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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:57 am 
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I made the macaroni and cheese. I had to scrape out every last bit of sauce - so good!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:52 am 
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Last night I made the grilled pizza with kale, sweet potatoes, basil pesto, and balsamic glaze. It was amazing. I made one slight change though. Instead of her pizza dough (which is good) I used Isa's grilled flatbread dough. I like the flatbread dough better and it was so good topped with freshly made basil pesto. I think I might need to make this again this weekend it was that good. And I have a ton of kale and basil in the garden I really need to use up.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:43 pm 
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PorshaJo, is it a store-bought flatbread dough that you used? If so, what brand?


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:44 pm 
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LFL wrote:
PorshaJo, is it a store-bought flatbread dough that you used? If so, what brand?


Not store-bought. I made it using Isa's recipe from here:

http://www.theppk.com/2012/05/flatbreads-with-creamy-red-pepper-scallion-spread/

I have used the pizza dough in the book and it is good. I just really love this flatbread from above.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:44 am 
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Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:26 am 
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Made Mushroom Stroganoff...my new favorite from the book. I'm going to be making this again, very, very soon! It was a little on the rich side, but I haven't found a good creamy noodle recipe that I really click with since going vegan. This really hit the spot.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:16 am 
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The fettuccine alfredo sauce is great! It's been a few years, but it tastes a lot like how I remember alfredo tasting. I added some broccoli and gardein chicken, so it was extra comfort foody.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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The biscuits from this book taste like McDonalds biscuits. They are so ridiculously good and took like two seconds to make. I'm freaking out.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:19 am 
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I was going to make the Alfredo sometime this week, so good to know. I haven't tried the biscuits, whenever we have made the Southern Skillet we just make the biscuits from Everyday Happy Herbivore, only to cut down on the oils. We should splurge and try hers, I'm sure they are divine!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:15 pm 
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I've made a bunch of stuff from this book recently. The effort to results ratio for most of the recipes is excellent -- 30 minutes of cook time yields something that tastes like it took longer. I have some pictures to post in food porn when I get a chance, but here are my recipe reviews.

Cinnamon Buns -- these were yummy. I think I would reduce the sugar in the filling a bit the next time. When the rolls cooled, there was a bit of graininess to the filling that I haven't seen with other recipes.

Pancakes -- I liked these as much as the ones from Vegan Brunch and the recipe seemed to come together a little quicker, so these were a win.

Southern Skillet with Biscuits -- I subbed cannellinni beans for the black eyed peas. This recipe was okay the night of, but delicious as leftovers. The flavors really developed from sitting. If I make it again, I will reduce the amount of water because the sauce wasn't as thick as I would like. I made the biscuits with whole wheat flour, so I'm sure that made them not quite as yummy -- I really enjoyed them with the maple butter, though.

LA Chimichurri Tacos -- This is a super simple recipe -- I think it took me 20 minutes total. I made these when my (omni) parents were in town and they loved them. I served them with sliced avocado, onion, lettuce and some sour cream.

Chickpea Burgers with Sweet and Spicy Sauce -- I liked these a lot, but I didn't think the sauce was the least bit spicy. Next time I will double the hot pepper. My husband wasn't very excited about these.

Penna a la Vodka with Garlic Bread -- This is my favorite vegan penne a la vodka recipe out of all the ones I've tried. I wasn't crazy about the garlic bread. It was a little too greasy for me and I thought the amount of nooch called for was too much.

Orange You Glad I Made Crispy Tofu -- I think this is my favorite recipe so far from the book. The tofu was perfectly crispy and the flavors of the orange sauce were just right. I served with brown rice and steamed brocolli. Next time, I will double the sauce so that there's some to drizzle on my veggies.

Mongolian Barbeque Seitan -- This was good, but the sauce didn't thicken up as much as I would have liked. My husband loved it -- we had no leftovers.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:00 am 
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The lentil stew is great. It's way different from any lentil stew/soup I've ever had.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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I made the LA Chimichurri Tacos a couple of nights ago for dinner. The end product was delicious! I made the optional sour cream recipe she had in the book, and although it didn't really taste anything like sour cream... more like a Dijonaise type thing... it was still awesome on top of the tacos when paired with all of the other flavors. I topped my tacos with shredded lettuce and avocado.

The only real problem I had with this recipe was cooking the tomato rice. I ran out of white rice, so I used brown rice instead, which the recipe says is okay. However, my rice took like 2.5 hrs to cook and I'm thinking the acidity of the tomato/onion mixture had something to do with it. My onion was rather large and so maybe that kept my rice from cooking? I've heard that can happen with beans. I ended up having to add a lot more water to get it cooked, as well, since the steam would escape the vents on my pot lid before the rice could absorb it. Next time if I was using brown rice, I might cook it in the veggie broth and then stir in the onions and tomatoes later.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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Freetahtah wrote:
I made the LA Chimichurri Tacos a couple of nights ago for dinner. The end product was delicious! I made the optional sour cream recipe she had in the book, and although it didn't really taste anything like sour cream... more like a Dijonaise type thing... it was still awesome on top of the tacos when paired with all of the other flavors. I topped my tacos with shredded lettuce and avocado.

The only real problem I had with this recipe was cooking the tomato rice. I ran out of white rice, so I used brown rice instead, which the recipe says is okay. However, my rice took like 2.5 hrs to cook and I'm thinking the acidity of the tomato/onion mixture had something to do with it. My onion was rather large and so maybe that kept my rice from cooking? I've heard that can happen with beans. I ended up having to add a lot more water to get it cooked, as well, since the steam would escape the vents on my pot lid before the rice could absorb it. Next time if I was using brown rice, I might cook it in the veggie broth and then stir in the onions and tomatoes later.

Did you use short grain or long grain? I believe short grain is much harder to cook in tomato sauce.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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Made the mac and cheese - yummy! I also made the drive-thru burgers but I haven't tasted them yet, I prepped them for easy dinners this week.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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I am going to get this for Christmas. Yeup.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:06 am 
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kasiakoz wrote:
Freetahtah wrote:
I made the LA Chimichurri Tacos a couple of nights ago for dinner. The end product was delicious! I made the optional sour cream recipe she had in the book, and although it didn't really taste anything like sour cream... more like a Dijonaise type thing... it was still awesome on top of the tacos when paired with all of the other flavors. I topped my tacos with shredded lettuce and avocado.

The only real problem I had with this recipe was cooking the tomato rice. I ran out of white rice, so I used brown rice instead, which the recipe says is okay. However, my rice took like 2.5 hrs to cook and I'm thinking the acidity of the tomato/onion mixture had something to do with it. My onion was rather large and so maybe that kept my rice from cooking? I've heard that can happen with beans. I ended up having to add a lot more water to get it cooked, as well, since the steam would escape the vents on my pot lid before the rice could absorb it. Next time if I was using brown rice, I might cook it in the veggie broth and then stir in the onions and tomatoes later.

Did you use short grain or long grain? I believe short grain is much harder to cook in tomato sauce.


I used long grain, but it was quite old, so maybe that added to the problem. I had used some of it a week or so ago, though, cooked in water and it didn't take any longer than usual.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:39 pm 
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I made the spinach-artichoke dip today. Oh my gosh! It is so good, and makes everything else I've tried pale in comparison to it's awesomeness. And everything else has been really good, but this is easily my favorite so far.

I also made the wasabi soba noodle salad recently, it's good, but I needed to add extra wasabi and added some cilantro to make it a little more flavorful. Definatly worth making again though.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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I am going to try out the lava cake recipe this weekend for my husband's birthday. The pic in the book looks so good!

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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I forgot about the spinach artichoke dip! So good! We keep making the stuffed shells over and over and over again...they are perfection! I wasn't crazy about the alfredo, though. So far that and the macaroni and cheese were the only recipes I haven't enjoyed. Everything else so far have been keepers.


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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FYI y'all :) she's coming out with a dessert book next March-y May (I can't remember which one it was).

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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Sweet and Sour Party Meatballs were good, needed a tad more seasoning in the meatballs but the sauce was wonderful!

However the Straw and Hay Pasta was not a success, it basically just tasted like tahini. I didn't not llike it, I didn't like it either. Probably won't rush to make this one again.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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The lava cakes were a success! So delicious, though not streaming out filling like in the pic. Just kinda soft and mushy. The filling comes from melted chocolate chips in the center, which mush up a bit with the batter to make a chocolatey goo. I love that you can freeze the ramekins and just pop them directly from freezer to oven when you're ready for dessert.

I also made the artichoke walnut crostini. I made the topping in advance, and while it was still really good it turned grey overnight so it looked a bit like mushy tuna salad.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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The banana cupcakes with lemon icing was absolutely delicious..17 had gone within the first 6 hours, I'm saving the last for me when everyone has gone to bed. Yum yum!


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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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I ordered this and was kind of skeptical about it since it's not really my style of book- I thought it would be good for Boyfriend since he likes pretty simple recipes with a lot of pictures. Well, I'm actually super impressed with it! There's a lot that I'm keen to try. Boyfriend is really excited about the double-double burgers, so I think they'll be the first thing we try.

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 Post subject: Re: Chloe's Kitchen
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Orange You Glad I Made Crispy Tofu -- I think this is my favorite recipe so far from the book. The tofu was perfectly crispy and the flavors of the orange sauce were just right. I served with brown rice and steamed brocolli. Next time, I will double the sauce so that there's some to drizzle on my veggies.

Made this last night and it was super good. SUPER GOOD.

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