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Add recipe reviews for The 30-Minute Vegan: Over 175 Quick, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray here, and I will add them to the compilation. Thanks to blinknoodle for this list!

The Lighter Side of Life—Smoothies & Satiating Beverages
Apple Blueberry Juice

Carrot Vegetable Juice

Jolly Green Juice

Lovely Limeade

Cherry Vanilla Spritzer

Indian Chai Latte

Basic Nut Milk

Hazelnut Fig Milk

Watermelon Cooler

Tropical Smoothie

Galactic Green Smoothie

Peach Strawberry Smoothie

Almond Butter Smoothie

The Morning Meal—Breakfast & Brunch
Walnut Sprinkled Fruit Bowl

Banana Berry Bliss
The main component to this recipe is the vegan whipped cream (creme de la creme) with your choice of fruit. This is my first time making vegan whipped cream, and I was surprised how nice it was. Very strong vanilla flavour (thank you Penzey's double strength). I used macadamia nuts and only 1 tbsp agave. Blended with water to my desired consistency. It is quite a filling cream topping, so a full recipe will last me way more than 4 servings. I used it to top bananas, strawberries and blackberries. Yum! (blinknoodle)
Multigrain Cereal
Yum! I was interested in trying out a new combination of grains for breakfast. I have never cooked kasha before, but I really liked this combination. Good texture. I added in sweetened soy milk and a chopped banana. Didn't feel like it needed more sweetener. Yum! (blinknoodle)
Tempeh Bacon
Quick, easy and tasty way to make bacon.  I wasn't in a hurry and marinated for 24 hours.  I used the optional smoked paprika because I love that stuff.  I crumbed it prior to marinating because I was actually making bacon bits. (tweety)
Cosmic Crepes

Mushroom Spinach Crepe Filling

Strawberry Rhubarb Crepe Filling

Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble Italiano

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Onion Zucchini Corn Cakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

Seasoned Spuds

Live Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Almond French Toast

Coconut Lime Banana Bread

Breakfast Burrito

Chilaquiles

Snacks, Pick-Me-Ups, & Kids' Favorites
Popsicles

Antioxicles

Tropsicles

Fudgsicles

Hot Chocolate

Tomato Salsa

Flavored Popcorn

Hot and Spicy Popcorn

Kiss Me at the Movies Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Spirulina Popcorn

Crispy Kale

Guacamole

Savory Toasted Pepitas

Trail Mixes

Tex Mex Mix

Leave No Trail Mix

Is There Any More of That Chocolate Trail Mix

Power Packed Energy Bar

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly

Pita Triangle Tea Sandwiches

English Muffin Melts

Mediterranean Pesto

Arugula Red Onion

Kids' Pizza

Fruit and Cream Cheese Quesadilla

Mochi Pizzettas

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Uplifting Lunches—Wraps, Rolls, Bowls, & More
Rice Noodles with Mixed Greens

Wraps 101

Crunchy Salad Wrap

Mediterranean Hummus Wrap

Traditional Hummus

D.L.T.

Live Nori Rolls

Pepita Pâté

Almond Herb Pâté

Monk Bowl

Japanese Soba Noodle Bowl

Udon Bowl

Seitan Curry Bowl

Quesadilla

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

Extraordinary Salads
Salads 101

Versatile Vinaigrette

Cucumber Dressing

Citrus Curry Dressing

Tahini Mustard Dressing

Vegan Ranch Dressing

Arugula, Persimmon, and Snow Peas Salad with Kiwi Vinaigrette

Warm Spinach Salad

Rainbow Kale Salad
This gorgeous salad has kale, red and yellow bell pepper, carrot and red cabbage in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup and a touch of cayenne and it tastes fabulous. (tweety)
Coleslaw with Shaved Fennel

Cucumber Sesame Salad

Sea Vegetable Salad with Edamame and Wasabi

Greek Salad

Mexican Salad with Carob Mole Dressing

Tofu Garden Vegetable Salad

Tuna Free Tempeh Salad

Sumptuous Soups
Live Mango Gazpacho
I really liked this! A sweet, spicy soup with loads of summer salsa flavours. My omni family devoured it! It took a bit longer than 30 minutes with all the chopping, though. I found it tasted better after a long chill. (tweety)
Live Cilantro Cucumber Soup

Live Hot and Sour Soup
I don't know what Hot and Sour Soup is supposed to taste like, but I didn't really like it. I was intrigued by the use of fresh apricots but i couldn't really taste them. I also added some mung bean sprouts. I wouldn't make this again. (blinknoodle)
Red Onion Soup

Peruvian Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Orange Beet Soup
Very good! I was pretty brain-dead today so even though it is supposed to be a a simple 30-minute soup, it took me 45-50 minutes to make. I blame it on my desire to peel my tiny beets (although I know it isn't necessary and I had to squeeze 4 oranges by hand (did the shredded in my food processor). There is no way 1-2 oranges gives you 1.5 cups of juice... unless I have been missing out all these years! (maybe with a juicer you get more?) Anyways, the soup was delicious. Nice, light, flavourful with hints of dill.. I used red miso and it was very subtle. Yum! (blinknoodle)
Pleasing Greens Soup
Very tasty. This soup uses kale, celery, parsly, celery seed, and surprisingly lots of ginger.  I didn't have carrots so I used butternut squash instead, and used the potato option instead of cashews.  I think if I'd have used cashews I might have followed instructions and purred, but put my immersion blender in a bit and left it chunky.  I omitted the salt as 1/4 cup of soy sauce is salty enough, and I used veggie broth.  I sprinkled some crushed red pepper hot top for heat. (tweety)
Mexican Tortilla Soup

Homemade Tortilla Strips

White Bean Tarragon Soup

Indian Red Lentil Dhal

Thai Coconut Soup

Shiitake Sea Veggie Chowder

African Sweet Potato Soup

Small Plates—Appetizers, Side Dishes, & Light Dinners
Gingered Collard Greens
Quick, easy and tasty way to eat collard greens.  I like that it only cooks the greens a few minutes rather than simmered for a long time.  My greens came out of a bag from the grocery store and weren't fresh top quality and came out bitter.  I imagine in the winter when greens are in season and fresh this would be better. (tweety)
Pan Seared Oyster Mushrooms

Southwest Roasted Asparagus and Corn

Rawviolis Provencale

Bruschetta with Crostini

Batter Baked Tempura

Dipping Sauces

Sweet and Spicy Mustard

Classic Tempura Dipping Sauce

Baked Plantains

Creamy Asparagus over Toast

Stellar Stuffed Mushrooms

Jalapeno Poppers

Polenta Triangles

Herbed Flatbread

Tofu Satay

Coco Rice and Beans

Wholesome Suppers
Live Un Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Seasoned Steamed Veggies with Quinoa

Raw Pasta Puttanesca

Spinach Herb Stuffed Portobellos

Sushi Nite

Plain Jane Roll

Asian Dream Roll

Asparagus Roll

Tofu Saag

Thai Green Curry

Quinoa Kitchari
I really liked this! It is a simple mixture of red lentil and quinoa, quick to cook up and completely modifiable. I added in cabbage and carrots, used 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, dill for my herb, and added in the miso and ginger as recommended. Yum! (blinknoodle)
Jamaican Vegetable Medley

Moroccan Couscous
Very good.  This used a lot of tomatoes, artichokes and chickpeas...foods I love.  I wanted mine thicker than the recipe called for so instead of adding the safron broth at the end I added it the last five minutes to simmer and thicken the dish. Loved it!   (tweety)
Fajitas Bonitas

Live Macadamia Nut Ricotta Veggie Towers

Pasta Florentine

Asian Shiitake Tofu
Very good.  This type of meal is a staple in my house, I love Asian tofu stir fries.  This one called for an option of mirin and five-spice which I took.  I eliminated the sugar and opted for heat instead and used a tablespoon of sambal olek.  I had corn starch and not arrowroot and that seemed to work just fine.  Otherwise pretty cut and dry stuff, but good. (tweety)
Macadamia Nut Crusted Tofu

Chipotle Chile Rubbed Southwest Tempeh
I enjoyed this a lot.  I loved the marinade which was made from tomato paste, lime, soy sauce, water, olive oil and garlic.   The rub was chipotle chili powder, cumin and a tad of cinnamon.  I actually liked the sauce so much I kept most of it and rather than rub just mixed the rub into the sauce with the onions and kept it saucy.  (tweety)
Taco Nite

Quickie Homemade Refried Beans

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Guilt Free Comfort Food—Healthy Translations of Old Standbys
Cheesy Broccoli

Ravin Ramen Noodle Soup

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mushroom Onion Gravy

Tempeh Vegetable Enchiladas

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme Biscuits

Put the Tex in Your Mex Chili

We Will Rock You Three Layered Nachos

Spicy Tomatillo Salsa

Pesto Pizza

Burrito Madness

Macaroni and Cheese

Homey Vegetable Stew with Dumplings

Divine Desserts
Live Chocolate Mousse
I really liked this! I used vanilla as my flavour extract, added more cocoa and omitted the almond butter, but I am sure the almond butter (or hazelnut butter) would have been even better! I like how there was lemon juice because it added a nice light note to the pudding. You can drizzle in wter to make it more of a mousse than a pudding. I preferred it without any water. (blinknoodle)
Banana Pudding

Live Lemon Bars

Strawberry Short Shake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Live Fruit Parfait

Chocolate Sesame Bonbons

Luscious Live Pie

Coconut Macaroons

Flourless Trail Mix Cookie

Peanut Butter Balls

Orange Creamsicle Waffles

Baked Apple Crisp

Chocolate Ganache Pie

Condiments, Infused Oils, & Spreads
Spice Blends

Italian

Indian

Mexican

Gomasio

Crunchy Croutons

Fresh Thai Curry Paste (Red or Green)

Hot Hot Hot Sauce

Infused Oils

Roasted Garlic Chile

Sun dried Tomato Basil Rosemary

Toasted Peppercorn

Pickled Beets

Tapenade

Chutney du Jour

Vegan Mayonnaise

Vegan Sour Cream

Garlic Herb Aioli

Basic Nut Cheese

Feasts, Soirees, and Slumber Parties—Quick, Healthy, & Bountiful
Celebrate Good Times Dinner Party

Zucchini Roll Ups

Easy as Pie Stir Fry

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The Ultimate Kids' Slumber Party

Kids' Finger Sandwiches

Candy Apples

Summertime Fun BBQ Picnic

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Live Food Soiree

Supertonic Elixir

Live Spring Rolls

Holiday Feast

Green Bean Almandine

Holiday Nog

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Cool!

That multigrain cereal review isn't mine.

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it is my review!

Thanks for compiling the comments with the list, AC! :)

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Oops, sorry! I knew it was your review, but got stuck on tweety. I could only find those 2 reviews!

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Pleasing greens soup

Very tasty.  This soup uses kale, celery, parsly, celery seed, and surprisingly lots of ginger.  I didn't have carrots so I used butternut squash instead, and used the potato option instead of cashews.  I think if I'd have used cashews I might have followed instructions and purred, but put my immersion blender in a bit and left it chunky.  I omitted the salt as 1/4 cup of soy sauce is salty enough, and I used veggie broth.  I sprinkled some crushed red pepper hot top for heat.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215836_1722236574564_1197836956_31516969_6399656_n.jpg

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Moroccan couscous - Very good.  This used a lot of tomatoes, artichokes and chickpeas...foods I love.  I wanted mine thicker than the recipe called for so instead of adding the safron broth at the end I added it the last five minutes to simmer and thicken the dish. Loved it! 

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/224887_1761560877647_1197836956_31574962_4126063_n.jpg

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Asian shiitake tofu - Very good.  This type of meal is a staple in my house, I love Asian tofu stir fries.  This one called for an option of mirin and five-spice which I took.  I eliminated the sugar and opted for heat instead and used a tablespoon of sambal olek.  I had corn starch and not arrowroot and that seemed to work just fine.  Otherwise pretty cut and dry stuff, but good.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/224647_1772718716586_1197836956_31590790_6121934_n.jpg

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Orange Beet Soup - Very good! I was pretty brain-dead today so even though it is supposed to be a a simple 30-minute soup, it took me 45-50 minutes to make. I blame it on my desire to peel my tiny beets (although I know it isn't necessary and I had to squeeze 4 oranges by hand (did the shredded in my food processor). There is no way 1-2 oranges gives you 1.5 cups of juice... unless I have been missing out all these years! (maybe with a juicer you get more?) Anyways, the soup was delicious. Nice, light, flavourful with hints of dill.. I used red miso and it was very subtle. Yum!

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Banana Berry Bliss - The main component to this recipe is the vegan whipped cream (creme de la creme) with your choice of fruit. This is my first time making vegan whipped cream, and I was surprised how nice it was. Very strong vanilla flavour (thank you Penzey's double strength). I used macadamia nuts and only 1 tbsp agave. Blended with water to my desired consistency. It is quite a filling cream topping, so a full recipe will last me way more than 4 servings. I used it to top bananas, strawberries and blackberries. Yum!

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Quinoa Kitchari _ I really liked this! It is a simple mixture of red lentil and quinoa, quick to cook up and completely modifiable. I added in cabbage and carrots, used 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, dill for my herb, and added in the miso and ginger as recommended. Yum!

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Gingered collard greens - Quick, easy and tasty way to eat collard greens.  I like that it only cooks the greens a few minutes rather than simmered for a long time.  My greens came out of a bag from the grocery store and weren't fresh top quality and came out bitter.  I imagine in the winter when greens are in season and fresh this would be better.

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Quinoa Kitchari _ I really liked this! It is a simple mixture of red lentil and quinoa, quick to cook up and completely modifiable. I added in cabbage and carrots, used 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, dill for my herb, and added in the miso and ginger as recommended. Yum!

Oops.. I noticed this hasn't been added to the main list yet.

Here's a new review:
Live Mango Gazpacho
I really liked this! A sweet, spicy soup with loads of summer salsa flavours. My omni family devoured it! It took a bit longer than 30 minutes with all the chopping, though. I found it tasted better after a long chill.

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Oops.. I noticed this hasn't been added to the main list yet.

Thanks for letting me know! I'm away, so hopefully didn't miss any others anywhere.

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Live Chocolate Mousse - I really liked this! I used vanilla as my flavour extract, added more cocoa and omitted the almond butter, but I am sure the almond butter (or hazelnut butter) would have been even better! I like how there was lemon juice because it added a nice light note to the pudding. You can drizzle in wter to make it more of a mousse than a pudding. I preferred it without any water.

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Live Hot and Sour Soup - I don't know what Hot and Sour Soup is supposed to taste like, but I didn't really like it. I was intrigued by the use of fresh apricots but i couldn't really taste them. I also added some mung bean sprouts. I wouldn't make this again.

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tempeh bacon - Quick, easy and tasty way to make bacon.  I wasn't in a hurry and marinated for 24 hours.  I used the optional smoked paprika because I love that stuff.  I crumbed it prior to marinating because I was actually making bacon bits.

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Rainbow kale salad - This gorgeous salad has kale, red and yellow bell pepper, carrot and red cabbage in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup and a touch of cayenne and it tastes fabulous.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/538896_3197628378437_1197836956_32434840_192609599_n.jpg

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