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Vegan Brownies

Reviewed: Jul. 13, 2014
I tried Certified MOxie's tips and mixed the water and flour first and let it sit for few minutes before adding everything else, and I used vegetable shortening instead of oil (not quite a full cup). I also used raw sugar. I added a few splashes of my morning coffee too and just mix it all with a fork. Finally, I used mini muffin tins because I am taking these to a potluck. Omg I just ate the first one- YUM! I am a crappy cook and please note I did use another recipe last night (Best Brownies) and tried to vegenize it by using egg substitute and olive oil in place of butter and eggs. They came out very oily and not so good. As I am going to a potluck I thought I better try again and voila-- the brownies came out fab!! I think the tips from Certified Moxie helped a lot. I am not a huge brownie fan, but these are rather luscious. I have to try not to eat more bfore the potluck now.
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Vegan Crepes

Reviewed: Jul. 6, 2014
OMG, so good. I went vegan about 6 months ago and I thought crepes were gone from my life forever. I made this recipe with vanilla almond milk and subbed the margarine for olive oil. I skipped the maple syrup. I did let the batter sit in the fridge for at least an hour. I had no problems flipping the crepes. I used a non stick crepe pan brushed in olive oil, and the long spatula I bought years ago specifically for crepes, but honestly I think any spatula would work. I used the ALL RECIPES converter doo-hickey to change this to 6 portions. Came out great! We had ours with strawberries and rice milk whipped cream. Hellllllooooooo good lord a mercy. I will make this recipe again, and try a savory version with spinach or something. So good.
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Tofu Quiche with Broccoli

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2014
Very nice! We modified the heck out of it, but that's what one does with quiche recipes, right? Anyways we are delighted to be eating quiche again since we have gone vegan. I used very firm tofu and drained it by putting it between cutting boards and paper towels and stick a pot on top. I will not use a blender again, you can moosh it with a fork. We skipped the nutmeg. I used one shallot instead of an onion and I did not saute it. I threw in some vegan bacon all chopped up and some chopped olives. I used the tiniest bit of vegan parmesian cause that is all I had, and we hate vegan cheese anyways. I put some nutritional yeast on top though. We used no crust at all, just baked it in a loaf pan. It looked like a crustless quiche and tasted awesome. The kids devoured it and I am required to make this again. I will add more vegan parm next time and some roasted red peppers.
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Pad Se Eew

Reviewed: May 15, 2014
This is our favorite dish at Thai restaurants, so I was happy to find this recipe. So far we did not find the wide rice noodles, so I used regular pad noodles. Also, because we are a vegan household, we skipped the egg and chicken, and I added cashews instead and sauteed those with the broccoli. Other change was that I only used one kind of Soy Sauce and used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. I will totally make this again, hopefully with the wide rice noodles if I can find them! Really yummy easy recipe. Last time our family of 3 ate out at a Thai restaurant the bill was $70 + tip. I am glad to be able to make this at home!
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Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2014
Very nice! I am a new vegan and this was a very nice recipe. My kids and I ate it all up :) We used lima beans instead of peas, and I added spinach because it's how I remembered shepherd's pie when I lived in France. I used Boca crumbles-- only a half package though, and no cheese because none of us like it. I mashed the potatoes with tofutti sour cream, dried parsley and a little bit of water, and it was awesome. I just couldn't deal with all of the extra ingredients in the mashed potatoes but maybe I will try that sometime. Nice recipe though, especially for a reformed meat eater.
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Vegan Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2014
I have been trying to be vegan for the past month and wow with recipes like this, I can truly do this! I made it with whole wheat flour and added cinnamon as someone suggested. I did not use sugar, but added vanilla and maple syrup to my liquids. Came out wonderful, thanks for the great recipe!
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Pizza Dough I

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2014
Wow, made this as is and Wow. I usually make homemade pizza one time per week. It has to be on Sundays because of the dough rising and kneading and rising again. I was looking for a new recipe for a thinner crust and stumbled on this one. No way, can it be THAT easy? I tried it, thinking that if this works out, I can make pizza on weeknights easily. It's true! In less than the time it would take for pizza to be delivered we had amazing pizza. I had some sauce I made previously in the freezer and some Gouda cheese, some olives, oregano and a bit of parmesian made this a fab pizza. Thanks for this incredibly easy recipe. My kids are eating the last pieces now (darn them). Winner!
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Paleo Omelet Muffins

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2014
Good recipe-- I only have mini muffin tins so this recipe yielded 28 little mini muffins. I cooked at 450 only because I misread the directions, but it worked well. THey were done in about 10 minutes. This seems like a pretty healthy recipe as is, but I would like to add a wee bit of cheese next time. I think there is a lot you can do with this. It's a nice alternative to quiche, which is really not something you can eat everyday. I plan to make with cheddar and broccoli next time, and maybe something with mushrooms. Thanks for this nice recipe-- I do feel like it was missing a little something, but I am totally going to play with this and add stuff to it.
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Traditional Sauerbraten

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2013
I was nervous to make this my Oma always was not okay with the sauerbraten recipes that include the gingersnaps. But it was great!!!! Everyone loved it. My fussy uncle said it needed raisins, so maybe I will add those next time. I served with noodles. Oh and I used the crock pot.
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Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2013
This worked out great-- I added an onion based on other reviews. I wish I would have added a bay leaf but next time. My German relatives agreed it was great, so that's the important thing. It was super easy to make. I literally made it during a phone conference while working from home. I made it 1 day before our shindig and it was fine to reheat. This is a much easier red cabbage recipe than a previous one I tried, but the results were awesome. My house smelled like Oma's kitchen :)
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Apple Cake I

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2013
Easy as heck. I am a true non cook, and I decided I did not want to throw out another wilty apple (especially the ones the kids leave in their lunch boxes and forget to tell me about). What a waste, especially since I buy the good organic ones. So I wanted a simple, easy recipe using basic pantry items to turn those slightly shriveled up apples into something fabulous. This was great and the result was yummy. I will definitely do this again. I used olive oil, which was fine. Next time I might use less sugar. Thanks for this recipe! So proud of myself!
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Mom's Paprika Chicken with Potatoes

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Easy, simple and good. I will make again.
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Tastira (Tunisian Fried Peppers and Eggs)

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
Thanks for sharing! Very yummy! I really enjoyed this and so did my family.
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Almond Squares II

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
EASY and a winner! Thanks so much- this is just the recipe I need for my almond loving husband. The result looks like it was way harder to prepare than it is.
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Dessert Crepes

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
I never made good crepes until I found this recipe. THis is a winner! I doubled them and made ahead for a party. At party time, I filled them with berries and put them in the oven. They were amazing!
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Gluehwein

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
This was a hit, although it was too sweet for me. But people came back for thirds! The smell was awesome too. I did NOT do the OJ, but rather followed the recipe and moved everything to a crock pot. If you have a crowd, I recommend doubling this.
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German Rouladen

Reviewed: Dec. 29, 2010
THanks for sharing this recipe! It passed the test of my Oma. We had this for Christmas dinner and it was awesome. Some variations I did based on comments here and researching other recipes: We used top round, instead of flank steak at the recommendation of my butcher. It was cut for me scallopini style. I used grass fed beef. I also used organic beef broth instead of bouillon. I sauteed finely chopped onion, celery and carrots with the roulladen and included it in the simmer sauce. I also deglazed the pan with pinot noir. OMG what a smell!!!! I chopped the pickles fine, so that the bacon, onions and pickles were all the same size. I used turkey bacon (we have people who cannot eat pork in the family). By deglazing the good brown stuff with the wine after browning the rouladen, I was able to get the dark rich sauce I remembered my Oma making. I also made mine one day before and then slowly reheated them. I used cornstarch to thicken the sauce. I used toothpicks on some, and string on others to secure the rolls. Both ways worked. I ran out of dijon and used yellow mustard on half. I really could not tell the difference. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
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Lebanese Chicken and Potatoes

Reviewed: Jul. 11, 2010
Awesome recipe. I used drumsticks, and I used the juice of 3 lemons, so not quite full cup- closer to a half. I also tucked in 4 roma tomatoes and 4 anaheim peppers into the baking dish so I could have a one dish meal. Man it was sooooo good. THe sauce this recipe makes is really good. I had to keep going back for more bread to sop it all up. THe only thing I will do differently next time is to turn on the broiler during the last few minutes to get my chickn browner. THis is a kepper though, totally.
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