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Caesar Salad Supreme

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2012
Wonderful base recipe. I didn't have any Worcestershire sauce, and I didn't make the croutons because I have a gluten intolerance and I don't think they're necessary. I also haven't been frying up the additional garlic. I've been eating Caesar salads for four days in a row using this recipe as my base. Thank you!
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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Reviewed: Jun. 8, 2012
AMAZING! So nourishing, delicious, and surprisingly easy and fast to make. I did make some adjustments: I halved the amount of grated carrot, I used red quinoa (mostly because I already had some on hand), I substitute the cucumber with zucchini because I can't digest cucumber, and I used two instead of three tomatoes. The zucchini lends a subtler more filling quality to the tabbouleh; try it out! Thanks for the recipe!
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Linnie's Spanish Rice

Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2011
Great recipe, thank you! It smell absolutely delicious when it was simmering. However, I agree with others that halving the amount of salsa is a good idea. I also found my rice a bit dry, so mixing some butter in it before fluffing might be helpful. I also used brown rice to make the recipe a lot healthier!
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Avgolemono

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2011
Wonderful! Simple and delicious soup, simple and delicious recipe. Your instructions and proportions were perfect. May I suggest a parsley garnish? Looks pretty, tastes lovely, and good for you!
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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2011
Perfect! I just used Demerara sugar for both the white and brown sugar, as I'm a huge fan and always adds an extra richness and delicious caramelized texture and taste to baking. Thank you! My boyfriend approves too;)
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Acorn Squash

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2011
Unbelievably delicious! Wow! So simple, three ingredients, my kind of recipe. Because I didn't slice the squash in half evenly (I've always sucked at the simplest of tasks), the top half fell off halfway through step 4. I just kept the two halves separate flesh-side facing up and it worked perfectly. Thank you!
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2011
An excellent basic cookie recipe that I made even more delicious with the following substitutes: butter for shortening, Demerara sugar for the brown and white sugar, and spelt flour for all-purpose flour. The Demerara sugar really gives the cookies an extra richness and a beautiful golden caramel colour. Thank You!
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Avocado Smoothie

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2011
This is a FANTASTIC recipe! Thank you loveinit! I made a few changes: a) Since I am somewhat lactose-intolerant, I replaced the milk with Organic Vanilla SoNice Soy Milk. b) I only used three ice cubes. This was plenty sweet as it was; I'm surprised anyone would find it otherwise. I think next time I might use plain soy milk and plain yogurt to dial down the sweetness. Thanks!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2011
Excellent recipe! Very easy to make and very tasty. An easy way to make chicken a little more special. Thanks!
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Garbanzo Bean Patties

Reviewed: Jan. 6, 2011
An excellent addition-and maybe staple-to my anti-inflammatory diet. Legumes are king and this is certainly a great base recipe for me. The first time I used 1 1/4 cups of panko bread crumbs and that was perfect. This time I used the same amount but of fine bread crumbs-don't do it! Definitely stick with bread cubes or the coarser panko bread crumbs. They're awful with fine bread crumbs. I wonder if adding some cayenne or turmeric would be good for some added spice? I think garlic might be good as well. Thanks!
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Salmon with Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glaze

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2010
This was a good recipe. I unfortunately had no bourbon (not much of a drinker) and no money to get it (under-employed, under-paid). But, I did see that one cook used soy sauce instead, so I thought I'd try it out! I think I would have used less soy sauce and more brown sugar, but it was a quick and easy glaze to make my salmon more palatable (not much of a salmon-eater, but I'm trying to eat healthier!). Thanks!
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Baked Chicken Wings

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
Delicious! And a much healthier option than frying it in quarts of oil and flour! I didn't have any garlic powder and am on a strict budget this month, so I decided to make it a little more spicy and used cayenne pepper instead. Wonderful! What a hit! I used whole organic chicken wings from the farmers markets. Reminds me of Shake 'n' Bake eaten as a kid. Just so much better!
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Baked Kale Chips

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2010
Ick! I'm sorry, but I hated these. Too thin, too salty. I did not enjoy these. Maybe I just can't like kale ever.
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Drinking Chocolate

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2010
Excellent recipe that I culled from two different recipes, plus my own culinary knowledge and taste preferences. I'm a drinking chocolate nut, so trust me, it's rich and delish!
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Mascarpone Substitute

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2010
I made a fancy mac 'n' cheese a few weeks ago and it called for mascarpone. I vaguely understood what mascarpone was and was quite shocked to see how pricey this stuff is at the grocery store. So, luckily I found this substitute and it worked very well. Easy, inexpensive, creamy, perfect. I definitely recommend it!
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Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2010
This is a great base recipe for pancakes. I didn't include the strawberry jam b/c I just wanted an easy, good pancake recipe. I agree with another review that 1 tsp salt is too much. I used 1/4 tsp and it was significantly better. I also used spelt flour instead, as I have a gluten-wheat intolerance. Thanks!
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Thirty Minute Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2010
Great recipe! This was incredibly easy to make and inexpensive. I would have preferred to have bought organic, grass-fed, antiobiotic-free beef, but I didn't have the $. Instead of using pre-made chili seasoning mix, I just used my own mixture of cayenne pepper, cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. I'll be having it with homemade cornbread tomorrow night! And maybe some collard greens. Thanks!
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Alfredo Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2010
Great! I wanted a simple, basic cream sauce recipe for my basic pasta tonight and this one came up, and was perfect. I didn't have parsley, but it was still great. I think I would add a bit more cream and a bit less parmesan cheese. Gruyere would be an excellent alternative as well, I think. I added some pepper, mixed some bits of broccoli and chopped chives when I put the garlic and cheese in, tossed it with some kamut spaghetti, et voila! A perfect, I'm poor-I have nothing in the fridge-meal.
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Stuffed Peppers My Way

Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2009
Delicious! I didn't have any of the seasonings or tomatoes (I could have got the latter, but tomatoes are out of season right now so I doubt they would have tasted like tomatoes), but it was still delicious. I used orange/yellow peppers and I think these would work much better than the green peppers because of the former's sweetness and the latter's bitterness. I also used chives because I didn't have green onions. Arborio rice + feta = perfect combo of fluffiness and cheesiness. Goat's feta is best.
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Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Reviewed: Oct. 19, 2009
Wonderful. I can't imagine making risotto any OTHER way than the "slow painstaking way":) I use green onions instead of chives because I never have chives in the house and the green onions are beautiful in it as well. Also, half the amount of mushrooms works best for me. And lastly, since I don't make my own chicken stock, I just use the store-bought OXO type. Don't use Knorr! The OXO 25% less salt Chicken is the only way to go. The Knorr chicken bouillion powder is way too salty and overwhelming. This is my signature dish, so thanks for the help!
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