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Easy Masoor Daal

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2008
This was delicious and vegan! This was my first time using lentils, so a bit more advice on how much water to use when cooking the lentils would have been helpful. If I remember correctly, I used a full 16 oz. bag of lentils (which made more than enough) and used about 4 cups of water, because I wanted the mixture to have a bit more saucy texture to go over the rice. I also added about a tablespoon of molasses and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to add a bit of savory sweetness to the daal. If you are making this recipe, follow the advice of previous users and temper your curry for about 45 seconds to bring out its flavor and pour the oil mixtures right onto your lentils. Also, the suggestion of the adding coriander leaves (cilantro) was a great idea and adds fresh flavor that compliments the spices. I also chopped up so fresh tomatoes and added them into the daal mixture. I will definitely make this recipes frequently. Its cheap, and relatively easy once you get used to cooking lentils.
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Pasta Pomodoro

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
This is a great idea and I love cooking a pasta dish that is just as tasty as tomato sauce, but lighter and more tangy. I did make a few alterations to this recipe to make it a BIT more flavorful. I substituted veggie broth for chicken (it worked wonderfully). I also added probably about 2 tablespoons extra balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and I also added some red wine I had on hand (probably about a 1/3 cup). Also, might I suggest adding oregano to taste, use a red onion, saute some portabello mushrooms , and use a can of Italian seasoned canned tomato as others have suggested. This might be a personal preference, but I found fresh cilantro shredded on top to be quite a delicious addition.
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Mashed Potato Quesadilla

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2009
This was very yummy! I think the people that are having problems with this being messy probably didn't leave an inch around the end of the tortilla or press down the potato mixture into the seal of the tortilla. I'm also glad that I added the cheese into the potato mixture because this also helped to make the mixture a bit more dense and easy to handle in the quesadilla. I also added chili powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper into the potatoes (to taste). I didn't need to add anything else...just a bit of cayenne pepper sauce on top.
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Mean Woman Pasta

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
This is a great, simple, affordable recipe to make. I changed the olive oil into a dressing. I used 1 TB red wine vinegar and 2 TB raspberry vinager. I added some sea salt, the garlic, 1 TB Honey Dijon Mustard and some pepper. Whisk that together and stir it into the pasta. It gives the recipe some more Omph and flavor. I also add more basil and used canned diced Italian tomatoes. With these changes, its a great recipe.
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Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2010
amazing and versatile recipe. You don't need to microwave your sweet potatoes, they cook up nicely in the oven. I recommend adding green pepper and cilantro to the sour cream. I also added half the green pepper to the cakes. I would recommend making this cakes flat because they will crisp up better while broiling. I'm a lacto-vegetarian and I don't eat eggs...I just added a bit more bread crumbs and they held together just fine.
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Vegetable Pizza I

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2009
This is a great recipe....I did make a few changes though. I decided to go with a pre-made pizza crust to save time, and it tasted great. I also added some dill weed and garlic powder into the cream cheese mix. Next time, I will reduce the amount of mayo to reduce the fat because the flavor is great with just the cream cheese (I like 1/3 less fat cream cheese...it tastes pretty much the same as regular.) Also, I find this pizza is best if you find 3 or four veggies that you have on hand and just use those. If you have to many vegetables, it can be messy and fall apart while you're eating.
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