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Red Lentil Curry

Reviewed: May 27, 2014
Wow! I'm always on the hunt for easy tasty curry lunches to take to work. This fits the bill! I pre cooked my lentils last night and kept them in the fridge. Today I did TWO onions (they were kind of small) and used green curry paste (that is all I had) and the rest of the recipe I followed to a T. Well, I did not have canned puree tomatoes, just regular diced tomatoes. I prepared this all in a 3" deep electric skillet. Then added the cold lentils to reheat at the end. I was going to add cilantro too, but forgot it while shopping. Excellent dish - I will try butter at the end as someone suggested. So good!!!
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Kentucky Biscuits

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2013
Super easy. So flaky and buttery. All the ingredients were on hand (nothing fancy like self rising flour or shortening which I don't usually have).
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Fluffy Pancakes

Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2013
I had to use almond milk as we had no regular milk in the house. I also felt 2 T of sugar was a lot. Almost tasted like cupcake batter! I'd cut the sugar down to 1/2 or 1 T next time. They were definitely fluffy!
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Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

Reviewed: Jun. 24, 2013
We loved it and did not miss the meat. I will be making this again as it's filling, spicy and makes a lot! The flavor seemed to turn out better than most curries I make myself (which usually have chicken). I did not have canned or frozen peas; so I used a bag of frozen cut spinach and it had a saag kind of feel.
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Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2013
AWESOME FOR LARGE CROWDS! I made this recipe for 40 servings (so 5x the original recipe). Instead of fresh green peppers, onions, carrots, celery - I used prechopped/frozen bags of green peppers and mirepoix mix (nine 10oz. bags total). This was a good idea! I did use fresh mushrooms. I sauteed the veggies in a large electric skillet (in batches) with a generous amount olive oil and garlic. I used three 6-quart crockpots to divvy the sauteed veggies and canned tomatoes/beans/wine. The spices were mixed all together in a glass pint jar. I divvyed the mixed spices between the three crockpots. Cooked over night and it turned out great! It was a huge hit (made for contestants at a ski race) and many came back for 2nds and 3rds!
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Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Reviewed: May 9, 2012
Wow, so easy and tasty! I made a quick salad with romaine, strawberries and toasted pecans (cleaning out the fridge) and this vinaigrette was perfect. Fast and easy. I mix it in a little Mason jar and shake it up.
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Grilled Radishes

Reviewed: Jul. 23, 2011
Loved these! Everyone I told this recipe to had no idea radishes could be cooked. I roasted them in the oven since the oven wrapped inside tin foil with all the ingredients (didn't do the ice cube - forgot). They came out soooo tender and sweet and garlicky - not sharp and spicy like raw radishes. I cannot wait for leftovers tomorrow.
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Creamy Corn Chowder

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
Easy, quick, simple! It's not super fancy, but a quick way to make some chowder and use tofu. One tip, it doesn't say to drain the veggies at any point, so just take note of how much you end up pouring in the blender to puree. You don't want too much liquid. I made a half batch because I only had one (big) red potato on hand. Did not peel the potato. Used frozen corn (12 oz) instead of canned corn. Added 2 T of butter into the boiling mixture as well. Sprinkled some dried chives in it too from my garden. As a non-vegetarian, it would be better with bacon.
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Easy Chocolate Tofu Pie

Reviewed: Mar. 27, 2011
Pretty easy and tasty! I got a bunch of silken tofu packages on sale for 99 cents, so I had to figure out how to use them. I had all the ingredients in the house to make this. I only used 12 oz box of tofu instead of 16 oz (didn't want to open an extra box to use part of it) and it still worked fine. The chocolate/tofu mixture is really good, probably could eat it just like that or bake in custard cups minus the crust. When pie is totally cooled it will slice much easier. I would make this again. I'm also lactose intolerant, so even better for me.
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Cabbage Rolls II

Reviewed: Mar. 14, 2010
I had never had cabbage rolls, but needed to use this head of cabbage I had. Firstly, I am not sure how you all peeled off nice intact cabbage leaves. I tired about 6 times and just had a mess. So I switched this from a crockpot recipe to a casserole. I julienned the cabbage, placed in a 9x13 pan, drizzled a little soy sauce (I really didn't know what it was going to taste like), then proceeded with the beef/rice mixture then the sauce mixture. I needed to add a little water, but in 30 minutes at 350 I had a really nice casserole! It was easy and cheap I've made it twice so far like this manner. Kind of sloppy in the bowl, but nevertheless, moderate in carbs and filling.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Reviewed: Dec. 21, 2009
What I love about these biscotti - the use of olive oil, the lovely red and green coloring, the taste! Yes, the dough is sticky, but what I did is spooned the batter on to two cookie sheets. Then I wetted my hands and shaped the loaves rather easily. I did not experience any cracking with the slicing. I cooled them on a plastic cutting board, flipped the loaves over, and put them in the fridge for a bit. Then I cut them (they were a little warm to touch still). I placed a non-serrated knife on top. Gently pressed it into the top, the pressed hard to finish the cut. Gentle at first to start the slice though. I plan to make another batch tonight.
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2009
I was excited to try this recipe, as I like interesting combination. However, I disappointed with the outcome of this recipe. I used a sugar pumpkin, pre-cooked it and made the puree myself. I felt the pumpkin really just made the chili bland. I put in lots of chili powder and it was as if the pumpkin just sucked up all the spiceness. I wasn't even keen on eating the leftovers, but I did. Too bad, it looked like it'd be a winner.
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Moussaka Cottage Pie

Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2009
I really enjoyed this recipe! I love comfort foods; and since I cannot have dairy, this was a great one. I used 1/2 pound of beef (it's all that I had) and an entire eggplant which covered a 9x13 pan fine. I used instant potatoes and added some butter to the potatoes when finished. The recipe says 1 hour 25 minutes til ready; but mine was ready much quicker. I'd say all in all 50 minutes from prep to eating. You could even do the meat base (minus the eggplant and mashed potatoes) in the AM or crock-pot and put it together at dinner.
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BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
I've been eating this for a week now. I made a big batch for my bunco club. It was a hit. Freezes well, so you can have a sandwich when the BBQ craving hits. Boneless pork ribs go by the name "country style ribs" out here.
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American Potato Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2006
I made this for the bunco group. Everyone loved it, I thought it was a bit bland myself. Just adding mayo alone makes for a very thick salad. I think the dressing needed to be more liquid-y. I alos didn't have success with boiling whole potatoes, I'd rather cut first then boil. Easy enough for a crowd!
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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Reviewed: May 30, 2006
I love this! I had some dehydrated roma tomatoes in my freezer from last summer's harvets. I made a half batch only because my mini-chopper is small. Gross looking, buh? That's what pesto looks like! I would hardly call it gross looking. I omitted the canned tomatoes, because I didn't feel like opening a can for half of a 1/3 cup. It turned out great. I froze half so I could enjoy pesto and bread later on. I omitted the cheese too because I'm lactose intolerant.
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Chicken with Couscous

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
Pretty good! I halved the recipe, but only used one chicken breast and I cubed it. It has a spicy curry flare, I probably should have added golden raisins and yogurt.
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Cream Sauce With Herbs and No Dairy

Reviewed: May 9, 2006
Sadly, this did not work in our household. I am lactose intolerant and deprived of all foods rich and creamy, so I had hoped this would work out. I even used real butter and doctored it up. I did eat my dinner, but I didn't eat any leftovers.
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Moroccan Salmon Cakes with Garlic Mayonnaise

Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2006
Excellent! I cut the recipe in half because I knew there's no way my husband is eating fish. I cut everything in halt exactly, except for the salmon I used a 6 oz. pouch (no draining) because they were on sale for $1. It was delicious! Non-dairy for me (lactose intolerant). It did not taste fishy at all to me. I made 6 very neat little patties. I make my patties by spraying a 1/4 measuring cup with Pam, then stuffing the mixture in, then plopping it out into the pan. All come out in uniform shape. Exellent! Will make again.
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Cereal Yogurt Bars

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2005
These were OK, kind of mushy and greasy. I had to buy raisin bran just for this and I don't usually buy it. I may or may not make these again only if raisin bran goes on sale. My husband did like them.
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