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mainemom
 
Home Town: Portland, Maine, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Healthy, Kids
Hobbies: Wine Tasting
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Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Super Moist Pumpkin Bread
This is a very good vegan pumpkin bread. I have had trouble converting my pumpkin-based baked goods to vegan recipes that will still please my husband, but these did the trick. They have an ultra-creamy texture reminiscent of coconut milk ice cream, and a nice fall flavor with no artificial ick aftertaste like so many vegan products. The changes I made: used half a cup of oil and increased pumpkin to three cups. Severely cut down sugar: half a cup of dark brown and about a third of a cup of white, but I did add bakers chocolate chunks instead of nuts. There is no need for all that oil or sugar! Doubled the spices and added a heaping tsp of powdered Ginger as well as 1/2 tsp ground cloves. Overall result very good, will make again!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2012
Spiced Quinoa
Absolutely Delicious. Best Quinoa Ever, and we eat quinoa once a week. I doubled the spices, and added a little cayenne. Instead of Raisins I used chopped dates which I soaked in hot water, then used the sweet water as a base for a vegetable bouillon instead of chicken broth. I really can't say enough good things about this recipe. If you are wanting to introduce quinoa to someone, this is the dish that will win them over.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2012
The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World
Really very good. I liked it because it tasted complete, not just "regular" chili with the meat missing. The play of different textures and flavors was nice. I topped it with avocado cream. I also modified it by using tempeh instead of fake meat (a good choice!) and only two cans of tomatoes- which I pureed first to make a smoother base- and a bit of vegetable broth. Missing star because it wasn't very spicy, and I think 3 cans of tomatoes would make it way to acidic. Next time I will add more jalepenos- at least 4- and some liquid smoke. Also probably will leave out the celery or dice it super small- kind of didn't fit with the dish. But overall this was a very pleasing vegan dinner. Which is good because we have enough left overs to last for a whole week!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2012
 
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