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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2008
very good! my boss in a restaurant i used to work in would make these little phyllo dough triangles filled with spinach and feta for wedding receptions we'd be hired to do. He would let the filling "rest" and squeeze out access liquid before baking these. We would also use a brush and brush with oil to help these brown up. Yum!
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Grandma's Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Aug. 16, 2008
Oh yum! I made this on one of my "clean the fridge out" days. I had a green pepper I was saving for another meal so I added a chopped broccoli crown and purple onion instead. I also added some chopped fresh tomatoes that were starting to get a bit sad-looking in my fridge. I swapped a can of veggie chili (premade) for the baked beans. It already had some vegan protein in it and added great texture. I also added lots of freshly ground black pepper. Not a spicy...more like a very hearty veggie soup. I have mine cooking a bit longer on low heat. Awesome!
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Shrimp Scampi V

Reviewed: Aug. 8, 2008
I wouldn't use the pre-cooked shrimp like other people suggested. My shrimp came out rubbery! Also, this was not very flavorful. I added extra garlic and still wanted to take my shrimp and dip them in something...the cheese didn't add to the flavor. I'll look for a different recipe next time.
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Jean's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2008
I used ADZELL'S advice and cooked 2 small cornish game hens in my slow cooker. I covered them with water and added about 2 teaspoons of the powdered ginger with rosemary, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and about a handful of dried parsley (I always have a large container of this in my cupboard). I diluted the ginger with some warm water so it wouldn't clump. I cooked the hens for several hours, removed them about deboned them. Then I simmered the veggies with lots of parsley and added to the deboned chicken and broth in the slow cooker. I added some boullion cubes and about 1/4 cup minced onion and some more oregano and basil. I'm going to simmer this overnight and add the noodles in the morning. It's really delicious so far and my kitchen smells great! Just be warned if you go the whole chicken/make your own chicken stock way it's really greasy when you debone!
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Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2008
I always steam asparagus when I have it...it was nice to get a pan-fried crunch and the garlic and butter were dreamy...
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Restaurant-Style Spinach Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2008
This initially reminded me of the kind of thing my mother would have made me sit at the table staring at while my friends were all outside playing some twenty years ago. "EAT YOUR VEGGIES!" Now, it's quite good! As the restaurant owner said below...using canned soup is never a good thing, it's loaded with preservatives (sodium) and the recipe did taste rather salty to me. I think I'll keep this one around but won't make regularly.
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White Wedding Cake

Reviewed: Mar. 1, 2008
Yum, yum, yum!!! Oh what a tragedy~! I was toying with the idea of making my own wedding cake...so I had my eye on this recipe. This cake is easy and delish, but wow...it completely FELL in the oven, looked like 2 giant craters in the cake pans when I looked in the oven. I figured that was fixable...well, they wouldn't come OUT of the pan! I'm not a professional baker, don't own any parchment and don't trust my oven not to start a fire....so when I turned the pans over, the 2 halves went to heck in a handbasket. Also...use regular baking vanilla. I tried the cake...delicious, spongy...not even close to what i was looking for...yet wonderful. It tastes like an orange creamsicle if you use that extract. I'm going to buy some vanilla pudding and salvage the wreck of a cake into a layered torte with madarin oranges and flaked coconut for my friend's birthday (the reason I was test-running the recipe). I say hire a regular baker unless you've got some wonder-oven, or are making cupcakes...or you don't care about presentation and can spoon some cake-ruin onto each guest's plate.
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Crispy Barbequed Tofu Slices

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2008
This wasn't crispy at all...you'll need to play with how thin you cut the tofu. I thought it was weird freezing the tofu and it was so messy to work with. My strips came out more like chicken fingers and the tofu had the texture of a processed chicken patty. Eh, not pleased.
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Four Cheese Macaroni

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2008
This was pretty good. I used wheat pasta and eyeballed the ingredients instead of measuring exactly. Thanks for a great recipe!
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Fast and Friendly Meatballs

Reviewed: Dec. 24, 2007
Good basic recipe. I would add more spices and let them simmer in some sauce for awhile. I'll keep to use again.
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Cucumber and Avocado Sushi

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
Yum! I was really in the mood for some rolls today and when considering the drive to Bennihana, I suddenly remembered I had some nori in my pantry. I actually used the recipe for "Perfect Sushi Rice" because I had some issues in the past with the "sushi rice" I'd bought, but then went back to follow this one. These rolls are incredible! I'm going to add smoked salmon next time...these really satisfied my craving!!!
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Perfect Sushi Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
oh wow!!! This one is a keeper! I seriously licked my rice paddle clean!
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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
These were pretty good. They weren't quite as good as I thought they would be...the sweet potato needed something, it tasted super plain next to the PERFECT bean mixture (so good I'm going to use this recipe on it's own!). They made so many and were easy to bring for lunch. They were also pretty inexpensive. Thanks for the recipe!
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Vegetarian Moussaka

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2007
I think I have found a new favorite comfort food!!! This was soooo good! I used extra parm on top so it would be extra cheesy. I also used white boiling potatoes, white onion, peeled the eggplant, and soaked and cooked my own lentils. To everyone who says this takes a long time- not true. This was in the oven with less cleanup than any of the Rachael Ray 30 min recipes I've tried and was super super delicious! I will definitely make again! Thanks for the great addition to my collection! ***Update 3/1/08...second pan made, came out even better than the first. I timed it and it was in the oven speedy fast in just over 1/2 an hour...I use a huge pan and cook a lot of the ingredients together then separate them while I'm doing my layers. I brought in half of the pan to work because I just couldn't eat it all...got rave reviews including one from a guy who claims to dislike anything made without meat. I'm so impressed with this recipe, I've referred it to a bunch of people. YUM!
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Bob's Awesome Lasagna

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2007
This was really easy to make, but it was kind of bland. I think it needed more cottage cheese than the recipe stated (a bigger container). It was super easy and inexpensive though! A good lasagna recipe altogether!
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Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Jul. 9, 2007
You MUST add the grapes or you are really missing out! I love this! Easy and so good! Next time I will add a little minced red onion. Thanks for a nice recipe!
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Cream of Asparagus Soup I

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2007
This was really good, good appetizer soup. I wouldn't recommend it as a hearty meal but it was easy and flavorful. A keeper!
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Cheesy Vegetable Lasagna

Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2007
This wasn't quite the taste that I was looking for. I found the middle layer of mozzarella cheese made the dish seem very gluey. I also think it could have tasted better with some delicious, chunky tomato sauce worked in there! It cooked up nicely and was very pretty, just not quite as tasty as I would have liked.
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Vegan Brownies

Reviewed: May 9, 2007
The first time I made these they came out pretty bad. I think I overcooked them, plus I was living in high altitude. Having recently made some changes to my diet, I tried these again as a treat and they were SCRUMPTIOUS! First off, ditch the white sugar as it's bleached with animal bones and definitely not vegan-friendly. Try raw sugar instead (you can buy this at any grocery store with the sugar). Also, Mandy suggested using 1 1/2 cups of soy milk (or rice milk) with 1/2 cup of oil. This is perfect. I used some light vanilla soy milk and it mixed up beatiful. I baked for about 1/2 hour, cooled and cut. Yummy, cake-like brownies!
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Hobo Stew

Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2007
Hobo stew is so wonderful because there are so many different ways to make it...you really can't mess it up. A big pot of it feeds a bunch, and it's hearty and delicious. This recipe was great because it's the basics, and you can go from there. When I make Hobo stew, I literally clean my fridge adding in leftovers (like veggies, even mashed potatoes can be used as thickener, beans, and sauce (mustard, ketchup, salsa...whatever you have on hand!). I learned to make this as a Brownie girl scout at a camp-out and still make it from time to time as comfort food. You can make it in your crock-pot but be careful because depending on the noodle you use it will get soggy and turn into a thick broth if you simmer too long (still tastes good, but becomes thick). Anyways, I love this...and it is great for pot-lucks, camporees, and cold winter nights. Have fun with this awesome recipe!
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