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Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, Flax, Banana Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
The kids just helped me make these on a Saturday morning. They were delicious! I'll be freezing the leftovers for them for a breakfast treat during the week.
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Maple Whole Wheat Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
This bread was excellent! I'm not sure why some reviewers thought it was so dense. I've baked numerous whole wheat loaves over the years and this is one of the lightest versions I've ever made. I usually bake all of my bread by hand, reserving the bread machine for when I'm feeling truly lazy or pressed for time, but I did this whole recipe in the bread machine and it did not disappoint! This is one of our new favorites! Please don't omit the bread flour (not all-purpose). I think it really adds to the great texture of this bread. I did do as another reviewer suggested and substituted 1/2 cup of rolled oats for 1/2 cup of the whole wheat flour. The only other change I made was to substitute safflower oil for most of the olive oil, since I ran out of the latter. My other half loved it, saying it reminded him exactly of a certain bread he used to buy when he was in college.
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Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2010
The kids just helped me make these on a Saturday morning. They were delicious! I'll be freezing the leftovers for them for a breakfast treat during the week. The only changes were- 1oz (2 TB) of agave nectar in place of the brown sugar, and some flax seed meal in place of some of the all-purpose flour. (I filled my scoop to about 2/3 cup with the flour and filled the remainder with the flax.) I also added a little cinnamon and nutmeg. They would have been good with a second banana but I used my last one in this recipe.
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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Reviewed: Oct. 25, 2011
This was excellent! The changes I made were minimal and, although good, not necessary to create a wonderful dish- used 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of light coconut milk in place of the 1 cup of yogurt and 1/2 cup of water; one 15 oz can of diced tomatoes in juice in place of the crushed tomatoes, letting them cook with the onion mixture for a couple of minutes prior to adding the yogurt and coconut milk; used 1/2 the amount of cayenne called for to accommodate my kids; and cut the chicken into chunks after browning (in ghee rather than oil). I served it with brown rice and roasted, curried cauliflower.
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Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
I read through the reviews as usual. I read that they did not have a strong enough peanut flavor, then I read that it had an overpowering peanut flavor. However, I found this recipe to be a perfect balance. My husband said they were the best pancakes he had ever had. I served mine topped with some warm, homemade applesauce. I doubled the recipe, with the only variance being that I added a little extra salt to make up for the lack of it in my natural peanut butter, added a little extra vanilla, and substituted whole wheat flour for half of the all purpose. Cutting the peanut butter into the dry ingredients was a clever method of incorporating it evenly. Although some reviewers suggested mashing the banana, I am glad I chose to chop them into extra small pieces as more per the recipe. The little bites of banana added some bursts of moist, flavorful goodness that made for a nice contrast with the peanut flavored pancake. I had no issues with it seeming too watery nor did the banana chunks sink to the bottom as another reviewer mentioned.
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Pesto Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2012
I made this exactly as per the recipe. I'm not sure what made this "too salty" for some other people, because we thought it was fantastic! Only three ingredients and it worked really well together. Two slices of prosciutto per breast was needed, and my SO suggested pounding the breasts flat next time. Fast, easy, and delicious? I will definitely be adding this to the rotation!
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