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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2012
I totally health-washed this recipe and it still came out fantastically light & fluffy (as muffins). Used 3 c. WW flour + oat bran, cut salt to 1/2 t., cut sugar to 1/4 c. agave syrup+3/4 c. white sugar, cut butter to 2 T.+3/4 c. applesauce, left out lemon zest, subbed chia seeds for poppy seeds. So yeah very diff recipe but the base worked beautifully. Muffins were light 'n fluffy and very moist. 350 deg for 20 mins.
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Apple Butter Spice Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2011
The recipe as written has 2x as much sugar as I'd want! So minus a few stars for that. I made it healthier with whole wheat flour, reduced the butter a little, plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and cut the sugar in HALF - it was still a little too sweet for my tastes. Otherwise it was moist and tasty, will make again - with less sugar.
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Three Bean Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2011
The recipe's dressing proportions are way off, hence the 3-star rating. Taking down the sugar/oil level to make it healthier, I loved this salad. Will definitely make it again! Subbed a shallot for the onion.
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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2011
Delish! I recommend cutting down the liquid to 3 cups of broth (chicken broth worked great), 2 T. cider vinegar, and 1/2 t. cumin. Don't need 1/4 c. butter to brown the onions and garlic, I used 1 T. butter and 1 T. olive oil to make it healthier. No need to add salt either, there is enough in the broth and canned stuff. Great recipe!
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Perfect Sesame Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2011
Awesome recipe, made it almost exactly as the recipe directs but cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup - it was still a little too sweet for me, I'll go with 1/4-1/3 cup next time. No need to deep fry the chicken either, a thin layer of oil when cooking is sufficient. Will be making this again! Adding some veggies like broccoli and green onion would help too.
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2010
The only change I made was the usual healthy substitutions - whole wheat flour for white, applesauce for all but 1/4 c. of the oil, and reducing the sugar to 1 1/2 cups. PHENOM.
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Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2009
I did not like how the coconut milk tasted with pumpkin, I prefer the Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread recipe - it's just a moist.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2008
Just made the pancakes, and served with cinnamon applesauce instead of the syrup. Used a boxed multigrain pancake mix I had on hand, so for dry ingredients I just added some sugar and cinnamon. Also mixed the wet ingredients in a blender to get them super-fluffy. Awesome! Light and fluffy, delicious. I'll keep this recipe around for awhile!
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Absolute Mexican Cornbread

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2008
I halved the amount of butter and sugar, and it turned out perfect! Moist and delicious, could possibly cut down on the butter even more. Made it in muffin tins. I have gone through a lot of dry-tasting cornbread, but will keep this as my cornbread recipe from now on!
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A Pad Thai Worth Making

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2008
Loved it! Very happy to have a recipe for pad thai to make at home. I cut way down on the oil, which worked out fine, and used just 1 T of sriracha - I can't imagine how spicy it would be with more! Also didn't have any fish sauce, but just increased the oyster sauce and added some soy. Also didn't have (many other things), but put in diced tofu instead of shrimp. Tailor the recipe to your liking!
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Chicken and Red Wine Sauce

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2008
This totally didn't do it for me. The chicken was just rather dry and the sauce not all that remarkable.
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Curried Apple and Leek Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2008
Love it - easy, super-healthy, and filling. Followed the recipe exactly and it was just perfect. The apple flavor doesn't come through, but that's not a problem, it adds a nice texture to the soup and that's what the most important. I used a little more potato than it called for, to make it thicker. Thanks for the recipe! I will make this many more times!
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Lower Fat Banana Bread II

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2008
Cut the sugar in half? YES. I cut it to 1/2 c. but it was still super-sweet. Make it 1/3 c., and use 3 smashed ripe bananas. I also used half whole-wheat flour, and sprinkled in some flax seeds for a nutty texture and omega-3's. Also cut down the vanilla to 1 t, since 1 T seemed excessive, and tossed in 1 t of cinnamon. Except for being way too sweet, I would use this recipe again.
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Blueberry Muffins II

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2008
I also substituted applesauce for all of the butter, decreased the sugar a bit accordingly, and used whole-wheat flour instead of white. They only need about 20 minutes in the oven, 30 minutes is overkill unless you have monstrously sized muffin tins. They were healthy and moist, turned out quite nicely!
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Peanut Butter Cookies IX

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2007
These were really dry and crumbly, fell apart well after they had cooled. Taste wasn't great, texture was dry. Won't make them again.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2007
Didn't like this recipe at all. Cookies are kinda of flat, crunchy, and just not all that good. I followed the recipe to the t and was disappointed.
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Excellent Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2007
This recipe is a keeper. They do come out flat and take a long time to bake (15-18 minutes), but they are super-tasty.
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Mom's Applesauce Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2007
I used a multigrain pancake mix and soy milk instead of dairy. Also omitted the lemon juice since I didn't have any. Otherwise I kept the proportions the same and liked the thickness of the batter, the pancakes cooked quickly, all the way through, and very evenly. What more can I ask? Expected these to be kind of flat with the applesauce, but much to my delight they were actually MORE fluffy and scrumptious than with the recipe on the box! Not very sweet or applesauce-tasting though, you still need to pour on the syrup. Make sure you don't over-stir, as that will take away your "fluff." I enjoyed this version more than the box recipe though and this is a keeper.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2007
A little hint on the chicken broth/water issue - just cook your chicken in 4-5 cups of salted water. Use the flavored water instead of chicken broth + water, as the recipe calls for!
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Apple Cake III

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2006
Way too sweet and rather dry. Not a repeat recipe.
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