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Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2012
Great! As others mentioned, the dough was crumbly but I was just very careful with it, and they still turned out great. Made a double batch and took them to work; they were gone by 10:00 a.m. What really made them move from "great" to "awesome" was drizzling them with a coffee glaze!
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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2012
These were awesome! I added about 3 TBS of peanut butter powder (the product is called "PB2 Powdered peanut butter" by Bell Plantation, Inc.), and took them out just as the edges started to brown very, very slightly. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before removing to a cooling rack. They came out chewy and delicious!
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Mustard Vinaigrette

Reviewed: Nov. 21, 2011
This was awesome! I used Splenda instead of the honey to keep it as low in calories as possible. You could also substitute half the oil with a strong broth if you like - I used 1/2 cup reconstituted vegetable bouillon.
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Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2011
This was great. I didn't have the sweet potatoes on hand, so I just added more carrots. A fine fall soup!
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Pesto Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2011
Classic. Some people may like a touch of sweetness in their pesto; try adding 1/4 tsp of sugar.
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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2011
This was really great. I had to move it to a bigger pan - a big pot, really - and let the veggies go longer until they were tender enough, but the seasonings were great. Substitute coconut milk and it's vegan.
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Bean Soup With Kale

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2011
Wonderful as it is. This is such a classic, but "classic" doesn't mean "boring" by any stretch!
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Roasted Chickpeas

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
This is great - crunchy and healthy. I reduced the amount of oil I used, and just stirred them up really well. You could use any seasoning combinations you wanted with this - just add them towards the very end so you don't scorch the spices. Try it with curry powder, or wasabi, or dill and onion powder, or dry mustard, or ginger, or whatever your imagination can conceive. This would also be a great addition to homemade Chex mix!
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Sweet and Sour Sauce I

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2011
This is super easy and I usually have these things on hand. Other versions have pineapple juice added, which is lovely, but I usually don't have it on hand. I typically use a bit more ketchup than this recipe calls for, and prefer it a bit thicker. But still, a great basic recipe!
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Cranberry Salad Dressing

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Perfect as is; it was thicker than I expected but really clung to the greens. I used cider vinegar, it was divine and such a gorgeous color! If you wanted to lower the calories you could substitute broth for the oil, and Splenda for the sugar; it would probably be a thinner dressing but I'm going to give it a try with the remaining cranberries in my fridge!
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Potato Latkes I

Reviewed: Dec. 5, 2010
It's important to pick the right kind of potato for latkes - might I recommend russets. I chose big ones at the store that looked like they were getting old. Why pick old potatoes? Less moisture content! That means lighter, crispier texture when you fry them. (Oil doesn't like water, remember.) Don't forget to squeeze out as much moisture as you can, per the recipe instructions. I used about twice as much grated onion, and substituted matzoh meal for the flour. Beautiful!
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Green Tomato Pie III

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2010
I followed the advice of the reviewers who were concerned the pie was too soupy, and used an additional 2 TBS flour, and 2 TBS corn starch for the filling mixture. It was a great consistency. I wish I had chopped the tomatoes finer. The flavor was good and though it's not my favorite pie, it was a nice change and a good way to use up those tomatoes!
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Tofu Turkey I

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
First saw a variation of this several years ago in Vegetarian Times magazine as a reader-submitted recipe. I've been making that version annually since. You might consider adding your favorite seasonings to the tofu as you crumble it; I suggest a bit of salt, white pepper, and garlic, but do whatever works for you. I love tofu but it is a bit bland and I think working in the seasonings as you mash up the tofu by hand really adds a lot.
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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

Reviewed: Oct. 31, 2010
Fabulous. Completely worth carving the pumpkin. I will probably have to carve three or four next year, just to make sure I can make LOTS of this recipe!
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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2010
The best! I followed the advice of a friend and used all butter-flavored shortening instead of half butter. Because I used 100% whole wheat, I added about 2 TBS almond milk to the recipe. Turned out faaabulous! They stayed chewy. I agree with others that one can increase the spices, but there's something to be said for subtlety, as well. Great recipe!!
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
This isn't my favorite pizza dough recipe, but it's nice because it's really quick and easy for weeknights. Many reviewers of this recipe make suggestions for letting it raise, but that kind of defeats the purpose of this particular recipe: quick & easy. The only change I would make is to use extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil, but for heaven's sake, don't make a special trip to the store if you don't have it on hand :)
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Jif® Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2010
I love all of the ingredients individually so I thought I'd like this, but somehow it's just a little weird. I'm not sure I liked the sour cream tang with the peanut butter.
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Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach with Garbanzo Beans)

Reviewed: Sep. 4, 2010
This was quite good, a nice staple recipe (especially as I'm vegetarian). It was easy and quick to make. I might suggest a squeeze of lemon or Braggs before serving. It would also be good with fresh chopped tomatoes added to the pan while the garlic and onion are sauteeing.
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Vegan Lemon Poppy Scones

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2010
Having read the reviews, I used none of the water. The dough was *still* too wet and the scones spread very flat. Still, the flavor was great, and I will try the recipe again, using Silk creamer and more flour.
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Peanut Butter Glaze

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2010
Excellent! Might I suggest the addition of a bit of vanilla to make this truly exceptional?
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