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Reviewed Pollis House Dressing

17 hours ago in on Food.com

Really good dressing. I like how the soy and cashews give it a unique flavor, almost tahini like. We like our dressing tart, so I omitted the honey and added quite a bit more lemon. I think you could put this dressing on any kind of green salad, as well as one that has chicken, etc. on it - it is quite versatile."

Reviewed Working Mom's Layered Nachos

1 day ago in on Food.com

Delicious nachos. I didn';t exactly measure the amounts, but I am sure it was close. Put sliced jalapenos on some of them for some hotter bites and cilantro on some for those love it (like me). Nachos with the works are always a winner!"

Reviewed Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

2 days ago in on Food.com

Did follow your "to taste" on the cinnamon and used less - and all was very good together!"

Reviewed Zippity Dooo Daaaa Orzo Salad!

3 days ago in on Food.com

This was really good! We doubled the lemon and capers, quartered the oil and just used a tiny bit of the Dijon for our tastes. This is sure to please."

Reviewed Warm Goat Cheese Sandwiches

4 days ago in on Food.com

Yummy! I guess I like my toppings lighter since I used twice the bread for these amounts. Everything blends very well together, and makes for a great snack."

Reviewed Pesto-Artichoke Stuffing W/Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

5 days ago in on Food.com

I used leftover stuffing and added the ingredients, with fresh tomatoes, just a tiny bit of butter since I used marinated artichokes and doubled the pesto - and they all went so well together. We made a meal out of it and it was very enjoyable."

Reviewed Sausage & Tater Tot English Muffin Pizzas

6 days ago in on Food.com

Oh yeah, that';s what I';m talkin'; about! I made some adjustments to this, but it was uber delicious. I thought it sounded infinitely better without the red sauce and about 3 times the tater tots, and I am glad I did that on both accounts - it was just perfect. Made that way, it could totally pass as a breakfast sandwich (even without...

Reviewed Old Fashioned Fish Cakes With Sour Cream Sauce

7 days ago in on Food.com

Fun project. The sauce was wonderful, lots of tang. We used a very mild fish, so the breadcrumb taste was what shined through for the fish cakes. I bet if you used wild salmon, it would give the fish cakes a great flavor."

Reviewed Sweet Potato Soup

8 days ago in on Food.com

Great soup. Reminds me of my Recipe #252532, but a little different - so of course we loved the flavors in it. I modified this a bit to make it healthier: I didn';t use oil, just simmered the vegs, halved the peanut butter (and it still was very peanut butter-y) and used milk instead of cream. It resulted in a rich and yummy soup. For our tas...

Reviewed Italian Baked Spinach Omelet

9 days ago in on Food.com

Creative and delicious. The sun dried tomatoes really shine in this. The one big change I made was to use a quarter cup of the pesto. I am glad I did, I don';t think you would be able to detect it otherwise. We made this for dinner, which was great, since it is heavy on the vegs (always good, IMO). Portions are generous - this could easily fe...

Reviewed Roasted Cherry Tomatoes With Goat Cheese

Dec 7, 2014 in on Food.com

Very nice side dish. I used less oil and more basil. This would be great as a sauce if you stirred it up hot from the oven and then topped your pasta with it. It would be like a yummy goat cheese pomodoro."

Reviewed Baked Potato Pockets With Chili

Dec 4, 2014 in on Food.com

A weeknight meal that';s fast and tastes good. The cheese is really good on it too (though I am pretty sure we used less)."

Reviewed Kate's Easy Sausage Parmesan Stuffing/Dressing (8 Ingredients!)

Dec 3, 2014 in on Food.com

The marinated artichokes totally make this! I subbed meatballs for the sausage and omitted the bell pepper (personal preference). It came out good, we really liked the flavors together."

Reviewed Beef Burger With Grilled Eggplant (Aubergine) & Salad Greens

Nov 30, 2014 in on Food.com

I have to admit that I made a lot of modifications, but did think it came out super duper. I used veggie burgers instead of the meat burger and subbed tahini for the hummus (and used twice the amount). The grilled eggplant and tahini made this really delicious. I am sure it would also be great on the meat burger too. Now I am inspired to try baba...

Reviewed Grilled Cheese and Fish Stick Sandwich

Nov 22, 2014 in on Food.com

Really good. Tried dipping in tartar sauce also, and was good that way too. My only complaint is the bread burnt before the cheese ever melted - had to cover the pan for it to melt, and then scrape as much black as I could off the bottom (didn';t have any more cheese for a re-do). Usually when I toast sandwiches like this, I use a weight (like...

Reviewed This Lox Rocks!

Nov 21, 2014 in on Food.com

This wrap totally does rock! The horseradish gives it a light little heat and the fennel a subtle fresh different-ness.. I followed another reviewer and used 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, and this was good for us. I also doubled the capers, since we love them. Everything combined is just perfect in this!"

Reviewed Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

Nov 17, 2014 in on Food.com

Delicious! I made these with corn tortillas to make them more traditional, and less cumin for our tastes. The sweet potato, corn and black beans pair so well with the chillies and green enchilada sauce (I would not use red enchilada sauce, or canned tomatoes, it would be a totally different dish). Everything is so perfect together, you really do....

Reviewed Quinoa and Carrot Stew

Nov 13, 2014 in on Food.com

What a wonderful dish! It should be called North African Quinoa Stew. It is very similar to a lot of North African dishes/soups/tagines I have made. I always toast my quinoa before rinsing it and use broth to increase the flavor, so did that here. I also made this healthier by using a quarter the salt and omitting the butter and oils (just simmer...

Reviewed Mediterranean Lamb Burger With Greek Garnishes

Nov 11, 2014 in on Food.com

All the toppings are really good on this burger. I also added some fresh Italian parsley on top too, which was nice."

Reviewed Mushrooms With Ginger and Green Chilli (Khombi Tarkari)

Nov 10, 2014 in on Food.com

Wow, greater than the sum of its parts! I make a lot of Indian food, and this was more impressive than a lot of the recipes I try. I used a third of the oil and more lemon."

Reviewed Weck's Fabulous Veggie Sandwich

Nov 8, 2014 in on Food.com

The sunflower seeds really make this special. And the carrots add something nice (and different) too. Though, all the flavors go really well together. I omitted the sprouts and used more cucumbers."

Reviewed Kalamata Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Bagel Smear

Nov 7, 2014 in on Food.com

Loved this idea, though I did do each bagel half separately: one with sun dried tomato, and one with the Kalamatas - they were both delicious. And you';re right, using nonfat sour cream and reduced fat cream cheese still produced an excellent product. I think this would work well with good Spanish green olives too, like Manzanillas."

Reviewed Vegetable Breakfast Pizza

Nov 6, 2014 in on Food.com

Breakfast for dinner, yum! All great components, and love the effect of having potatoes on pizza, and hashbrowns at that."

Reviewed Veggie Burger From: Mel's Bar and Grill

Nov 4, 2014 in on Food.com

Used far less oil. Also made two batches of the yogurt sauce (therefore doubled), one with and one without the curry. The one without was the clear winner. The yogurt, cucumber and mint all go really well with a veggie burger - giving it a yummy falafel-like taste. You could even go super easy and sub pre-made tzatziki. (Please note: the vinegar ...

Reviewed Mediterranean Spinach

Nov 2, 2014 in on Food.com

I did alter this a bit, but we loved it that way. I looked at the other reviews and decided to add oil and lemon. I also barely wilted the spinach (and added much less, because of it), used more fresh dill and capers, and added potatoes, to make a meal out of it. The capers, dill, potatoes and feta went so well together in this. As another review...

Reviewed Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad

Nov 1, 2014 in on Food.com

Good salad. We left out the cranberries (personal preference). Hearts of palm are yummy and always a welcome addition to a salad."

Reviewed Sausage and Ravioli Soup

Oct 31, 2014 in on Food.com

Satisfying and a very good soup. Like another reviewer, I used a quarter of the Italian seasoning and doubled the broth (though I should have also taken up the idea of using all broth instead of water). I added less salt and pepper as well (personal preference). I think this is a very flexible and forgiving soup in that you could sub whatever veg...

Reviewed Toasted Vegan Avocado and Tomato Sandwich

Oct 30, 2014 in on Food.com

Great combo. Pretty sure I used more hummus. You are right, lots of other things would be good with this too, like cucumbers, cream cheese and/or fresh herbs (like dill or basil)."

Reviewed Kalamata Olive Spread

Oct 29, 2014 in on Food.com

This was a really good dip, the flavors are all great together, especially the dill (I used fresh, and a ton more than called for)."

Reviewed Farfalle With Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Oct 28, 2014 in on Food.com

It';s bagel pasta! This was a good solid dish. We love all the flavors in this, especially the capers, so added more of those (about 3 times what';s called for). I think the second to the last sentence of the directions probably means water, not sauce. You definitely want all the sauce ingredients, just not necessarily the whole half cup ...

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