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All reviews for Quintess' Two-Week Wellness Solution: The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and Vitality! will be added here. Recipe page numbers are included.

Body Loving Breakfasts
Lemon Water pg. 84

Veggie Vitality Juice   85

Green Radiance   86

Immune Boosting Tornado Tonic   87

Frozen Bananas   88

Super Shake A Go Go   88

Beautiful Day Smoothie   89

Berry Good Morning Shake   90

Sunshine Smoothie   91

Holiday Waffles (or Pancakes)   92

Vegan Flax Yogurt Superfood Pancakes   94

Apple Pie Amaranth Oatmeal   95
This wasn't nearly as creamy as my typical morning oatmeal. However, with all the apple and chunky oats, I agree that I preferred this cold as a mid-morning snack, rather than hot from the stovetop. A nice variation for breakfast. (blinknoodle)
Yummy and I'd make it again. I omitted the maple syrup and didn't notice (but I also don't like sweet breakfasts). It's good both hot and cold. (eatmedelicious)
Indian Spiced Supergrain Cereal   96

Simple Sides
Double Garlic Quinoa   98

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary and Garlic   99
This is a simple and tasty side dish.  I used a few quirts of Bragg's instead of salt and added a few sprinkles of nutritional yeast before baking. (lotus)
Kid’s Choice Guacamole   100
I can make this by memory now. (stacydan)
Oven Glazed Tofu   101
This was really good.  I used maple syrup and added some minced garlic and ginger for a little more flavor.  I also topped with some sesame seeds. (lotus)
It didn't taste like much to me, though I only marinated the tofu for about 10-15 minutes so if you try out this recipe, marinate longer! (eatmedelicious)
Apricot Glazed Asparagus   102
This is delicious way to eat asparagus!  I love that the asparagus is sauteed in water instead of oil.  I used Bragg's instead of tamari, 3 cloves of garlic, and added a little more than 2 tbsp apricot preserves.  I topped it with toasted almonds, as suggested.  Delicious!  (lotus)
Zen Rice with Seaweed Gomasio   103

Quick and Healthy Herbed Garlic Bread   104

Cilantro Lime Rice   105

Cranberry Lime Confetti Quinoa   106
yummy (stacydan)
This is a good stuff.  I served it over spinach, topped with some frozen fresh cranberries.  (lotus)
This was okay. I didn't find it super flavourful, but didn't have any reason to dislike it. I wouldn't make it again. (eatmedelicious)
Springtime Bruschetta   107
Really good, but I would reduce the garlic next time. (eatmedelicious)
Quinoa Treasures Bowl   108
This come together quickly and has a nice combination of flavors. (lotus)
My quinoa came out a bit on the wet side but I can't fault Tess for that.  It didn't take away from the tastiness of this dish...the combo of citrus and other flavors like kalamata olives was pretty smart.  I took her suggestion to add nuts, but used walnuts.  I used it as a main course it was that hearty. (tweety)
Perfect Pinto Beans   109

Scrumptious Salads
Almost Raw Asian Kale   112
Loooove this. It has a great and unique flavour. One of my favourite recipes in the book. A great way to introduce someone to kale. (eatmedelicious)
Very good!  I resisted the urge to use soy sauce instead of salt.  I enjoyed the mix of sesame and citrus.  I used only one teaspoon of agave instead of four.  I was thinking of bringing this on a picnic with my potential new boyfriend, but decided that with all that raw garlic, this is a dish best eaten alone.  LOL (tweety)
I modified this a bit but really enjoyed it! Decreased the agave, garlic, ginger (I know, sacrilegious!), upped the lime juice and omitted the orange juice. Added in edamame. I really liked the mix of flavours with the spicy zippy and the sweet. The edamame just made this a complete meal. (blinknoodle)
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad   113
DELISH also!  I just love chickpeas! (stacydan)
This is a good, warm salad.  We love artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, so I'm sure I added extra.  I think I would like to add some kalamata olives next time.  I served this with spinach and Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary and Garlic. (lotus)
Really yummy and I'll be making it again. I subbed water for the vegetable broth (it's only 1/4 cup). (eatmedelicious)
So very good!!! Loved it.  I think I've found my picnic salad.  Very extremely healthy.  1.5 cups of onions was too much and next time I'm going to cut back.  But the 8 cloves of garlic was good. (tweety)
I really liked this! A perfect combination of stir-fried sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes with chickpeas overtop fresh spinach. I used more greens. Lovely Mediterranean salad. Make sure you do not cook away too much of the liquid part of the dish - this is to coat the spinach. I made this for a big dinner and he thought it was too dry because the sauce had settled to the bottom of the container and he did not get any. (blinknoodle)
Cucumber Dill Toss   114
I'm sorry to say but I really did not enjoy this salad. There were too many onions and too much dill for me. (eatmedelicious)
Five Minute Five Bean Salad   115
I couldn't find the mixed beans so I used kidney instead, so I guess technically this is Five Minute Three Bean Salad. (stacydan)
really liked it. Light and fresh with a touch of sweetness - perfect! (blinknoodle)
Good.  It does indeed take only five minutes.  I cut back to about 1/4th cup of green onions instead of 3/4th a cup, and thus cut back on the vinegar a tad.  I also used only one tbls of agave instead of two, otherwise I stuck with the recipe and it was delish. (tweety)
Excellent bean salad to have on hand for weekday lunches. Just toss it up with some lettuce and off I go! The marinade for the beans is zippy and refreshing. (aggplanta)
Primavera Pasta Salad   116
I wasn't really a fan of this pasta salad. This was my first time using umeboshi plum vinegar and I'm not sure I like it - so if you do like this vinegar, then you may enjoy this salad more than I did. I also thought there was too much dill (and I like dill). (eatmedelicious)
Spinach Strawberry Salad   117

Raw Catalonian Kale   118
This is a great recipe that lends itself to experimentation.  I love massaging the oil into the kale.  It really does tenderize the greens.  (lotus)
Genius.....delish!  I've used her "massage the raw kale" technique that I learned from her several times and it really works to make raw kale palatable.  This recipes has an ingenious combination of salty, tangy and sweet. It has kalamata olives, raisons, lemon juice and olive oil.  It calls for garlic and to my dismay I'd used all my garlic but tried a shallot instead and that seemed very tasty.  I incorporated the minced shallot in the massaging stage.  What I find genius is that it's simple, has only a few ingredients, is quick to make, but rocks the taste buds. (tweety)
This is the salad that makes raw kale craveable. I thought the ingredients together might be weird together, but they complement each other so wonderfully. (aggplanta)
Spicy Sweet Ginger Cabbage   119
Okay, but the ginger was way too strong for me. (It calls for 1/4 cup of julienned ginger.) If you're a ginger lover though, then you might really like this. I would try it again with 1-2 tbsp of minced ginger instead. (eatmedelicious)
This is super spicy and feels revitalizing but I didn't care for the texture of my cabbage. It sort of squeaked between my teeth. What's up with that? I bet I'd love this on kale...or maybe red cabbage since red cabbage is the bomb. (aggplanta)
Indian Kuchumber Salad   120
I really enjoyed this. There might have been a bit too much onion, but if this is eaten alongside another dish then it'd be perfect. (eatmedelicious)
Very good!  Very easy and quick to make.  I'm a little confused because it doesn't resemble Indian food to me.  Indians don't use much lime or olive oil in their recipes, and there's nothing like cumin, corriander seeds, or curryish stuff. (Although olive oil is now starting to show up in pickles because they think it's more healthy).  They doe use cilantro though.  Tastes more Southwestern to me.  That said, it was very good and I gobbled it up.  I used maybe 1/4th cup of red onion.  The recipe called for 3/4th would is way too much for my tastes, but I don't like eating a lot of raw onions in my salads.  (tweety)
Tess’s Happy Salad   121
good, next mine I probably won't put quite as much onion but I loved the artichoke in there! (stacydan)
I did not like this, but it has potential. I modified it slightly but I don't think that's what caused me not to like it. It was very harsh/acidic/peppery. I used marinated artichoke hearts, and decreased the oil in the marinade. I used lemon pepper instead of the pepper (1/4 tsp for one serving is too much!!) and omitted the salt. I thought 1/4 cup fresh onions was too much so I used 1 tbsp minced shallot. Next time, I would try to get the water-packed artichoke hearts (as in the recipe), decrease the pepper and onion. Possibly decrease the vinegar and garlic (2 raw cloves serving 1). (blinknoodle)
Delish.......I used water packed artichoke hearts, and cut back on the onions, added red bell pepper and lots of regular sized tomato to make up for a shortfall in the lettuce, but otherwise stuck with it.  I liked the nooch in the dressing....I'm still discovering the glory of nooch in foods.  (tweety)
Sexy Seasonings, Saucy Sauces, and Divine Dressings
Seaweed Gomasio   124

Chicky Baby Seasoning   124
This transformed my life.  I hardly ever buy bouillon anymore. (lotus)
Makes a fantastic "chicken" noodle soup broth, or broth for anything. This is definitely something to keep stocked in the fridge. (aggplanta)
Indian Seed and Spice Blend   125

Thai Skinny Dipping Sauce   126
I thought I would love this as I usually love sauces with peanut butter and the ingredients all sound really good, but I didn't really like it. I'm not sure why. (eatmedelicious)
LOVED IT! I did add a little cayenne and a smidge of sricha and some seasoned salt to the sauce and when I poured it over the veggies, all the flavors melded nicely. (stacydan)
I thought this was going to be a mainstream coconut-peanut sauce, but I was wrong! It was Delicious! Cilantro and ginger are the dominant flavours with a backdrop from the basil. The coconut milk and peanut butter make it creamy. Make the full recipe, you won’t be sorry. You might end up eating half of it with crackers like I did! (blinknoodle)
Fat Free Maple Dijon Dressing   126

Mango Habanero Sauce   127

Light Balsamic Dressing   128

Light Ginger Miso Dressing   128

Healthy Snacks and Starters
Boostcorn   130
Was hopeful for a savoury popcorn but couldn't get the topping to stick to my popcorn! It needs some liquid to get it to adhere. (blinknoodle)
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries   131

Edamame Spring Rolls with Orange Miso Sauce   132

Rawsome Energy Cookies   134

Shiitake Basil Spring Rolls   136
My first time making spring rolls! I thought these were okay, but found the basil and cilantro way too strong. To make it again, I would use 1 cup of Romaine and 2-3 tbsp each of fresh basil and cilantro. Also, chop up the green onion otherwise you'll end up pulling out the whole thing when you take a bite. (Or maybe my green onions just don't break very easily.) (eatmedelicious)
I liked these. My only changes were subbing kelp noodles for the bean thread noodles and baby spinach for the Romaine. I also used less cilantro and basil and chopped the green onion as per emd’s suggestion. I used collard instead of rice paper. The dipping sauce really brings these rolls to the next level. (blinknoodle)
Summer Rolls with Chili Lime Sauce   138

Vietnamese Spring Rolls   140

Fresh Cukocado Spring Rolls   142
Can't even read this with a straight face, much less say it...what a great name for a dish.   I loved the dipping sauce...and subbed sirachi for the Thai chili sauce.  A lot of spring roll recipes call for vermicelli noodles and I liked that this didn't...just fresh veggies.  Avocado is a great idea for fresh spring rolls.  I julienned carrots and used a spinach/spring mix blend for the greens.  Loved this. (tweety)
Indian Snacky Taters   143

Slimming Soups
Get Skinny Soup   146
This was good and super healthy, too!  I used purple cabbage and it looked really pretty, but it made a lot and I kind of got tired of it after a couple days.  It was definitely filling! (lotus)
Good and I'd make it again. Healthy and easy. (eatmedelicious)
Lickety Split Pea Soup   147
This was my first time making or eating split pea soup.  I thought it was pretty good.  I soaked my peas all day and they were still kind of crunchy after an hour of cooking.  Next time I will soak the peas overnight and cook them all day in the crock pot. (lotus)
Good and chickeny tasting. I liked it but enjoyed the Get Skinny Soup more. My stepmom loved this soup. (eatmedelicious)
Simply Soothing Fresh Tomato Soup   148
This is one of the best tomato soups I've ever made.  However, I only make it in the spring or summer when I can get fresh local tomatoes. (lotus)
Savory Sage and Red Lentil Soup   149
This is such a flavorful soup!  It is one of my favorite ways to eat red lentils.  I usually have rubbed sage, and I always add extra.  Aside from that, I pretty much follow the recipe. (lotus)
Delicious, creamy, flavourful soup. Simple to prepare, to boot. Healthy. Love it! (blinknoodle)
Green Chili Garlic Potato Soup   150

Hearty Vegetarian Chili   152

Eclectic Entrées
Triathlon Tostadas   154
YUMMO! This was my new favorite dish. (stacydan)
These were a lot less work than I thought they would be when I looked at the directions.  I used whole wheat tortillas instead of corn and pintos instead of black beans.  I didn't have any cabbage and I used spinach as the base layer.  I also added some diced red pepper.  These are delicious and super healthy, but I splurged a little and added tofutti sour cream and sliced black olives.   (lotus)
The book is worth buying for this recipe!! This is one of my new all time favourite recipes. I could eat these all the time. I cannot believe how delicious and completely perfect they are. The flavours are just right, and it's so satisfying. The first time I made these, I used the recommended carrot and cabbage. The second time I used all carrot because I was out of cabbage and it was still delicious. (eatmedelicious)
Yummers! I made this as a kale wrap instead of the tortillas and it was delicious. Even with the avocado. Sadly mine wasn't ripe enough. I really liked the mashed black beans with the lime. I used more carrots and no cabbage for my veggies. (blinknoodle)
Baked Chimichanga   156

Ful Mudhamas   157
Good flavour. This was my first time having fava beans, and I'm not sure if I liked them, but if you like fava beans then I think you'd really like this. (eatmedelicious)
Garlic Veggie Noodle Bowl, Your Way   158
So simple, but really good. I highly recommend using soba noodles. I used 3 garlic cloves, omitted the chili sauce, and didn't add any extra raw garlic in at the end. (eatmedelicious)
Sexy Saucy Noodles   159
As I mentioned, I wasn't a big fan of the Thai Skinny Dipping Sauce, so thought this noodle dish was just okay. I made it with whole wheat linguine, but I think this dish really needs soba noodles. (eatmedelicious)
LOVED IT! I didn't exactly measure the brocolli and the shiitake mushrooms, I had to use all the broccoli I had because it was fixin to go bad, I think it was maybe two bunches that I chopped up, and so the mushrooms had to be equal to the broccoli.  I did add a little cayenne and a smidge of sricha and some seasoned salt to the sauce and when I poured it over the veggies, all the flavors melded nicely.  I had some shredded carrots and just went ahead and mixed them in the veggies and sauce (way more than 1/4 cup though, the colors were so pretty I just kept adding carrots).  I did use the soba noodles and thought they were perfect for this dish.  I won't say how many servings I ate of this delectable dish, but it was more than one.  Actually it was more than two. (stacydan)
I really liked the “Thai Skinny Dipping Sauce” that I made for the wraps, so I tried it with this dish as well. I subbed kelp noodles again and upped the veggies (3 cups broccoli and 3 cups chopped king oyster mushrooms). I didn’t need to use a full cup of sauce but I am sure even more would be wonderful. (blinknoodle)
In A Hurry? Curry!   160
This was my husband's favourite. We both really enjoyed it. Very easy, satisfying and delicious. Will definitely make it again. (eatmedelicious)
Tess’s Flavorite Burrito   161

Black eyed Peas with Kale   162
This is a good, basic, super healthy meal.  As long as you soak the beans ahead of time, it comes together quickly.  I like to add extra chicky baby seasoning for flavor and serve it over quinoa. (lotus)
Moroccan French Lentils   163
I liked this! The orange juice (I used freshly squeezed) and pomegranate flavours were not overwhelming but they worked nicely with the lentils and greens. I used 2 cups of slivered green Swiss chard instead of the kale and thought it was great. They are a bit soupy, but with the extra greens, it was ok... and the juice is where most of the flavour is, so don't lose it! (blinknoodle)
Cajun Tofu Wraps   164

Ever So Nice Beans and Rice   165
This was a good variation on a staple.  The balsamic vinegar gives it a different kick. (lotus)
Okay, but didn't really love it. Maybe it needs more spices? I would recommend tasting the beans before adding the lemon juice. I don't like sour foods so would omit the lemon next time. (eatmedelicious)
Low Fat Basil Garlic Linguine   166
This is so simple, but the fresh basil and raw garlic give it such a light, fresh taste.  (lotus)
Another favourite! It's really tasty and simple. I usually don't like red sauces, but I loved this one. I highly recommend making this one - I know I'll be making it again. When I took it to work, my coworkers kept commenting about how delicious it smelled. (eatmedelicious)
I'm not positive I haven't already reviewed this in the RHIW review thread but it deserves more than one positive review. This is far better than any jar, can or bottle of sauce. It's so fresh tasting! My boyfriend loved it too and he is very high pasta standards. It is also a very warming, comforting dish. (aggplanta)
Cilantro Lime Potadas   167

Garam Masala Chickpea Curry   168
I cooked my chickpeas ahead of time, so this came together very quickly.  Again, simple, but delicious.  (lotus)
I hesitate to review this because I changed the recipe quite a bit, but I still enjoyed it. I had pre-cooked chickpeas in my freezer, so I could cook them as tess suggested. Instead, I sauteed the onion, added 2 cloves of garlic, and then added in 1 cup of passata (strained tomatoes), and added in my own concoction of garam masala spices (1/4 tsp cardamom, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp pepper). Then I added in the green beans and chickpeas. I added a bit of reserved bean cooking liquid to make it more saucy. Sprinkled with juice from half a lemon. It tasted like an Indian-inspired tomato sauce with chickpeas and green beans. Not sure I will rush to make it again, as it was a bit tomato-heavy for me, but I enjoyed it. (blinknoodle)
Guilt Free Desserts
Lemon Coconut Vanilla Bean Cheezcake   170

Zingy Grilled Orange Ginger Grapefruit   172

Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade   173

Tropical Pineapple Napoleons   174

Rawberry Star Bars   176
These are really addictive.  I finally got some coconut butter, which makes the bars super rich and creamy.  I have made them with frozen and fresh strawberries; both are good.  I also made them a while back with solidified coconut oil and they were good that way too.  I would love to try them with cherries.  Yum!  (lotus)
Holy crap these are so freakin' good.  That's I all I need to say.  I used a mix of frozen raspberries and strawberries. Afreakingmazing. (tweety)
Baked Apple with Cinnamon Oat Crumble   177

Magical Raspberry Mousse   178

Blackberry Peach Goodness   179

Prenatal Pudding   180

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Thanks for compiling this, AC!!

I can't wait to try more recipes from the book. It looks great! :)

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Oh man.  I've been waiting for this list.  I have to go back and remember which ones I've made.  Thanks AC.

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I didn't do much for this one! It was blinknoodle's idea, and Quintess sent me the recipe list. I just formatted and posted. But you are welcome!

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary and Garlic
This is a simple and tasty side dish.  I used a few quirts of Bragg's instead of salt and added a few sprinkles of nutritional yeast before baking.

Oven Glazed Tofu
This was really good.  I used maple syrup and added some minced garlic and ginger for a little more flavor.  I also topped with some sesame seeds.
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Cranberry-Lime Confetti Quinoa
This is a good stuff.  I served it over spinach, topped with some frozen fresh cranberries. 

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Quinoa Treasures Bowl 
This come together quickly and has a nice combination of flavors.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This is a good, warm salad.  We love artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes, so I'm sure I added extra.  I think I would like to add some kalamata olives next time.  I served this with spinach and Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary and Garlic.

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Raw Catalonian Kale
This is a great recipe that lends itself to experimentation.  I love massaging the oil into the kale.  It really does tenderize the greens. 

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Chicky Baby Seasoning
This transformed my life.  I hardly ever buy bouillon anymore.

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Get Skinny Soup 
This was good and super healthy, too!  I used purple cabbage and it looked really pretty, but it made a lot and I kind of got tired of it after a couple days.  It was definitely filling!

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Lickety Split Pea Soup 
This was my first time making or eating split pea soup.  I thought it was pretty good.  I soaked my peas all day and they were still kind of crunchy after an hour of cooking.  Next time I will soak the peas overnight and cook them all day in the crock pot.   

Simply Soothing Fresh Tomato Soup 
This is one of the best tomato soups I've ever made.  However, I only make it in the spring or summer when I can get fresh local tomatoes. 

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Savory Sage and Red Lentil Soup 
This is such a flavorful soup!  It is one of my favorite ways to eat red lentils.  I usually have rubbed sage, and I always add extra.  Aside from that, I pretty much follow the recipe. 

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Triathlon Tostadas
These were a lot less work than I thought they would be when I looked at the directions.  I used whole wheat tortillas instead of corn and pintos instead of black beans.  I didn't have any cabbage and I used spinach as the base layer.  I also added some diced red pepper.  These are delicious and super healthy, but I splurged a little and added tofutti sour cream and sliced black olives. 

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Black-eyed Peas with Kale
This is a good, basic, super healthy meal.  As long as you soak the beans ahead of time, it comes together quickly.  I like to add extra chicky baby seasoning for flavor and serve it over quinoa. 

Ever So Nice Beans and Rice 
This was a good variation on a staple.  The balsamic vinegar gives it a different kick. 

Low-Fat Basil Garlic Linguine 
This is so simple, but the fresh basil and raw garlic give it such a light, fresh taste. 

Garam Masala Chickpea Curry
I cooked my chickpeas ahead of time, so this came together very quickly.  Again, simple, but delicious. 

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OMG...I must get this book.

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Thanks for the pictures and posts, everyone! xo

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Garam Masala Chickpea Curry - I hesitate to review this because I changed the recipe quite a bit, but I still enjoyed it. I had pre-cooked chickpeas in my freezer, so I couldn't cook them as Tess suggested. Instead, I sauteed the onion, added 2 cloves of garlic, and then added in 1 cup of passata (strained tomatoes), and added in my own concoction of garam masala spices (1/4 tsp cardamom, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp pepper). Then I added in the green beans and chickpeas. I added a bit of reserved bean cooking liquid to make it more saucy. Sprinkled with juice from half a lemon. It tasted like an Indian-inspired tomato sauce with chickpeas and green beans. Not sure I will rush to make it again, as it was a bit tomato-heavy for me, but I enjoyed it. :)

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Rawberry Star Bars

These are really addictive.  I finally got some coconut butter, which makes the bars super rich and creamy.  I have made them with frozen and fresh strawberries; both are good.  I also made them a while back with solidified coconut oil and they were good that way too.  I would love to try them with cherries.  Yum! 

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Holy crap!  I have been out of the VW loop lately and didn't know there was a new book!  I'll have to get my mits on a copy sometime soon.

Quintess- your website rocks!  And a forward by Dr. Barnard in the new book too- wow!  You go girl!

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Thanks, sweetie pie!! :)

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Moroccan French Lentils

I liked this! The orange juice (I used freshly squeezed) and pomegranate flavours were not overwhelming but they worked nicely with the lentils and greens. I used 2 cups of slivered green Swiss chard instead of the kale and thought it was great. They are a bit soupy, but with the extra greens, it was ok... and the juice is where most of the flavour is, so don't lose it! :)

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Savory Sage and Red Lentil Soup
Delicious, creamy, flavourful soup. Simple to prepare, to boot. Healthy. Love it!

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Lotus, your idea for cherries in the starbars is a good one!!
Btw, my next book will have 2 takes on starbars: 1. "Mango Paradise Bars" and 2. "Blueberry Coconut Icebox Bars"

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Apple Pie Amaranth Oatmeal - This wasn't nearly as creamy as my typical morning oatmeal. However, with all the apple and chunky oats, I agree that I preferred this cold as a mid-morning snack, rather than hot from the stovetop. A nice variation for breakfast.

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Tess’s Happy Salad - I did not like this, but it has potential. I modified it slightly but I don't think that's what caused me not to like it. It was very harsh/acidic/peppery. I used marinated artichoke hearts, and decreased the oil in the marinade. I used lemon pepper instead of the pepper (1/4 tsp for one serving is too much!!) and omitted the salt. I thought 1/4 cup fresh onions was too much so I used 1 tbsp minced shallot. Next time, I would try to get the water-packed artichoke hearts (as in the recipe), decrease the pepper and onion. Possibly decrease the vinegar and garlic (2 raw cloves serving 1).

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Ordered this with my birthday gift certificate....harsh/acidic/peppery sounds good to me.  :)

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Ordered this with my birthday gift certificate....harsh/acidic/peppery sounds good to me.  :)

Wahoo! I love seeing what how you enjoy recipes. :)

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Thanks, Tweety! :)

Glad you're gonna give my happy salad a try despite the review...it is very strongly flavored but I love it that way!

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