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  1. I just ordered your new book. I am so excited to try beans to replace the fat in recipes. Do you know how the substitution changes the calorie count in each recipe?

    • Hi Cathy,
      It would be the difference in the fat calories minus the bean calories.
      You should be able to tell that from the sides of the original container.
      Debbie and Crystal

  2. Well that was fun and very informative. Thank you for the clarifications and clear directions. I can’t wait to try these recipes, fortunately I have everything on hand. Well done.

  3. Crystal, I just had to thank you for all you have done to teach me how to make *delicious* bread (after all of the recipes I’ve tried since, EZ Bread in the Sun Oven is still my husband’s favorite!), to use food storage in a *tasty and satisfying* way, and to *enjoy* eating healthier! Your new handouts are excellent, as are your relaxed videos that make all of this seem so doable. I just made your Meals in a Jar Brownies (best homemade I’ve had), Zuppa Toscana, and Tomato Basil Tortellini. It feels so good having homemade, “just-add-water” meals ready to go! Sincerely, “Thank you!”

    • Jennifer,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments. It means a lot to us when we see we really are making a difference. I am glad, you and your husband are enjoying the EZ Bread. It is for sure my family’s favorite sandwich bread. I am so glad you like the new recipes too. If you ever have any suggestions, please send them our way.
      Crystal Godfrey

  4. I made these for my family last night and everyone liked them. Well, at least the one who usually doesn’t like my “fake” sloppy joes and always asks for meat ones on his birthday didn’t say anything negative and I noticed he had seconds. Everyone else liked them, though, so this will be one I make a lot. I even made another double batch of sauce to freeze and then I made up 4 double packets of dry ingredients to make it go even faster next time. I did add 1/2 cup of water to a batch because it seemed much too thick to me without it. Thanks for a great recipe! I’ve been looking for a good “fake” sloppy joes recipe for a long time.