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Cheesy Quinoa Pilaf with Spinach

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2015
I bucked my usual trend and made this recipe for the first time almost exactly as written. Regular gouda because I couldn't find goat gouda, and I added onion in with the garlic step. I also couldn't find raw sunflower seeds (life is hard at the ghetto grocery store), so I tossed the roasted ones in as the garlic and onion were finishing. I tripled the recipe, three of us ate it as a light meal, and I had two good sized servings left. We all were extremely pleased with the flavor, and I definitely will be making this again. A 5 oz. package of fresh baby spinach was just perfect for the triple recipe. Interestingly, I liked the flavor just as much when I sampled it cold as I was putting it away. I'm taking it for lunch tomorrow, and I'm going to try eating it without reheating to see how it is. If it works as a leftover at room temperature, I'll have to bump my 5 stars up to 10! Thanks very much for posting this recipe. I needed a fresh take on quinoa; I was tired of the several recipes I've been using for years.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2015
We used 6 inch flour tortillas (warmed at 350 for 10 minutes), and topped the lentil mix with shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped cilantro. Excellent and filling at 3 tacos each, and the size we made them, it was enough for 9 tacos. Very affordable, too: my cost was maybe $5 for the entire dish. I will definitely be making this again and again!
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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2015
We tried this tonight to increase our vegetarian meal choices because meat has gotten so expensive. It was super easy and far more flavorful than I expected. Definitely a keeper. We used dry black beans (1/2 cup of dry beans = 1 can) that we simmered until tender. Also frozen corn instead of canned. I also used about half a 16 oz jar of medium salsa, and olive oil instead of butter. I forgot the sugar but will probably add it next time. Really loved it like it is, though! Thanks for the recipe!
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Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Jan. 15, 2015
Why did I wait so long to try this recipe? It's delicious, simple, and very easily tweaked. I side with the chowder purists who insist on potatoes (or it isn't chowder), but I diced up some redskins so they added a little color, too. I increased the garlic and cumin to my tastes, and I always use the jarred "Better Than Bullion" paste in lieu of either broth or bullion. This could easily be dressed up for guests, and I am betting that it will make a fabulous leftover - already looking forward to tomorrow's lunch! Thanks for the recipe!
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Lentil Soup with Lemon

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
I didn't have tomato paste, and I skipped the blender step. This soup was heavenly. It was very simple to prepare and was ready to eat in 45 minutes. I made it two servings by cutting the lentils to 1/2 cup, still in 4 cups of liquid. One serving came out to 179 calories, with 11.6 g protein and 12.6 g fiber. I am extremely impressed with this one! Thank you for posting it!
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'Momma Made Em' Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2013
You can't "simmer" veggies in roux for 45 minutes without adding liquid. I made some common sense corrections to this recipe, and used fresh everything except for frozen okra, and we liked it that way. My spices (I never use pre-mixed): 1/2 tsp each thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper; 1 tsp oregano; 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic; 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce. I made the roux from butter, and it was done to my liking in 20 minutes (a little darker than chocolate milk). Thanks for posting this recipe, it was a very good base to start with!
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Spicy Chicken Rice Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2012
Simple and delicious just as written! And I had all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting!
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Honey Glazed Ham

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2011
Juicy and tender, great flavor. I used a 6 lb. Bluegrass jubilee ham. Five hours on low in the crock pot, basting every 30-60 minutes, was perfect. Microwave the glaze - no need to mess with a double boiler.
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Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2011
Easy & delicious! I added cheddar and bacon bits to the top since I had them on hand.
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Ten Minute Szechuan Chicken

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2011
Good base recipe. Too salty and bland as written, but much better with added 1/4 t. ginger, decreased soy sauce to 3 T. low sodium, and increase water to 1 c. to make a sauce. I also added broccoli, which worked very well. Served 2 very hungry people with 2 c. (dry) jasmine rice. Easy to prepare in the 20 minutes the rice is simmering.
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Spinach and Tortellini Salad

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
Easy, attractive and healthy! I used fresh baby spinach, like many others, chopped and not cooked. I doubled the recipe and used tri-colored tortellini. Taking it to a picnic tonight - it will probably be even better after a couple of hours in the fridge. Thanks for posting this one, it's a keeper!
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Carrot Cake III

Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2011
This recipe is ok as is, but 5 stars with changes. I sub walnuts for the pecans, sub brown sugar for white, add 1/2 t. nutmeg, sprinkle the walnuts on (not in) the icing, halve the sugar in the icing, and sub applesauce for 1/2 c. of the oil. I like carrot cakes that are spicy and simple, so I avoid the recipes that have raisins, pineapple and other oddball additions. Oh, I also increase the cinnamon by 1 t., but I do that in virtually all my baking. A bundt pan is done in 45-50 minutes depending on your oven.
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Lentil Chili

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2011
This is easy, affordable and very healthy. I'm adding it to my regular rotation of meals. I did need to double the liquid even though I soaked the lentils for an hour before cooking. I also added kidney beans, as another reviewer suggested, which made it seem more like chili.
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Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
This never fully set. It remained sticky and difficult to handle. I followed the recipe exactly, not sure what the problem was. Tasted ok, I guess, but I won't be making it again.
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