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DIY Cocoa-Hazelnut Spread

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2014
Although, this tasted fine. It was definitely not a clone of Nutella or similar spreads. I made 1/2 recipe in my Vitamix blender. As it has a strong motor I blended alternating between speed 1 and 10. I rarely use high speed. The color is much darker than the picture and it does still have almond bits. Without vegetable shortening or similar products it is not going to get beautifully smooth like the picture. I actually have a personal recipe, in my recipe box, closer to Nutella. This will get eaten, but honestly it reminds me much more of a vegan chocolate fudge, in taste and texture, and it is definitely a healthy tasting spread made with this recipe.
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Agave Almond Butter

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2014
I really liked the flavor of this. More than the almond butter I have ground at the stores in the machines. I don't have an oster blender, so I put it in my Vitamix. I tested this recipe, because I liked that it didn't have a bunch of added oil. Be very careful, though, because it goes from almond butter, with perfectly fine visible almond bits, to an almost almond paste or candy chunks like stage. I suppose it is from the agave? It is equally tasty, but not so spreadable. I would love to know what other liquids people add, to get it perfectly smooth and stay that consistency. Unfortunately, in the fridge it thickened even more. I can't imagine not refrigerating the leftovers though. So, after the first use on bread I ended up using what was left as a substitute for granola in parfaits. That worked perfect as granola gets boring after awhile. It would have worked fine too thrown into smoothies for extra fiber and protein in the recipes calling for nuts.
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Excellent and Healthy Cornbread

Reviewed: Jul. 22, 2014
This cornbread definitely tasted healthy. I have been making Golden Sweet Cornbread, on the site, for years. So, I had a comparison. I read the reviews and saw that some people subbed white whole wheat for all-purpose flour, so I did that. A lot of people mentioned it being dense, so I did 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 baking powder for the baking soda amount. I wanted it more sweet than savory, so I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp. I made 10 muffins instead of a square. I reduced the temp to 375 and baked them for 18 minutes. I measured out 1 tablespoon of honey and brushed the tops of the warm muffins. The slightly crunchy honey coated top was my favorite part.
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Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2014
The ingredients sound totally strange on this, but it is actually pretty good. I tried it at a 4th of July bbq. It mostly looks like a mix of cabbage and ramen noodles, but the flavors transform themselves and it looks healthy. The ramen does stay crunchy in this.
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Chef John's Turkey Sloppy Joes

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2014
Chef John these were really good! Normally, your recipes are a little too hot for me. So, I just did 1/8 tsp. of cayenne. I learned from experience on that. I used 1 lb of all white ground turkey meat and organic ketchup from Trader Joes. I suppose they would be only better tasting, if I used a fattier turkey choice and sweeter ketchup. I also only had approximately 1/4 cup left of green onion and it worked fine. I got enough filling for 8 buns instead of the 6. As this was quite easy, I would make them again. ty
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2014
I thought this tasted pretty good, but it was definitely more of an Asian inspired side dish than an all-purpose vegetable side dish with any meal. I had about 1/2 lb of broccoli, so I changed the servings to 2. It was really easy to make. I just steamed the broccoli in about 1~2" of water in the microwave, covered with plastic wrap, about 5 1/2 minutes on high. I microwaved the sauce ingredients, after melting the butter, about 30 seconds.
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Date Bars II

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
These were really good. I admit they were very sweet, but still tasty. For some reason I had bought a large bag of dates that were in the freezer. I found this recipe and it worked great. Only tweak I made was using 2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed oj for the rind and subbed apple pie spice for cloves and allspice. I would recommend to save time to small chop dates in a high speed blender or food processor. I baked mine on the bottom rack and lightly greased it with PAM spray. It took 30 minutes. I cut it into the 20 servings suggested and the bars are not much bigger than 2x2. Fine for breakfast or lunch size. ty
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Raspberry Cherry Compote

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
This recipe was hard to rate. On taste I give it a 5, cherries, raspberries, and cinnamon. I knew I couldn't go wrong with the flavor combination. The issue comes in with the raspberry seeds. I have made raspberry mouse where I heat the raspberries and strain the seeds. I have made raspberry and banana smoothies, where I blend the raspberries and liquid alone until liquified and then add the other fruits. It dissolves the seeds first. That concerned me with the raspberries here. I cooked it down and the raspberry seeds were just abundant in the mixture and left a thick crunchiness to the compote. I ended up adding the mixture to my Vitamix blender, blending on medium for 2-3 minutes, and then further straining to reduce the seeds. It kind of defeats the purpose of having pieces of cherries. The flavor is amazing though. I would consider making this again blending the raspberries alone first in a little liquid, straining, and then using. Tweaks I made were halving the recipe, using agave syrup, and cabernet sauvignon. I also only had frozen fruit, cherries I pitted and froze and store bought frozen raspberries. I cooked them from frozen uncovered for 5 minutes on medium high, or 7 on my stove, and 5 minutes on medium. Half the recipe, after straining out the seeds, yielded about 1/2-2/3 a cup. I am going to try this tomorrow on a toasted English muffin or yogurt. ty
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Avocado and Black Bean Dip

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2014
This made for a quick and easy snack. I was confused if the beans and avocado were mashed together because of the picture. I just mixed the beans in initially. The color gets a funky green brown if mashed together I found. I thought the lime was quite pronounced. It did give it a fresh flavor. Not my favorite bean dip, but it was gone fast.
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Knock-Off of Chipotle® Guacamole

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
This tasted pretty good. The texture and color is spot on. I used a potato masher. Only change was leaving out the jalepenos, as I never tasted heat from theirs. Something seemed to be missing. I wasnt sure. I added a little extra squeeze of lime juice. The more it sits, the more the flavors meld. I made 1/2 recipe and it does make a good sized bowl. I would make this again for a bean burrito.
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Peaches and Cream

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
I LOVE quick yet fairly nutritious recipes that work for 1 or 2 people. This tasted like a fruit/peach salad when the sour cream, fresh peaches, and brown sugar meld together. I used reduced fat sour cream as my only tweak and because I used fresh picked sweet white peaches I did not bother to peel them. Ty
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PHILADELPHIA Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2014
I could not believe the non-stop compliments about how amazing this was when I took it to a 4th of July get together!! I used the spring form pan suggested, and I lined the bottom with parchment and put the ring around it. It made for less cleaning and easy transport. I just slid it off the parchment onto the cake cardboard. Everyone liked the creaminess, of the top layer, and the Nilla wafer crust.
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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2014
I thought these tasted pretty good. Although, I have nothing to compare them to as I don't recall ever having a snickerdoodle. I was a little let down as I had planned them as an extra dessert to cheesecake I was making for 4th of July. These just kind of scream Christmas! Only change I made was making 1/2 a recipe, which yielded 26 cookies with a cookie scoop. I also just used all butter. FOLLOW the directions at the end regarding not over-cooking! If they seem like they only need about 1 more minute, to bake, let them rest on the sheet out of the oven for that minute. I did 2 batches. One I baked until exactly done, because I was busy. They became hard and more flat when cooled. The other I took out early, as insinuated. Have a rack handy, because after no more than 2-3 minutes I would transfer them to it so as to not over-bake. My second batch stayed nice and soft in the center, and had a thicker texture, following the last step more precisely.
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Apple Vanilla Smoothie

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
I just really didn't care for this smoothie. The whey powder is over-whelming and the apple skins did not seem to dissolve. I tried to fix it, but couldn't cut through the protein powder taste. To the credit of the submitter, I find this issue in all smoothies with these powders and usually do not use them. Why the skins did not dissolve, I do not know. Never had that issue in my Vitamix. The smoothie was also a luke warm despite the ice cube. I have made numerous smoothies, in my blender, but it appears others enjoyed this!
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Creamy Jack Grilled Cheese with Fruit-Glazed Avocado

Reviewed: Jul. 2, 2014
Hello, I am the creator of this recipe. I hope you enjoy it! Make sure to look for the creamy jack cheese. It makes all the difference in texture. We loved these sandwiches. TY
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White Fiber Mini Shells with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
Honestly, I am just not a fan of fresh basil despite it being so popular with fresh recipes it seems today. It is also quite pricey, I found, unless one grows it. When I tasted it, I thought the basil was too dominant and the ingredients didnt much transform themselves. I froze the leftovers. Oddly it tasted better to me as the basil flavor mellowed out and it was re-heated. I would rate this between a 3~4. I just like pasta with a little more ingredients.
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Mezzi Rigatoni with Chicken Thighs, Rosemary, Lemon Zest and Roasted Garlic Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
I can't say I have made or tasted anything like this. I really liked the undertone of the lemon. I bought a mini microplane grater and finally got the chance to it. One downside is I have never cooked with chicken thighs, where they had to be cubed before cooking. Oh my, did I find that time consuming. I would highly suggest a cut up version, of them, or have a really sharp knife or pair of scissors handy. I bought fresh rosemary, and have never used it before. I found that some of them can kind of get lodged in the teeth that size. I suggest maybe chopping them, if just a bit. I would have never thought of this unusual combination. I thought it was okay. It could use some additional sauteed vegetables as other than the seasonings the only additional main ingredient is the dark meat chicken.
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Spaghetti with Broccoli Florets and Traditional Sauce

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2014
This recipe really surprised me. I expected it to just taste like separate components. It does have an exorbitant amount of parmesan cheese, but I would make it just as is. It all comes together and the traditional jarred sauce, which I am not normally a fan of, works well in this with the added olive oil and extra parmesan cheese. I cooked the pasta and broccoli in my pan with 3" sides, to fit everything. I highly suggest the store bought pre-chopped broccoli. Mine was already chopped small. I just microwaved the sauce in a bowl for 5 minutes. After draining I added everything back to the pot I cooked the pasta in. I did find adding the olive oil and parmesan on top worked best, for even distribution, once I transferred it all to a 13x9 disposable pan. I found, this recipe is best the same day. Either way, a meal in 20 minutes, not bad!
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Simple Scones

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2014
These were okay. I have only made a couple of other types of scones in my life and they were way more flaky like and rich tasting. These were more like a slightly cakey overly-sweet biscuit. The tops of them appeared more bumpy than smooth to for some reason. I suppose, because of the stickiness of the dough. I think heavy cream, instead of sour cream, is the only way to go with scones. Only change I made was using golden raisins instead of regular. I just like their flavor lately. For some reason mine darkened on the bottom rather quickly despite baking on parchment. They went from underdone to overdone, on the bottom, in only about 2 minutes time. Towards the end I would keep an eye on them.
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Broccoli Cheese Soup V

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2014
I thought this tasted descent. I had some broccoli leftover from the farmers market close to turning. So, I just did a 1/3 of the posted recipe. That amount made 4-5 servings. Only change I made was just using for Kraft singles for the Velveeta. I am sure the whole amount would have made it more cheesy tasting though. I also added a 1/4 cup of shelf stable whipping cream, to use it up, in addition to the milk. I opted for black pepper instead of white, as it is more handy. My only real issue with the recipe, it is just a bit to salty for me. As to be expected with chicken broth and processed cheese though. It made for a quick lunch either way.
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