice per roll as shown in the picture, it's too much 3.I sometimes substitute very fresh tuna for the salmon 4. I add thinly sliced scallions to the cuke / avocado. I love this served with a sweet soy dipping sauce containing 3T soy, 2T sake or sherry, 1T brown sugar and a sprinkling of sesame seeds! Another good dip for those who like chilli is to use 4T soy, 1T rice vinegar, dash of hot chilli oil and some red pepper flakes. LOVELY!!!! Finally, use wet hands when rolling, use a bamboo mat for best results and use a wet knife for slicing. Happy sushi making!
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Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2007
Don't forget to soak wooden skewers for at least 30 mins in water before to prevent burning!!
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Water Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2006
These are gorgeous, definitely use the brown sugar it caramelises to counteract the saltiness of the bacon!
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Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 29, 2006
This is a lovely versatile recipe and is great for warming you up and fighting off colds! I sometimes add shrimp instead of chicken and, if I have some in, some lemongrass for a citrusy flavour.
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Cucumber Salad I

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2006
I love this. Its also very good with poached salmon either hot, cold or at room temperature.
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Albino Pasta

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2007
Really nice with LOADS of black pepper mixed in :)
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Blue Cheese, Bacon and Chive Stuffed Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2006
I made these last night and took note of some of the other reviews. To soften the strong flavour of the blue cheese, I added some soft cheese with chives. Instead of the chives I used the greeen parts of a bunch of scallions for a more oniony flavour. Served them with Scallion mash, green beans and gravy. Very good recipe!
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Stir-Fry Pork with Ginger

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2006
This would also work really well with chicken breast sliced into strips
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French Onion Soup III

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2006
I love frnch onion soup. This recipe was improved by adding some red wine in place of some of the broth, it gave it more depth. Also a dash of worcestershire sauce can add an undefinable kick - try it! Gruyere is definitely the best cheese to use for toasts!
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