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Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2008
This was a delicious recipe! Great combination of flavors - I was tempted to leave out the olives but I'm glad I added them - the kalamata's added a delicious, subtle taste. To make it a little lighter, I used much less oil and whole wheat couscous. You can also used reduced fat feta to cut out some more fat. I also sauteed the chicken in a balsamic marinade to give it extra flavor. The second time I made this I used fig flavored white balsamic which was delish! Update - made again replacing sundried tomatoes and olives with dried cranberries and chickpeas. Also used a honey flavored rotisserie chicken. It worked great for a sweeter option (can also use goat cheese instead of feta)
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Sweet and Nutty Moroccan Couscous

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2009
OK - this DEFINITELY needs at least 1 cup or even 2 cups of additional stock. I am middle eastern, too, and this is not how couscous is supposed to be - even when served with a liquidy dish, which I did. Other than that, I loved the flavors and texture (I also added dried figs). I might even add more fruit next time. Served with Israeli Moroccan Couscous from this site.
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Butternut Squash Soup with Sage

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
This was amazing. Only thing I did different was roast the butternut squash in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper @ 475 for 35 min. Next time I may add some sage to that step. I also used one big fuji apple. I made a similar recipe from food and wine mag which used popcorn as a garnish, which was a big hit! Update - I left some sage in the leftover soup, and the next day it was very sage-y! I had to cover it up with agave nectar. Even 2-3 sage leaves become very strong overnight.
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Best Marinara Sauce Yet

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2008
This was delicious. I had tomatoes from the garden so I made the following changes: - cut an x on the bottom of the tomatoes - boiled and seeded them (although the seeds should disintegrate if you leave them in) - used less oil to make it healthier - added 1 tsp red pepper flakes - added mushrooms and a yellow pepper that were about to go bad. This ended up being delicious! - added 1/2 tb brown sugar (the Splenda blend just because that's what I had) to balance the acidity - added some garlic powder and dried basil at the end just for more flavor. I served with turkey meatballs and whole wheat pasta.
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Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2010
Mmmm!!! If you're not eating them in a day or 2, definitely freeze. They thaw well. I also added some crushed candy canes to the top before it dried for a little extra mint and texture.
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Bourbon Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
This was great! I baked at 350 and it was ready in much less time. I added a bit of vanilla to the sauce before marinating. I also poked holes in the chicken with a fork before marinating which really enhanced the flavor.
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Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2010
This was delicious! I soaked the beans overnight but also boiled them before adding them to the slowcooker. I also pureed about half the soup for a somewhat smoother consistency (but still chunky). It was SPICY! We loved it but for company I might tone it down a notch.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 2, 2008
I made mini muffins with this recipe, and used 1/2 applesauce 1/2 oil and also substituted the sugar for the Splenda bron sugar blend. It was very good and light, but could have used something...next time I will make with walnuts.
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
This recipe was very good. It has an excellent flavor. I made the following changes: - cooked onion first and added garlic. Browned the meat with the onion & garlic to enhance flavor - added about 1tb brown sugar....this was so key! - added CORN - so delicious!! - served with fat free sour cream mixed with scallions, yellow rice, and more corn kernels. And of course Coronas!
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Asian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2012
I added canned mandarin oranges and used the juice from the can in place of vegetable oil for the dressing. It was delicious and made it lighter.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 10, 2011
This was pretty good. Next time I will definitely add mushrooms.
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Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 16, 2011
I was looking for a recipe to use leftover rosemary and this one was great! I cut the chicken into pieces and made stovetop. It's like a rosemary pesto - very creative.
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Dec. 1, 2010
This was delicious! I made exactly as is, except with ground chicken since it was on sale, and brown sugar splenda blend to cut down on sugar. Next time I will probably use a loaf pan just to keep the shape and so the topping stays on top (maybe next time I will also use less water for the topping). I've been trying to find a way to sneak quinoa into our meals - I love it but my husband thinks it's gross. He had no idea this meal was so healthy : ) Thanks Drew!
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Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2010
This was delicious and SO EASY! I made with bone-in pork chops (trimmed), and followed some suggestions and added some corn starch and honey. I just realized I didn't even add any salt or pepper - it didn't need it!
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Tofu Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 3, 2010
This dish was very flavorful and refreshing. I doubled the sauce as other suggested. I ended up adding a lot of flavoring at the end as well (including rice wine vinegar and teriyaki sauce). I also sauteed the tofu for a few minutes and let cool before combining.
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Coconut Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
This was delicious. I used a different mix of veggies (what I had on hand - squash, red pepper, shredded carrots). I also ran out of soy sauce so I used half teriyaki. The basil and scallions add a nice touch. I also added about 1 tb. ground flaxseed.
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Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
Made this recipe but substituted whole wheat couscous (cooked separately with chicken stock and added to onions, garlic...) in place of rice. It was delicious!!
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Healthy Turkey Loaf

Reviewed: Sep. 16, 2010
My husband couldn't get enough of this. But I do have some important notes. Many people use will double this recipe since some packaged ground turkey comes in 1 lb. and 1 lb. also fits a loaf pan. If you double the recipe, be sure to stick to the exact doubled measurements or it will overflow. You also have to increase the oven temp to 375 and increase time to 50 - 60 minutes. I also made a ketchup mix (with worcestershire and salsa) and put it on top with some more sliced onions. It really is delicious and EASY!
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Real Hummus

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2008
Made the recipe as is, except removed the skins from the chickpeas beforehand. At first I thought it was too lemony, but the next day the flavors set in to make it much better. Next time I will use dried chickpeas that I soak overnight with 1 tb baking powder, drain and rinse, then simmer for 2-3 hrs. I like the taste and consistency much better that way. I might also add a bit of plain yogurt to make the consistency more creamy.
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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Reviewed: Sep. 14, 2013
This was delicious! Rather than cook on stovetop, I browned the seasoned meat, made the sauce, and cooked in the slowcooker. Next time I will cut down the cooking time but the flavor was amazing.
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