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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2012
Wow, I don't think I've had better tasting green beans! I had already started making this when I realized I didn't have honey and so used agave, and was out of garlic chili sauce (dang!) so I subbed Patak's mild curry paste. It's the closest thing I had! I added some minced garlic to compensate and couldn't resist adding some fresh minced ginger that I happened to have. It may sound like I made a lot of changes but I think it's essentially pretty close in flavor to the recipe: sweet, spicy, garlicky. In any case, I can't wait to make this again. It was divine!
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Pumpkin Pasta

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2012
This was amazing. I combined several other reviewer's ideas such as starting with finely chopped onions sauteed in butter. I used soy milk (because that's what we have) and added a splash of heavy cream that was on hand. I subbed sage for the pie spices, which made the flavor more savory. I didn't make a roux but stirred a tsp of potato starch (we're gluten free) into about 1/4 cup of chicken broth, then added it to the simmering sauce. It didn't get thick but added some body. When I combined the sauce with the brown rice pasta I used, the pasta soon absorbed the sauce and it looked a lot like mac and cheese. I also totally spaced out adding parmesan, but the result was still fantastic. It's probably just as good made as directed but I gotta say, I LOVE a recipe that can be successfully modified. Next time I will sauté asparagus and mushrooms to go with it. Thanks ConnorsMom, I'll be making this a lot!
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Smokin' Scovilles Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 27, 2012
We loved this! I didn't have the hot chocolate mix or liquid smoke so I compensated with some smoked pepper flakes and sriracha sauce, as well as chopped roasted green chile which is local to us in New Mexico. Taco seasoning is a good substitute for the spices, if needed. I made it a second time using sautéd tofu instead of ground turkey and it still rocked. I love a recipe that is "tweak-able" and works with variations. Thanks Jimbolya, for a keeper!
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Low Carb Cauliflower Leek Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 24, 2011
I have made this twice so far and it has turned out wonderful. There are some great additions offered by other reviewers that I used: white wine, curry, and substituting chicken broth for veg broth. I steamed the cauliflower instead of sauteing or roasting. Also, I skipped the heavy cream and only blended half of the soup as I like bits of cauliflower in the puree. The consistency is better if you add extra cauliflower or use a cup or two less broth. Still, a great recipe. Big thanks!
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Pumpkin Bars I

Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2011
The gluten free version of these that I made using garbanzo bean flour came out great. I used butter for the shortening and cut the amount of brown sugar in half. The cream cheese frosting I topped them with was plenty sweet so using less sugar in the bars created a good balance. Like others, I also creamed the butter and sugar first before adding the eggs and then the pumpkin, and I stirred the dry ingredients together before adding them to the creamed mixture. I appreciate recipes like this one that can be successfully modified. Thanks!
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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Reviewed: Oct. 28, 2011
I have a favorite Brussels sprouts recipe that uses pecans and lemon juice but tried this one instead. So glad I did. I tweaked it a bit by adding carrots which I boiled with the sprouts, for color and because I like them! I added minced garlic to the cooked bacon in the pan and briefly sauteed before adding the vegetables. Also, I used gluten free breadcrumbs and less than half of the butter. Normally I don't cook with heavy cream and was pleasantly surprised when it created a creamy glaze that mellowed the flavor of the Brussels. Oh, and I added a good sprinkle of nutmeg with the salt & pepper. It came out wonderful and I'll be making it for Thanksgiving. Big thanks!
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