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Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2014
I couldn't taste the mustard so I would probably increase that next time. I used olive oil instead of butter and salted generously. Very good and I will make again!
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: May 29, 2014
I used butter instead of olive oil, chicken broth instead of water, and kale instead of spinach. I also used fresh herbs instead of dried (triple the amount of herbs called for when using fresh instead of dried). It was delicious! If broth is not used, I would add at least a teaspoon of salt with the water. Otherwise it will be incredibly bland. I still needed additional salt to taste at the end using chicken broth. With my changes, I will make again!
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Simple Savory Quinoa

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2014
My kids and I really liked this. I used water because I didn't have vegetable stock and needed to add more salt. I also used fresh basil instead of dried, so I tripled the amount called for. I toasted the quinoa in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes before adding it to the sauteed veggies, than I added the spices and stirred before adding the water. It took around 30 minutes to absorb the water.
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Simple Golabki

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2014
This was delicious and everyone liked it! I used crushed tomatoes instead of diced and covered it while it simmered (It would have dried out otherwise). I cooked it for 20-25 minutes, which was perfect. I used 2 small onions and would not leave them out. They really add to the dish. I will make this again!
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Funky Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2014
This was a little bland and on the dry side. Adding sour cream and salsa helped a lot. I doubled the taco seasoning and know that was a good move. Next time I will mix the cheese into the casserole instead of putting it only on top. I will also salt the chicken before cooking it. Everyone did really like it, we just needed a little salt and moisture.
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Rotisserie Chicken Chili With Hominy and Chiles

Reviewed: Jan. 17, 2014
This was fantastic! I halved the recipe which fed my family of 5 with leftovers for a few lunches the next day. Followed the recipe very closely but had a couple minor changes. Used olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and did 2, 15 oz cans of great northern beans. We didn't add any cheese, sour cream or other chili topping. It was wonderful by itself! Don't skip on simmering the leftover rotisserie skin and bones with the broth, it really adds to the flavor. There was a decent amount of fat in the broth from the skin and bones, so I skimmed off a decent amount of it. This has to be my favorite white chili recipe! Thanks Pam!
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Maple Cajun Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2013
This was good and spicy! I didn't have Cajun seasoning, so I made the "Simple Cajun Seasoning" recipe on this site. Instead of brushing the seasoning on, I threw it in a ziploc with the Mahi Mahi for 5-10 minutes, then cooked it under the broiler. My 6 year old said, this is a 5 star meal!
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Kas' Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2013
This was a good mild chili. We tend to like things a little spicier, but still enjoyed it. I used fire roasted crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes (my husband doesn't like the texture of diced) and ground turkey instead of beef (it's what I had on hand). I also drained and rinsed the black beans. I browned the meat, drained off the fat, and then threw everything together in the slow cooker. I did high for 30 minutes and then low for 5 1/2 hours.
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Roasted Spring Vegetable Risotto

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2013
This was really good! I had to make a few modifications. I didn't have green onions, so I sauteed 1 chopped onion with the chopped bell peppers. Then I added them to the pan with the rest of the veggies and roasted for 25-30 minutes. I also used chicken broth instead of veggie because it's what I had on hand. I used 1/2 tsp. of ground dried rosemary but am sure that fresh would have been a lot better. I used brown rice instead of white and cooked it the regular way (sauteed it in some ghee before adding all the chicken broth). A brown rice risotto would have been excellent, but I didn't want to take the time to make it that way. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Harvest Yams

Reviewed: Nov. 3, 2013
I made some changes according to other reviews. I baked 8 small to medium sized yams at 400 until tender (around 45 minutes), than removed the skins before slicing into 3/4 - 1 inch rounds. I then laid them at an angle in a 9x13 pan. I drizzled 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil (couldn't use butter because of a dairy allergy in the family) over the yams and then sprinkled the cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg over the top. Afterward, I drizzled 1/2 cup maple syrup over the top with a splash of water. I covered with foil and cooked at 350 for 30 minutes. It was excellent! I took it to a family gathering and everyone really enjoyed it!
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Rhubarb Chili

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2013
My husband and I thought that raisins would be a good addition to the chili. Somewhere around 1/2 cup would probably work. If raisins are used, the sugar could possibly be omitted and I would also omit the corn as well (not sure if the corn and raisins would go well together). Make sure the rhubarb is chopped small enough that it can absorb the sauce better.
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Lime-Marinated Mahi Mahi

Reviewed: Sep. 9, 2013
This had a nice flavor. The oil seemed a bit much so I cut back to 1/2 cup for 2 filets. I used about 1/3 tsp. cayenne for fear it would be too spicy, but it would have been fine at 1/4 tsp. I followed everything else.
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Home-Style Brown Rice Pilaf

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2013
This was wonderful! I read the reviews and decided to follow the recipe exactly (how else can I give it an accurate review?) My kids wanted a 3rd helping. Make sure to add salt and pepper to taste at the end. I think the recommended soy sauce on the side would have ruined the dish. It didn't need it.
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Southwestern-Flavored Ground Beef or Turkey for Tacos & Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2013
This was really good! It wasn't as spicy as I would have liked, so I added black pepper to taste at the end. I think an 1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne would do nicely in this dish. I added 1/2 green bell pepper diced, and sauteed it with the onions. I also used about a cup of crushed tomatoes instead of the diced (my husband will eat what he cannot see). I simmered it for 30-45 minutes because I had time to kill. Overall an nice base that can be played around with to meet individual needs.
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2013
My kids and I love these!
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Seasoned Roasted Root Vegetables

Reviewed: May 16, 2013
It's not fair for me to review this because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I was rushing to get this put together so I drizzled balsamic over the veggies as well as smoked paprika. I love rosemary and thyme and know it would have been delicious had I used them. The veggie combination went very well together. I would recommend fresh brussels sprouts instead of frozen.
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Turkey Garbanzo Bean and Kale Soup with Pasta

Reviewed: May 14, 2013
I thought this was very good! Had to make a few changes because of reviews and what I had on hand. I used 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey and did 5 cloves of garlic instead of 3 (big garlic fans here) I also used 1 tsp. dried sage and 2 tsp. dried rosemary (no fresh on hand), 32 oz. chicken broth (no water), 6 oz. tomato paste, and 4 cups (packed) kale. I wanted this to be a lot thicker than a soup which is why I did no water and a little less broth. I did cover it while it was simmering so I wouldn't lose as much liquid. I chose not to make it with noodles but would probably serve it with brown rice or quinoa next time. I can't wait to try this with fresh herbs!
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Vegan Curried Millet

Reviewed: May 13, 2013
This was really good! I did not have time to soak the millet and it still worked out just fine (the texture had a little bit more of a bite, but that didn't bother us at all). I added the curry powder, cumin and millet to the onions and garlic and cooked for a minute or so before adding the water. Next time I will use ghee instead of olive oil and add a little cayenne. Thanks for a delicious recipe!! Instead of adding 1 tsp. of salt, I just added it to taste.
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Quinoa Pilaf with Shredded Chicken

Reviewed: May 9, 2013
Delicious! My kids and I loved it! I used ghee instead of coconut oil and 1/2 tsp. dried sage instead of 2 tsp. fresh (I doubled the recipe). I threw in the chicken with the quinoa so it could soak up some extra flavor. Definitely one I will make again!
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Taco Seasoning (without the chili powder)

Reviewed: May 2, 2013
This was fabulous and my entire family loved it! I didn't have red pepper flakes so I used 1/8 tsp. of cayenne instead. I used 1/4 cup of seasoning to 1 lb. of ground turkey with 3/4 cup of water. There was a decent kick to it and any spicier may have been too much for my kids (but not my husband and I). While the meat was browning I added 1 Tbsp. of minced garlic. After the meat was browned, I drained it and added 3/4 Cup diced onion and 1 small diced green pepper (I sauteed the green pepper and onion separately before adding to the meat). I then added the seasoning and combined thoroughly before adding 3/4 Cup of water. I simmered uncovered for 15-20 minutes. I will certainly be making this again!
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