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Lower Fat Banana Bread I

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
I have been using this recipe for years and years and everyone loves it. Just some changes: I substitute applesauce for margarine and I freeze my old bananas. By the time I defrost them, there is already enough banana-flavored water for the 1/4 cup water. I know it sounds gross but it's a complete hit everytime! UPDATE (6/2011): I made this yesterday with yogurt subbing for the margarine and water AND 1/3 c flaxseed for 1/3 c flour. I baked them in muffin pans at 325 for 30-35 min. Still PERFECT!
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Magic Mango Bread

Reviewed: Jan. 3, 2006
This tasted delicious! I substituted the butter for applesauce and addded vinegar (no lemon juice on hand!) for the baking powder to work. Thus, I didn't have a problem with it rising. My mangoes were actually tart so the sugar called for was fine; otherwise you may want to halve it. The other reviewers were right - this did not taste that great the first day. But by the next day, it was amazing! Thanks for such a great recipe!
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Szechwan Shrimp

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2006
Wow, this was a surprisingly great sauce! It does not taste that authentic, but who cares? It tastes delicious. I really should have tripled the sauce! Not ketchup-y at all!
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Reviewed: Nov. 19, 2007
i thought this was pretty good, but i agreed with some other reviews that oregano probably did not go best with sweet potatoes. at another suggestion of another reviewer i diced my own onion, substituted the second time with seasoned salt and threw it all in with the diced potatoes, and it was excellent.
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Barbie's Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Mar. 25, 2008
This was definitely a different twist to tuna salad for me. It was so good I ate the whole thing! I did not use any measuring utensils, just taste-tested as I went along.
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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2008
I bought fresh green beans and did not steam them since I love the crunch. This recipe was so easy yet tasted so good!
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Quick and Easy Chicken

Reviewed: Apr. 12, 2008
This was very easy but taste was actually just ok. I agree on doubling the sauce but it was a bit thin. If I try it again maybe I will add cornstarch.
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Asian Avocado

Reviewed: Jun. 26, 2008
very simple way to eat avocadoes. I agree with a previous review about not adding too much soy saouce, it definitely overpowers the avocado.
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Grilled Asian Chicken

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2008
Very easy. Took some other recommendations - cut the sesame oil in half, added some water (since I did not have low sodium soy sauce). Marinated overnight and it was yummy the next day after the grill!
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Rich and Delicious Banana Bread

Reviewed: Jul. 28, 2008
I made this once about 2 years ago and I did not care for it. I ran out of eggs again last night and really needed to make banana bread. Grudgingly, I went ahead and tried this recipe again. Like last time, I substituted 1/2 c applesauce for shortening/butter and halved the sugar. Reading more recent reviews, I added 1 tsp of baking powder. I baked it in my conventional oven. From the last experience, I was not expecting much, just something edible to munch on. What a surprise that it came out good this time. Maybe the addition of the baking powder and baking in conventional oven?? I still prefer the Low-Fat Banana Bread I but wouldn't mind if I ran out of eggs more often!!
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Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Reviewed: Aug. 13, 2008
This was okay. I should have listened to another reviewer and gone lighter on the mint. Wouldn't make this again, sorry!
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Peanut Butter Noodles

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Very simple and yummy! Only had spaghetti noodles on hand but worked fine. Also added some vegetables. Highly recommended!
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Asian Fire Meat

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
Nothing special or too different from what I grew up eating. I wouldn't call this "Fire" - I added the more than the amount of red pepper and some Sriracha Hot Sauce and can still barely taste the heat. I agree with other reviewers that the sauce was too salty for me and that it needed more brown sugar. One advice for others - do NOT leave out the sesame oil or substitute it. The sesame oil is very important in Asian cooking and gives this recipe its flair.
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
This was a very easy way to make this cake. I tried VicRose97's method and melted the butter and sugar (which I cut both in half) together and spread this paste onto a pan that was arranged with pineapple chunks and cherries. Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 because it is not dense like the ones my mom made from scratch... but I guess it's because this is a short cut recipe!
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Amy's Delicious Turkey Burgers

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
These were yummy. I agreed with some reviewers that the garlic was a bit strong so I may have to cut down on it. I used goldfish crackers, but was a bit unsure what crackers added to the taste as well.
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Ignacio's Super Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2008
I eat grilled or toasted PB&J all the time so when I made this, my boyfriend and I did not think it was such a big deal. Instead, we thought it was too bready. Maybe this is a better recipe for kids. Will stick to my regular 2-sliced PB&J. Thanks for posting!
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Dave's Ultimate Guacamole

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2009
This is usually the way I make guac and it is so simple! The only thing is I do not do is using a food processor. I like guac chunkier (gives it the homemade-feel) so I usually lightly mash the avocado. Also, this recipe depends on the salsa - use a good quality salsa not a generic one. It really makes a difference!
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Easy Indian-Style Chicken

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2009
I was surprised how good this turned out! This is my first time attempting an Indian dish, and both my boyfriend and I really liked it. I could not find cumin seed so I used ground cumin. I agree that this does not give a very bold Indian flavor, despite doubling the spices. But I still highly recommend this to anyone who is new at cooking Indian dishes.
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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2009
This is the first time I tried roasted asparagus and I think I prefer asparagus cooked other ways. Sorry!
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