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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
A great way to cut a few calories is by using the Crisco spray butter --- it's just like Pam but has a great buttery flavor! Served with creamy tomato basil soup and you have the perfect winter lunch!
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Basmati Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
I find that it helps to soak the rice in a bowl of water first. Also, when cooking the rice (I usually just use my rice cooker), I like to add a cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, and a couple anise seeds to give it a more traditional flavor and great aroma!
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Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2007
These got devoured in my house! They keep asking me when I am going to make more! The mint flavor was great but don't keep these cookies in a zip-loc with other cookies, they will absorb some of that mintiness!
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Unbelievable Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2008
My boyfriend loved this last night and it was super easy! That is an A+ recipe to me! The only changes that I made were: half the sugar (we don't like sweet foods and are dieting), and I didn't have cidar vinegar so I used half white distilled and half rice vinegar b/c that is what I had. I didn't measure anything out really, just used lime and lemon juice too, we only made 2 chicken breasts so it worked out well! Definetely will do again!
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Tangy Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2008
It was quick and easy to prepare which I like but I don't think it was great. It was all right though. Not bad by any means. The only change to the recipe I made was to use a sugar-free apricot marmalade mixed with some orange marmalade just because I already had that in the fridge. There was way too much sauce - it could have been cut at least in half for 6 chicken breasts. Do they have light Russian dressing? It would be nice to cut some of the calories...
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Baked Mushrooms

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2008
I read all of the reviews about this recipe so I made some alterations to it and it turned out fantastic! I devoured it! The only reason I am giving it a 4 is because I changed so much. Here is what I did: Baby Bellas halved, onions (1 medium yellow) sliced, red and yellow bell peppers (2) chunked, 1/4 c white wine, 1 tbls minced garlic, 4 tbls melted butter, garlic powder, salt, lots of pepper, some lemon pepper seasoning, parsley, baked uncovered at 350 for 40 minutes. It looked delicious (though I wish I had put more mushrooms b/c they cooked down so much) and there was some liquid but it was good! And I drizzled it on some brown rice that I had with it. This recipe is definitely made to my liking (i love pepper and garlic!) but anyone can change it to how they like so it's a really good base. Enjoyed very much! And very low in calories! Especially if you use a light margarine instead of butter but then it wouldn't taste as good :)
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Feta Cheese with Basil Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2008
This was delicious! I've made it twice now and it's turned out perfectly both times! The only changes that I have made is that I used an oil and vinegar dressing just because I was trying to use it up and have one less bottle of dressing in the fridge. This salad is really good, especially if you let it sit a bit before you eat it. The dinner party I took it to devoured it, and there was 4 of us though the recipe is for 6! Compliments all around! Tastes great and easy to transport and take to parties and potlucks and things!
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2008
Delicious and easy! The only changes I made were that I used regular potatoes instead of Yukon Gold and the only squash I had was butternut so that was all I used and I used a good amount; the BF loves squash!
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Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Oct. 24, 2008
I love how simple but tasty this dish is! Will be making again! Much healthier than getting take-out!
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Ground Beef Mexican Style

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2008
Pretty good! I made a lot of changes though, based on making it healthier and the ingredients I had on hand. 1) I used ground turkey instead, and used 1.5lbs. 2) I used 12 oz of Healthy Harvest Egg noodles. 3) I added 1 can of corn. 4) I used light sour cream. 5) I added 1/2 a pack of fajita seasoning and some extra cayenne pepper 6) I transferred everything into a 9x13, topped with organic blue tortilla crumbles (2 oz) and cheese (2% milk, 1 cup) and broiled for a couple of minutes 7) Made to serve 6 instead of 4 b/c of added noodles and meat 8) Topped with tomato and green part of green onions I think that adding black beans would be good as well but I didn't do that this time. 1 serving was 540 calories, very filling.
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Gomen Wat

Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2009
This was my first time cooking collard greens and I was looking for something non-traditional; and by that, I mean "southern-style." This was really tasty! Some changes I made, I didn't have quite a pound of collard greens (only 11 oz), and I used a whole onion and a lot of pre-minced garlic. I followed the rest of the spicy exactly. I felt that it was a little too gingery for my liking and if I make it again, I will half the ginger. It overpowered all the other flavors. I would probably also toss out half of the reserved water next time; I cooked for the said amount of time but it was still quite watery and I am rather impatient. It was still quite good though! I also only divided this whole dish between two people and served with a tilapia fillet. I was surprised to see that all of the ingredients were key players in detoxification so that's a plus!
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Mushroom Orzo

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2009
This was my first time cooking orzo and I enjoyed it BUT I think that there was waaaay too much butter for my liking. It made it very slimy. I could have easily halved the amount of butter. I doubled the mushrooms as well and used diced onion b/c I didn't have pearl onions on hand. It was a pretty standard recipe hence the "3 stars" but my BF seemed to enjoy it.
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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2009
This was quite tasty but I made a lot of adjustments, hence 4 stars instead of 5. I used 1lb of chicken breast and 1lb of shrimp. I sauteed the chicken in the pot first, steamed the okra (frozen, not fresh) in the microwave to cut down on the time factor, added a lot more spices, only 4 cups of water, added the thawed shrimp in and just heated it through, not even 10 minutes. Served over rice and it was quite tasty. It got a "Wow!" from my BF.
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Pumpkin Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2009
Very tasty! I made some adjustments to the recipe based on ingredients I had available and nutrtition! I subbed applesauce for the oil, halved the sugar (topped w/ syrup, it doesn't need the extra sweetness), wheat flour, I used almond milk b/c that's all I had and I even used a bit extra to thin out the very thick batter some. It made 10 very dense 6" pancakes. The flavor was quite good but a little dense for my liking. Will continue to tweak!
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Orange, Walnut, Gorgonzola and Mixed Greens Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette

Reviewed: May 27, 2009
This was delicious! I did make some minor changes... I used feta instead of gorgonzola b/c it's all I had. I also used regular walnuts (because that's what I had and didn't toast them or glaze them or anything). I went light on the oil (to watch calories). I mixed everything together instead of sprinkling on top. And I used a spring mix that had arugula in it and also added some kale! It was AMAZING! Even better the second day!
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Mexican Casserole

Reviewed: May 27, 2009
I would give this a 5 star rating... but I made a TON of changes so can barely call it the same recipe. For starters, I used a pack (20 oz) of ground turkey, onion, garlic, and a whole packet of fajita mix sauteed in the pan together. I added probably twice the amount of (frozen) corn and salsa, added a can of green chilis, no need for any water, probably doubled the cheese and halved the tortilla chips... I eyeball everything. It was delicious and I will definetely make it again! I topped w/ light sour cream and homemade guacamole, served w/ a few chips on the side and a nice cold Corona!
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Beef and Vegetable Ragout

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2009
I thought this was really good! I used venison instead of beef but otherwise I followed it to a "T"! I didn't have egg noodles on hand so I served it with basmati rice over a bed of spinach. My fiance thought it was "interesting" and not in a bad way. I quite liked it and thought it was unique.
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Thai Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2009
I just made this tonight with A LOT of modifications and it was excellent! I'd give it a 5 if I had followed the recipe!
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Cuban Black Beans II

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
Oh lordy this was good! I used canned beans, undrained and served over rice. My fiance loved it! It's going in my file! I added a bit more garlic, cayenne, and onion just to suit our taste better.
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Slow-Cooked Oriental Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2009
This was not good at all. It just tasted like soy sauce! Too salty! I liked the idea of it but it was lacking in the execution. We served over rice with steamed broccoli. I couldn't even finish my serving.
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