Mom Knows Best : Savory Lentil Loaf With A Cranberry Cherry Glaze & Giveaway

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Savory Lentil Loaf With A Cranberry Cherry Glaze & Giveaway

This flavorful lentil loaf makes for a great meatless meal.




  Most people think that a meatless meal is boring and full of veggies. Last year when I attended my son's military ball, I ordered the vegetarian meal as I don't eat meat. I was shocked at what they considered a vegetarian meal when they brought out my plate. They simply served me a plate of mashed potatoes and vegetables, the same thing everyone else had on their plates, just without the meal. This was a fancy restaurant and the chef considered this to be an vegeatrian meal. I just don't understand as it is so easy to make a delicious meal for vegetarians. The way to make meatless meals taste wonderful is by using flavorful sauces and herbs along with meatless protein options. Eating vegetarian does not mean you have to eat boring meals of vegetables.



  I like to use Top Mates artisan-crafted sauces in my meatless recipes as these sauces from Austraila add such wonderful flavor to all my meals. Every artisan crafted sauce that Top Mates makes  is slow cooked which creates a significant reduction yielding powerful, full bodied complex flavors never seen before right out of a jar. You can use these sauces as a condiment, a marinade or during cooking. Top Mates makes seven wonderful sauces and they are great to use in all types of cooking. They are awesome on veggies, pasta, rice, fish, and all types of meat. Just look at the delicious flavors.

                                             Smoked Tomato
                                             Apple & Mint
                                             Savory Cherry
                                             Savory Pineapple
                                             Chipotle & Onion
                                             Caramelized Garlic
                                              Onion & Shiraz


There are so many ways to use these Top Mates artisan crafted sauces, but if you need some inspiration just check out their website for recipes that include mouth watering pictures. My favorite sauce is the Savory Cherry. This is made with juicy cherries that are simmered with exotic spices. This sauce goes great with my Lentil loaf or for you meat eaters, it goes great on ham and turkey. The Aussies love to eat this sauce on kangaroo meat.



  I also love the Savory Pineapple sauce which makes my stir fried veggies taste great. The Chipotle & Onion sauce is a favorite for all my Mexican cooking. I like to use this sauce when I make my bean enchiladas as it gives my food a smokey flavor of sweet heat. Check out all the Top Mates artisan crafted sauces and share with me how you would use these flavorful sauces in your cooking. Then come back and enter my giveaway to win three jars of Top Mates artisan crafted sauces so you can make delicious meals that are full of flavor.




                           http://topmates.com/

Here is a 10% discount code you can use to purchase these flavorful sauces in Top Mates online store. Use code M4Y3H at checkout, Expires 4/30/16



    Savory Lentil Loaf With Cranberry Cherry Glaze
                       Serves: 6-7
          Ingredients
                       3 cups cooked lentils 
                       3 tbsp chia seed
                       1/2 cup water
                       1/2 cup chopped onion
                       2 tbsp olive oil
                       1/2 tsp sea salt
                       1 tsp minced garlic
                       1 cup oatmeal
                       2 pieces wheat bread
                       1/2 cup Savory Cherry Top Mates artisan sauce
                       1 cup chopped cashew nuts
                       1/2 cup water

Instructions  Preheat oven to 350F
1. Combine your chia and water, mix together and set aside to let it gel.
2. Combine the lentils, onion, garlic, salt, and oil all in a skillet and cook on medium until onion and lentils are soft, about 10 minutes.
3. Place the lentil mixture in a large bowl and set aside.
4. Combine the oatmeal and bread in a food processor and grind into a flour texture.
5. Then add the oat flour and gelled chia to the lentils that are in a large bowl. Stir in the Savory Cherry Top Mate artisan sauce, the chopped cashew nuts, and 1/2 cup water.
6. Mix everything together with a spoon or even your hands to make sure it gets well combined. Then press mixture into a 9X5 greased baking pan.
7. Bake for 45 minutes at 350F

When the lentil loaf is done, slice into slices and serve with the savory cranberry cherry glaze.

    Savory Cranberry Cherry Glaze

                  1 cup fresh cranberries
                  1/2 cup Savory Cherry Top Mates artisan sauce
                  1/4 cup sugar
                  1/2 cup water
   Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over med-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir for ten minutes and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes without stirring. Use this flavor glaze over the lentil loaf.

                           Giveaway
  
Enter to win a set of three jars of Top Mates artisan cooking sauces of your choice. Just enter on the form below and good luck.

     a Rafflecopter giveaway

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"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of the above mentioned sauces to facilitate this post."

111 comments:

  1. I would like to try their SMOKED TOMATO
    they look good

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  2. That sounds so good. I can't wait to try this.

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  3. Ooh you know how to make me hungry this sounds absolutely amazing. I love cranberry.

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  4. This looks good. I've had the same experience as well. I went to Caljm Jumper one year for Thanksgiving due to not having a kitchen to cook and asked for a vegetarian option. They gave me mashed potatoes and vegetables. They wouldn't even give me a side of stuffing. I was so disappointed.

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  5. Several sound good, but I think I would like to try the Chipotle & Onion most. I love the flavor chipotle adds and love the combination with onion. I could see this flavor being fun to experiment with.

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  6. This sounds very interesting to try

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  7. Wow there are several delicious looking recipes! I would definitely make the Couscous crusted salmon with savory pineapple glaze recipe first... as I LOVE salmon and this sounds so delicious and very different than how I have made Salmon in the past. Thanks for the fabulous opportunity and good luck to all!

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  8. Never heard about them! Look very tasty :-) Thanks for the recipe

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  9. I want to try the Savory Pineapple. It sounds like something my family would enjoy.

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  10. Would love to try the Onion & Shiraz....sounds like it would be a great addition to a work-night meal!!

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  11. I think its fair to say Potatoes and veg area vegetarian option in any place...BUT I feel your boredom with that dish served at a rated restaurant! That said, I have had some of the best vegetarian meals in restaurants when we eat out with vegan or vegetarian friends. Am loving your recipe so I will try it out myself. I love trying out new healthy recipes :)

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  12. I would like to get Top Mates' Chipotle & Onion Chipotle & Onion sauce because it would be great on baked chicken breasts.

    abantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. Chipotle and Onion sounds amazing!

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  14. I have never heard of that sauce at all. I learn something new each time I get with bloggers

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  15. Those look absolutely lovely! I'd love to give these products a try.

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  16. I wanna try Caramelized Garlic ssauce

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  17. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/474496510720805789/

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  18. Meatless meal interesting I can do without the meat will have to try!

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  19. I would love to try the Savory Cherry and Savory Pineapple.

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  20. I would like to try the cranberry to give my dishes a sweet taste. Brittney House

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  21. Honestly i never heard about them. but it looks great thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  22. the chipotle and onion sauce sounds right up my alley

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  23. Never heard it before. I need to try this, it looks so yummy.

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  24. I would like the savory pineapple to go with cream cheese and crackers.

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  25. Savory Pineapple sounds so good love to try it we just love pineapple sounds so good.

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  26. I would love to try the Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Finishing Sauce Recipe. It sounds amazing and I would love to try it because Pineapple makes everything great!

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  27. I would like to try the BBQ CHICKEN WITH TOP MATES CHIPOTLE & ONION OR ONION & SHIRAZ FINISHING SAUCE RECIPE because I like spicy dishes.

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  28. I'd love to try the Top Mates Chipotle & Onion sauce. I love spicy sauces.

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  29. I would like to try the Crispy Skin Duck Breast with Top Mates Savory Cherry Aussie Finishing Sauce Recipe because I love any recipe with duck and it looks so good! deana

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  30. That looks so yummy! I'd love to try the Savory Cherry sauce.

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  31. I would like to try the Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Finishing Sauce because I like pineapple.

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  32. I want to try the apple and mint

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  33. I am totally intrigued by these sauces! Must check them out NOW!

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  34. The Smoked Tomato because tomatoes are my favorite
    Thanks for the chance

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  35. I would like to try the smoked tomato :)

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  36. I would try just about all of them but with meat as I am a meat lover. :)

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  37. I would love to try grilled shrimp with the savory pineapple. Would also try it on pork

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  38. I would love to try grilled shrimp with the savory pineapple. Would also try it on pork

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  39. I can't wait to try these delicious flavors!

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  40. They have some very unique varieties. My favorite is the chipotle and onion.

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  41. Chipotle and onion sounds so good! Thank you for the chance

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  42. I would like to try the Pineapple!

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  43. Smoked Tomato and Savory Cherry both sound delicious!

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  44. I would like to try the Top Mates Chipotle & Onion over some fish.
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  45. The savory pineapple AND savory cherry sound absolutely delicious. I'd most likely marinate chicken with them or just cook with it in general. I bet it would taste amazing.

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  46. I would love to try the onion and Shiraz on bbq

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  47. I want to try the ONION & SHIRAZ because this would be great to have with steak.

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  48. We love garlic, so the first sauce I would want to try is Caramelized Garlic.

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  49. Savory Pineapple sounds awesome. Thank you

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  50. I would love to try the Onion and Shiraz love to try with a roast. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  51. I would like to try the Savory Pineapple because I love savory and sweet flavors together.

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  52. I would love to try the smoked tomato it sounds good and really versatile you could do a lot with it

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  53. My husband would love the Cherry sauce. I'd like to experiment with it using grilled turkey tenderloins. So many awesome sauces.

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  54. I would love to try the caramelized garlic because I love garlic everything! It would be delicious on all kinds of dishes!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  55. I love and adore pineapple, so I'd definitely go for the savory pineapple!

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  56. I like lentils and my family enjoys trying new sauces. I think they'd enjoy this.

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  57. I want to try the Top Mates Savory Pineapple Finishing Sauce with the THAI STYLE PORK MEATBALLS WITH RICE NOODLE SALAD & SAVORY PINEAPPLE RECIPE. I love this type of flavor and feel like this sauce would be wonderful.

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  58. The cranberry kind sounds wonderful!!

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  59. That looks so delicious. I would love to try these sauces.

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  60. I'd really like to try the pineapple- I love tropical tastes!

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  61. It looks super yummy + I love the jars, they are so beautiful

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  62. This looks so yummy! The pineapple especially too!

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  63. Looks absolutely delicious, I would love to try it out!

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  64. I think I would like the apple and mint sauce but the others look good too.

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  65. lentil loaf + plus cranberry!? I am in!! Thanks for sharing this super yummy recipe | http://carmelapop.com

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  66. The chipotle onion sounds good, because I love chipotle.

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  67. I'd like to try the Top Mates Caramelized Garlic sauce.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  68. I'd love to try the Top Mates Caramelized Garlic...it sounds so delicious! I bet it has such an amazing garlic flavor!!

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  69. the Couscous crusted salmon with savory pineapple glaze recipe looks so yummy

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  70. I think the Top Mates Caramelized Garlic sounds so good!

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  71. I am totally drooling over here with those spreads!

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  72. I would love to try the chipotle & onion sauce. It sounds delicious plus I love anything with chipotle sauce

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  73. I would like to try the savory pineapple - would be great to serve on top of grilled chicken

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  74. I love, love, love anything with goat cheese so I'd really like to try the Crisp Savory Tart with fresh goat cheese, honey, pine nuts, Onion & Shiraz Sauce Recipe.

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  75. I would like to try out the Chipotle & Onion sauce because I love a little spice and savor in my dishes.

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  76. I would love to try the Smoked Tomato. It sounds so good

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  77. I would love to try - CHARGRILLED STEAKS T-BONES OR NEW YORK FILLET WITH AUSSIE FINISHING SAUCE RECIPE. Yum!!

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  78. I am a steak lover and would love to try the CHARGRILLED STEAKS T-BONES OR NEW YORK FILLET WITH AUSSIE FINISHING SAUCE RECIPE. I could eat that every day!
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  79. I would like to try the Caramelized Garlic. I love garlic!!

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  80. I would love to try the caramelized garlic. I use garlic in a lot of my cooking and think this sounds amazing.

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  81. I'd love to try the Caramelized Garlic first. Because I LOVE garlic on everything, it just wakes up the flavor! And when it's caramelized, it's got that smoky sweetness.....Yummy!

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  82. I want to try the Top Mates Savory Pineapple.

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  83. These remind me of when we were stationed in England!
    I would love to try the Chipotle and Onion.

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  84. Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Finishing Sauce Recipe, I love pineapple and pork chops.

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  85. The Savoury Cherry sounds so good with the turkey/ham sandwich.

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  86. It's a toss up between the Savory Cherry or Savory Pineapple. Both would be great with wild duck!

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  87. I would like to try the smoked tomato it sounds yummy

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  88. I think the Savory Cherry would be wonderful on our next ham dinner,

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  89. I like to try the caramelized garlic sauce because I love to add garlic to a lot of my dishes.

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  90. I would like to try the Chargrilled Steaks T-Bones or New York Fillet with Aussie Finishing Sauce Recipe. Oh my gosh, it sounds amazing and tasty!

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  91. I'd like to try the Crispy Skin Duck Breast with Top Mates Savory Cherry Aussie Finishing Sauce Recipe, because I like duck breast in a wine reduction and I'd love to try it with cherry!

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  92. def need to try these. never heard of them. def would try carmelized garlic, onion&shiraz and smoked tomato. sound very interesting

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  93. Oh wow! Carmelized Garlic?! That sounds amazing. The cherry sauce looks great too. I would love to experiment with it!

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  94. I think the Chiptole and Onion would go great with some Gardien.

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  95. Caramelized Garlic because it sounds so good

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  96. Cheese and wine are a favourite in our house so we'd try this -> http://topmates.com/camembert-with-water-crackers-and-onion-shiraz-finishing-sauce-recipe/

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  97. I would like to try the chipotle and onion sauce because I love chipotle.

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  98. I would love to try the Savory Pineapple most of all because my favorite fruit is pineapple & it just sounds delicious!

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  99. I'd love to try out the Chicken and cashew nut stir-fry with Chipotle & Onion Recipe, it looks really good.

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  100. I like to try Caramelized Garlic, because I love garlic.

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  101. I would like to try the smoked tomato! I love a good red sauce! Also I love that it is vegan.
    http://topmates.com/smoked-tomato/

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  102. I would try the Chargrilled Steaks T-Bones or New York Fillet with Aussie Finishing Sauce Recipe

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  103. I'd like to try the Crisp Savory Tart with fresh goat cheese, honey, pine nuts, Onion & Shiraz Sauce Recipe because I love goat cheese and it seems like it would be delicious with the Onion & Shiraz Sauce.

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  104. i would like to try the CARAMELIZED GARLIC, it would be good on some rice and chicken.

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  105. CHIPOTLE & ONION we just love the combination and love spicy food here.

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  106. I would like to try the Grilled Shrimps with Chipotle & Onion Aussie Finishing Sauce Recipe.
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  107. I would love to try the Halloumi, watermelon, apple and mint fingers Recipe

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  108. I would like to try the Savory Pineapple. I make stir fry a lot and this would be a perfect sauce to add to it.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  109. I'd love to try the Caramelized Garlic because I love garlic!

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