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Poor Man's Caviar

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2006
I first ate this at my mother's house--it is WONDERFUL!! The name says it all. Thanks!
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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2006
Cha Cha, you know what you are doing. I have made chicken chilis in the past, but this one is healthy and great. I am on the south beach diet, so I just substituted extra virgin olive oil and reduced fat cheese--but it was GREAT!!
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2007
I have NEVER made a pot roast before, so I read a lot of the reviews before cooking. I used four pounds of an angus bottom round roast (cut in half), and it turned out wonderful! I substituted beef broth for the water, seasoned it with two cloves of minced garlic and a little pepper, and also added carrots, onions, and cauliflower after four hours of cooking on low in the crock pot. I had to cook it four additional hours on high after adding the veggies because the meat had not tenderized yet. After that, however, it was so, so good! My significant other thought it was awesome. (Note: If cooking for company or picky kids, the cauliflower gets brown from the juice, but it is tender and melts in your mouth, so I was willing to sacrifice the look. We try not to eat a lot of starchy carbs like potatoes.)
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2007
My boyfriend requested I make this soup for the holidays. I am not a huge broccoli cheese soup fan, but it really surpassed my expectations. After reading many reviews, I doubled the broccoli and the cheese, and this was really important. I also used 2% velveeta and only 2 tablespoons of butter. I did use about 1/2 the cornstarch recommended and combined it with the last can of broth, so the soup was a little thinner than the broccoli cheese soup I have had in chain cafes and sub shops; however, that wasn't at all a problem for me. I don't like it to be as thick as nacho cheese!
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Seafood Enchiladas

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2008
These were really wonderful! We subbed all low-fat products (sour cream, half and half, cheese), and I thought it turned out yummy. (We are also used to subbing low-fat or fat free products, so keep that in mind.) I added the sour cream off the heat so no curdling occurred. We used real crab meat and double the shrimp--and they were great. Even with the low fat ingredients, I could only eat one!
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Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2008
I followed the directions of another reviewer to make it less fatty. I used two small heads of cauliflower, one large head of broccoli, two cups of fat free mayo, turkey bacon, and splenda (no eggs either). It was really, really great! I typically don't like ff mayo, but it was on sale, so I went with it--I couldn't tell the difference. Very, very good!!
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2008
My mom introduced me to this a few years ago when I was low-carbing it . . . and this is one of the only recipes I continue to crave over and over again. It is really, really fantastic! I like it better than any quiche I've had before! UPDATE: So, I've been playing around with this recipe. I have doubled it for a "pan" of quiche, and it tasted way too spinach-y or something. I merely doubled the recipe, so I was confused by that. Also, I tried using reduced-fat cheese once, and it just wasn't nearly as good. Finally, adding about five strips of cooked, chopped bacon makes it taste even better!
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Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Reviewed: Apr. 2, 2008
Even with all of the good reviews, I was skeptical. I have never had Black Bean soup before, and perhaps that is why. However, I thought it was really good. I reserved about a cup of beans, used medium salsa, and topped it with ff sour cream, ff cheese, and some green onion. Fantastic! My partner made his own dinner at first because he "hates beans," but after trying it, he even licked the bowl. (Of course, he wants to use it as a dip or a sauce instead of a soup, but he still really liked it!) Thanks!
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Broiled Scallops

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
We used sea scallops and cooked them for three minutes on each side and omitted the lemon juice (significant other's not a fan of it). Thanks for the simple recipe! FANTASTIC!!
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2008
I added two cans of light kidney beans and used ground turkey breast. I liked it a lot! I wasn't expecting it to be as spicy as it is, but that was from my choice of salsa and chili flakes. However, I did like that it was a little different than traditional chilis and very healthy. (I used less oil as well). Thanks!
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Spice It Up Soup

Reviewed: May 4, 2008
I liked the idea of this soup, but I didn't like cooking all of it together. The meat stuck to the bottom of the pot at first, so I had a tough time getting it all mixed together. So, for a second time, I would brown both meats together and then drain them, then saute the veggies (onion, carrots, both peppers, and garlic)on their own, and then finally add everything together and simmer for 30-40 minutes. That would still only take one pot, and you can drain off more fat and not worry about a mess on the bottom of the pan! The taste was great, however. I used beef stock because that is what I had, and also added 1 can of great northern beans for more fiber. Thanks!
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
Wow. My first time cooking with quinoa, and it is so very good. Just a few notes--I'm from a small town, so it took me a while to find quinoa--it was only sold at my local food co-op/health food store. I soaked the quinoa for 20 minutes and rinsed it twice because some non-boxed quinoa apparently can have a bitter flavor from not being rinsed. (I learned this from asking a woman at the co-op how she prepares quinoa. The quinoa there is located in food bins, not pre-packaged boxes.) I added some tomatoes with green chilis at the end, and those made it too spicy, but that's my fault. Other than that, I kept it as is, and it is fantastic! Thank you so much for this recipe!
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Classic Spanish Sangria

Reviewed: May 27, 2008
I used merlot, splenda, pears, peaches, and oranges. I loved the pears! I thought it was very good, but it did get some of my friends a little loopy, so i ended up diluting each glass with about 1/2 sangria, 1/2 diet lemon-lime soda.
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Jalapenos del Raton

Reviewed: May 28, 2008
Great! I tried 1/2 turkey bacon and 1/2 center cut "real" bacon (the kind that has as much fat as many turkey bacon strips), and the center cut bacon was better. I also used reduced fat cream cheese and hot turkey italian sausage and cooked in the oven at 375 for 35 minutes. Really, really, great!
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Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2008
I went looking for a "vegetable and cheese" dish, and this really exceeded my expectations! To make it lower calorie and lower fat, I used 2% Colby cheese, lowfat cottage cheese, and Italian turkey sausage. I also used 1 can of drained diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning. I also did not cook the zucchini first, and it was just fine, but I used three regular-sized store zucchinis, not huge home grown ones! I thought it was great!
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Chinese Cabbage Salad I

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2008
I didn't really like it. I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar, but I still thought it too sweet. Thanks anyway!
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2008
Fantastic! My only substitution was using 1 tablespoon of Splenda instead of 2 tablespoons of sugar. So, so good. Even my fiance, who does not like beans, ate almost more than me! A great way to eat fiber and have a meatless dish that is so, so filling. I bought chicken, but I didn't even make it--I just ate the salad.
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Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 15, 2008
Wow. I was totally skeptical--how does a salad get all those great reviews? All I have to say is don't knock it till you try it. Why in the world is this so FANTASTIC? I don't know--but it is. (I used 1/2 Splenda instead of all that sugar and no-trans-fat margarine, but the rest is exactly the same.)
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Marinated Tuna Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
This was awesome! I had given up on tuna steak because I was tired of the usual spices and/or blackened varieties. This definitely changed my tune!! I really enjoyed it and ate a LOT more tuna than I have in the past. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I really liked this! I have never had winter squash before, but I bought one and looked on allrecipes to find a dish. We love garlic, so I thought we would like this, and we did! Followed the suggestion to pierce and microwave the squash (8 min) for easy peeling, and it was still a little difficult to peel and the SMELL almost made me throw it away. ICK. But, I went through with it anyway, and it turned out great. I added the parm 1/2 way through, and when the parm gets a little crispy, those were the BEST bites. Yum. THANKS!!
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