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African Curry

Reviewed: Mar. 16, 2006
I was really stressed out today because i wanted to make a chicken curry but none of the recipies on this site got consistent reviews. In the end I improvised, basically making this recipie with fresh ginger. It turned out fantastic -- but I agree with the other reviewer who said hers was good because she was a good cook. The trick is you can't work with this particular recipie like a robot -- think of it more like friendly advice than engineering specifications. If it doesn't taste good it means you aren't done yet!!! For me the key was getting the salt right and adding lots and lots of extra garlic (I had garlic powder but fresh would have been better). The only thing I'd do differently is that next time I'd throw in some potatoes. And start cooking earlier than I did today.
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Barbeque Seitan and Black Bean Burritos

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2010
I omitted habaneros and cilantro, substituted quinoa for rice, and added some fat free feta (which is virtually flavorless but packs a protein punch). Also used corn tortillas rather than flour, which is less fattening and brought a nice additional flavor. As another reviewer pointed out, the success of the recipe hinges on the bbq sauce. Mine was homemade and ho-hum, so the end result suffered a bit, but it was still yummy. Sliced avocado on the side was a welcome addition. If I'd seen the suggestion about adding corn sooner, I would have done so. It might also go well with some grated cheese on top. I'll definitely continue playing with the recipe and work this into regular rotation.
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Ma Ma's Sugar Cookies

Reviewed: Aug. 28, 2009
Very easy and yummy. Like others I used butter rather than shortening but I thought it was great. I also used whole wheat pastry flour and added 1 tbsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt (actually sea salt) as recommended. Didn't roll out the dough (lazy) but rolled into balls and pressed with bottom of sugared cup as recommended. Rock n roll.
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Keligun Chicken

Reviewed: Nov. 28, 2008
I only had about a quarter cup of soy sauce so used that with the vinegar, about 1/2 c water, a few tbsp teriyaki sauce and a tblsp fish oil, a generous dash of powdered garlic, ginger and pepper. Cut chicken in pieces and cooked on the stovetop with the liquid, added about a tbsp of flour at the end to thicken. Then added sweetened coconut (forgot the lemon). It was intense but delicious -- it would have been great if we'd had jasmine rice to go with it to calm it down a bit. I probably won't make it again because coconut is so fattening, but it was quite delicious.
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Chicken Shawarma

Reviewed: Mar. 2, 2007
This was absolutely incredible! Used rice vinegar instead of malt and only marinated for 15 min or so, but the combination of the tangy chicken with the yogurt sauce was unbelievable. Reminded me so much of NYC except this was FRESH.
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Peanut-Tamarind Sauce

Reviewed: Sep. 2, 2008
This turned out awesome, but I totally modified it almost beyond recognition based on what I had on hand. I omitted chile pepper and ginger, and substituted szechuan for hoisin, 2% milk for coconut milk, and garlic powder for fresh garlic. I used half the amount of peanut butter (smooth) and then threw in some crushed peanuts. It turned out awesome though!!!
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Butter Chickpea Curry

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2007
This turned out great. I used a small can of tomato paste and two or three of water in place of soup, and fiddled with the spices since I didn't have garam masala, using some cumin and cinnamon, a little black pepper, cayenne pepper, dash of vinegar, couple tbsp honey, even a few saffron threads. Obviously I'm comfortable winging it. Next time I might try adding some cauliflower and carrots. I considered running to the store to get TOFU -- it would have gone beautifully in this.
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Muesli

Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2007
I had muesli in Austria and *loved* it. I make this recipe with honey instead of sugar, sliced almonds instead of the other nuts, and golden raisins and mix it with a little less than an equal part yogurt before I go to bed, then mix in milk or soy milk (and honey) in the morning. Sometimes fresh fruit but I actually like it better without! This is so healthy; I don't like oatmeal and am so happy to have a good breakfast alternative to sugary, processed cereals or fatty egg dishes.
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Whole Grain Healthy Banana Bread

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2010
I substituted plain nonfat yogurt for sour cream, and a cup of protein powder for a cup of the whole wheat flour. On my second attempt, I made this into 12 muffins. Through much trial and error I eventually got a great muffin, but had to make a lot of changes.
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Grandma Johnson's Scones

Reviewed: May 26, 2010
Tomorrow afternoon one of the world leaders of a Tibetan Buddhist lineage is coming to my house to bless a holy object I made with relics of Buddha and other enlightened masters. I wanted to serve tea and something nice like a scone, so today I made a test-run of this recipe exactly as-is, using dried cherries instead of raisins and adding 1 tsp almond extract to the sour cream. When the first one came out of the oven and I tasted it, I actually started crying. I was so happy to have such a PERFECT scone to serve on such an important occasion. I'm actually still crying about it. This is so great -- THANK YOU Grandma Johnson and family!!!
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Mulligatawny Soup II

Reviewed: Dec. 30, 2009
I made this into a basic lentil soup by omitting coconut milk, apple and tamarind (though it sounds amazing) and didn't puree. Added a pinch of saffron, fiddled a bit with spices. I'll definitely come back to make this closer to recipe (though I may omit lemon and sub 2% milk for coconut milk to keep fat down).
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Spicy Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs

Reviewed: Mar. 26, 2005
bismillahirrahmanirrahim excellent -- made this for a group of guys yesterday morning and everyone loved it, although i also made a lot of changes, adding muenster cheese, using butter instead of oil, adding milk to the eggs to make them fluffier, and using seasoned salt on the potatoes instead of the other spices (just chili powder in the eggs). i also thought i'd be a purist and fry the potatoes but it was taking SO long i had to take them out of the pan and microwave them -- but using the microwave makes this recipe so quick and so easy that i made it again for myself even though i was feeling extremely lazy; it's really that easy and good.
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Chickpea Salad II

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2010
Even better with cubes of fresh mozzarella.
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Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt and Cucumber Dip)

Reviewed: Sep. 23, 2008
I was looking for a low-calorie alternative to mayo and this worked out great. I also did the coffee-filter thing and only drained an hour, plus omitted parsley and mint and it was still much tastier than the fat-free mayo they sell at the store.
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Migas

Reviewed: Apr. 29, 2005
BismillahirRahmanirRahim This was great! I left out the onion and ham, and added some pepperjack cheese and salsa and a dash of chili powder and it was nuts. Tossing in a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies is even better than salsa, if you plan ahead or are the kind of person who happens to have that kind of thing laying around.
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2005
BismillahirRahmanirRahim -- An hour was a bit much for my oven and I felt the chicken came out overcooked, but I was shocked at how overwhelmingly enthusiastically this recipe was received. People were GUSHING about it. Seriously, the guys were so happy I thought they might start speaking in tongues. It was super-easy to make. I didn't have cornstarch so I used flour, which I discovered made a huge difference the next time I tried this with the cornstarch -- with flour the sauce was much thicker, and I recommend flour over cornstarch. Anyway, scrumptuous and easy. Thanks!!!
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Naan

Reviewed: May 2, 2010
I wanted to make this for a party of 40 people this week, so I was determined to make it work. I had to make it EIGHT TIMES over the past couple weeks before I finally got the results everyone has been raving about. The trick for me was not to roll them too thin and *especially* to cook them in the oven at 400 degrees for no more than 2.5 minutes each side. I brushed one side with basil pesto and the other with olive oil and I couldn't be happier. OH SNAP.
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Chicken Riggies I

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2008
I totally made this mine but here are some ideas you may like to use: instead of alfredo i used a cup and a half of lowfat milk and maybe a third cup fresh grated parmesan. Skipped onion mushroom and peppers because none around, so just used half a bag of frozen veggies. Garlic powder instead of garlic. In the end I added some black pepper and cumin to give it a little extra kick.
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Seafood Pasta Delight

Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2008
This was super quick, easy and delicious. Next time I would add a lot more garlic and maybe even a tablespoon or two of fish oil. I just used mixed asian veggies I had on hand in the freezer, and chicken bouillon in place of wine and broth, but my bf loved it and it really was amazingly quick and easy. i omitted all oils and just sprayed the pan with cooking spray to make this a very low calorie dish. best recipe i've found for scallops yet.
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Chickpea and Tomato Soup

Reviewed: Jan. 8, 2005
Bismillahir Rahman ir Rahim This was pretty good. I reduced the water to half and served over rice. Next time I would throw in some cumin, but this definitely was super-quick.
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