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Recipes for Side Dishes

(+) Potatoes aren't boring! (-) Um... they're distracting me from book opinions! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2001)

User reviews (39)

 
39 reviews

Recipes for Coconut and Ginger Soup

(+) Really tasty (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Recipes for Barbeques

(+) Healthy barbecue recipes (-) The weather can put a damper on your barbecue!! (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

User reviews (9)

 
9 reviews

Recipes for Bread

(+) No scary chemicals in and it tastes like angels tripping over your tongue (-) No real instructions, has to be made by the seat of the pants, it takes ages and you, your kitchen and everything else will be covered in flour and co (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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19 reviews

Recipes for Chicken in Puff Pastry

(+) Easy to make, tasty, looks impressive and is a nice one to share! (-) The puff pastry can go everywhere! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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2 reviews

Recipes for Soups

(+) Delicious, healthy, filling (-) Some include dumplings... bleugh! (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

User reviews (98)

 
98 reviews
Recipes - My favourite summer drink

My favourite summer drink

(+) Yey a personalised home made drink (-) Not as simple as picking up a bottle and pouring (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2013)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Low Fat Recipes From Around Great Britain

(+) A wholeload of British treasures that are adapted for a low fat diet (-) The typing !!!!!!!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2009)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Cheese Recipes

(+) Quick and easy to make (-) The thought of bread soaked in milk (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

User reviews (12)

 
12 reviews
Recipes - Ways to preserve fresh mushrooms

Ways to preserve fresh mushrooms

(+) You have much more room in your fridge (-) None at all. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Recipes for Ice Cream and Sorbets

(+) Inexpensive, delicious, reasonably easy, control over ingredients (-) Make too much and you could put on weight (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

User reviews (14)

 
14 reviews

Recipes for Cheeseburgers

(+) Creamy and tasty (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Recipes For Shots

(+) Can be tasty (-) Can be Deadly (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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4 reviews

Party Food

(+) new ideas, impress your guests, have plenty, tastes good! (-) takes time to prepare! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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15 reviews
Recipes - Jerk Chicken Recipes

Jerk Chicken Recipes

(+) Cheap once you have the main bits and bobs in, tasty, easy to make and looks good! (-) None for me at all (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2010)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Recipes for Smoothies

(+) Healthy and filling, quick to prepare (-) Messy to make! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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10 reviews
Recipes - Potato Recipes

Potato Recipes

(+) Cheap as chips (-) Spoilt for choice for how to use them (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2009)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews
Recipes - Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

(+) Delicious and versatile (-) Not good for the waistline or cholestral (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2009)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Egg-Free Sponge Cake

(+) Taste as other cakes do (-) Poor egg is redundant (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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5 reviews

Recipes for Stews and Casseroles

(+) Tasty healty, low fat recipes (-) Which to choose (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2008)

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5 reviews

Porl Balchao

(+) Really good (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Recipes - Recipes for Home Made Curries

Recipes for Home Made Curries

(+) Delicious and healthy (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

User reviews (17)

 
17 reviews
Recipes - Low Fat and Diet Recipes

Low Fat and Diet Recipes

(+) Healthy Dishes, Including Deserts. (-) You May Not Like The Food (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

User reviews (45)

 
45 reviews

Recipes for Bath Products

(+) So quick and easy to make (-) May have trouble finding a large quantity of rock salt (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Recipes for Breakfasts

(+) Quick and simple to prepare, minimal washing up, can be adapted to personal taste (-) Too many eggs can be bad for you, experimenting can burn your pans! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2002)

User reviews (23)

 
23 reviews

Recipes for Salads

(+) You get my lovely recipe (-) You get my lovely recipe? (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2001)

User reviews (37)

 
37 reviews

Recipes for Chicken Basil

(+) Easy to prepare, inexpensive and very tasty (-) None for me its really nice! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Savoury Cottage Pie

(+) new ideas (-) contain meat! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews

The Best of Mrs Beetons Afternoon Tea

(+) a great variety and selection of afternoon tea recipes. (-) minimal gluten free options (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Recipes - Pork recipes

Pork recipes

(+) easy to follow (-) the washing up! (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

User reviews (7)

 
7 reviews

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Murphy's Spuds or Spud's Murphys

Advantages: Potatoes aren't boring!
Disadvantages: Um... they're distracting me from book opinions!

It's not for nothing I'm called Murphy y'know. I love spuds! They are not, repeat not, boring! From the top then… • CRISPY ANCHOVY POTATO CAKE • 2 large potatoes 1 onion 1 tin anchovy fillets 4 tablespoons double cream You can vary the quant ...

jillmurphy 06.10.2003 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Recipes for Side Dishes

Dairy free yorkshire puddings

Advantages: dairy free, taste lovely, rise perfectly every time
Disadvantages: none

...You can't have a roast without Yorkshire puddings. It's just not British! Now I know making Yorkshire puddings isn't exactly rocket science and that there are a few recipes on here already but mine is a little different and will hopefully help a few ...

rachael23 18.04.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Recipes for Side Dishes

BawBaw's Bountiful Baked Beans

Advantages: Adds zest and flavor to your baked beans
Disadvantages: Well, the standard disadvantages associated with beans

Among the surprising discoveries made during my travels in the UK is that you Brits have a propensity for consuming Heinz baked beans on toast and for breakfast. I admit to being taken aback the first time I witnessed this phenomenon. I mean, really, fo ...

BawBaw 05.07.2003 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Recipes for Side Dishes

Southern Style Shrimp

Advantages: Quick, easy and nutritious
Disadvantages: Fattening if eaten too often

...For those of you who know me already, you’ll know that I just adore cooking. Since getting married a short time ago, I am continually looking for new and exciting recipes to make for my husband. He is Italian descended like me, but every now and again we ...

Caprina1 16.06.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Recipes for Side Dishes

WARNING - fragrant

Advantages: Easy, tasty, healthy, cheap, quick
Disadvantages: Rice isn't too good for you, Thai style doesn't go with everything

Okay, time for more recipes methinks, so how’s about a nice rice side dish, Thai style. A change from plain boiled or special fried rice. It uses a combination of flavours unique Thai cooking to create a distinctively light and very fragrant dish. Incredi ...

digitalburn 02.03.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Recipes for Side Dishes