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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:18 pm 
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I made the stuffed shells today, with some modifications. Halved the amount of olive oil for sautéing, used a 16 oz. pkg of tofu instead of 14 oz., and 1 C. fresh and 1 T dried basil for filling (only because basil is still so expensive here this time of year) The garden ricotta filling was really tasty, light and fluffy. I might reduce the pepper next time, because it was a touch too spicy for my taste.

This recipe does not require 1 lb. of jumbo shells. I cooked a 12 oz. box, and the recipe only made enough to fill half the shells. I ended up with 21 stuffed shells, and now have a bowl full of leftover cooked ones. Annoying.

Not sure I'd made this again, but definitely want to try the lasagna recipe which uses the garden ricotta.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:22 pm 
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okay, her cinnamon rolls are the best cinnamon rolls ever. so good.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:20 pm 
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I had not heard of avocado toast before Chloe's cookbook and I absolutely love it!


I just went to the kitchen to toast up my mid-morning bagel (which I normally accessorize with EB and nooch on one side, PB and nooch on the other) and spotted some leftover avocado from my husband's stinky omni breakfast (read: bacon-infused house, gag).

I smashed up the avocado on top of a little EB, covered with nooch, and WOW - was it ever so incredibly delicious, decadent, and satisfying! Basic as it sounds, avocado on toast had not occurred to me before seeing it in the CK book and reading the commentary here. So, thanx to all who gave it a mention!

The crunch from the toasted bagel, and the combination of the EB, nooch and the avocado really reminded me of a BLTA from my pregan days. But without the harm and subsequent guilt, of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:37 pm 
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I never heard of avocado on toast too. I'm waiting on some avocados to become ripe then I will be off to buy some bread.

I made the falafel tonight but I baked them rather than fry because I'm trying to cut back on oil. Looking forward to having them for lunch tomorrow. If I wasn't so full I would have one now.

I have some ripe bananas. Tempted to make banana cupcakes tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Thyme for creamy for creamy scalloped potatoes

It was nice but I thought it would be more like a whole meal. But its easy & very tasty.

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Cherry Hand Pies (From the Dessert Book)

They were very crumbly and pretty "buttery". They didnt taste very vegan, so that could be a good thing, but I didnt like them much.

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Easy Peasy Pasta Salad

Nice but again, i thought it would be a whole meal but when I ate it as a meal by itself it was very bland. And the oil & calories are pretty crazy (i think that goes for a lot/most of her recipes?), so I'd need it to taste awesome...

I dont get her serving sizes at all. 6-8 people? As what, a meal? A side dish?

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Yeah, I consider the scalloped potatoes and pasta salad side dishes, so then I guess the 6-8 servings make more sense.

Agree with you about the caloric count though. I basically leave most of the oil out, and don't notice it's absence.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:13 am 
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I basically leave most of the oil out, and don't notice it's absence.


Same here. I never measure oil (except when I'm baking) and usually only use a very small amount. The dishes definitely taste fine without all the oil.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Everything I made from the book was delicious. So far I've made:

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Chloe's Favorite Five-Minute Salad

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Avocado Toast

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LA-Style Chimichurri Tacos

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Sour Cream (to go with the tacos)

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Avocado Pesto Pasta

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Chocolate-Chip Brownie Bites

My omnivore husband LOVES everything from this cookbook. He said "the vegan food you made before wasn't bad, but it was just like vegetable and stuff. But everything you cook from that girl's cookbook has been so freaking awesome! It tastes like restaurant gourmet style kinda food. She is cool. I like her."

Her recipes are really tasty, but not necessarily healthy. She's heavy on oil and salt. But I guess that's why her food tastes good. It definitely appeals to non-vegans.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:10 am 
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Made the mac and cheese tonight, definitely not the best ever but it hit the spot! It tasted like this recipe that was on the old PPK site years ago, and that I made a ton of times when I first went vegan, which was kind of fun! Bonus- it was way quicker and much, much cheaper than my usual recipe (the Vegan Table one), so I can see it being made again.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:19 am 
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I whipped up some baked donuts tonight!

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I feel slightly sick from eating one too many, but they're good! I've made the Babycakes donuts in the past and while Boyfriend always loved them, I found them a bit dense for my tastes. These ones are much lighter. And I was pleasantly surprised to see that they didn't have a ton of oil (a quarter cup, for twelve donuts) like the other recipes seem to.

I glazed most of them, but I also tossed a couple in cinnamon sugar while they were still warm, and they were probably my favourites. I'll totally make them again, especially because they just use regular pantry ingredients.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:28 am 
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Wow, those donuts look amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:53 am 
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I want the zebra donut!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:07 am 
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OMG I am drooling looking at those donuts!! Look perfect, and I want one... actually I want all four!

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:12 am 
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Wasabi Sesame Noodle Salad was lovely. It was light, and tastes great. I like it cold. This would be a great lunch when the weather is hot.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:02 pm 
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Those donuts look amazing. Good job on the decorating!

Everything else in here looks great too- noodles, tacos, salads, all of it. I only have the ebook version of this, which I think is why I haven't paid much attention to it, but clearly I need to! Maybe I'll finally make the peanutty noodles this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Ohhh...everyone's dishes look spectacular!

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Oh, man...all of that looks delicious. Reminds me I need to make the avocado pesto pasta soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:48 pm 
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This week I made:

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Garlic White Bean Dip

Initially I thought the dip was too salty. But when served with raw veggies, it was just right. The dip made any raw veggie tastes good.

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Orange You Glad I Made Crispy Tofu?

Soooooo good! Never knew it was that easy to make the "orange sauce". Will definitely be making this more.

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Garlicky Greens

I always make my greens this way even before this cookbook. Any veggies taste great with garlic!

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Pancakes for Dinner

The batter was super easy to make with just a few ingredients. The pancakes were fluffy and yummy.

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Cinnamon-Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm not that experienced in baking. Don't even know if I made this completely right. The cookie is really rich. Hubby thought it was too sweet. It had a little bit of bitter taste because of the espresso. It's D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y an "adult" cookie.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:12 pm 
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I just got this book from the library and was so excited to try a bunch of stuff.
First up, the double double burgers (or whatever they are called). E-P-I-C fail! they were gross. I have no idea what happened or what I may have done wrong but they were barely edible. texture was off, taste was off. blah. The special sauce that went with them was super tastey and the only thing that allowed me to finish the meal.

The Mac and cheese was next. I thought the sauce was too sweet (won't use the agave next time??) so I added some shredded Daiya Jack to it. was pretty good!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Hoodwinked wrote:
First up, the double double burgers (or whatever they are called). E-P-I-C fail! they were gross. I have no idea what happened or what I may have done wrong but they were barely edible. texture was off, taste was off. blah. The special sauce that went with them was super tastey and the only thing that allowed me to finish the meal.


AMEN to that. I was so excited for them - since In-n-Out is a big deal here in CA, and everyone raved. But the burger patty was NASTY, IMO - had even made extra to freeze for when my family bbqs, and I tossed out the frozen reserves.

But yes indeed, the sauce is great, and I've made it several times for subsequent family bbqs (with my old stand-by Gardein burgers, however).


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:16 pm 
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VeganVamp wrote:
Hoodwinked wrote:
First up, the double double burgers (or whatever they are called). E-P-I-C fail! they were gross. I have no idea what happened or what I may have done wrong but they were barely edible. texture was off, taste was off. blah. The special sauce that went with them was super tastey and the only thing that allowed me to finish the meal.


AMEN to that. I was so excited for them - since In-n-Out is a big deal here in CA, and everyone raved. But the burger patty was NASTY, IMO - had even made extra to freeze for when my family bbqs, and I tossed out the frozen reserves.

But yes indeed, the sauce is great, and I've made it several times for subsequent family bbqs (with my old stand-by Gardein burgers, however).



That really blows, we made it and loved it. It's actually our favorite homemade veggie burger, we make it every time it's nice enough to pull out the grill.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:54 am 
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For the Double Double Drive-Thru Burgers, there are options of tempeh or brown rice for the patty. I'm wondering which one did you use? Could it be one or the other make this burger patty tasty or nasty?

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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That really blows, we made it and loved it. It's actually our favorite homemade veggie burger, we make it every time it's nice enough to pull out the grill.

Same for us! It's definitely the only homemade veggie burger my omni partner has really enjoyed, especially with the sauce. We used brown rice in ours, not tempeh.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:40 am 
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eileen216 wrote:
For the Double Double Drive-Thru Burgers, there are options of tempeh or brown rice for the patty. I'm wondering which one did you use? Could it be one or the other make this burger patty tasty or nasty?



We've done both options and they both turn out well, however I have a bad tempeh tooth and prefer it that way, but it is a bit more work so the rice option is nice for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Love this cookbook! I made the banana cupcakes last weekend & they were awesome.
Last night I made the chana masala & vegetable biryani from the indian buffet trio and they were both yum too.
The only recipe I've tried that I didn't like was the broccoli cheese soup. It was just gross!


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