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Good-Morning Banana Nut Cereal

Reviewed: Apr. 27, 2011
SO TASTY!!!! A bit more time-consumming than some other recipes, but totally delicious and well worth the time. I don't have oat bran, but I've successfully used both wheat germ and ground flaxseed in its place. Also, I LOVE cinnamon (and it's actually very healthy), so I added between 1/2 - 1 tsp. Additionally, I used raw pumpkin seeds rather than the walnuts as I am vegetarian and the provide extra iron, aside from the fact that they add a delicious crunch. Lastly, the vanilla is a must - it makes the dish. A great way to start the day.
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Banana Nut Muesli

Reviewed: Apr. 20, 2011
This is a good recipe. I used traditional, large oats (as they are healthier than the more processed kinds), skim milk rather than the water, and raw pumpkin seeds instead of the almonds. I also used a bit more cinnamon than was called for. For my boyfriend's version, I used dried cranberries as a substitute for the raisins. Lastly, I sliced up half a banana into each when assembling them the night before and then sliced up another half into each bowl the next morning. The raisins soften and plump up, the flavours meld, and the pumpkin seeds retain some of their crunch. This is a great way to make a raw breakfast that is sustaining and full of nutrients.
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Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
YUM. I subbed veggie stock for the chicken, as I'm vegetarian. The only qualm that I have with this recipe is that once all of the wonderful potato slices have been delicatedly and intricately placed in the baking dish, it is hard for the thickened sauce to seep down to the bottom layers. I would perhaps recommend pouring some of the sauce when you've layered about half of your potatoes to ensure more even distribution. I also added a heaping tablespoon of dijon to the sauce mixutre.
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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
This recipe is a winner. If you would like to have a similar flavour and have it be slightly healthier on all fronts, I suggest you try my alterations: 2 cups homemade sweet potato puree, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2/3 cup buttermilk (or yogurt), 2/3 cup water, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1.5 cups whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1.5 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 3/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 tsp ginger. It is great as written, and very easy to customize with what you might have on hand.
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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
This is a great recipe. Adding chopped candied ginger was a wonderful suggestion. Mmm-mm.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
Delicious recipe, exactly as written
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Pretzel Turtles

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
These were pretty good. Not as spectacular as the other reviews would have had me believe. However, they ARE simple and quite tasty. My boyfriend loved them. They are certainly prettier when square or round pretzels are used. After looking in several stores, I finally discovered a combo package of triangle, square, and round pretzels in the kosher section of my local IGA. I just sort of stumbled upon them as I was half-heartedly looking there as my last possible resort.
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Sunday Morning Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
These were a nice change to the standard pancake recipe. They were light and fluffy with a nice flavour. The lemon was a nice addition; present but not overpowering. I used all lemon juice rather than using white vinegar as well. Since they pretty much serve the same purpose, I just opted to use the juice of one whole lemon. I used 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds.
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Challah I

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
This is a great, simple recipe. I love to bake bread and yet for some reason, I always assumed that challah would be over my head. Silly girl. It was so easy and it produced wonderful results. I made it once as a large, circular loaf (after halfing the recipe), and a second time as smaller, braid loaves. I liked it better as individual portions; I was able to bake the rolls and then freeze them - taking them out as needed. This bread makes delicious sandwiches and wonderful toast. I highly recommend this recipe.
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Cranberry Layer Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
Generally, I don't make any desserts that don't have at least a hint of chocolate in them...but this was really delicious. I brought it to a family dinner and everyone really enjoyed it. It was a nice, festive Christmas cake recipe that used up the lonely boxed cake that was at the back of my cupboard. I had never used (let alone bought) fresh cranberries before, and was worried about their texture and tartness in the final product, but they were a nice addition; aesthetically and for their flavour.
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Royal Icing III

Reviewed: Dec. 20, 2010
As written, the recipe did not work for me. After 35 seconds of beating the egg whites into the icing sugar/cream of tartar mixture, the whole thing hardened to the point of actually breaking the hand mixer. Once I overcame the horror of this catastrophe, I deftly switched to a wooden spoon and my trusty bicep-tricep tag team to finish the job. I needed to add the juice of one fresh lemon to add enough moisture to be able to reach a decent consistency. Not a great recipe, but thanks for the new muscle training regimen.
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Dee's Dark Chocolate Granola

Reviewed: Dec. 7, 2010
Very good start! I used olive oil instead of the butter flavoured spread, I used a mixture of pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, and chopped pecans (delicious!), I added some wheat germ and some shredded coconut, and a small handful of chia seeds. Also, if you add just a couple of tbsp of water, it helps to make the granola clump.
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Apple Squares

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2010
These are great! 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar is enough. No need for the 1/2 cup of white sugar. Also, 1 tbsp of white sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon is plenty for the topping.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos

Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2010
These were AMAZING!!!!!!!! I can't express enough how delicious these were. Being a vegetarian makes it more difficult to find satisfying recipes for my non-vegetarian boyfriend and I to enjoy together, but this was one of our greatest successes. I used veggie broth and the large green, organic lentils. I think that some people are getting a soupy outcome because they are using smaller, quicker cooking lentils? Also, the simmering uncovered at the end is crucial to evaporating the residual liquid. I added a few dashes of hot sauce with the salsa for some more depth of flavour and omitted the sour cream. TOTALLY delicious. I was still talking about them hours later. Thank you!!!!!
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Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Reviewed: Feb. 26, 2010
For what it is, it's good. I'm not going to pretend that it's not a boring thing to eat, and cannot imagine myself eating it EVERY day, but it's good once in a while when I have not been careful with my diet and want to counteract the nutritional damage that I have done. I added zucchini, used snow peas instead of the beans, didn't use the peppers.....and used veggie stock as I'm newly vegetarian. It is definitely ok.
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Cookie Dough Hummus

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2010
Not very good. Kind of bland, and the flavours that ARE there, don't go very well together.
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Boiled Bagels

Reviewed: Nov. 22, 2009
Ummm...I'd say they're only decent. Perhaps because I'm a Montreal girl, and well, Montreal bagels are actually fabulous, I was disappointed with the outcome. Not what I was expecting. They were strangely bready in the center. Not bad, but not great. I'll stick with my local bagel shop in the future. Unfortunately.
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Clone of a Cinnabon

Reviewed: Nov. 9, 2009
Uh...kind of doughy/chewy. In a not-so-good sort of way. Decent recipe. Nothing to write home about though.
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Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2009
This bread is DELICIOUS. Made it by hand, as other reviewers have done. Didn't need quite as much flour as was written. Started with a cup of each and added (alternating between white and whole wheat) as I kneaded. I also used 1/2 cup of flax seeds which I ground in my coffee grinder, and toasted 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds, and 1/4 of pumpkin seeds before adding them to the dough. AMAZING.
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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Reviewed: Sep. 22, 2009
Quite good :) I used parsley instead of cilantro, added some chopped green onion, and some tofu - cubed, dredged in flour, chili powder, cumin, and oregano, and sauteed in a small amount of olive oil. A good meal in and of itself.
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