Just few observations on recent kitchen experiments. I tend not to use
firm recipes, so I apologize if the amounts are rough.
Midland Harvest via Dixie -- Taco mix was great; I mixed in some fatfree
refried beans and soft-nuked, diced redskin potatoes and it tasted
exactly like my old m**t-based recipe. Also stored well and would work
well in tacos, burritoes, stuffed peppers, etc. Sloppy joe mix also was
great, for the same reasons. I mixed in some corn. SAD husband
couldn't tell difference. Didn't like the m**tloaf mix. Flavor was a
turn-off to me so I didn't even try the husband test.
Dixie Cream-It -- Convient for those of us who use tofu routinely, but I
won't be trying it with my husband who hates tofu. I use it every day
for smoothies, sauces, etc. for myself.
Dixie Guacamole -- Not my style, too vinegary. Avacado flavor was
Morningstar black bean patties -- Yummy! I like these even better than
Boca Burgers. Great with mayo substitute, tomato, and sprouts. SAD
husband will also eat these but not Boca Burgers.
Squash recipe -- I've been making this several times a week recently...
Cut a butternut or acorn in half, scrape out seeds and nuke about
six minutes with cut side down on a plate. Dice an apple or pear and
mix in "enough" maple or other syrup plus cinnamon and a dash of
nutmeg. Stuff squash with mixture and cover. Nuke about 6 minutes.