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Blueberry Gelatin Salad

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2012
I love this! I remember it from family gatherings years ago. I like to add toasted pecans to the top. Also, I have used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Very light and refreshing!
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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2012
Wow. These are good! I think it's important to BEAT the mixture with an electric mixer. I used my Kitchen-Aid mixer with the cookie dough attachment. When I put everything in the bowl, I thought it would be too runny. As it mixed, it stiffened up. I used All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, which is very thin and runny as compared to conventional nut butter. My kids LOVE these!
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Roasted Okra

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2012
I was in a hurry and dumped in the recommended 2 teaspoons Kosher salt.....WAY TOO MUCH! Next time I'll just sprinkle the salt and pepper. Otherwise, very good method (rather than frying).
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Spanish Squash

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2012
This was very good, but would have been far too bland without adding extra spices. I doubled the chili powder and cumin, and I added about 1/2 tsp. thyme and lots of fresh, minced garlic. I used vegetable broth in place of the water. Still, with bumping up the spice, my husband and I added some crushed red pepper at the table. I will definitely make this again when I have extra squash to use. I may try it with sausage instead of ground beef, which would make it less bland.
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Lemony Lentils with Kale

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2012
Wow! This is so good. The only canned tomatoes I had were Rotel brand with green chiles, so I used that and left out the crushed red pepper. I served this over quinoa. Perfectly nutritious and delicious! Will definitely make this again.
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Mom's Cucumbers

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2012
Yummy! I used about an 1/8 cup of agave nectar instead of the 1/4 cup sugar. Left out the water. Used thinly sliced red onion. So good!
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Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Reviewed: May 4, 2012
I love that this salad contains no oil. Great flavors and interesting textures! I used half of a medium red onion, but it was a little strong. Next time, I will use less onion.
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2012
These meatballs were pretty good, in my opinion, although my husband it not care for the sauce. I made my own meatballs, which barely held together long enough to put in a skillet. I browned them, basically to get them to "stick" in a ball shape. Then I baked them for about 20 minutes. I put them in the fridge overnight and placed them in the crockpot this afternoon. I would say that without browning them first, the whole thing would have been a big fat mess in the crockpot. Using premade meatballs would certainly make the recipe quick and easy! I served these with brown rice, pineapple, and a salad.
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Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2011
This is scrumptious! I omitted the cayenne completely, since I wanted my kids to be able to eat it. It was PLENTY spicy without the cayenne. I used 6 potatoes and frozen peas instead of canned. So, so good. Looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow!
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Ground Venison Burgers

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2011
I like making these with 1 pound ground venison and 1 pound ground beef. And I don't always make the sauce. They are plenty good without it!
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Light Pesto

Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2011
I thought this was an excellent alternative to oily pesto. The only thing I changed was to use parmesan instead of romano (since that's what I had on hand), and added about 1/4 cup water to thin it out a little. I sprinkled mine with crushed red pepper flakes. Yummy!
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Creamy Corn Chowder

Reviewed: May 18, 2011
This hit the spot on a cold, rainy evening! I had to modify the recipe a bit, because I didn't have enough green pepper. I used about 1/4 cup green pepper and added a very small jar of diced red pimento. I only used 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes......can't imagine how hot it would be with a full tablespoon. Next time, I think I will skip the boiling the potatoes in water and just throw everything in with the veggie broth from the start to cook together. Very simple recipe. Low that it was low-fat and had the protein of the tofu.
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Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Apr. 26, 2011
Delicious! Next time I'll double the chicken, since my children asked "Is there more chicken?" I created my own Montreal Spice Mix from a recipe found on the internet. Will definitely make again.
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Magpie's Easy Falafel Cakes

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
I like the fact that this recipe uses no flour or bread crumbs, so it's gluten-free. It was not the best falafel I ever had. My husband and I liked it ok, but my kids did not. I may try tweeking it a little before searching for another recipe. Egg would definitely help hold it together, I think.
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Chocolate Chess Pie II

Reviewed: Apr. 23, 2011
This is a classic Southern, old fashioned dessert. The key, in my opinion, is to mix it long enough (at least 5 minutes). I just let my Kitchen Aid do the mixing while I prep the crust. I also bake a little longer, 50-55 minutes. And, finally, after it's completely cooled, I put it in the fridge to chill. My boys love this pie, and my husband thinks I could sell it. Yum!
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Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2011
Excellent! Couldn't believe that even my picky 6 year old said, "Mom, you can make this again!" He liked everything but the greens. I made recipe as stated, except for adding a little more potato and omitting the chickpeas. Thank you for a great way to roast root vegetables!
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Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2011
I really liked this dish. I cut down the spice to 1 Tbs. hot sauce and 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes. I think I will add some red bell pepper and maybe some green onions next time for a little crisp veggie texture. I used reduced sodium tamari and thought the salt content was just right with that.
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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2011
We enjoyed this easy dinner served over brown rice. I did think it was a little too salty, even though I used reduced sodium soy sauce. Next time, I will omit the 1 tsp. of salt, since the bouillon and soy sauce make it salty enough.
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Hopi Corn Stew

Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2011
Delicious! I halved the recipe and used ground venison. Other than adding some minced garlic while browning the meat and onions, I prepared the stew as directed. I love hominy, and I can't imagine this stew being as good without it.
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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2011
Awesome! I did not add any olive oil, and we loved it. Definitely a keeper!
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