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Vegan Bean Taco Filling

Reviewed: May 15, 2013
I saw this and decided to give it a try. I omitted the cornmeal, because I'd never use the rest of it for anything and couldn't see a need for it. I also decided to leave the salsa out but add taco sauce and fresh tomato chunks when serving, and that worked well. I wasn't sure how spicy this was if made by the recipe, so was a little more conservative with the spices; next time I will use more. This was great and healthy and easy; it's also a good base to experiment with, I will make it again.
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Healthier Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 1, 2013
I wanted another "go to" side dish recipe for those times I am asked to "bring something" and this looked good. I made it basically as is, though when I changed the amounts to alter the servings, I mistakenly calculated the milk wrong so mine came out a bit dry. I followed other reviews' suggestions and minced the onion. I also took the sliced potatoes and minced onion, and mixed them together with the salt and pepper before adding the cheese sauce. Added a dash of garlic powder, but this was still bland...not sure what it needs....maybe fresh rosemary? I will probably try it again and see if I can liven up the flavor, it's worth another shot.
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Bohemian Macaroni and Cheese

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2013
I tried this yesterday and basically liked it, but as written it's too dry. I bought Hodson's Mill whole wheat organic mac and cheese and prepared according to package directions. As one reviewer suggested, I sauteed turkey bacon, onion and green pepper while the pasta cooked. When the pasta was done I mixed together: it looked dry so added extra milk and some shredded mild cheddar. Added some whole wheat bread crumbs on top and baked at 350 about 25 mins. It came out dry, though very tasty. If the original poster of this baked it for 45 mins it would taste like cardboard. I will make again, but add even more milk. Baking time seemed right; I'll stick with that. I think it would be 4 stars with more moisture.
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Sausage Pasta

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2013
I used whole wheat penne and all organic ingredients. I opted to use fresh basil rather than dry. I took the suggestion of one reviewer and did not use the entire amount of chicken broth; I used low sodium broth (about 1/4 cup) and also used chicken spicy Italian sausage. Easy, fairly quick and tasty. I wanted to use fresh spinach but the store was out and I used frozen: did not use the entire 10 oz...and I think I'd prefer it with fresh rather than frozen.
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Classic Minestrone

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2012
I opted to try this but will stick with my other minestrone recipe which purports to be authentic Italian. For that, you add a potato, green cabbage (I often omit, doesn't make a difference), 2 zucchini, and you saute your veggies in stages (longest cooking first) in a 50/50 mix of butter and olive oil. Use canned tomatoes, it's fine. Also add salt, rosemany, black pepper and basil AND use beef stock/broth (unless you're vegetarian). The simmer for 1.5 hours, add the beans (no pasta) and simmer another 30-40 mins. It's a great recipe for a chilly fall day.
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Black Bean and Corn Salad I

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2012
I made this the other night for a pre-July 4th gathering and it was a hit. Since it was so hot out, I wanted something cold and also something without mayo, meat or anything else that could easily spoil. I used Newman's balsamic vinaigrette dressing, organic canned black beans and organic canned kernel corn, a red bell pepper, and green onions; I omitted the regular onion. I goofed when making this and didn't mix the dressing ingredients separately as the recipe called for, but just tossed everything into a bowl at once and mixed it...and it was still great. As one reviewer suggested, I added a bit more cayenne pepper, as most of my friends like a little more heat, and it was just right. My plan this weekend is to do what another reviewer suggested and use this as a filling for tacos. Thanks for the great recipe.
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Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2012
I read various reviews and used whole wheat penne; added a diced red pepper, 4 cloves garlic, and some sliced crimini mushrooms. I added a dash of Italian seasoning and some red pepper flakes and it was perfect. As noted, this isn't a "saucy" pasta, though I think it would be awesome with a creamy sauce as well as this way. Great recipe, I'll be making it again.
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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 8, 2012
I love cooking Italian, and when I saw this recipe had to try it. This may be a new fav!! I used 1 box of chopped tomatoes and a small tube of tomato paste. I also decided to use half ground beef and half bulk Italian sausage (would try to find spicy next time but regular was fine) and also added mushrooms, because I like them and also like lots of veggies. It was awesome! I put it over spinach fettucini because I like the visual of the red sauce and green noodles....YUMMY! Thank you for posting!
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White Chili with Ground Turkey

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2012
This is very close to one of my own fav chili recipes. I'd leave out the cinnamon and cayenne; add some tomatillos, and you've got a marvelous and healthy chili.
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Cascadia Fideua

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I had a wonderful vegetarian fideua this past spring in Barcelona (fideua is popular in the Catalonia region of Spain), so was excited to find this recipe. I couldn't find frozen artichoke hearts, and thought using canned might be too mushy...plus they weren't in the dish I had, but peas were, so I added those instead. This is a very tasty recipe and close to the real thing. I think using the cast iron skillet and sticking it in the oven would add the final touch. Will make this again.
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Stuffed Shells IV

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
I'd have given 5 stars if you made your own sauce! Very good stuffing for shells, thank you! I used a recipe from another source for the pasta sauce; seems pointless to go to the work and effort and use sauce from a jar. JUst sauteed some green pepper, onion, mushrooms with a 28 oz can of whole tomatoes (chopped), 6 oz can of tomato paste, basil, marjoram, red pepper flakes, pinch of sugar, salt, fennel seed and let it simmer while I cooked the filling....wonderful!
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Mama Corleone's Sausage and Peppers

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2011
I used a pack of tricolor peppers for this and used raw spicy turkey Italian sausage from Whole Foods, and used whole wheat pasta (riganoti). This was easy and tasty and I will definitely make it again. I'd thought the spicy sausage would be heat enough so didn't add the pepper flakes. Since I like spice, I'd add them next time but this was a great recipe, thanks!
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Minnesota Golf Course Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2010
I make something similar. I use ground turkey breast and use the dried bean mix (I think it's Hodson's Mill?); also use the diced tomatoes with green chili peppers...and I like it spicy, so use about 2 tbsp each of cumin and chili powder....yummy!
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Country Breakfast Casserole

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2010
Not a keeper, sorry. Can't understand the raves, this wasn't tasty.
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Pasta Pomodoro

Reviewed: Aug. 25, 2010
I tried this a week ago and enjoyed. I concur; if you can't do with fresh tomatoes, don't bother. I was wary about the balsamic vinegar, not a fan, but it added a subtle touch and next time I'd use the suggested amount. An easy healthy dish for hot summer days.
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Roasted Vegetables

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2010
After reading some of the reviews, made a few minor changes. 1) Used less olive oil to reduce fat, 2) omitted the rosemary but added some dried basil, 3) cooked for less time than indicated because I wanted a little firmness, and 4) used less lemon juice and zest. These turned out great; added some parma cheese and served over whole wheat linguine for a very healthy pasta dish. (I used all organic veggies). Added to a homemade marina sauce and you'd have an awesome dish! Thanks for the great recipe!
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Sandy's Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2009
I took the advice of other reviewers and partially cooked the macaroni a bit before mixing in with the other ingredients. I also opted to omit the cheese from the mixture, but instead added it to the top the last 10 mins or so of cooking (had some Mexican blend left over from last weekend's tacos). I used the low salt, low fat version of condensed chicken soup, but aside from that used all organic ingredients (used whole wheat pasta and non-fat milk). I also added some broccoli, and used thinly sliced fresh mushrooms rather than canned. This is a good basic recipe that is quick to put together; I'll keep experimenting. Thanks!
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Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2009
I used ground turkey, added chopped onion (as several reviewers noted) and because I like spice, doubled the amount of spices (again, one reviewer recommended); used brown rice because I watch carbs. I liked it very much, seemed very healthy, but next time I think I'd use the amount of spices in the original recipe and see how that tastes, especially if I want to cook for a potluck or something, as double spice may be too much for some palates.
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Penne Primavera

Reviewed: Apr. 19, 2009
This is a very tasty dish with a few tweaks, First, in response to a prior reviewer who said theirs had a weird after-taste, make sure you use low sodium organic vegetable broth...do NOT use he instant, those always taste metallic (and are way too high sodium!). My veggies of choice were carrots, red pepper, mushrooms and broccolil. I sauteed these (with about 4 garlic cloves) in olive oil while the pasta cooked in the broth. I made sure the veggies still had some crispness, then added them to the pasta once it was done. I cooked a minute or two longer, adding the frozen peas and cheese. Cooking it this way left the veggies with still ome firmness. I used all organic ingredients....yummy!
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Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2009
I do something very similar using whole wheat penne and either spicy turkey or chicken Italian sausage, whichever one I can find. I steam the broccoli as one reviewer mentioned, and I also remove the casings from the sausages. Adding a little pasta water (or broccoli cooking water) is a good iea as well. This is one of my favorite quick and easy ishes.
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