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Baked Mac and Cheese for One

Reviewed: May 10, 2012
Superb and fast! I prefer shell pasta, so I used a 1/2 c. of small shells. Didn't have hot sauce, so I used a dash of cayenne pepper. Didn't have worcheshire sauce, so I subbed a dash of tamari soy sauce. This is my new go-to recipe!!! I personally like chopped hot dog in my mac n cheese, so I boiled the hot dog with the pasta and mixed it into the mac n cheese before topping with the bread crumbs and cheese. FABULOUS!!!
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Barley Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 22, 2012
Very good! My hubby is allergic to barley, so I substituted buckwheat. I also used 4 cups of water plus a heaping 1/4 tsp. of miso for the broth. I used red onion since that's what I had on hand and doubled the mushrooms per other reviews. Simmered on the stove for 25 min and it was done! Will definitely make again!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken I

Reviewed: Feb. 10, 2012
This is definitely superior to the sweet and sour served at Chinese restaurants! I modified it to be gluten free and corn free to suit our food allergies - I never would've known by the taste or appearance of the food. Cornstarch got replaced by sweet rice flour, food coloring was replaced (per other reviews) with wheat-free tamari soy sauce, white vinegar was replaced with apple cider vinegar, and self-rising flour was replaced with a ratio of 1 cup GF all purpose flour blend + 1 1/2 t. Hain baking powder (it's corn-free) + 1/8 t. salt for each cup needed of self-rising flour. I didn't have 2 green bell peppers, so I used one green and one red bell pepper instead. Served over steamed jasmine rice. Absolutely phenomenal and going in our regular rotation!
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Light Coconut Cream Broccoli and Barley Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
Hubby says this is the best vegetarian soup he's ever had! I substituted buckwheat for the barley and earth balance margarine for the butter due to allergy concerns. Per other reviews, I used 2 teaspoons black pepper and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes - that worked out perfectly. Didn't have celery or onion so I left those out and substituted 1 T. onion powder for the onion. Excellent soup! It would probably taste even better with the celery and onion. :) Oh, and I used full fat coconut milk and 3.25 cups water with 1/4 t. red miso instead of the vegetable broth.
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Sweet Potato Minestrone

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
Surprisingly good, even with all the substitutions I had to make. I used only 1 large sweet potato, a 14 oz. can of Rotel instead of the 28 oz Italian tomatoes, peas instead of green beans, 1 T. onion powder instead of onion (I was completely out of onion), 3 cups broth and 1 cup apple cider, no oil, no celery. Very forgiving soup base. I did use the 2.5 t. Italian seasoning, 2 large carrots, and 5 cloves garlic as written. I just dumped everything in the pot and simmered for 30 minutes. Also added 1 cup of spiral pasta about 10-12 minutes from the end. Highly recommend!
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Roasted Squash Soup

Reviewed: Jul. 7, 2011
It's ok. I had to add a bunch of different spices to get it to taste more rounded. I'll save it in case I happen to have these ingredients on hand again at the same time, but I don't plan to make it again otherwise.
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Squash Stew

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2011
I didn't find this "spicy hot" at all. It seemed like a stew not able to make up its mind what it wanted to be: Indian? Southwestern? chili? salsa? The flavors all blended together. Perhaps adding ingredients at more distinct times, or adding the fresh tomato toward the end of cooking, would have made it better. I won't know, though, as I don't plan to make it again.
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Confetti Potato Pancakes

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2011
This was very good, albeit a more time-consuming process than indicated in the recipe. Hubby liked it with maple syrup; I preferred it with ketchup. Next time, I'm going to try a different "draining" method and food-process 1/2 of the vegetables in small batches - hopefully these two prep changes will speed up the process considerably. I didn't have any basil, so I used salt-free Italian seasoning. It was good, but I think basil would be better. I did peel all the vegetables, so no green pancakes for me! Definitely a keeper recipe!
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Salad with Egg Dressing

Reviewed: Jan. 4, 2011
My hubby and I had never heard of egg dressing before, so we decided to give this recipe a whirl. FABULOUS!!!!!! I used cider vinegar instead of regular vinegar (due to allergies) in the dressing and red boston lettuce, chopped up bacon, and thinly sliced green onions for the salad (since that's what I had on hand). If it's this amazing without the tomato and cucumber, I can't imagine how wonderful it would taste with them! Highly recommend!!
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Beef-Stuffed Squash

Reviewed: Dec. 31, 2010
Fantastic recipe! I didn't have lemon juice on hand, so I used orange juice instead. I also doubled the glaze per another reviewer's recommendation, and it was just the right amount of glaze. Will definitely be making this one again - such a nice change from the usual acorn squash recipes! :)
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Chickpea Salad

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2010
Hubby and I both loved this! I made some changes: 1/2 chopped green pepper instead of the cucumber, no onion (I don't like raw onion), small tomato's worth of sliced grape tomatoes, only a 1/4 c. of red wine vinegar and 1 t. sugar (1 T red wine vinegar + 1/2 t. sugar substitutes for balsamic vinegar, which hubby is allergic to - so for those who are not allergic to balsamic, this is equivalent to 2 T. red wine vinegar and 2 T. balsamic vinegar). I added in a dash of coriander, garlic powder, salt, and pepper per another reviewer's suggestion. Very good!
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Chicken, Spinach, and Potato Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2010
This soup is AWESOME! Hubby and I were able to stop eating it ONLY after our stomachs protested that they were way too full! Very filling soup. Made a few changes: 1/2 diced onion, 1 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. miso. I didn't have roasted red peppers, so I used 1/2 c. diced green pepper and roasted it in a black iron skillet in 1 t. olive oil and 1/2 t. sugar (could use soy sauce instead of sugar if not using miso) till the edges were brown. Left out the Parmesan cheese and served over jasmine rice. Added pepper to taste in individual bowls. This is definitely going in our regular rotation! YUM!!
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Pasta with Peas and Sausage

Reviewed: Sep. 29, 2010
This was okay. It's more of a kid dish, so I suspect my kiddos will love it someday (after they are born, of course!). :)
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Spinach Salad with Peaches and Pecans

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
FABULOUS salad combination!! My husband, who is a salad connoisseur, said that it is perfect as is. Believe me, this is very high praise coming from him! I served with a strawberry vinaigrette I'd made for another salad - it was perfect! Here's the recipe for it for those who are interested: In a small jar, combine the following ingredients and shake thoroughly (can use a blender for an even smoother consistency): 2 tsp. strawberry jam 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. olive oil Salt and Pepper, to taste
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Easy Shake and Bake Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2010
This blows store-bought Shake n' Bake right out of the water! I make this gluten free and casein free by using a gluten free all purpose flour blend and Earth Balance margarine instead of traditional flour and butter. My only change to the recipe otherwise is to use 1/2 tsp of salt instead of the full teaspoon. I'm afraid to make it for company because my husband and I keep polishing off the entire pan of chicken all by ourselves in one sitting.. it's THAT good!!! Neither of us likes to eat chicken skin, but this recipe is the lone exception. We actually divide the skin right down the middle. If you don't like chicken skin, I highly recommend taking a bite of THIS chicken skin. It is AMAZING. Absolutely FABULOUS recipe!!!
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