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Add reviews for Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious by Robin Asbel here, and I'll add them to the compilation. Thanks to blinknoodle for this list!

Pantry Staples
Mock Beef

Mock Duck or Seitan

Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Chorizo

Marinated and Baked Savory Tofu Steaks

Crunchy Fish Sticks

Smoky Red Lentil Sausages

Almond Cashew Chèvre

Pine Nut Cheese

Almond Crumb Parmesan

Veggie Butter

Tofu Avocado Sour Cream

Basic Vegetable Stock

Roasted Vegetable Stock

Dried Mushroom Stock

Mocha Frappé

Kiwi Green Tea Smoothie

Tropical Coconut Mango Smoothie
This tasty smoothie has fresh pineapple, fresh mango, coconut milk along with a little vanilla extract, some ice cubes and a touch of cinnamon.  I added a little agave because the mango and pineapple weren't sweet.  I gulped down the entire recipe it was so good. (tweety)
Beautiful Papaya Carrot Booster

Strawberry Banana Blender

Hemp Cherry Muesli

Overnight Slow Cooker Farrotto

Sweet Quinoa Pumpkin Seed Pilaf
It was okay, but even though I should have been tipped by the title, it was far too sweet.  So much that my teeth hurt a little. (katequeenofsprouts)
Griddled Oat Polenta with Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon

Cocoa Peanut Butter Granola

Maple Barley Granola

Fruit Sweetened Chai Spice Granola with Pecans

Lemony Quinoa Almond Granola

Tomato Basil Tofu Scramble with Toasted Baguette

Sunshine Carrot Tofu Scramble with Spinach
I liked this. At first I wasn't sure but I ended up really enjoying it. Decreased the amount of sunflower seeds, added black salt. May decrease nutritional yeast next time. (blinknoodle)
One Handed Tempeh Bacon, Sweet Potato, and Brown Rice Breakfast

Apple Almond Date Breakfast Burrito

Red Flannel Hash with Smoked Tempeh

Fluffy Banana Bran Pancakes with Maple

Buckwheat Silver Dollar Cakes with Rhubarb Compote

Peanut Butter and Jelly Stuffed Banana Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Sweet Potato and Raisin Muffins

Coconut Mango Muffins

Sticky Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

Trail Mix Bars

High Protein Oat Breakfast Bars

Whole Wheat Maple Cherry Scones

Matcha Scones with Golden Raisins

Crunchy Amaranth Date Scones

French Toast with Mango Maple Syrup

Homestyle French Toast with Simple Brown Sugar Syrup

Baguette French Toast with Cream Cheese and Apples

Rustic White Wheat Baguettes

No Knead Spelt Sandwich Loaf

Veggie Sandwich Loaves

Savory Hazelnut Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Braid

Hemp Seed Dinner Rolls

Herb and Onion Whole Wheat Rolls

Overnight Oat Date Rolls

Teff Breadsticks

Crunchy Buckwheat Drop Biscuits

Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

Herbed Cornmeal Biscuits

Scottish Oat Crackers

Flax and Pepita Crackers

Quick Indian Flatbreads

Whole Wheat Pita Bread
These were good tasting, but the first pita I'd ever made.  I had some technical problems (including that it didn't make nearly as many as promised) which may have been my problems since I didn't have the pita making skills down yet; also, in a cool kitchen, these might have done better with another hour or so rising (or a rising in a slightly warmer kitchen). (katequeenofsprouts)
Sesame Socca

Skillet Onion Flatbread

Mock Duck or Seitan: The directions call for forming the dough into two slabs, but they took forever to cook in my slow cooker. I kept cutting them in half to check for doneness and in the end I had quartered each of the loaves to get them to finish cooking already. The ingredient list sounded more exotic than most (toasted sesame oil, dark miso, etc.) but in the end it was just regular old seitan, and not a particularly flavorful one, either.

Tibetan Beef Fried Noodles: This is good and my family liked it. The combination of garam masala and curry powder gives it a nice flavor, but I still felt it was missing something. Not sure if it was because I omitted the onions, but there was definitely a flavor dimension missing. But it was good and i would make it again. Don't skip the Sriraja.

Middle Eastern Couc cous with Mint, Date and Almonds: I was in a hurry and did not check out the reviews first. Unlike Tweety, I added all the agave and I think it made it too sweet. My bunch of mint had spoiled so I didn't have the entire amount she called for, and I think it was still too minty. The flavors improved after it sat for a bit and came together. However, my family didn't like it at all and even though I ate half the bowl I probably won't make it again.


Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Lemon Grass Seitan, Sprouts, and Basil --

How could this fail to be a slam-dunk? Grinding the lemongrass and garlic to make a paste to marinate the seitan were enough of a pain that I thought surely it would be fantastic. But the end result was an off-putting combination of very lemongrassy seitan over blandly dressed rice noodles. i thought it was just okay, my kids hated it and even my husband only ate half his serving later that night before making a PB&J.



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