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Deviled Cauliflower Casserole

Great recipe, just the right amount of spice. I didn't brown the panko with butter but just sprinkled it directly on the casserole during the last 10 minutes and then broiled for 1-2 minutes at end. Less fat, still crunchy.

Nov 17, 2014
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Butternut Squash, Kale, and Farro Soup

4 *quarts* of broth has to be a mistake...

Nov 10, 2014
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Spiced Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies

An easy and tasty cookie IF you increase the spices and decrease the sugar. Omitted the white sugar entirely and it was still plenty sweet. No need for a glaze. Took another reviewer's suggestion and used applesauce for half the butter.

Oct 28, 2014
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Roasted Baby Carrots with Herbed Mustard Butter

Absolutely delicious. Used regular carrots instead of baby and followed the recipe exactly. Two tsp grainy mustard is perfect; don't know what went wrong for fissionchips, but there was no bitterness. Great recipe for a busy weeknight.

Oct 27, 2014
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Savory Summer Squash Quick Bread

Loved this, definitely a keeper! Made as written except 1. I added some chopped green onions (thanks for the suggestion Breego) and 2. I drained the grated zucchini but without adding salt. It was moist, in a good way, not mushy. Enjoyed it for breakfast with scrambled eggs.

Oct 19, 2014
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Swiss Chard Stuffed Shells

Nice change from spinach. Didn't have enough chard, so I added Tuscan kale and that worked great. Added mushrooms to a homemade sauce for extra flavor. Didn't pipe the filling, just used a spoon which worked fine. Leftovers tasted even better!

Oct 13, 2014
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Apple Oatmeal Bars

Nice crust. I'm not rating, because I subbed cranberry compote on top of a layer of melted dark chocolate for the apples. I also cut the sugar and honey in half, because I don't like over sweet desserts.

Sep 21, 2014
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Onion and Poppy Seed Quick Bread

Great recipe! Easy to make, stores well, wonderful with scrambled eggs for weekend breakfast. I don't know why the instructions say to bake at bottom of oven or why a metal pan. I used a ceramic loaf pan on the center rack and it turned out perfectly.

Sep 21, 2014
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Sour Cream–Banana Bread

I too used Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Decreased sugar to 1/4 cup and it still was plenty sweet. Bananas are very sweet when ripe so a full cup of sugar is simply not needed.

Sep 02, 2014
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Fennel, Avocado, and Mint Salad

A perfect counterpoint to a spicy meal. Crisp, fresh flavors, great crunchiness. Like other reviewers, I used walnut oil instead of pricier pistachio. Leftovers good the next day too.

Mar 31, 2014
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Mushroom and Wild Rice Chowder

I used smoked salmon instead of bacon and it was amazing! Sliced it in strips and added just before serving.

Mar 31, 2014
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Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

As peak383 points out, arugula is called rocket in the UK, probably due to Britain's proximity to France, where it's "roquette".

Feb 26, 2014
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Perfect for polar vortex days. Cooks up nice and thick. Added sliced soy sausage at end in place of ham and served with sourdough roll.

Jan 28, 2014
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Barley with Mushrooms and Green Beans

Great for a cold winter evening. Used veggie broth instead of mushroom broth and added Italian style soy sausage. Enjoyed as a main dish.

Jan 20, 2014
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Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Dec 03, 2013
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Wonderful texture and flavors. Slicing the sprouts was a bit time-consuming, but worth it. Made exactly as written, wouldn't alter anything.

Nov 24, 2013
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Vegetarian Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Polenta Lasagna

This was fantastic! A welcome change from pasta-based lasagna. Great flavor combos.
One issue: I didn't understand why the polenta should be spread on a 17x12 sheet if the baking dish is 13x9, so I spread half the polenta in the 13x9 dish, covered it with a layer of waxed paper, then spread the second half. At assembly time, I just removed the polenta that was on the waxed paper and then inverted it onto the baking dish to form the second polenta layer. Seemed simpler than what's described in the recipe. I also added mushrooms to the chard mix, since I didn't have quite enough chard. Will make again.

Nov 11, 2013
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Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Bread

This is very good *provided* you cut the sugar by 2/3. I used 1/2 cup and it was plenty sweet, even with bittersweet chocolate. 1.5 cups sugar is insane. Instead of swirling the chocolate in the bowl, I spread it on top of the batter in the pan and used a knife to swirl it through the batter. Very attractive loaf.

Oct 19, 2013
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Roasted Tomato, Chickpea, and Swiss Chard Soup

Perfect as a thick soup for a fall evening. Like other reviewers, I added more spice. I also used smoked salt instead of regular, which complemented the roasted tomato flavor.

Oct 17, 2013
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Shaved Fennel and Strawberry Salad

Complex flavors but so easy to make! Used raspberries instead of strawberries and toasted pumpkin seeds in place of pine nuts, b/c that was all I had on hand.

Sep 10, 2013
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Kimchi and Shrimp Fried Rice

Loved this! Used more lime juice and more sesame oil than called for and it was wonderful. Added 1 cup green peas for color. Don't skip the eggs, they're a good counterpoint to the spice in the rest of the dish.

Apr 22, 2013
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Furikake Wonton Crisps

These are amazing! Fast, easy, versatile. Didn't have any furikake, so I used a variety of toppings -- smoked paprika, sesame & smoked salt, smoked salt alone. It seems the salted ones brown faster than the unsalted.

Apr 13, 2013
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Braided Coffee Cake with Apple-Ginger Filling

I don't have much experience with yeast breads, but this one was quite easy to make and had a great texture and taste. I used lemon juice instead of milk in the glaze, which worked well with the filling.

Mar 09, 2013
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Easy Spinach Dal (Dhal, Dhall)

By the time you fix everything that's wrong with this recipe you may as well find a better one. All that butter is mind boggling.

Mar 05, 2013
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Gingerbread Loaf

Great taste and texture. Decreased the sugar to 1/3 cup and that was plenty; the full amount would be cloyingly sweet. Took almost an hour to bake.

Mar 04, 2013
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Kimchi Soft Tofu Stew (Soondubu Jjigae)

Wow, was this ever easy and delicious! Used store-bought kimchi. Added the egg and that provided a nice texture nuance. I liked having the rice on the side; it balanced the spice of the stew.

Mar 04, 2013
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Lemon-Hazelnut Tart

Fantastic recipe for lemon lovers! The only change I made was to cut the sugar in half for both the base and the meringue (which I do routinely for all recipes). A refreshing counterpoint to a spicy main dish.

Feb 18, 2013
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Curried Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Tofu

Loved the tofu in this; it added a bit of crunch. Used vegetable broth in place of water (closer to 1 cup than the half called for) and added a lot more spice. Delicious over brown rice!

Feb 18, 2013
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Bok Choy and Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing

Great salad, crunchy, easy to make, screams healthy. I, too, added a lot more chilli paste.

Feb 15, 2013
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Swiss Chard with Lentils and Feta Cheese

Delicious, easy, tasty hot or cold. Keeps well, great for weekday lunches. Didn't alter the recipe at all.

Feb 09, 2013
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