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Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew

Reviewed: Jan. 13, 2011
Very good made with venison instead of lamb.
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Collard Greens and Beans

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2011
This was delicious! I had to use a yellow onion instead of a red one, since it was all I had. I also used Great Northern Beans instead of cannellini. Will need to tone down the spice next time for my kids (maybe only 1/4 tsp. red pepper for them).
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Meatball Nirvana

Reviewed: Jan. 5, 2011
I believe this was my first time ever making meatballs, and I was glad I chose this recipe. I used some ground beef which had a higher fat content (because it was what I had), I cut down the red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp. (for my kids), omitted the hot sauce, and used finely ground oatmeal instead of bread crumbs. I also only used about 1/4 of a small onion. Once baked, I put the meatballs in a crockpot, poured my favorite jarred marinara sauce on top, and let it cook on low for a few hours until supper time. We recently bought a LOT of beef from a local farmer, so I think these would be a good way to use the ground beef. I plan to make and freeze some for later use. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Figs and Toasted Almonds Brie

Reviewed: Dec. 11, 2010
This was delicious, but a little too sweet for my taste. I would definitely make this again for a party, as it's a big hit with those who love sweets.
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Granola

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
I LOVE this granola recipe! It's easy to adjust according to what you have or what you like. I love that it uses no oil, keeping the fat content lower than traditional granola. I usually substitute organic prunes for the dates and use whole raw almonds, coarsely chopped. I add the almonds to the granola mix and bake it all together. I've made this granola many times, and every once in a while, it doesn't get dry/crunchy enough. When that happens (maybe due to humidity in the house, or water content of fruit mixture), I just re-bake it for a while the next day (or turn off the oven and leave it in there to cool, which dries it out a bit more.) Thank you for such a versatile, healthful recipe! Update: I have substituted prunes, raisins, dried cranberries, or a combination for the dates with good results. Any dried fruit would do, I think. Also, for added sweetness, I sometimes use apple juice instead of the water.
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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
Although my family did NOT like these, I thought they were very good. And even better the next day....lucky for me, since I'll be eating all the leftovers. I did only use 1 cup of water in the bean mixture, and it worked very well.
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Best Bean Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2010
As is, this salad is WAAAAY too sweet for us. I cut back the sugar some, but next time will only do 1-2 Tablespoons. Other than that, I think it's a great basic recipe, and I will make it again.
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Kingman's Vegan Zucchini Bread

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2010
I made this tonight, and perhaps I did something wrong....it completely flopped. It smelled delicious and was rising in the oven, but somehow during the 10 minutes cooling in the pans, it "fell". I'm so disappointed. Maybe I should have baked it longer than 70 minutes.
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Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2010
Easy and delicious! I added the mini-chocolate chips to the whole mixture at the beginning. Turned out fine and even made the ice cream light brown in color. (I skipped the green food coloring.) Kids voted it the best homemade ice cream so far!
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BUSH'S® Traditional Black Beans and Rice

Reviewed: May 27, 2010
I have been making this recipe for at least 6 years since first finding it on this website. I always add an extra can of black beans and use a full can of petite diced tomatoes for the tomatoes it calls for. We LOVE it! Made a very large batch for a vegan dinner party once, and they all loved it, too. Many thanks for one of my favorite recipes!
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Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Mar. 24, 2010
So yummy! I love the fresh ginger flavor. I did not have broccoli, so I compensated with mushrooms, red peppers, and purple cabbage. I'm sure it would be wonderful with broccoli, too. I cut down on the oil and sprinkled on some sesame seeds. I will definitely make this again.
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 17, 2010
This was so good! Mixed it in my KitchenAid mixer; quick and easy prep. I added a large handful of raisins and baked for a full hour. The buttermilk/butter mixture to brush before baking was a little too much. And it made a mess of my pan. But it was worth the mess. My family loved it!
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Stir Fried Pasta with Veggies

Reviewed: Mar. 11, 2010
Made this tonight exactly as directed except for added slightly more soy sauce (the reduced sodium variety) and serving with flat japanese noodles (a mixture of wheat and rice). It was so good. My kids ate it as prepared, and my husband and I added a little spicy szechuan sauce at the table. I will make this again.
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Celery Seed Slaw

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2010
I really wanted to like this slaw, but, unfortunately, I didn't. I was intrigued by the recipe because it has no oil (and no mayo), but it just wasn't a hit with my family. Sorry.
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Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

Reviewed: Feb. 16, 2010
This is the only way I'll roast a chicken from now on! I made this twice before, using a baking bag since I didn't have 5 hours. It was very good that way, and my family said they loved it and would like to have it again. BUT, today I made this according to the recipe, roasting it at 250 degrees for 4 1/5 hours. It was out of this world delicious! Thanks for an excellent recipe/method for roasted chicken!
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Feb. 5, 2010
Very moist and yummy. I used 2 lbs. of turkey and doubled the quinoa. Added a little ketchup to the topping mixture. So glad to have a beef alternative for meatloaf now!
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Applesauce Oatie Cookies

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2010
Yum-eee! These are more cake-like than most cookies, but that doesn't matter to us. I leave out the white sugar completely, since it's plenty sweet with the brown sugar, applesauce, raisins, and chocolate. I also used half whole wheat and half white flour (3/4 cups of each). These are tasty treats that my kids love!
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Zippy Summer Shrimp

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2010
This was very good! I served it over 1 pound of angel hair pasta. The only change I will make in the future is to cut the oil a little. It was slightly more oily than our usual pasta dishes. May try to substitute some white wine or chicken stock for part of the oil next time.
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Slow Cooker Latin Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2010
I followed the recipe, with the exception of adding extra chicken broth. It was definitely not done in 4 hours, even after turning it from "low" to "high" mid-way through. Had to boil it on the stove for a while to cook the sweet potatoes. BUT, the end result was very good. I will make this again, but with the crockpot on "high".
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Spiced Quinoa

Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2009
I made this for dinner tonight and just have to say how great it was! I followed the recipe exactly (including the raisins), but substituted toasted slivered almonds for the pine nuts. I served it with sweet apple chicken sausages and warm pita bread and hummus. Will definitely make again and again. Thanks!******2/19/13*UPDATE: I'm still loving this recipe, but like it best with dried cranberries (I never soak them) and coarsely chopped whole, raw almonds that I toast first in a dry pan. Excellent flavors!
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