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Basic Crepes

Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
When I told my husband I was going to make crepes for breakfast, his initial response was "How? We don't have a crepe maker"... as it turns out, you don't need one!!! Amazingly easy and fast meal to make! The only changes I made was I used whole wheat flour as we don't have white in the house, and I added a packet of stevia as I was making them with strawberries and carob chips. All I have to say is YUM!!! I think this will be a staple for years to come! I also used both a frying pan to start and a flat grill to finish. I've never been able to flip things in one piece, so it was just a matter of flipping the pan over and letting gravity do the work- and it made things super fast: Start in the pan, flip & transfer to grill, start another. Move the first to a plate, second to the grill. Add more batter to a pan, fill the first with fruit and such, by the time it was done, the next crepes were ready to move down the assembly line! VERY fast!
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2011
Made this when my mother-in-law and sister-in-law were coming over for dinner. I doubled the recipe and I'm glad I did! Had I made it as stated, I'd probably have no leftovers and I really want to enjoy this for a couple of days! This will definitely become a regular menu item!
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Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2011
My only arguement is that it's a big recipe. My muffin tin made 6, so that's all I made, then used the rest of the batter to make a dozen cupcakes. Very delicious and will keep for dinner parties in the future!
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Oma's Rhubarb Cake

Reviewed: May 16, 2009
I was initially drawn to this recipe because of the minimal fat. I adapted the recipe a bit to try and make it a little healthier: I used 1/2 the amount of sugar (by using Splenda brown sugar) and used whole wheat flour in both the cake and topping. I added 2 tbsp of egg white as I found the cake batter a little dry. And I also used 2 tbsp of apple sauce instead of the oil for the topping. It was REALLY more like a paste, so I had to put it on top by spreading it out by hand. I also baked them in muffin trays as they're a little more portable, but my rhubarb chunks were a little large, so they tended to collapse a bit. I also added the cinnemon as well as ground cloves and allspice into the topping. But VERY moist and delicious cake! Will DEFINATELY make again and look forward to adapting even more!
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2009
Found this recipe when my husband requested turkey chili. Simple, easy, and nothing exotic. Made a couple changes: used 2 smallish zucchini as that was all I could find, but could have definately done with 3. Added a can of mixed beans, but I'll probably add another can of kidney beans. Instead of browning the onion, pepper and zucchini, I just tossed it into the chili as I was planning on letting it simmer. Didn't add the jar of chili's, but as I used a medium salsa, it was quite spicy enough. Will definately forward this recipe to my brother as he loves chili, but his wife doesn't eat beef.
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Jo-Ann's Power Bars

Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2011
Excellent Recipe! Had to make one change with the sugar as I didn't have brown sugar and didn't want to use white, so I used 1 tbsp of maple syrup. It's possible the recipe could have done without the sugar entirely considering the sugar from the dried fruit! Dried fruit I used was: apricots, cranberries, raisens, dates, and cherries. Am looking forward to trying others! Will be making again!
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Dill Dip III

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
Excellent dip! Substituted 0% Greek Yogurt for the mayo and used fat free sour cream to make it healthier. Huge success! I'm not a fan of store bought dips, let alone dill, but this was delicious!
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Moroccan Lamb with Shiraz Honey Sauce

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2011
The smallest rack I could find had 8 bones and my husband said it wasn't enough! (it was just the 2 of us!!!) As I was doing the wine reduction, I added some carrots and cooked them during that time- turned out quite delicious with almost like a glaze! Served with garlic mashed potatoes... FANTASTIC first experience eating (let alone cooking!) lamb! Will definitely make again! Husband didn't even complain about the "bite" in the spice- the sweeter reduction made a nice compliment to the spice rub! *EDIT* Made similar dish tonight with boneless skinless chicken breast- rubbed with the spice, seared and baked just like this recipe. Added in sliced onion with the wine/honey and it was quite delicious. As much as I LOVE this recipe, the cost of the lamb (not to mention nutritional value overload!!!) makes it unreasonable to have it on a regular basis. Nice to know it works just as well with chicken- and I want to try it with a pork roast!
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Blueberry Flax Pancakes

Reviewed: Jul. 27, 2008
EDIT: Not all ground flax is created equal. I LOVE this recipe now that I've found a ground flax seed that doesn't turn to cement paste! I've tried apple cinnamon and banana since. It's my "treat" on the weekend and look forward to it! very yummy!
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Coconut Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2011
This was the first meal I made with tofu and I wasn't disappointed! Tons of flavour but not overly spicy (husband doesn't like too spicy) Only a couple changes- used 3 roma tomatos instead of 4 and 350g of tofu (as that was the size of package) and it was about perfect for us! Only change I would probably make is dice the tofu and tomatoes a little smaller. Will definitely make this again- and maybe try it with chicken!
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Mock Champagne

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
The punch was almost gone by the time I had some! Everyone was asking what was in it, it was so light and refreshing! A huge success!
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Baby Back Ribs

Reviewed: Dec. 10, 2011
Though I can understand how some people wouldn't consider this a recipe as it involves a bottle of your fave bbq and no other recipes, cooking instructions are still important! As brainless as cooking ribs sounds, I've never had them turn out for me before... these were FANTASTIC! I did as other suggested and for the last 15 minutes, I removed the foil, added more sauce and they turned out ooey gooey good!
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Ras el Hanout

Reviewed: Oct. 16, 2011
I had most of the ingredients already, so it was nice being able to make this combination. I did reduce the amount of cinnamon as someone else suggested to 1/4 tsp and (though I've never even had it before) and it was perfect to my tasing (and I love cinnamon) I think anything more would have overpowered the other spices. Also used cumin seed as I didn't have gound (or so I though- found some after!) I plan on making this spice in a big batch and give some for Xmas!
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Cranberry Sauce II

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
Easy to make! Never used to like cranberry sauce until I had it out, so decided I wanted to make some. It was wonderful!
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Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

Reviewed: Oct. 1, 2011
Though I halved the fruit portion of the recipe, I kept the other measurements the same. A little overpowering, but still delicious! I also added 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger for some extra punch and it was great! Also substituted a packet of Stevia for the sugar. And I had to use lime juice instead of lemon as I didn't feel like going to the grocery store again! Don't know if I'd make again as removing the fruity seeds was a bit of a pain... I had just wanted to photograph a pomegranate and had to use it for something! Would recommend, though! Very interesting combination of flavours!
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French Toast Souffle

Reviewed: Mar. 19, 2011
both my husband and I LOVED this recipe! I did make a couple changes in the basic recipe, which was adjusted to 3 servings: Whole wheat bread (I refuse to use white) and to keep the fat down, I used 1 whole egg and 1/4 cup whites, and 2 tbsp of low fat plain yogurt. After it baked, I mixed some fresh raspberries, blueberries, white chocolate, and slivered almonds. I didn't top it with the confectioners sugar, but mixed some in with some plain yogurt as a sauce. I look forward to making this again, but maybe trying it with diced apples, chopped pecan, and butterscotch chips!
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Easy Indian Butter Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2010
Recipe was alright. I had misplaced my original recipe and thought this was close... unfortunately it paled in comparison to my original and I was left disappointed. A little tomato-y. There wasnt anything necessarily WRONG with it... it just had a lot to live up to with what I was wanting and expecting. Probably won't make it again.
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Multigrain Pancakes

Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2009
I was exceedingly disappointed when I wanted pancakes for breakfast and discovered I had no mix. This recipe was simple and I had most of the ingredients, so I gave it a try- with a few changes. I only used 1 cup of whole grain flour as it was all I had in the house. I used 3 teaspoons of brown sugar as I didn't have Splenda. As I am Vegan, I removed the egg whites, yogurt, and milk and used 1/4 cup apple sauce and 1/2 cup (plus a bit more as needed) almond milk instead. Also didn't add the water. Recipe was quite sweet as I added 1 cup raspberries as well, so the brown sugar probably could have been reduced or eliminated. Will definitely keep this on hand for the future!
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Baked Shells in Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 12, 2004
This was the first tofu meal I've eaten let alone made! It was quick and easy and very yummy. Even my husband enjoyed it and "could handle" having it a couple times. His and my only complaint was that I customized it to 2 servings and there wasn't enough it was so good!
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Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2011
Had a lot of dip left over, which was fine- I had a fair amount of fruit left! Even tasty on its own, it didn't go to waste! Main difference I made was I used plain 0% Greek Yogurt to add extra protein and cut down on sugar.
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