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Pollo Fajitas

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2005
This was a hit! So easy & really quite tasty. There is a fine amount of leftovers with just two people eating--will make this again for sure. Thanks!
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Banana Muffins II

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2009
Oh-ho are these good!! Perfect for that moment when you look at browning bananas in the bowl & contemplate freezing them for later, or whipping something up ASAP. Go for the immediate! They are filling, tasty, and great with any meal, or as a snack. Husband ate one with breakfast, kids are them with lunch, I'm gonna gobble one down before bedtime. All to say, a dozen will fly quickly out of your kitchen. Very easy to make; classic taste to repeat!
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Soy Sauce Substitute

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2009
As I am allergic to wheat, and my daughter is allergic to both soy AND ginger, we simply used paprika instead of ginger in this, and then chix bullion instead of beef (our beef cubes had SOY in them!), and it really turned out beautifully! Thank you so much--I made up extra & jarred it in the fridge for future use.
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Mediterranean Chicken

Reviewed: May 8, 2006
Five points: 1) I followed this recipe almost to a T. We only used dried oregano & basil instead of fresh, b/c both herbs go bad so much more quickly than I can use them. 2) re: kid-friendly: my three year old ate the chicken, but resisted the new flavor of the olives. But we don't feed him mac & cheese or hot dogs, so maybe his tastes won't translate to all American children. Someone raised the wine question; alcohol cooks off in recipes. There's no reason not to expand aa child's tastes with this great recipe! 3)My husband, who adores everything throat-burning hot, tried the suggested red pepper flakes sprinkled on top after tasting the authentic recipe & definitely prefered it as written. 4)Next time, we'll cut the Kalamata olives up into almost a tapenade, b/c the olive MADE this recipe & should be tasted in every bite. 5) We served the meal over a bed of basmati rice--good for soaking up all the delicate sauce. Next time--vermicelli.
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Festive Turkey Meatballs

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2009
Because of food allergies to both ginger & cinnamon, I used paprika & allspice in these meatballs, and the result was great! My kids gobbled it up, as did my husband, so we will make this again & again! Yum! Thanks.
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Ham Stir Fry with Couscous

Reviewed: Nov. 11, 2009
We served this atop basmati rice instead of couscous, and I am quite certain that was a good choice. Additionally, as my daughter has a ginger allergy, I substituted paprika for ginger and used a soy substitute from this site for the soy (Mom & daughter both cannot eat soy). Everyone agreed this was THE best stirfry they'd ever had (& I stirfry often!). The soy sub had a little molasses in it, which added a really gentle sweetness to the brown sugar, and the ham we used was an apple smoked ham from Trader Joes. Without the water chestnuts on the pantry shelf, we did miss that little extra crunch, and will add it next time. Yes, there will be a next time. YUM! Thanks!!
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Salmon with Tomatoes

Reviewed: May 16, 2006
This was a delicious and simple recipe. We all had seconds, including my son, who sweetly asked, "May I have some more salmon, please?" Because I am allergic to cow's milk, I skipped the cheese, and didn't miss it one bit. I kept it light on the spices, too, leaving out the hot sauce for the family. Fresh parsley is such a nice touch with the dill. This will go into our regular rotation, for sure.
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Cabbage Saute

Reviewed: Dec. 23, 2011
Delish! I added a clove of garlic and the recommended cubed potato. The kids downed this meal & asked for more. Total hit for a warm winter lunch. Thanks!
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Spelt Bread II

Reviewed: Mar. 10, 2009
The consistency was wonderful, our children gobbled up every slice quickly. Easy to make, great typical spelt taste, made a perfect slice of toast.
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Waffles I

Reviewed: Jun. 20, 2009
We do not use bottled vegetable oil for any baking/cooking, so I used melted butter, and these came out wonderfully. The whole family gobbled up each and every one. Next time I may double so I can freeze some for a fast breakfast morning. Thanks!
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Sweet and Sassy Hash Browns

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2010
Oh yeah! These are wow. Loved the sweet & hot together. I used 1/4 of a big Vidalia onion ("one onion" is really a LOT in that case), and kept the chile powder @ 1/8t (a pinch), instead of 1/4t, since I was cooking for the kids. Mmmmmmmm. I will definitely make this again.
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Chinese Noodle Chicken

Reviewed: Mar. 21, 2007
If you want delicious Teriyaki, use Trader Joe's version--loaded with flavor (garlic, ginger, etc.). The person who complained about this being spicy must have had a high salt teriyaki--there isn't any flavor of salt in the recipe, itself. What is missing is specific indication of what kind of "Chinese Noodles" to use. Ramen is NOT, in my opinion, a good choice! I used 1/2 rice vermicelli & 1/2 bean vermicelli asian noodles--soaked briefly to soften & then let the steam cook them to clear. Also, cut chix to long strips first (best for family). VERY GOOD!
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Reviewed: Nov. 16, 2010
The very best thing about these amazingly light cupcakes is that the recipe is so flexible! I used almond butter, and WOW! Other substitutes were butter instead of shortening and rice milk for my milk. I used a light brown sugar, and organic vanilla. Baby boy turns ONE tomorrow, and these will be his precious first cake. I made them for friends & family & plan to serve them just as they are right now--not a smear of frosting necessary--yum, yum, yum!! I think I'll have a hard time keeping him to just one...or two...or three. Since it's his first nut product, that's another reason I used almond, but mostly just because we were out of PB! Organic, though. Organic almond butter & butter, etc...
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Tamra's Microwave Tilapia

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2007
Aurrgh! I meant to take a photo, but we ate it too quickly! I am always shy about microwave recipes (especially fish), but was really late making dinner and had exactly a pound of tilapia to cook, so I was so happy to find this easy recipe. My 4 year old son said no thank you, but my 2 year old ate it up & his portion, too. The flavor was perfect. When I flipped the fish, though, there wasn't any liquid to spread over the 2nd side, so I basically repeated the recipe, with a little less of everything--it was perfect. We did 2 min on one side & 1 1/2 minutes on the other side--perfect. Thanks!
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Cauliflower Fritters

Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2013
This is a "wow" on the tongue! I was pleasantly surprised. Read all reviews before starting, so I food processed yellow banana peppers and red onion in with the cauli. We only had one head of cauliflower, so I cut recipe in half. Next time I'll get another head of cauliflower! As we don't keep Italian dressing in the house I just added a mix of what might be equivalent: marjoram, sweet basil, kelp, freshly squeezed garlic, chives, parsley, tarragon, thyme, celery salt . . . but it still was lacking punch, so I added quite a bit of salt and then some paprika. Once it fried in the olive oil (with a wee bit of butter cut in), it was amazing! Thank you for this. I can see adding leftover mashed potatoes to the mix, kale, or artichoke hearts next time. It's a very flexible recipe--heat it up, mellow it out--all in your personal taste & preferences. Will stick this one in the recipe box to use again & again. And, no leftovers at all--phenomenal with a little aioli garlic mustard sauce on top, too! mmMMMmmm.
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Kickin' Asian Chicken Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 3, 2005
I would preheat & get those potatoes & beets in right away, then make the wasabi dressing next time b/c of the lengthy cook time; and the dressing probably doesn't need to sit in the blender for an hour. I used leftover chicken off of a rotisserie chicken--just the white meat--weighing it on a scale until I had the 3/4# and it worked out great. Even my 2 year old appreciated the potatoes, beets & chicken (though he's still not keen on greens). Submitted a photo--you'll need a BIG salad bowl to toss all together without a mess. Bottom line? Worth the time! Delish.
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Boiled Raisin Cake II

Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2007
We used apple sauce as a butter substitute and it was a wonderful taste addition--just took a few extra minutes to cook through. This cake is quite tasty for those of us used to turbinado & whole wheat! We decorated our circumfrence with berries & it made for a wonderful congratulations cake for my 3 1/2 year old who just started to READ! :-D Will make this regularly--thank you! No eggs! What a treat.
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Tofu Peanut Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
I do not hesitate in giving this recipe five stars. My son loves cooked carrots, tofu & peanut butter--so to throw all those flavors together into one recipe turned out to be a real HIT with my preschooler. That means we were able to get peas, broccoli & water chestnuts into him unawares with the fabulous coating of peanut sauce. My husband upped the hot sauce on his serving tableside, my son did not consider his own as-is serving too spicy, & this is a wheat-free recipe (for me), so it won all all fronts! We loved the textures with the fried tofu over rice vermicelli and the crunch of crushed peanuts. NOTE--there is a lot of peanut in here, so if you have even the slightest sensitivity, beware. 2nd note--the time to make this is underestimated. It took lots of prep time--namely making the peanut sauce (I used a recipe from a Stir Fry book, which tasted delicious, but required some food processing). A new favorite!
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Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Reviewed: Jul. 29, 2006
There is plenty of stuffing here for three peppers, so I used Stop & Go peppers--one each of red, yellow & green. Each added a different flavor & the whole dish looked beautiful & colorful. This was a definite HIT! Next time I will add more cheese on top--maybe a slice instead of grated (& I am not a cheese fan, so if I say add more, be liberal!). Also, my husband & I agreed that cooked popcorn shrimp mixed into the stuffing would turn this into a meal. We served with chicken & apple sausages (Emeril's). Delicious! A definite new rotation recipe. OH! And, it's a good one for kiddos, too. My preschooler agreed it was a yummerz. NICE.
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Vegetarian Korma

Reviewed: May 16, 2006
Wow, oh yes! I appreciated the subtlety of the curry in this meal. There is just enough hot flavor to impact you, but it doesn't knock you out. We left out the frozen peas b/c my husband is not a fan of peas, but there did seem to be SOMEthing missing other than that...an ingredient neither of us could put our finger on. We just kept remembering our korma experiences at our favorite mediterranean/Indian restaurants & it felt like a seed of some kind should be added. Thoughts? Even with mild spice, this was too much for my toddler, however. Great leftovers.
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