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Asian Ginger Dressing

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2009
This salad dressing turned out fabulously! I took other reviewer's suggestions and cut the amount of soy sauce in half. I also used 1/4 cup sesame oil and the rest canola oil. Rather than using honey, I used a tbsp of splenda. And I didn't have fresh ginger, so I used ground ginger powder and eyed the amount. I also added some red pepper flakes, although I'm not sure this made a lot of difference. My husband raved about it!
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2009
We love this dough! It's become a once-a-week event now to do homemade pizza. I've experimented using varying proportions of whole wheat and white flour, and I can't tell the difference, so I usually use all whole wheat flour now. I double the recipe to make two large pizzas. The doubling is almost more than my bread machine can handle though, and I've found I have to add the ingredients to the bread machine in layers and mix it up just a little before starting the dough cycle. And if it rises for too long, it will push the lid of the bread machine open! We roll the crust thin, and my husband's new trick is to put a layer of honey around the edges and roll the crust up (since the crust hangs off the side of the pizza stone anyway). He says it's dinner and dessert in one!
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Health Nut Blueberry Muffins

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2009
These muffins turned out fabulously! I had to make some changes since I didn't have oat bran or wheat germ. Instead, I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup quick oats. I also substituted unsweetened applesauce for the banana based on other reviews (a little more than 1/4 cup), and 1/2 cup brown sugar plus 1/4 cup splenda in place of the white sugar. I didn't have buttermilk, so I used 1/2 cup fat-free milk plus 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream. And to top it off, I used dark chocolate chips instead of blueberries! (Hey, I saved enough calories elsewhere, right?) I baked them for 17 minutes, and they were GREAT! Moist and soft - way better than any of the other healthy muffin recipes I've tried!
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Asian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2008
This recipe is just what I was looking for, although I wound up making several changes. First of all, I added crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, ground ginger, and (accidentally) a fair amount of rice wine to the dressing. (Grabbed the wrong bottle when I went for the rice vinegar!) My husband raved about the dressing even with the rice wine in it, although I think I will cut back on the amount of oil next time. I also used peanut oil instead of sesame oil, and a little Splenda in place of some of the brown sugar. For the salad itself, I used romaine, canned chicken, sliced red pepper, toasted cashews, sliced carrots, and green onions. I think you could put pretty much any combination of vegetables, nuts, noodles, etc. in this salad and it would be great! Thanks for the recipe!
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Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 18, 2008
This wasn't exactly the garlic bread I was looking for, but it was still tasty. In all fairness, I did make some changes based on other reviews. First, I used 4 cloves of fresh garlic (finely chopped) rather than garlic powder. It may be a bit much garlic if you're not a big fan, but my husband's motto is, "There's no such thing as too much garlic." I also used about 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk in place of the milk powder. Because it was sweetened, I left out the sugar. I made the dough in the bread machine and let it rise for an hour, then baked for 40 minutes at 300 degrees and another 10 minutes at 350 (to help brown the crust). I brushed the top with butter halfway through. The timing turned out to be perfect, and the bread has a good flavor, but I'm a little disappointed with the texture. I was expecting a crusty loaf, and while the crust was perfect, the texture inside was more spongy. I also thought it needed a little more salt, although that may also be due to the sweetened condensed milk. If you're looking for a moist soft bread, I think this is a good recipe.
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2008
This was a pretty excellent recipe, although I didn't follow it exactly. I used pieces of swiss cheese and low fat feta instead of muenster (I love the flavor of feta), and I used fresh spinach instead of frozen. I just threw the spinach in the skillet for a few seconds after sauteing the other ingredients, just enough to wilt it a little bit. I also added two cloves of garlic to the onion in the skillet. The cooking time was right on target! My husband loved it - we ate the whole thing between the two of us!
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Chinese Cold Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2008
I really enjoyed this recipe! I didn't have natural peanut butter, but I used regular crunchy and it was great. I also used chicken broth instead of veggie broth (just what I had on hand). I used whole wheat rotini pasta (I'm sure it would have been more authentic with flat noodles), and I doubled the sauce recipe for the whole box of noodles. I cut back on the red pepper flakes just because it looked like an awful lot when I started adding them to the sauce (even though I like things spicy). I also took the advice of others and softened the PB in the microwave for 30 seconds before mixing, and it worked beautifully! I also added a few dashes of ground ginger to the sauce. For veggies I used frozen peas, thinly sliced carrots, red bell pepper, green onions and bean sprouts. I also added some roasted, salted cashews. My husband especially enjoyed it! Thanks for the recipe!
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Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2008
This is such a tasty dressing, and healthy, too! I love that you can throw all the ingredients right into the food processor. I've made this several times now, and I think I like it best when I add a clove or two of garlic. The garlic flavor seems to get stronger the longer you store it though, so watch out for that. Thanks for my new favorite salad dressing!
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