Valwaldo

Red Cabbage
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Valwaldo's rating

So tasty. I love the spice mixture in this dish. Only used 1T of butter and 1T olive oil.I used raw cider vinegar, about 3/4 cup. I added one half onion thinly sliced and waited to add the apples after cooking cabbage/onion mixture for about 8-10 minutes then just cooked about 5- 10 minutes longer. I like it al dente. I didn't use any water.

Pretzel Salad
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This was good. I will try to reduce the calories next time I make it by using some of the suggestions in the comments. I reduced the recipe by half and used and 8x8 glass square pan. I made the pretzel crust and the cream cheese topping the night before. I stored both separately in the fridge over night. In the morning I prepared the fruit/jello mixture (after defrosting berries.). I allowed this to chill for 45 minutes. Meanwhile I spread the cream cheese layer on the crust then chilled again. I added the berry mixture, covered and chilled for four hours. It was delicious, if a little too sweet, and sliced perfectly.

Apple Crisp
Rating: Unrated
Valwaldo's rating

This was very good and easy to make. It's very nutty tasting. I wish the topping was a bit crisper. My food processor made it very fine in texture. I would add 1T more butter next time I make it.

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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Rating: Unrated
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These were pretty good. I would have liked them to be spicier. I did freeze them first. They took quite a long time to cook in the oven. I added more breadcrumbs according to one of the reviews, but I wish I hadn't because I found the burgers to be very bland. I didn't squeeze out the veggie mixture because it was all taking too long. I will keep trying this to hone my recipe. It's a good recipe to get you started if you've never made them before, like me.

Pearl Barley Casserole
Rating: Unrated
Valwaldo's rating

I really enjoy this and have made it several times. Like the others have said you can add any veggies you like to change the flavor. I also use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

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Nectarine Sunshine Smoothie
Rating: Unrated
Valwaldo's rating

I use Allrecipes for inspiration and it never fails. I searched for nectarine recipes and this came up - duh! Make a Smoothie! Of course I didn't have all the ingredients so I had to make some changes. I used more nectarines because the organic ones I bought were rotting fast. I didn't have OJ or oranges so I used a couple pineapple chunks and coconut milk. I did have a frozen banana and yogurt. I omitted the honey and added ground flax. So I'm not sure my review is actually for this smoothie recipe per se but it gave me the inspiration I needed and was really good!

Macaroni and Tomatoes
Rating: Unrated
Valwaldo's rating

I love this and have made it several times. I first had macaroni and tomatoes at "Lambert's" restaurant. This is very similar. I sometimes add a little crushed red pepper if I want extra spice. I've also done it with only the diced tomatoes, omitting the tomato sauce when I didn't have any. That was good too.

Meatball Nirvana
Rating: Unrated
Valwaldo's rating

I thought this had too many onions in it and was a little too spicy.

Fried Cabbage II
Rating: Unrated
Valwaldo's rating

Used one small head of cabbage, half an onion. Removed some of the bacon fat before adding the cabbage. Used vegetable broth instead of water because I happened to have some open. Added more sugar because when I tasted it, it was pretty bland. Doubled the ACV to 2 T. We liked this.

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