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Home Town: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Living In: Sandston, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Vegan Carrot Soup
Made a few changes which ended up making my version un-vegan but good none the less. Used chicken broth instead of vegetable since it was all I had on hand, doubled that as well as the curry because I wanted it spicy. I also used one sweet potato instead of the new potatoes and added a few sprigs of fresh thyme right at the end. Mine didn't quite come out with the rich orange and yellow colour since I used purple and white carrots from the farmer's market instead of the standard carrot, but it was good and warm for a rather overcast day. Froze half for when there's snow. :)

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Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2012
Little Meat Loaves
Some modifications to this one, but the main thing was bringing a freshness to the recipe and adding flavor to the meat. I used extra lean ground beef from a farmers market which resulted in very little fat unlike others are experiencing. I also subbed out the Italian seasoning for freshly chopped basil with dried thyme and oregano, with some chili pepper flake as well as a teaspoon of sea salt and a few cranks of fresh ground pepper to add flavour. I didn't have ritz crackers so I used progresso italian bread crumbs. Other reviewers used mini loaf pans and I suggest skipping that. Make your loaves small and use the 9 x 13. Mine stayed intact the whole way through, browned nicely all the way around and again, very little grease. The one thing that the recipe doesn't say is how much sauce to use to coat while baking. I used a heaping teaspoon and let it bake for 40 minutes, then added another teaspoon before baking another 5 to 7 minutes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2012
Eggplant Parmesan I
As someone that's never had eggplant before, I figured I'd give this a shot. My only concern is that I have a ton of sauce and I feel like it's a bit of a waste because my eggplant slices are kind of drowning. I think next time I'll lighten up on that aspect and try again. It's very delicious otherwise.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2012

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