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Delicious fish bake - like fish pie without the potato topping.

AdvantagesFairly quick and easy to make.

DisadvantagesLots of pans to wash up after.

"My husband hates fish, but knows he needs to eat more of it, and cut down on red meat. In an attempt to get him to eat more, I am trying to dress it up in as many healthy ways as possible, especially on a low carb diet (no potatoes, pasta or any fun stuff like that). I am rather bored of fish baked with tomatoes, so decided to try a lazy version of fish pie. I kind of made it up as I went so I can't give exact quantities. Basically, ..." Read review
25.03.2012

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Champion cheesy cottage pie

AdvantagesTasty, you can control what is going in it

DisadvantagesTime taken and mess it makes!

"==Cottage Pie== After much deliberation, I've decided to share my cottage pie recipe. My husband loves this dish (they do say the way to a mans heart is through his stomach!) and it is what I usually cook when we have friends over. I will confess to being a lazy cook and I hate peeling and mashing potatoes so I don't make it very often. It's not the healthiest either, with cheese, butter and flour, so it's probably best not to have it too often. ..." Read review
03.03.2008

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Winter draws on

AdvantagesHearty, warming casseroles, posh enough for a dinner party.

DisadvantagesBuying your oven was a waste of money.

"The nights are getting darker and there's a definite chill in the air. Salads don't seem half so appealing and there are times when what I really want is a good, old-fashioned casserole. I've got a couple that are posh enough to serve if you've got guests and there's one of them that will delight both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. We'll start with one that makes a regular appearance on the Magee dining table over the winter months and that's ..." Read review
19.11.2003

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Community Level 7Cheekychic...

Cheekychicken

Dinner for Dickheads

AdvantagesIt's a bit different and your fella gets to make it!

DisadvantagesIt's a bit different and your fella gets to make it!

"... and Deano after his latest opinion!! I thought I would lend the lads a hand and teach them how to cook, seeing as most of them need to make up for some reason or another (i.e. Lush opinions) and the way to a girl's heart is through her tummy. Actually it's not, it's through the high street to the jewellers but I digress... So, what follows is the Dickhead's Guide to cooking and the easiest place to start has to be with an old fashioned ..." Read review
10.09.2002

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Community Level 6phoenixgreen

phoenixgreen

Multo Bene Italiano Pasta

AdvantagesQuick, easy and very very cheap to make!

Disadvantagesnone. It tastes just wonderful!

"I learnt this recipe from a girl in college who ended up being my best friend, and we still reminisce about those lovely dinners! She learnt it from the italian grandmother of the children she was nanny to in a house in Milan the year before we met, and she;d spent the year since she had been shown the recipe perfecting the recipe. So by the time I came to learn it from Emm, there wasn't much tweeking to be done, so this is the recipe in its pure, ..." Read review
05.09.2006

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Community Level 5JohnGroom

JohnGroom

Creamy Chicken Forestiere

AdvantagesIt tastes good and is filling.

DisadvantagesNot so good if you're on a fat free diet.

"This is one of the tastiest Italian type ways I know of to cook chicken. It can be quite heavy, what with the cream and butter, but it's great for a special meal and is very satisfying as a main course. Vegetarians could substitute Quorn or Tofu for the Chicken but the sauce is absolutely gorgeous just on it's own. All the alcohol will evaporate so it's just the taste of the wine that enhances the flavour of the meat or quorn. Utensils A Sharp ..." Read review
30.10.2005

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Community Level 6stevethesl...

stevethesleeve

STUFF the turkey

AdvantagesThey're not Christmas Dinner, and they're not roasts

DisadvantagesYou have to cook them, or blag someone into doing it for you.

"...is a wealth of great recipes to draw on…including one for a perfect roast dinner, unless I’m much mistaken. ..." Read review
20.12.2002

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Community Level 5thethirdeye

thethirdeye

winter warmers for edacious ciaoers

Advantagestasty, filling, a doddle to make

Disadvantageseasy to overindulge

"The logs are crackling in the fire, our dog is snoozing in front of the hearth after a long walk by the canal and my pot roast is in the oven; while it’s cooking, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to share with you a couple of my favourite home-cooked meals at this time of year. Mattygroves, and anyone else out there who hates washing up (that’ll be all of you then?) and is attracted by the notion of one pot cooking, should like these. The ..." Read review
03.12.2002

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Quick, easy meals for the "cookery challenged"

Advantagesquick and easy to make, versatile, ingredients not too expensive

Disadvantagesi am a terrible cook

"...best or by looking at recipes online. I am quite lazy and cooking is not something I find particularly interesting or enjoyable, but one day I woke up infront of the television and found that I was watching Jamie Olivers "pass it on" cooking show. Just as I was about to turn over I saw a finished dish that looked like something I would actually enjoy!!! I am the most fussiest eater in the world, I will not eat anything spicy, peppers, mushrooms, ..." Read review
14.12.2008

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Dairy Free Tikka Masala

Advantagesbit healthier then normal, tastes great, easy to make, veg version suitable for vegans

Disadvantagesnone

"This is a really simple recipe for a slightly healthier/dairy free tikka masala. I know some people are put off by the words 'Dairy free' in a recipe title but trust me this is lovely and it doesn't use any soya milk/cream so if you don't like soya products then you will love this. Also as it doesn't use any cream it is great for vegetarians/vegans if you just use veg instead of meat. It is a recipe I stole from my mum and then added a bit of ..." Read review
27.03.2008

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Community Level 5zorena

zorena

Abracadabra.... That was quick.

AdvantagesQuick and easy to prepare and make. Delicious.

DisadvantagesMight not suit everyones tastes.

"As I have not written anything in a while I thought I would reveal some quick and easy to prepare meals for you to try. They will transform everyday, low-cost meals for two into good restaurant style cuisine with the minimum fuss, effort and time. Your partner, family and friends will be impressed with the delicious results, which even the novice cook (Me) can prepare without expert cooking skills. I hope you enjoy the following recipes. ***Smoked ..." Read review
03.07.2002

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Community Level 6northern_l...

northern_lights

Janet's Homity Pies

AdvantagesIt's a vegetarian dish everyone will love

DisadvantagesNone

"A few years ago I discovered the Cranks recipe book. For those of you who haven't heard of Cranks - they were vegetarian restaurants which first opened in London in the 60's. All the London restaurants have now closed, but there is still one open in Devon apparently (in Dartington). On the front cover of the Cranks recipe book was among other things a picture of homity pies. It was one of those annoying recipe books which didn't have any pictures ..." Read review
04.06.2002

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Community Level 7tabyorky

tabyorky

Tasty Chicken

AdvantagesChicken, easy to make, taste nice

DisadvantagesMight not like chicken

"...hope that you liked these recipes and maybe try them as they do taste really nice and are very easy to make. ..." Read review
18.07.2003

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Community Level 4tastebud

tastebud

When the moon hits your eye...oh, amore

AdvantagesThe best pizza you're likely to eat

DisadvantagesA good bit of clean-up involved, but not too bad if you're organised

"I suspect we're all craving a bit of comfort right now...a distraction from the news. My therapy sessions usually take place in the kitchen and tonight will be no different. I'll be making one of my favourite comfort foods: homemade pizza. It's surprisingly easy to make from scratch and, therefore, a project that one person can easily manage alone but who wants to be alone right now? Invite a few friends over or round up the kids, the in-laws--whomever--and ..." Read review
21.03.2003

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Community Level 4Paiceyjohn

Paiceyjohn

Sod Jamie Oliver this is REAL Pukka Cookery

AdvantagesTasty

DisadvantagesMy head hurts!

"This has absolutely nothing to do with the mockney git, I just wanted to get a couple of insults in early, this being a cookery type opinion, or recipe if you will. After the resounding success of this dish at dinner last night, I wanted to tell you all about it. So here it is. I have to admit up front, straight away, that this is more than just a nod in the direction of a recipe from "Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery", the holy scripture ..." Read review
28.03.2002

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