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Moong Dal

Reviewed: Sep. 19, 2007
A tasty and interesting dish, but I did have to make a few changes. I used two jalepenos, with seeds. I used a full cup of tomato sauce. I doubled all of the spices, including the ginger and garlic. I soaked the peas for two hours, then cooked them for about 45 min. And I omitted the Asafoetida, the cilantro, and the dried red peppers. After all that, the finished product was delicious! I'll definitely be making this again.
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2007
This was my first time making quinoa, and it was delicious. Easy too, since the only chopping was the onion. I only used one can of beans, and thought the proportions were just right. I will be making this again, and often.
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Baked Tofu Bites

Reviewed: Jul. 10, 2007
I was so excited to try these, and followed the recipe exactly, but they came out all mushy and ketchup-y. Normally I like tofu, but this did not appeal to me at all. My boyfriend and I renamed it "squiggly wiggly tofu with ketchup".
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Bread Pudding II

Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2007
Easy to make and so delicious! I only used 3 eggs (so as to cut back on the egg-y flavor others mentioned) and it was perfect. I also tried adding a bit of rum (probably about a shot glass full) but no one could taste it. Ate it hot out of the oven with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Apr. 18, 2007
This recipe achieves that elusive "taco flavor". My boyfriend was at first skeptical of putting lentils in a taco, but he came around once he smelled it cooking! We both loved these.
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Mexican Bean Pie

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2007
Yummy! I took the advice of other reviewers (who said it was a little dry) and added salsa to each layer. My boyfriend and I found the end result to be just right. I also ended up having quite a bit of bean mixture left (it wouldn't all fit in my pan), so I just wrapped the leftovers in tortillas to make burritos, which I then took for lunch.
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Wendy's Quick Pasta and Lentils

Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2007
Followed recipe exactly - it was quick and delicious. Like another reviewer, I just tossed in a frozen hunk of spinach and it was fine.
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African Peanut Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2006
Hearty and delicious. I kept pretty much everything the same, except I added a jalepeno for some kick and instead of crushed tomatoes I used half tomato sauce and half spicy salsa. Oh, and per other reviews, I cooked the rice separately. I loved this with a slice of toasted bread for dipping.
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Peanut Butter Fudge Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2006
This was my first attempt at making a cake, and I was surprised at how easy it was. The cake part came out perfectly - moist and sweet, but not TOO sweet as other reviewers had mentioned. On the first day, I actually prefered the cake without the frosting, because it really was perfect and the frosting made it a tad too sweet. After the first day though, the cake dried out a tiny bit - just enough to make me want it WITH the frosting. (Using natural peanut butter for the peanut butter layer may have helped mitigate the sweetness as well.) Overall then, this was a huge hit. If you're really worried about the sweetness factor, I would recommend experimenting with a peanut butter cream frosting. But I loved it as is!
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Cuban Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2006
Sooo good! I made a few changes to this, based on other reviewers comments that it was a bit bland. I added half a jalepeno for some spice, along with an extra clove of garlic. I added cumin to the onions at the beginning, and a few shakes of cayenne pepper later on. I used broth instead of the reserved bean water, and black beans instead of white. The end result was delicious, and anything but bland. Try the leftovers wrapped in a tortilla with a bit of cheddar. It was so easy too - I'll definitely be making this again.
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Fasolatha

Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2006
Followed the recipe exactly, and it came out perfectly. The first night I had it as a soup, which was good, but the second night I let it thicken on the stove a bit more and served it over rice, which was truly great. It makes a delicious, hearty comfort food.
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Stuffed Peppers My Way

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2006
Flavorful and delicious. Fast too. The only change I made was to use regular onion instead of green onion. And these are a lot more filling than they seem - my boyfriend and I were both satisfied with one full pepper (two halves) each for dinner.
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Grandma's Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
This was good. Used Amy's mild black bean chili as the "black bean soup", and substituted a can of pinto beans for the baked beans. Doubled the spices, added cumin (this was key!), and added half a jalepeno for some heat. I don't have a slow cooker - just did it on low on the stove for 3 hours. Very hearty. Delicious served with cornbread.
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Delicious Rosemary Bread

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2006
Yummy! So soft and fragrant... I didn't have Italian seasoning, or sage, or thyme, so I just used a heaping teaspoon each of oregano and basil. One thing I might try next time is putting all of the rosemary into the bread (instead of putting half on top) because the stuff on top just kept falling off. This is definitely a keeper though.
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Red Lentil Curry

Reviewed: Sep. 18, 2006
The flavors on this were just right - it was delicious. I didn't use the curry paste because the paste I had was Thai and I didn't think it would match the Indian theme of the dish. I added 2 extra Tbsp of curry powder and some extra garlic instead. Yum!
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 13, 2006
These are true to their name - they're the best I've ever had. I left out the nuts and used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1.5 cups brown as other reviewers suggested. They were absolutely perfect. :) This will be my chocoate chip recipe from now on.
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Penne a la Vodka II

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2006
This was pretty good, but I felt something was missing - don't know what. Salt? Veggies? Followed recipe exactly, but used half-and-half instead of cream.
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Lemon Square Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2006
These are *so* good - better than at my favorite bakery. Cut back powdered sugar in crust to 3/4 cup and reduced butter by 2 Tbsp. For filling, only used 1.5 cups sugar and increased lemon juice to 3/4 cup. Even my boyfriend who usually hates lemon desserts liked this one! :)
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Sesame Noodles

Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2006
Nice flavor and practically no prep time, but uber-greasy, and I had to make a lot of adjustments. In fact, I think only the ingredients stayed the same - quantities all changed. I ended up using: 5 Tbsp sugar (and it was still too sweet), 3 Tbsp olive oil, 5 Tbsp rice vinegar, 3 Tbsp soy sauce, and 2 Tbsp sesame oil. Plus, I didn't have chili sauce/paste, so I created my own using cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, 1 tsp tomato sauce, and cayenne.
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Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Jul. 12, 2006
The flavors in this have great potential, but it does need a few changes. I scaled it down to four, and used 1/2 tsp cinnamon (instead of a stick) and 1/4 tsp ground cloves (instead of 3 whole). This turned out to be too much cloves - the entire kitchen was filled with the smell of cloves which sent my boyfriend and me to the other room until we opened a window and let it air out a bit. Also, instead of using the liquid from the can (gross!), I added about 1/4 cup tomato sauce. It still ended up a little bit dry, so I'll probably up that to 1/2 cup next time. But the tomato was a great addition - I highly recommend it. The dish was *really* spicy too, so next time I'll only use 1/4 tsp cayenne (instead of 1/2).
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