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Murphy's Spuds or Spud's Murphys

AdvantagesPotatoes aren't boring!

DisadvantagesUm... 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 quantities here; just use common sense. When I say large potatoes, I mean large! I mean those huge bakers weighing about a pound each. So y'know… if yours aren’t that big, use four medium-sized ones. The ..." Read review
06.10.2003

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Dairy free yorkshire puddings

Advantagesdairy free, taste lovely, rise perfectly every time

Disadvantagesnone

"...that there are a few recipes on here already but mine is a little different and will hopefully help a few people. My boyfriend is lactose intolerant so the little old Yorkshire pud makes him feel quite ill, even though he loves them, life's cruel isn't it? Being a Yorkshire lass myself the situation was just unacceptable! My first couple of attempts of making a dairy free version were not successful, think pancakes. All I had done was substitute ..." Read review
18.04.2008

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BawBaw's Bountiful Baked Beans

AdvantagesAdds zest and flavor to your baked beans

DisadvantagesWell, 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, for breakfast? And what is this thing about beans on toast? I further admit that, much as I've found to admire about British life and British food in particular, the thought of consuming Heinz beans dished ..." Read review
05.07.2003

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Community Level 2Caprina1

Caprina1

Southern Style Shrimp

AdvantagesQuick, easy and nutritious

DisadvantagesFattening if eaten too often

"...looking for new and exciting recipes to make for my husband. He is Italian descended like me, but every now and again we like to try something different. Luigi consults his mom when he needs something new, well, surprise, surprise, so do I! I wanted something American, so Mary, my mom, asked if Luigi likes seafood. Does he! When he worked in Baltimore, MD, for 3 months, he told me that he used to eat all kinds of different seafood. So mom suggested ..." Read review
16.06.2002

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Community Level 5digitalburn

digitalburn

WARNING - fragrant

AdvantagesEasy, tasty, healthy, cheap, quick

DisadvantagesRice 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. Incredibly tasty, either on its own as a light meal or snack, or as the main rice dish in a full meal. One thing I will say – I find that due to its distinctive flavours (that special combination of lime, ..." Read review
02.03.2002

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Plum Chutney - Now Is The Time

AdvantagesYou can eat it yourself or give it away as a present.

DisadvantagesNone.

"...sure nobody knows how many recipes exist, there's a rich sweet tomato chutney which simmers away for a couple of hours, and a sour green chutney, made freshly in a matter of minutes with fresh coriander, green chili and yoghurt. There's chutney of mint leaves, lemon juice, and apple, a sweet and sour one made with tamarind, cumin seeds, and banana, and another with grated coconut, root ginger, and coriander, in fact, many, many different kinds of ..." Read review
18.09.2002

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Multi-Coloured Stir Fried Vegetables Review with images

AdvantagesTastes great, quite cheap.

DisadvantagesTakes a while to prepare

"...below. ==Cooking== While I was searching for recipes online, I came across a comment which suggested putting the stir fry in the oven while you waited on another dish to finish cooking (in their case, it was roast beef I think, which I'm told takes a while). They referred to it as "caramelising" it, but I'm not sure if that's the right phrase. I tried it and it tasted great and was piping hot, along with my oven chips. I left it in for 10 minute ..." Read review
14.07.2010

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Community Level 6Deni

Deni

SIMPLE SAMOSAS

AdvantagesQuick to make and tasty

DisadvantagesNone

"Here as promised I am giving you the recipe for home baked savoury Samosas, which are really quick and simple to make. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time 20 Minutes Makes approximately 14 Samosas INGREDIENTS: 150g pack of Bernard Matthews wafer thin cooked turkey, cut into ribbons 15ml(1 tbsp) oil ½ Onion, diced ½ Red Pepper, diced ½ Green Pepper, diced 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon Pinch Ground Cloves 4oz/100g Rice 5floz/150ml ..." Read review
25.06.2002

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Community Level 4tattie123

tattie123

Who said 5 a day had to be boring

AdvantagesColourful, health fresh food

DisadvantagesNot good with gravy!

"Not feeling up to a full Sunday lunch today, and still wanting some meat and veg, I decided to grill some chops and accompany them with couscous and roasted veg. I enjoyed it so much that I thought I would share my Roast Veg recipe with you. For it you will need: 2 bulbs of garlic - cut the bottoms off and then break into cloves. There is no need to peel as when cooked the garlic will just pop out of its skin. 3 peppers - de-seeded and cut ..." Read review
02.09.2007

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Community Level 5Pelenya

Pelenya

Twice-Baked Potatoes

AdvantagesEasy to make, very tasty, can vary ingredients to your liking

DisadvantagesSometimes, one serving just isn't enough

"This recipe is my own creation, based on a side dish that I sampled in a restaurant one night. I didn't get the restaurant's version, but I think I've come up with something very close. At least it tastes the same..... Now, on with the recipe..... ~INGREDIENTS~ Potatoes *I've found that russets work best, although red skins do quite nicely, too. The drawback with the red skin variety is that the skin is not as thick or hearty and can be more ..." Read review
04.03.2002

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Goodbye Chips

AdvantagesDon't even need a potato peeler, tasty and filling

Disadvantagesnone

"This is not an appraisal of "Goodbye Mr Chips!" as the title could suggest but a dead easy recipe for a tasty side dish. Morgenhund's Jacket Wedges I often do jacket wedges as an alternative to chips, as they are a very tasty alternative, and rather than being deep fried, they are gently coated in olive oil and benefit from having a few herbs and spices added to them. There are particularly good with dips (e.g. Mayonnaise dips, with sauce dijonnaise ..." Read review
20.02.2002

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Community Level 6Dalesman

Dalesman

Ravioli Spinach

AdvantagesNo Meat a real treat

Disadvantagesno good if like me you like yer meat

"Marty asked me to do some Veggy recipes...I am not a vegetarian, but I enjoy some non meat food, this one is a filling meal that can either be used as a main course for Vegetarians or as a smaller portioned starter for any Italian meal you are making Your need..... 1 cup tomatoes -- peeled, seeded,diced 1 small onion -- oven roasted 1 cup mushrooms -- minced 2 tsp garlic -- minced 1/2 pound spinach leaves -- blanched, chopped 1/4 ..." Read review
05.06.2002

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Community Level 2spaghettic...

spaghetticruncher

Aubergine Dip

AdvantagesUtterly delicious

DisadvantagesNone

"Aubergine combines brilliantly with olive oil to give a wonderfully satisfying flavour, and nowhere is this shown better that with this recipe for aubergine dip. I must confess that this is nicked from Claudia Roden's excellent book "Middle Eastern Food", of which I will write an op at a later date when time allows. I was not sure whether it should be classed as a starter or side dish, but given that it is the sort of thing that goes well with grilled ..." Read review
20.06.2003

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Chutney

AdvantagesTasty and easy to make

Disadvantagesnone so far

"I enjoy cooking and making jams and chutneys, at certain times of year the fruit or vegetables in my garden are ready to eat fresh or if there's lots of excess, I make jams and chutneys. Here are some of my favorite recipes, for you if you have the time to make them, as they are a lot tastier than shop bought and a lot cheaper too. Tomato Chutney 1lb of red tomatoes, chopped into quarters. 5fl oz of water, (150ml) 8oz of sugar 1 clove ..." Read review
03.02.2009

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Community Level 4FrooTee

FrooTee

A BIT ON THE SIDE - GET STUFFED

AdvantagesA nice accompaniment to a main course

DisadvantagesWhat main course to make!

"...here are a few more recipes for you. Bon apetite! I'm determined to change from green to ....... whatever colour is next! ..... K:) xx ~ ~ ~ ~ ~STUFFED TOMATOES~ ~ ~ ~ ~ SERVES 4 TIME Preparation takes about 30 mins, cooking takes about 20 mins. WATCHPOINT The 20 mins cooking time is just a guide. Watch the tomatoes carefully – they will fall apart easily if overcooked (and so will you after all your hard work, lol) COOKS ..." Read review
11.06.2002

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