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Black Beans and Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2012
This was great! I can't believe how easy it was to make something so yummy! I threw everything in the crockpot without browning the meat first, and I still think it was delicious, and saved me some time.
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Bissara

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
This is great for what it is -- a basic spiced stew. I had a hard time getting my peas to cook completely (maybe old?), so I ended up with more of a lentil soup consistency than a paste-like stew which is what I had wanted. However, the flavors were great, this recipe is delicious, healthy and cheap, and I will try again with better peas!
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Speedy Blueberry Refrigerator Jam

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
I cut the sugar in half, and still found this recipe too sweet! However, it's easy to follow, and I will definitely use this for a base recipe again. I tried to use a vegan gelatin alternative, and the jam NEVER set properly -- hopefully using real gelatin next time will help.
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Jambalaya

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
This was great! I used chicken sausage instead of chicken and andouille sausage, and also added shrimp. Omitted salt, and instead of file powder I used about 1 c. of cut okra to thicken the stew. I also used brown rice. This was a flavorful recipe, and ,ade a very good jumbalaya. It's easy to play around from here (like with your own spices, okra vs. no okra, etc), and I liked being able to customize my proteins and rice -- if you use brown rice, go for short grain, and make sure to account for the longer cooking time!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage II

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
Halved recipe and cooked in slow cooker (adding veggies only after half the time was up) -- and this was delicious! Great blend of simple flavors! Definitely omit the salt, corned beef is salted already!
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Cornbread I

Reviewed: Apr. 6, 2012
Love the simplicity of this recipe! I don't like that most cornbread recipes call for flour (and LOTS of flour at that), so I was pleasantly surprised to find this simple and yummy recipe. I made buttermilk with 1% milk and a little vinegar, cut my salt to 1/2 tsp., and added 1/2c whole corn, and this recipe was great! Dense, grainy, and delicious, and the whole corn adds a bit of a sweet taste to the hearty bread. Loved this recipe, will definitely be making again.
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Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
A wonderful and healthy recipe! I used greek yogurt instead of oil (it's a great substitute, like using applesauce), and I used half honey and half brown sugar. This was very healthy and quite yummy (and the yogurt adds extra protein!). I left out the nuts, and then way I have the option of adding extra honey, walnuts, chocolate chips, etc on top of a slice if I'm in the mood, or I can keep it healthy and plain for a quick breakfast. Love it!
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2012
I made modifications to this recipe and found it to be bland, but that b/c I left out the salt (big mistake, I don't add salt to anything, but this NEEDED at least 2 tsps at the end) and my jalapeno was not spicy at all! After everything was cooked, I added some cayenne pepper and more cumin, as well as 2 tsp. of salt (remember, I didn't add any to begin), and now I think these beans are pretty great :)
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Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
I used 1 c. chicken broth and 2.5 c. water, craisins instead of raisins, almonds instead of pecans, and balsamic vinegar instead of white. While I made some changes, I think the base of the recipe is very solid -- as other reviewers have said, most dried fruits and nuts would probably work great in this recipe. I was hesitant about the sesame oil, but it really works!
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Lamb Tagine

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
OMG, this meal is delicious! Seriously, I just ate dinner, and am already looking forward to my leftovers tomorrow night! I stayed pretty true to the recipe, except I had to substitute beef stew meat (no lamb available!), and I added in a can of chickpeas and a chopped butternut squash (tips from other tagine recipes). Since I added in extra ingredients, I did 1.5x the spices. This meal was phenomenal, and my kitchen smells amazing. This is a recipe I would be proud to pass on to my family and know they would enjoy it as well. Yum yum yum!
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Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2011
I followed this recipe almost exactly (only change I made was coconut milk instead of yogurt, worked great), and it is fabulous! It tastes very authentic, as least in terms of what I usually get in Indian restaurants, and it was not difficult at all. I will definitely be making this again, maybe adding some veggies or using a different protein, but this is definitely one of the better curry recipes I have made.
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Mexican Bean Salad

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2011
I cut the oil and vinegar in half and found a lot of dressing still floating at the bottom, so I definitely recommend cutting the dressing down! However, everything else about the salad is well balanced and delicious -- a great way to enjoy beans! I recommend using fresh lemon and lime juice, I used bottle lemon, and I can taste the "strange" in the dish.
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Easy Paella

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2011
This was delicious! I usually use a lot of short cuts in making paella (prepackaged Spanish rice, no real veggies, etc.), but this is an easy version that is much healthier, and I will never go back! I followed the recipe pretty close, except I cut out the chicken entirely, and used jalapeno chicken sausage instead of chorizo. I also used short grain brown rice instead of white. This was a wonderful meal that lasted through the week as leftovers.
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Pumpkin Oatmeal

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2011
This is a great recipe, but needed a little tweaking for me. Since I am eating for one, I always make a single serving with 1/2c. old fashioned oats, 1c. water (sometimes I add milk after, but I like to cook with water), 1/2 banana instead of sugar to boost sweetness, 1/3 c. canned pumpkin, and about a 1/4 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice with a little extra dash of cinnamon. Made this way, I get a nice hearty, and flavorful oatmeal!
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Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
I reduced the mayonnaise to 1/2 c. and increased the curry (I like a kick!). I also left out the apples since the salad was batch prepared for the whole week, and I didn't want any browning to occur. This is a great recipe though, and a really good base for other chicken salad recipes.
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Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
To make this dish healthier, I cut out the bacon and reduced the mayonnaise to 1/2 c. light mayonnaise. I also thought the "dressing" needed more flavor so I doubled the lemon juice, onion, parsley, ginger, and Worcestershire. With the changes I made, I found this recipe to be delicious! This is a really great basic recipe, and you can mess with it how you want to. Although I'd give the original recipe only 4 stars, b/c I was thrilled with the base it provided for my own recipe, I gave it a 5.
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Golden Granola

Reviewed: Sep. 10, 2011
This is a great granola base to follow. I took a few things out and added a few things in (it's usually no problem to mess with granola ingredients as long as the swaps are similar, i.e. dry for dry, wet for wet), and while I cut the oil and honey by half, I still really enjoyed this recipe.
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Coconut-Curry Lentil Stew Served over Quinoa

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2011
I really like this recipe, and it's a great vegetarian option that fills you up. I found the flavors to be a little subtle (I like my curries with a kick!), and next time I will be sure to add in some extra red pepper flakes and maybe up the spices a bit. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes to save time, and I halved the recipe but still used a whole can of lite coconut milk. Yum yum yum. This reheats very well, just make sure to not overcook the lentils otherwise they will turn to a mush.
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Cranberry Sauce

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
This is the basic cranberry recipe that I follow -- it always turns out beautifully. The recipe is easy and quick, but the flavors are amazing! I use half brown and half white sugar, but otherwise follow the directions exactly. The taste of cranberries is so wonderful that I don't like to cover it up with too many additions, so just sugar and OJ is perfect!
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Greek Squid (Soupies)

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2011
The sauce was wonderful -- it was great on rice, and I think it would be great on a bunch of different items. The squid was also quite good -- I've never cooked squid myself, and I was a little nervous, but everything went very well. My only problem is that the smell of squid stuck to EVERYTHING. That's what I get for cooking in a studio apartment... Seriously, it's been weeks, and I can still pick up a hint of squid sticking to the walls in my place. It's awful!
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