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Vegan Broccoli Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2014
This was pretty good and super easy. I usually read all the reviews before making a recipe from this site, but didn't have time. So I just followed the recipe. I didn't have potatoes, so chucked in two big carrots instead. And I misread the recipe and used 6 cups broth. Overall, it was good (and SO easy) but it needs a little tinkering. I mixed it with pre-cooked rainbow quinoa, and it was super delicious that way, but as a soup alone, I think it needs another ingredient (maybe the potatoes the recipe calls for :-) Anyway, great stuff! Thank you!
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Caprese on a Stick

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2013
Delicious and easy. Trickiest part is pronouncing it (I always forget how to pronounce this word for some reason.. "cah-PREHY-zay": for my future reference :-) I used a marinated mozzarella so didn't add salt, pepper, or oil. Will chuck on a splash of balsamic next time. I used fancy cherry tomatoes which were a variety of types/colors but the best tasting were definitely the red cherry tomatoes- so I will stick with red in future. I used slightly-longer-than toothpick-length, skewer size (fat) wooden picks and they were perfect. Quite yummy! Thank you!
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Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2013
Amazing! I put brown sugar on bacon after wrapping and let them sit overnight in the fridge before baking- divine. Put one half marcona almond in each date (along with the blue cheese). Bacon held them together fine- no toothpicks needed. Cooked 20/10. Also served the chevre figs (which were much quicker to make- these took 1 hour total to make & bake- the figs took 6 minutes total)- both were equally adored. You can make both for the same event and daze & amaze people- TWICE! If you get the fancy nitrate free etc... bacon, it will only make about 20-24 appetizers. So you will have lots of leftover dates. I used my extra dates to test this recipe out with turkey bacon (note: nowhere near as good as with regular bacon, but still tasty) and the turkey bacon made a lot more appetizers. But I still have leftover dates. So maybe adjust recipe to say 1/2 pound dates. Final note: definitely use a 2 tier system to bake (I used cooling racks over a baking sheet), and definitely put aluminum foil on the bottom tray, as otherwise it will take forever to clean the bottom pan. And be prepared for a giant huff of smoke when you open the oven at the end. It's pretty wild. Have windows open and/or fans on. :-) Amazing recipe! Really sensational! Thank you!
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Elegant Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Almonds

Reviewed: Oct. 13, 2013
Delicious! Easiest thing in the world to make! Used Marcona almonds and an herb chevre. Served these at a party yesterday and totally forgot to put the honey/balsamic on. Didn't matter. Delicious without. (Will try to remember next time). Thank you! Amazing recipe. Update: made again, this time with a black pepper chevre. Also good. Herb chevre maybe my preference. Remembered glaze this time! Very Nice! My 3 year old ate the black pepper chevre ones before we even cooked them! Yum!
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Cambodian Tapioca-Banana Pudding

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2013
Hi. I adapted the recipe as didn't have pearl tapioca. I used 1/2 c organic minute tapioca, 2 c filtered water, 1 can(13.5oz)organic coconut milk, and 2c 2.5 oz mashed ripe organic banana and cooked on stove 12 minutes. I added 3/4 c shredded, unsweetened organic coconut to mix while hot. Let cool in fridge 15 minutes, then added one whole diced fresh pineapple and 6 diced ripe organic bananas. Finished product is yummy and is, I believe, organic, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, and vegan (which is fairly remarkable, really). It's delicious. Next time I will add pecans, more shredded coconut (I ran out), and maybe a touch of brown sugar. As it is, it's perfect for the hippy potluck I'm headed to today :-) Great recipe! Thank you! I live in Hawaii and have an abundance of fruit at all times, so this was an amazing way to use up a ton of bananas, coconut,and pineapple. Hooray!
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Banana Nut Frosting

Reviewed: Mar. 5, 2013
Excellent. So easy! I only used 3 c sugar (started with two since everyone was saying it ends up being too sweet, but found it wouldn't get airy & fluffy with only 2 c sugar). Didn't add coconut or nuts to mix, but sprinkled chopped pecans on after frosting. Put it on banana coconut pineapple muffins. Delicious and easy. Thank you!
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Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
I had to adjust the taste of the filing a bit to get it to a better place. It was ok, and edible. But I'll try a different recipe next time.
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Master Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
Brilliant. Love it. I use different kinds of flour (wheat, etc) and it's always delicious. And super easy. And the kids LOVE the process. Love it!
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Candy Cane Fudge

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
I wish I could give this a 10 star rating for presentation. It was beautiful and so festive. Everyone was excited and intrigued. I only used red food coloring, and it was really, super pretty. Everyone who tasted it also really liked the flavor. The change I would make would be to make sure the candy canes are totally crushed- biting into a piece of candy cane sort of spoils the experience. I crushed mine pretty good, but next time will crush completely. Great recipe.
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Real Hummus

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2013
This is so easy. I used recipe update from author. Found I needed to add more cumin, lemon juice, and tahini than called for. I also added sun dried tomatoes and next time will add pine nuts. Great Recipe. Thanks!
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2012
I made this with day-old banana bread, left out the raisins, and added tons of grated fresh coconut and little pineapple pieces. It was unreal! Thank you for the recipe- I had never made bread pudding before and this was a snap.
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Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce III

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2012
I only used the "whiskey sauce" part of this recipe on a bread pudding recipe I created. But I want to give the sauce a 5 because it was really easy and tasted great (even though it can hardly claim to be healthy in any way ;-) I used Crown Royal. The sauce is also good on slices of apple, and I am going to slather some on some fresh coconut to make coconut candy. My friend is going to put some that I gave her over ice cream. (it makes a LOT of sauce). Great easy sauce, thanks!
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2011
Yummy! I used gluten-free flour (so added 1 tsp xanthan gum), didn't have any cloves (so added nutmeg), and used half cup honey/half cup sugar (instead of 1 cup sugar). Put dough in the fridge for almost an hour before rolling into balls. Rolled in raw (chunky brown) sugar (probably closer to 4-5 tablespoons). Cooked one batch for 8 minutes and one batch for 9 minutes. I think 9 minutes is better. Cookies are delicious! Great recipe. EASY! Delicious. Love it! Love it! Love it! Thank you!
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Chicken and Lentils

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2011
Pretty tasty. I soaked my white lentils for an hour beforehand and they were perfect. I also used fresh rosemary and basil from the garden (1 tsp each- needs more). Splashed in a bit of balsamic from previous reviewer suggestion. I chopped up my chicken into bite size pieces so didn't cook them the whole 20 minutes, but more like 5. Will use the whole pieces next time. I didn't use any tomato sauce per previous reviews. And forgot to add the cumin everyone was suggesting. So my result wasn't following the recipe perfectly, but was pretty close. And it's pretty good. It's certainly easy. Thanks!
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2011
Yummy! I had to make a couple of changes: used 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup butter. used wheat flour instead of white. used raw sugar for both white and brown sugars. also increased baking soda to 1 tsp and omitted the salt. cooked bottom tray for 13 minutes, middle tray for 16 minutes and top tray for 20 minutes. cookies are delicious. ate some warm, put some in fridge, and put some in a ziploc in freezer. you can pull the ones from the fridge or freezer and eat immediately (no thawing required). they taste good all three ways. thanks for an awesome recipe!
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Guava Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2011
this was really easy to make & allowed me to use some of my excess guavas. my boyfriend ate some of it plain and a dinner guest tried it with with whipped cream & sliced guavas. no one loved it- but they ate it and said it was good. i didn't like the cake itself, so didn't want to spend too much time trying to create an icing/glaze- as i have a lot more guava to process so am going to look for a different cake recipe. but it was incredibly easy to make so i am giving it 3 stars for that.
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
Thanks for the easy recipe! I baked these directly on a cookie sheet. Sprayed them with Pam. Salted lightly with sea salt. They were tasty and everyone loved them. I'm not exactly sure how long they cooked, because I was in the middle of a dinner party- so kept setting the timer for 2-3 minutes to be sure I didn't forget them. I will watch the clock better next time. Thank you! Taste just as good as the kale chips at Whole Foods. :-)
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Healthy Banana Cookies

Reviewed: Jul. 21, 2011
great base recipe. FAST, EASY, only 5 ingredients. vegan. what's not to love? i will use this a lot and will experiment with options. my inaugural batch was made with applesauce instead of oil, and instant oats instead of rolled, plus i added cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg (which i will leave out next time), craisins, a few walnuts, and some choc chips. everyone (except me) loved them. i don't like dried fruit in cookies/breads, so that's where it lost me. but i bet if i leave out the dried fruit and just use nuts and or choc chips, it would be great. thanks!
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Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
I had a few alterations. I only had 2 chicken breasts, so just used them. My chicken soup can was bigger than the recipe called for at 14oz. I used the whole can. I didn't have any green onions or lime juice so left them out. I used corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. That was 11 corn tortillas (would have been 12 but the first one fell apart when i tried to fold it- definitely warm corn tortillas in the microwave with a damp paper towel over them for a minute before trying to fill/fold them) which filled up the big pan the recipe called for & a smaller square pan. I didn't measure the cheese, but just threw a bunch in and on top. My enchilada sauce can was WAY bigger (29.2 oz) but I used the whole can anyway. The results were good. The enchiladas were reportedly delicious (I'm vegetarian, so I can't personally vouch). They were mild though. If it were me, I would definitely add some spice (jalapenos maybe, or at the very least I would get the spicy taco mix and the spicy green chiles). Since the recipe yielded so many, my partner ate this for dinner the first night, then warmed it up the next night (still good). The next night we heated it up again & had friends come over to help eat it, & it still got rave reviews. Finally, the next night, my partner ate it again, & said it was still super delicious. It would probably be easier to shred the chicken if you left the breasts whole rather than cutting them up. Thanks!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread II

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2010
I only had 1 tblspn mayo, so added 1 tblspn sour cream. I used the full amount of sugar, but ran out of white sugar so used 1/2 c brown sugar. I didn't have any baking powder, so skipped that altogether. I didn't have any shortening so used butter. I used a tiny bit of salt. I had 5 1/2 bananas- which equaled just over 2 cups once mashed. I made one loaf (which I cooked for 67 minutes) and 12 muffins (which I cooked for 22 minutes). I think both could have cooked less time. I also think more bananas would have been fine. The results are yummy! I would like it to be a wee bit more moist (hence the suggested shortened cooking time). I didn't realize my oven was on the convection setting. Great recipe! My favorite banana bread recipe so far. Thank you! Update: Made it again. Two loaves. Cooked 50 minutes. Used butter instead of shortening, vegan sour cream substitute instead of mayo (it's all I had). 2 1/2 cups mashed banana. 2 cups milk chocolate chips. Very good. Moist. Yummy. My bananas weren't quite ripe enough, so not enough banana flavor for me, but still the 1st loaf was devoured within a couple hours. Delicious! Make sure you have a really big bowl when you start. Really big.
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