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Waffles I

Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2012
Excellent recipe. I used with syrup and I also reduced the sugar a bit and used for chicken and Waffles. It's a keeper for me.
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Butter Dip Breadsticks

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2011
This turned out very well. I added grated Parmesan, onion powder, garlic powder and a small bit of Nutritional yeast to the dough. Halved the recipe. They came out perfect. We used Pizza sauce as a dip.
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2011
I didn't put the olive oil or the seasoned salt on it and they turned out wonderful. I didn't spray with anything either. The taste was great. I think if I wanted a bit more, I would use something like Mrs. Dash in different flavors as the mood strikes. And you can't beat 34 calories a cup .5 grams fat 29 mg sodium. And the flavor was much better than a greasy potato chip.
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2011
I didn't put the olive oil or the seasoned salt on it and they turned out wonderful. I didn't spray with anything either. The taste was great. I think if I wanted a bit more, I would use something like Mrs. Dash in different flavors as the mood strikes. And you can't beat 34 calories a cup .5 grams fat 29 mg sodium. And the flavor was much better than a greasy potato chip.
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Not so simple Simple Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2010
Fast, easy and good. Actually much easier than I thought it would be. I added the recipe to my handwritten cookbook I keep of our 'standard' recipes. I did change it by using fresh spinach which I wilted first by steaming. I also simply used one precut package for this because I picked it up on sale and what was left of a package of fresh baby spinach I needed to finish off. The amount was perfect. The taste was perfect also. I did toss in some Tomato Bruchetta spice mix I had. I used all FF products and the cottage cheese was fine curd.
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Frank's Spicy Alabama Onion Beer Chili

Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2010
Nice chili. I halved the amount and used the other 6 ounces of O'Doul's to make beer bread to go with this. Works just fine with a ground meat sub like Morning Star Farm Crumbles. I used near beer [O'Doul's Amber]because we don't drink. Not too spicy for me but I eat HOT. May want to reduce if you don't think pureed jalapenos [inc stems and seed] makes a great hot sauce. Added a bit of cumin and roasted garlic and roasted peppers for more depth. If reducing heat you may want to add such items also.
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Pinto Bean Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 26, 2009
This was a base recipe for me. I used up some Lightlife Mexican 'ground meat' which already was seasoned instead of the ground meat. I adjusted seasoning to taste by increasing amounts and adding a couple things like dried jalapenos and a dried garlic and red pepper mix. It works great as a starter guide like and makes a nice basic recipe for those who don't like a lot of heat but also allows you to add heat easily to taste.
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Thai Charred Eggplant with Tofu

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2009
I used a bit of Swamp Fire hot sauce in the recipe because it needed something else. I also didn't use Cilantro because the stuff tastes like Ivory soap to me. The flavor with the added hot sauce which had a bit of a vinegar base was actually good. I liked the tang and the heat. I served over a very nice rice pilaf which could stand alone in flavor. Also I didn't grill the Eggplant but broiled it. Worked just fine. In fact it was suprisingly good. It does have a 'bland' color scheme which I spiced up with more colorful veggies in the pilaf and on the side. DO NOT USE SILKEN OR SOFT TOFU for this. You need something waterpacked and firm to extra firm. I used Steak grilled tofu extra firm.
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Barbeque Tempeh Sandwiches

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2008
Used wild rice tempeh and homemade BBQ sauce. Excellent. Used a very good Italian Roll for the bun. Note to those who don't like tempeh. Not all Tempeh is created equal. I don't like Soy Tempeh but love multi grain [3 grain, 7 grain, 12 grain] tempeh and Wild Rice Tempeh. However there are even more flavors available. Brands also differ. If you don't like one, you might like another.
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Summertime Sweet Pickles

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2008
Nice sweet tangy flavor which doesn't cover the flavor of the cukes. I use Baggs Apple Cider Vinegar which tends to be sweeter.
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Tofu Stroganoff

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
As it stands it was average. Nice. It's 3 star and that is the rating I gave it here. The changes I made which make it a 5 star for us was simple. First I used good quality portabellos. Next I used House brand Steak Tofu which I froze and pressed well before browning. I lost the oil and pammed the skillet very well. I did add a couple tsp of water when I added the onion and garlic together to the tofu. Softened then added the mushrooms. I did not remove the tofu at any time. I also didn't have to add any more water. Oil would work just fine with this. I added 2 tbsp nutritional yeast [NOT Brewers yeast no matter what anyone tells you ok?] and I used Braggs which is a 'soy sauce' that is very low in sodium which allowed me to up the amount of soy. Without Bragg it would have been way too salty with the increase. I used 2 tbsp in the mushroom part. I used another 2 tbsp mixed in with the cottage cheese mix to which I also added the nutritional yeast. I also added several turns of fresh ground melenge pepper. Oh and I used Tofu noodles instead of Egg Noodles because the other half can't have eggs unless it is whites. I added the tofu noodles well drained and rinsed several times with the cottage cheese mix and folded gently.
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Eggless Egg Salad

Reviewed: May 11, 2008
I'm sorry but it is vingear tofu not Eggless Egg Salad. Since the tofu takes the flavor from the ingredients NOT from itself which is extremely bland almost flavorless esp for Western tastebuds, this is pure vinegar. Which is ok if you like to drink vinegar. It needs more than just the vinegar to make it "egg salad"
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Simple Spinach Lasagna

Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2008
Fast, easy and good. Actually much easier than I thought it would be. I added the recipe to my handwritten cookbook I keep of our 'standard' recipes. I did change it by using fresh spinach which I wilted first by steaming. I also simply used one precut package for this because I picked it up on sale and what was left of a package of fresh baby spinach I needed to finish off. The amount was perfect. The taste was perfect also. I did toss in some Tomato Bruchetta spice mix I had. I used all FF products and the cottage cheese was fine curd.
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Fresh Rhubarb Pie

Reviewed: Apr. 10, 2008
"I didn't think I liked Rhubarb Pie. My mother didn't make it often because she didn't like it. Now I know she didn't put enough sugar in it. She would have liked this one. This is the best Rhubarb pie I ever ate. It's a keeper. I love it." The Other Half's Review while stuffing pie. I got some lovely garnet colored rhubarb at Wegman's and decided to try a "plain" Rhubarb Pie. This exceeded expectations. I did remove the butter because of a heart diet and I did add a sprinkle of nutmeg because I really liked the nutmeg in a strawberry and rhubarb pie recipe I have as a keeper. Now I have a great plain rhubarb pie recipe. Thank you for posting this. It is perfect and that is from a former Rhubarb picky hater who doesn't actually like Rhubarb. Now if you could just do Salmon to taste like a T-bone steak for me..
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Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2008
First I used Gimme Lean Beef Sub instead of ground beef. Because of this I omitted the egg. Gimme Lean doesn't need a binder. I also used Garlic Bread crumbs and chopped fresh garlic instead of using powder. The ketchup was Rocky Mountain Organic which has a much nicer taste than regular off the shelf ketchup. It has a heavy note of nutmeg in it. I also couldn't find my worchestershire sauce so I used Braggs [extremely low sodium soy sauce] to taste and added some Hickory liquid smoke. The result was still excellent. It works just fine with Gimme Lean and tastes exactly like a meatloaf. And I avoided the cholesterol and fat of the egg and the meat. It's a keeper for us.
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Kashmiri-Style Kidney Beans with Turnips

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2008
First I omitted the salt and the oil due to dietary restrictions. I used a bit of water in place of the oil. I added a couple grinds of fresh melenge pepper in place of the salt. I also used regular garam masala because I didn't have any Kashmiri garam masala and added it in the last few minutes of cooking. It was wonderful with the changes and would prob be wonderful with no changes. It is extremely flavorful and the blend of spices is perfect. You won't miss salt at all in this dish if you choose to omit it. It has the sweet savory taste of a good Indian dish with the turnips adding a nice sweetness to the dish. No one will know they are turnips unless you tell them. I was asked what they were because they were 'so good'. I served on a bed of Saffron rice. It was a perfect compliment to this. I would suggest a bed of rice to accompany this dish. Use your favorite.
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