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Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2013
I have made this soup many times and it is wonderful! I leave out the coriander because I'm not a fan. I've added cooked cauliflower to this, which is wonderful when blended in the soup with an immersion blender to make it thick and creamy. Tonight I'm adding zucchini and a cup of red lentils to make it heartier and add fiber and protein, as well as great texture. I've used almond milk instead of coconut milk when I didn't have any and it was still great. I've also substituted cooked sweet potato for the pumpkin and then blended with an immersion blender, which was also wonderful. There's so much you can do with this recipe, but the base recipe is also wonderful. I've even served it at a Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it!
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Banana Trifle

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2010
This was so delicious. I cut the recipe in half for a dinner party with only 4 people, but we still had plenty left over. I will definitely be making this again!
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Onion Barley Casserole

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2007
This dish was great. I left out the mushrooms and added crushed garlic because of personal preferences, but it turned out perfectly. My whole family loved it. It took less time than to bake than noted. Just make sure you take it out when the water is absorbed or it will probably burn or turn to mush. This dish will become a staple in my diet.
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Easy Decadent Truffles

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2007
I made these for coworkers for the holidays. The 3 cups of sugar sounded too much to me, so I halved it and only used 1 1/2 cups. I figured that these were supposed to be slightly bitter anyway because they're dark chocolate. They were pretty easy to make, albeit a pain in the butt to roll each ball by hand, but it was worth it. I finished them by double dipping them in a chocolate/parrafin wax mixture, which made them look nice and shiny, and also helps to lock in their moisture and keeps them fresh longer. My coworkers RAVED about them, and one said that these were better than anything you could buy in a store!
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Split Pea Soup with Rosemary

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2008
I love this recipe and have made it several times. I never add any leeks when I make it, I use dried rosemary instead of fresh, and dice lean ham instead of using bacon, and it still tastes great. I make it in my crock pot on high for 4 hours, adding carrots and potatoes towards the end so they don't overcook. This is a low-fat recipe with lots of fiber, so I feel good when I eat it.
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Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2008
I've made this a few times now and it is always a hit. I used Trader Joe's alfredo sauce and it tasted fine. I also used the whole package of cream cheese for ease and minced garlic from a jar. It makes a lot, so be ready for a party! I also use my stick blender to blend the artichokes (just a couple of pulses) so I don't have big chunks of it.
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Banana Cream Frosting

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
I was looking for a really easy frosting recipe for my students to make in a ziploc bag so they could decorate cupcakes. I left out the rum and used about a tsp. of vanilla and reduced the milk to 2/3 cup. It was perfect! The kids (2 and 3 year olds) were easily able to mix it in a bag and it tasted great! Not too sugary...very light and fluffy. Will make again and again! Will try different flavors of pudding, too.
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Lentil Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
I've made this several times and I could eat it every day! Instead of chopping all the veggies, I use a mixed bag or two of frozen diced carrots, onion, and celery to save time. I've never used the wine because I never have any, so I just increase the broth (and omit the extra salt, which isn't necessary if you're using broth). About 10 minutes before it's done, I add 1/2 - 1 cup of quick cook barley to make it thicker and healthier. Also, I've added some diced hot peppers from our garden and it gives it a nice kick if you like spicy food. This is my forever recipe for lentil soup!
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Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
Such a great vegetarian recipe! I cut down on the stock by one cup like other reviews suggested and also add 1/2 cup of quick cook barley about 10 minutes before it's done, which really thickens it up into a stew and makes it even healthier. I use diced green bell peppers instead of the carrots and frozen corn instead of canned. My husband loves this. I brought it to a potluck at work last week and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and they all were surprised how good it was even though it was "vegetarian". Will make this again and again!
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 23, 2011
Love this recipe! I brought it to a potluck at work and everyone loved it, even though most had no idea what quinoa was. I added some sriracha (hot sauce) while it was simmering and it gave it a nice little kick when it was done. Will make this again and again!
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: Mar. 3, 2012
My husband and I are vegetarian, so I adapted this to suit our needs by using 2 cans of black beans (rinsed) in place of the beef and brown rice. I also substituted spicy salsa for the chili sauce and omitted the brown sugar because we prefer spicy to sweet. I used frozen mixed peppers and onions and a can of green chiles. Instead of the salt, I used a bouillon cube. This was really a "dump everything in and cook" recipe. This was really delicious and my husband had seconds. Ok yeah, I changed stuff, but this recipe is a great base for doing just that.
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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2012
This is definitely the best hummus recipes I've ever tried. I usually use dried beans that I cook first (I don't eat meat, so I make giant batches of beans on the weekend and use it throughout the week). If you are using dried beans, then 1 can = 1.5 cups of beans. Even when I do used canned beans, I drain and rinse them to lower the sodium content. Then, I add 1/4 cup of water to thin it a bit. I also half the salt and it still tastes great. This hummus goes really well with Crunchmaster 5-seed crackers that you can buy from Costco. I make this weekly (doubled) and bring portions to school (I'm a teacher) as an afternoon snack. Full of protein and fiber, great for vegetarians! My husband also is in love with this because of the spiciness, which you can easily adjust to suit your own taste.
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Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2014
I just made this tonight. I made some modifications…used a can of tomatoes, 1/2 can diced green chiles, used 1/4 tsp. powdered ginger, added 1/4 tsp. of cayenne, and left out the coriander because I didn't have any. This recipe only took me maybe 15 minutes to make because of the canned ingredients (oh, the canned tomatoes made it so that I didn't have to add water at the end). This tasted wonderful! I go to Indian restaurants often and it definitely rivaled the chana masala I've had there. My husband also loved it. There was enough sauce that I probably could have added another can of chickpeas and it would have still been fine. Thank you for the great recipe!
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Lentil Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2013
I've made this several times now. This recipe is a good base to makes changes how you wish. I omitted the soup mix because it has MSG and lots of sodium, so I spiced it up subtantially. I used 1/2 tsp. of basil, 2 tsp. of parsely, 1 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. onion flakes, 1 onion sauteed, 2 cloves of garlic, minced and sauteed, 2 eggs, vegetable broth, 6 slices of the thin whole wheat rounds from costco, and 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs in the mix. It was very soupy when I poured it in the pan, but it came out as loafy as it's ever been (it usually falls apart quite a bit). It was pretty spicy, which my husband and I love, and perfectly spiced.
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