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Laura's Tahini Cookies

Reviewed: May 6, 2006
Thanks for the great recipe! It was easy and included stuff I already had on hand. However, only serve them to people who are more adventurous eaters- they do not have a typical cookie taste and are somewhat of a cross between peanut butter cookies and snickerdoodle/sugar cookies. If you are interested in making this, I would recommend that you make sure the butter and sugar are creamed well. There are no ingredients that cause rising action, so you need to incorporate air by creaming the butter and sugar. Do not overbake these cookies- they come out of the oven soft but will hardent up somewhat after cooling.
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Cuban Black Beans II

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2006
Thanks for the great recipe! This was pretty easy to make and very cheap as well. Everything I needed was found easily at the Mexican grocery three blocks away, which saved me a trip to the supermarket. I may make it again in the future with some spicy sausage and omitting some of the oil to compensate. I didn't have a problem with the vinegar making the beans hard because I soaked the beans for about 18 hours. However, the beans were tender but not as smooth as they would be if I had used canned beans, so I will probably stir in the vinegar toward the end of cooking next time.
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Black Bean Hummus

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2006
I doubled the recipe and substituted lime juice for lemon juice and olive oil for the bean liquid due to personal taste and what I had on hand. It turned out great, with a smooth texture that wasn't runny. It was good with tostadas. Next time, I will add more garlic, but this one is definitely a keeper. Thanks for the great recipe!
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Best Peanut Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2006
Easy- great with stir-fried cabbage.
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Thai Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2006
I added a bag of frozen vegetables to this. The sauce was not quite right. I think it might be better with some fish sauce or herbs.
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Orange Beef-Style Tofu Stir-Fry

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2006
The method for frying the tofu turned out really well. However, I had to use closer to 1/2 cup oil because I batch-fried the tofu, as it is hard to cook an entire block of tofu quickly by dumping it into the wok all at once. I agree with the last reviewer in that the sauce was not quite to my taste. It was a little more bitter than I expected, but not nearly hot enough for me. I will try this again, but probably with less soy sauce and more chile paste. I might also subsitute red pepper flakes for the chile paste. Other than that, it smells and looks great! Thanks for the recipe.
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Green Curry Tofu

Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2006
I added a bag of stir fry veggies and a minced jalapeño. It seemed to be missing a little something though, so next time I might try frying some garlic with the tofu or putting some fish sauce in with the coconut milk and curry paste.
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Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2006
I used fresh orange juice for this and it turned out pretty well. It's a little different than other Pan de Muertos recipes I've tasted, but I liked it!
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Tinga

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2005
I just made the meat recipe and put it on tostadas. It was good, but next time I will probably top the tostadas with crema mexicana and some green taco sauce. I also substituted the tomatoes for a can of diced tomatoes (drained), since out-of-season tomatoes are sometimes poor quality.
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Salsa De Tomatillo

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2005
I used a small onion, and it still tasted a little too oniony for me. I also used 3 jalapenos to make it a little more picante. Otherwise, this is a great recipe.
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Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2005
Cabbage is always good stir-fried, but the original recipe needs more flavor. I used some grated ginger and red pepper flakes instead of black pepper. It's more interesting-looking if you use red cabbage or yellow bell peppers.
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Thighs on Rice

Reviewed: Jul. 1, 2005
This is an easy way to cook thighs. It is the kind of recipe you can adjust easily to your own taste, so I like it. I'm going to say what I did to put out a few more ideas to people who might try this recipe. I used 2 1/2 cups water, brown rice, 2 cloves minced garlic, olive oil instead of butter since I didn't have much butter around, and I skipped the step with bouillion and 1 tbsp. water. The extra water is for the brown rice, which needs more water I ended up with a little extra liquid, but it was absorbed when my food cooled off. Next time I will use 2 1/4 cups water. I parboiled the rice for 20 minutes with the bouilion, water, onion, oil, and 2 cloves minced garlic so I wouldn't have to bake it longer, as brown rice takes two to three times longer to cook than white rice. I removed the skins to cut the fat content and shook lemon pepper on top of the thighs before baking. I also added some sliced chile peppers and fresh parsley before baking because I like heat. If you add fresh parsley, you will get more taste if you add it toward the end of baking, which I forgot to do. I ended up baking it 45 minutes to make sure the rice cooked through. You won't need to cook it as long if you use small thighs and white rice, though.
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Banana-Oatmeal Bread

Reviewed: Jun. 27, 2005
This isn't as rich or moist as other "banana bread" recipes, but those breads are more like cake than bread in terms of their ingredients and fat content. This would be something you could serve as bread at breakfast time without giving your family a huge sugar high. I would still make it again because it tastes good and is healthier. You can save the richer banana bread recipes for potlucks or when you want to impress people. This is a better everyday recipe. I ended up using melted butter instead of vegetable oil because my roommate didn't have any oil around and I usually count on her to have common baking ingredients I don't buy. I also used 1 tsp. of vanilla.
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Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2005
This is definitely a good choice for those of us who are poor but too snooty for Hamburger Helper. Plus it is probably cheaper than Hamburger Helper. I used 1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce and added some minced fresh serrano chiles after the flour which added heat to give more flavor without making it taste like chili con carne. I also had some green onions and parsley on hand, so I chopped those and added them after the milk. It ended up looking like brown and green ghoulash, but it had better flavor. I will make this again because I am a poor student and making food from scratch is better than processed food from a box. Next time, I will try it with mushrooms and onions.
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Fat Free Refried Beans

Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2005
I like this, but I never use liquid smoke. What is the point? You can use whatever types of beans you prefer, and it turns out well.
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Extra Easy Hummus

Reviewed: May 30, 2005
Turned out well considering that I forgot to add the salt. I used the juice of one small lime instead of lemon juice, since I usually have limes around but not lemons, and I added about 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro. In the future, I will try to find some tahini to add to what I made this time, but this is a good recipe for hummus without tahini.
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Chicken Adobo II

Reviewed: May 27, 2005
This is easy, has few ingredients, and tastes good.
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Banana Bread VIII

Reviewed: May 27, 2005
This is easy and tastes great. Just make sure to let it cool well before removing it from the pan, or it will break apart.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2004
These always seem to work out well, and they have a more interesting texture than other peanut butter cookies
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Pesto

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2002
Good-tasting and good for you... in moderate amounts, of course!
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