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Quintess' Radiant Health/Inner Wealth

So, since one of our fellow VWers has created her own awesome cookbook, I think we should dedicate a cookbook thread to it.  Whoever has ordered this book or tested recipes prior to the book's publication should contribute and maybe it will persuade others to order it and make quintess lots of $$$  ;D

So far, I've made:

Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Caramelized Scallions:  delicious!  Very smooth, great flavor, hearty but not heavy.  Wonderful with some homemade tofu sour cream drizzled in as a garnish!

Whole Multigrain Bread:  the best whole wheat bread I've ever made.  It rises great, has a nice texture, very healthy, and just plain tasty!  I would get the book just for this recipe!

Grandma's Apple Crisp:  mmmm....I love apple crisp!  I added some more margarine and about a 1/2 cup of rolled oats to the "crumb" mixture.  Was very yummy!

Note from editor: The compilation of reviews for RHIW can be found on page 2 of this thread: Official review for Radiant Health Inner Wealth

Black eyed peas with kale - After making AFR's Mango BBQ beans with black eyed peas, I was hankering for more black eyed peas! This is a great dish! Lemony, garlicky beans with the kale. I didn't use any hot sauce, but maybe next time will add chili flakes. Yum!

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Indian kuchumber salad
- I am not entirely sure what this is supposed to taste like, but I found this a bit bland and oily as written. I added more lime juice and salt to brighten the salad. Otherwise, simple to prepare, but will not be making a repeat performance here.

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Oven fries - I made these with sweet potatoes (3 cups) and thought they were great. Nicely flavoured and I loved the bits of fresh garlic goodness.  I paired them with a miso gravy dressing and they were awesome!

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Green chili and tomatillo tamales - I used this recipe more as a guide for a different filling, but I loved it! You don't need masa filling with tons of margarine!  I used the filling for sweet potato and black bean tamales from Viva Vega, added 1/4 cup Earth Balance (melted it in the pan) with the black bean mixture. Then I added all of the black bean filling to the masa filling. I kept the sweet potato part separate. 500g of sweet potato did not even come close to filling all my tamales, so that needs to be doubled, if not tripled. I ended up making around 50 tamales, but they were obviously more on the small side. But dude, these were great and nearly guilt-free! :)

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is there a thread that has all these categorized? I just looked through all the pages looking for a specific recipe review and didn't find it. AC? ;)

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is there a thread that has all these categorized? I just looked through all the pages looking for a specific recipe review and didn't find it. AC? ;)

2nd page, also linked to in the first page/post. :)

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thanks! apparently I checked all but that page. LOL!
Also, no one has reviewed the recipe I am making. I will be the first!!!

cornmeal tofu with asian veggies and s/s sauce

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Cornmeal tofu and Asian vegetables with sweet and sour sauce

Made the tofu exactly as said....I had divided the coating in half in case I needed to do 2 batches, and half was enough for the whole tub of tofu...so if you are like me and like to save on ingredients, just make half of the cornmeal coating.
My kids loved this tofu.....Lyle even asked for seconds (a RARITY!!!).
We made the sauce but did not have that asafideta stuff so we skipped it and it still came out great. We used different veggies to try and use up stuff from our CSA. Peppers, onions, carrots, and I think that is it. None of us likes mushrooms anyway. I might try pureeing the sauce for the leftovers just to try it smooth instead of chunky (in the Vitamix).
Overall, a great meal that I would make again...kids ate the tofu and rice plain, but at least I did not have to cook two separate meals. Thanks Q!!!!

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I loved the Quick and Easy Asian Brown Sauce! I had to thicken mine with flour (had no arrowroot and corn starch would not work). It was delicious!!!

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Zucchini chips to dry for - These were really good. Not as crispy like potato chips because you don't use much oil bu the flavours are great! A great way to christen my new dehydrator. :)

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Everything Nice Popcorn - Addictive with its sweet/savoury combo topping for the popcorn. It was a bit thick but worked well.. and super tasty!

Low fat lo mein - Was expecting more based on the reviews. Would not add all the tamari, 3 tbsp was too much and the recipe called for more. Subbed kelp noodles.

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Funky Chunky Guacamole Wrap - I used a different guacamole but I loved the combination of ingredients in the wrap.

Fresh Greek Delight - I made this with a collard wrap and omitted the olive oil. Added garlic sprouts. Loved it!

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Blinknoodle, you're a rock star!! :-)

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Lemon Tempeh Burgers

Super delish! I thought it'd be too much onion but it didn't taste oniony, just added a savory element. When you bite into it you get some of the lemon juice too, which gives it this juicy burger effect. I ate one while I was cooking dinner and saved the rest for lunches this week, with all the "fixin's." And, this was a very quick recipe to make, not alot of steps or dishes used which is always nice. 

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Lemon cilantro pakoras - These were delicious. Since we didn't want to deep-fry them, we experimented to see what we liked best: baked, pan-fried or fried in an aebleskiver pan. The baked version was the easiest and tasted the best. Wahoo! :)

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Chili lime noodles
Very nice noodles. Omitted the carrots but added broccoli and panfried tofu. A definite keeper.

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Dolmadas - Delicious. I almost wish I hadn't cooked them because they were super fresh before I cooked them in the grape leaves. Next time, I may simply steam the grape leaves and use the fresh filling.

Mango-Cucumber Spring Rolls- Using slightly ripe mangoes made this absolutely perfect. Loved this! I wrapped mine in a lettuce leaf.

Thai sweet chili sauce- My mom made this for me (I likely wouldn't have with all the sugar), but I though it was great with the mango cucumber spring rolls!

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