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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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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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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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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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French Cafe Summer Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2005
I came across this while searching for a recipe to use up the head of red cabbage. A little different, but tasty and pretty nonetheless. I cut the recipe in half, but then only used 4 red potatoes (instead of 7). I also had only 1/2 a red pepper, I didn't bother to buy the other 2 colored peppers. I added the dressing and it was soaked up immediately, probably because I didn't let the potatoes cool completely. Anyway I ended up making twice as much dressing just to get it going. Also added a splash of red wine vinegar, it seemed to need it.
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Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

Reviewed: Jul. 5, 2005
Excellent and easy! What a great taste. I used Essensia southwest salsa (an Albertsons brand) and homemade tartar sauce with low fat mayo and pickles. I found this because I had left over red cabbage and didn't know what to do with it. You do need to pan fry the tortillas (2 T. of oil worked for 2 tortillas), I tried microwaving them for less fat and it won't work (the tortillas split and fall apart).
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Beezie's Black Bean Soup

Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2003
This recipe is a keeper! 1) because I can use my crockpot, 2) I can start with dry beans. The day before, I was cooking a pound of dry black beans in my crockpot, wondering what to do with them. I found this recipe and low and behold, I had all the ingredients in my house! This soup recipe has what many other recipes I’ve tried lacked: lentils, rice, tomatoes, jalapeno and lots of chili powder. I halved the recipe for my 3 quart crockpot, and I started with mostly cooked black beans. After that, it took about 2 hours on high. I pureed half and then boiled off a little excess liquid. I’m eating for lunch as I write this and it’s the best black bean soup I’ve had. Crush some tortillas chips, add some sour cream or plain yogurt, and cilantro, Voila! I’m going to dehydrate a couple servings for my upcoming camping trip too. It seems to be the perfect consistency for dehydrating. NOTE TO SCDEMERS: you need to basically cook a pound of black beans BEFORE you begin the recipe. Don't add dry beans to the pot with all the other ingredients. Step 2 is describing the cooking of JUST the beans. There are 2 cooking phases #1 just the beans, and #2 the cooked beans and all other ingredients. You should try it again!
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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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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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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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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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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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Ham and Pineapple Couscous Salad

Reviewed: Jun. 13, 2005
Very eash and good! I like onion but too much will give me heartburn. So I added maybe 1/4 c. of chopped onion. I didn't have left over ham (I don't cook hams), so I got a slab of black forest ham from the deli when it was on sale. Only suggestion, maybe a little more dressing. I used 2 T. of Dijon. Good summer salad.
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Easy Roasted Pork

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2003
I really loved the taste of applesauce, ginger, and brown sugar. It wasn't super sweet or candy like (like I was thinking), but moist and flavorful. I didn't have a roast, or a roasting bag. I had two 4 oz. lean pork loin cuts, and lots of tin foil. And I didn't flour it. This was my first time I made pork for my husband and I. He actually liked it, he is super picky too. So now I can add pork loin to our repertoire. And this one was easy. Paired it with baked sweet potatoes and stuffing. MMMM.
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Zucchini Cobbler

Reviewed: Sep. 15, 2004
This does taste like apples! My husband even asked if I had used the apples from our apple tree! I actually cut this recipe in 1/2 and used a 8" pie pan to bake it in. The zucchini does need to be fully simmered and tender for this to taste just right. This made alot of crumb in my opinion, so I saved 1 c. of the mixture and froze it for a later use. Probably cut down on the fat content too. I will make this again. It's fun to surprise people too!
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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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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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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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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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Chewy Chocolate Peanut Bars

Reviewed: Jun. 14, 2005
I was not too impressed. They did not have too much flavor in my opinion, but I like that it uses peanuts and oats (pantry items I keep handy). I am going to eat them, don't get me wrong, but I probably won't make them again. I also was not able to cut them. It was like trying to saw a rubber door mat! They aren't hard, but chewy like the name says, so I tore off pieces instead.
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