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Milks and beverages
Milks
Amazing almond milk

Creamy coconut milk

Easy breezy rice milk

Fresh maple vanilla soymilk

Outright oatmeal milk

Smoothies and shakes
Anything goes very berry shake

Banana date shake

Banini

Fresh n fruity energy smoothie

In a hurry energy shake

Huki la smoothie

Tangy citrus shake

Teas
Apple cider health drink

Cure all ginger tea

Eggless eggnog

Jana's earth's herbal moon tea

Jana's earth's herbal sun tea

Quick Thai iced tea

Quick Thai tea for two

Savoury miso drink

Spiced chai tea

Sodas
Fresh fruit juice spritzer

Sparkling homemade ginger ale

Juices
Carrot apple ginger juice

Gerry's cherry juice

Homemade vegetable 8

Pear apple grape juice

Breakfasts
Anything goes fruit filled muffins
a fine recipe (julien)
Apple cinnamon cornmeal pancakes

Barnard's brown rice breakfast

Basic buckwheat pancakes

Brainless banana pancakes
Favorite vegan pancake recipe I've tried, hands down! I like to use a blend of 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 white flour and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Yum!!! (kristinv)
Classic pancakes
I likes these as much as the ones from VB and VWAV. Just your basic (but very good) pancake. (dannibazaar)
Curried pan fried potatoes
Pretty good! Had to sub garam masala for the curry paste.  Had to add some hot sauce to make it spicy enough for my tastes. (kristinv)
Fabulous French toast I

Fabulous French toast II

Faux eggs benny
I really like this recipe. I've never had the real thing, but I love how the tomato ties it all together. I usually marinate the tofu for longer. (nmpixie)
Greek scrambled tofu

Hearty 3 grain porridge

Heavenly hashbrowns

Light apple bran muffins

Make ya go bran muffins

Monday morning oatmeal pancakes

Racy raisin rice pudding

Rise n shine granola

Scrambled eggless eggs

Vegetable tofu scrambler

Soups and stews
Auntie Bonnie's curried apple soup

Auntie Bonnie's lively lentil stew
pretty straightforward recipe...and good.  I like that it used potatoes to make it more hearty.  Quite the nutritional powerhouse, low fat and low calorie.  I used low sodium canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh tomato option.  For the broth I used a low sodium vegan veggie powder by "Vogue Cuisine" called "Instand Vegebase" which was good.  (tweety)
Butternut tomato soup
This is great. A perfect blend of tomato and squash soup. It's creamy, flavourful, and not too tomato-y which is big for me since I'm not huge on hunks of tomatoes in soup. (dannibazaar)
Chive butternut soup

Garden medley vegetable stew
This was much better than I thought it would be, in fact it was delicious.  I love tomato and this used 28. oz. can of crushed tomatoes which I love.  It wasn't overly spicy and allowed the veggie tomatoey taste to rule.  (tweety)
Garden vegetable borscht
so delish, so healthy, and a great way to use up leftover beets and cabbage, which is when I always make it! (lebkuchen)
Ginger peanut soup
this soup rocks! It's been posted without giving proper credit to HIAV on VegWeb (sorry to be blunt, but this recipe is copied verbatim from HIAV): http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=10226.0 (lebkuchen)
Hearty winter potato soup

Jana's spring garden soup

Jana's winter sicky soup

Mighty miso soup

Momma Sarah's matzo ball soup

Mulligatawny soup
This was the first soup I ever made, so at the time I thought it labour intensive due to the chopping of all of the veggies. But it was so good, and I'm looking forward to making it again sometime soon. (dannibazaar)
I guess I've never really known what mulligatawny is. After looking at/starting this recipe, I looked up some online recipes, and I think I would prefer those over this. It uses coconut instead of coconut milk, but I don't think that adds enough flavor, and it makes a weird texture. I didn't even add the cauliflower, and it needed more liquid. Needs more spice, too. Hearty and healthy, but not a fave. (AC)
Mushroom barley stew
I was drawn to this because I mushrooms anad barely go very well together.  I used rehydraded dried shitakes and for the broth used the liquid from the shitakes and added some veggie broth.  This was a quick, easy to make, hearty and delicious meal.  (tweety)
Rustic tomato lentil soup

Simply lovely carrot soup
SO dang good, and I whip it up in a flash when everybody (and I am the only vegan in the house, live with two omni's) is hungry but not sure what they want. (purrrface)
This is such an easy soup to make. I make it when I don't have a lot of time to cook, but want something delicious. It's one of my favourite carrot soups (but nothing beats the one from VWAV) (dannibazaar)
Spicy creamy tomato soup
Not all that creamy actually, but I made mine with almond milk instead of blended tofu so that could have been the difference... (dannibazaar)
Sweet potato, squash, and apple soup
easy to make, nice fall flavor (lebkuchen)
Tortilla chip soup

Salads and dressings
Amazing ambrosia salad

Auntie Bonnie's potato cucumber salad

Cousin Natasha's rice and bean salad
My version of this was good. I subbed a few vegetables-carrot instead of red pepper, and added some celery. I didn't add the full amount of corn. Used fresh basil and parsley instead of cilantro. Anyway, it turned out really nice. Simple and fresh. (AC)
Exquisite rice salad

Faux chicken salad
While it was very delicious, it calls for WAYYYY too much mayo. I doubled the recipe in total, which meant it called for a full cup of mayo (to one 8-oz package of tempeh!!!) I cut back to 3/4 cup and it was still way too much. Next time I'll only use 1/4 cup. I'm only complaining because it was so fatty from the mayo that it gave me terrible reflux  However, reflux aside, it was quite tasty and a very good version of chicken salad! I added some dried cranberries and sliced almonds to it, and those really gave it nice flavor. (lebkuchen)
Faux egg salad

Faux tuna salad

Gourmet Greek salad

Jana's garden kitchen salad

Mum's apple coleslaw salad

Perfect potato salad

S and M spicy salad

Sesame noodle salad

Tanya's garden medley

Tenacious tabouli

Vegetable pasta salad

Dressings
Balsamic maple dressing

Caesar salad dressing

Creamy Italian dressing
Pretty awful tasting.  Nuff said (tweety)
Fabulous French dressing
Pretty good, but the recipe only makes a small amount.  The ratio of oil to vinegar doesn't suit me as it's too oily.  It calls for 1/4 cup of oil to only 2 tbs of vinegar. (tweety)
Green goddess dressing
yuck, double yuck.  Very foul tasting.  Hated it.  (tweety)
Jana's famous herb dressing

Nice n spicy avocado dressing

Pretty n pink chive vinegar

Roasted garlic dressing

Sarah's quick and easy sesame dressing

Sweet ginger dressing

Thousand island dressing

Sauces and spreads
Sauces
Eazy breezy cheezy sauce

Festive cranberry sauce

Gerry's saucy creamy sauce

Ginger peanut sauce

Mighty miso gravy

Perfect pesto

Spicy garlic toss for noodles
outstanding, easy, delicious! (julien)
Super easy tomato sauce

Traditional tomato sauce

Zesty tomato pesto

Spreads
Easy garlic spread

Easy veggie butter
not edible to me (babylemondrop)
Elegant cream cheese

Fancy garlic spread

Garlic dill cream cheese

Green onion cream cheese

Oivey mock chopped liver

Stephanie's nummy yummy veggie spread

Sunflower seed avocado spread

Sun seed sandwich spread

Tofruity cream cheese

Zesty cheese spread

Side dishes
Ben's black bean salsa

Brilliant baked beans

Dijon scalloped potatoes
definitely comfort-foody, but I have had better. The sauce didn't really soak down into the other layers, so the top was really flavorful, but the rest needed salt. Not bad, though. (nmpixie)
Fresh tomato salsa
I was hesitant to make this, because I can't find the cilantro in my dad's garden, but I wanted some fresh salsa with my queso! It actually turned out really well. I used 4 tomatoes, 3 garlics, and added the optional paprika and olives. I used 3 jalapenos, but also added some cayenne. I followed the recipe (minus cilantro), but had to add quite a bit of water for a salsa consistency. Probably close to a cup, or more. No salt in the recipe, but it definitely needs salt. Quick, fresh, and not bad at all. Would be even fresher with cilantro. (AC)
Gorgeous guacamole

Holy moly hummus
a favorite. (islandvegi)
I usually free hand my own hummus, so I wanted to try something different. It didn't come out tasting that different, because the basic ingredients are all there. Pretty good. I think 3/4 cup tahini is way too much. I probably used 1/4, and it was good. I've never had onions, or cooked garlic in hummus, so that was a bit unnecessary. I guess it makes the garlic more mild, but I don't need that. I added the jalapeno. Pretty good, but I'll stick with regular. eta: BUT..it was apparently P's fave hummus, ever!  (AC)
Jb's sweet dill carrots

Jana's honey lemon carrots

Larry's refried beans
Not really memorable for me. It wasn't bad or anything...just didn't stand out as being great. (kristinv)
Mashed garlic potatoes with kale
I liked this a lot! I find plain mashed potatoes boring without gravy, but these were great on their own. I bought flax oil specifically for this recipe, but I don't really like the flavor on salads, so it didn't get used up. Will probably omit it next time...don't want to waste another $8 or whatever it was...ugh. (kristinv)
Roasted garlic potatoes

Rustic roasted veggies

Spinach and artichoke dip

Sweet ginger black bean salsa

Sweet potato and apple kugel

Tanya's sweet mash

Vegetable medley kugel

Vegetable rice pilaf

Voracious vegan pate

Entrees
Anything goes vegetable stir fry

Artichoke rotini pasta

Big Ben's lentil burgers

Burnin butt burritos

Classic spinach lasagna
Came out great. (saskia)
Has become a staple (dannibazaar)
Love this recipe! Made some for my brother's b-day celebration the other night, and my dad commented that he couldn't even tell that it was somehow different than any other lasagna (aka vegan).  Used daiya for the "soy cheese."  I've made this with firm and soft tofu, because I can never find medium tofu...works fine either way. (kristinv)
Corri's easy green chop suey

Corri's gaggle of green goo

Creamy curried veggies

Fragrant garlic parsley pasta

Jana's healthy rice
great (julien)
Kieran's favourite rice

Matzo pizza

Mum's bean and cheese casserole
This is surprisingly good considering I'm not huge on baked beans. It's simple to through together and very satisfying. (dannibazaar)
Nori sushi rolls

Parmesan crusted veggie sandwiches

Pizza

Potato cheese perogies
If you have the time and patience to makes these, do! They are so yummy! I always loved cheese perogies and these are just as good, if not better than non-vegan ones. (dannibazaar)
My husband made these, and I thought they were super yum. He didn't have any problems with the dough. (nmpixie)
Rice paper veggie wraps

Sarah's delicious chili
simple, hearty and flavorful dish. The instructions accurately state "You can whip this up in an instant."  These beans are flavored with chopped carrots, onions, diced tomatoes and corn simmering in a chili-curry base. The curry paste makes this recipe special because it adds hints of cumin, cilantro, tamarind and other wonderful spices to the dish. I used black beans, instead of kidney, and left out the mushrooms. Served it over cooked rice, instead of adding rice to the chili. I made these chili beans when I was sick. It was easy, makes a lot so you can store or freeze for later, and it also cleared my sinuses. Since the recipe calls for chili powder, pepper and curry paste, you might want to gradually add to your desired level of spiciness, especially if you have a spicy hot curry paste or added chilies in the can of diced tomatoes. (saskia)
Has become a staple (dannibazaar)
Pretty good...probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite chili recipe. (Nothing beats chocolate chili!) (kristinv)
Savoury shepherd's pie
really good. (islandvegi)
Spicy black bean burgers
Really yummy. I didn't have the peppers, so I used cayenne. I think I used less than 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, and they held together pretty well. I don't know that the flour is necessary, and definitely not 1/2 cup. It might make them stick together a little better, but it made them crumbly on the outsides. The flavor is really good, and texture is not bad. Not perfect, because they are still a bit mushy throughout. Probably not a go-to recipe, but good. I had them with some melted daiya and jalapenos. (AC)
Stuffed spaghetti squash

Sweet polenta pie

Tanya's asian creation

Tofurky

Vegan sloppy joes

Veggie rice burgers

Yeast free pizza crust
did not work out so well for me (julien)
Yeast pizza crust

Zucchini delight

Breads and muffins
Applesauce bread
I want to try making this again. When i made it for the first time, it was one of my first times baking and I was increadibly stupid in the kitchen. My oven rack was on one of the upper levels, so the bread was crispy on the outside and raw dough on the inside  oops. (dannibazaar)
Applesauce muffins
Meh. Kind of boring. I'm not making them again. (dannibazaar)
Apricot bread

Banana bread
one of their best recipes: easy, adaptable, and yummy, with good proportions, nice texture, and bakes well. (julien)
really good. (islandvegi)
Blue banana muffins

Chapatis

Cinnamon raisin bread

Country corn muffins
love this recipe. It make it all the time. Really flexible too - I've used all sorts of flours (buckwheat, spelt, whole wheat), all with great results. (lebkuchen)
Nice and easy. Quick to whip up alongside a soup, stew, or chili. I do like the cornbread recipe from La Dolce Vegan more, though. (dannibazaar)
These are really good corn muffins. I was skeptical, because my batter was way thick (before corn) with 1/2 cup water (like dough), so I added another 1/4 cup. I added a whole can of rinsed corn, so it was more than 1 cup. Very good. They are really moist, and flavorful with the corn. Some of my favorite cornbread. I didn't measure the sweetener, so I probably added more. I like a sweet cornbread. (AC)
Easy biscuits
These definitely are easy to make and turned out great! I substituted canola oil for the margarine and cooked them in a muffin tin rather than rolling them out and cutting biscuits. The recipe says it makes 6, but I got 8 pretty big biscuits. They turned out light and fluffy inside and lightly browned on the outside. Next time I'll reduce the salt a little because they're just a touch too salty for me. 3/4 cup of soy milk was plenty, so I would recommend starting there and only add more if the dough is dry. (kristinv)
Easy enough! Came out good. used oil in this recipe. (vanilladoe)
Flax seed crackers

Fancy biscuits
really yummy. I love the green onions and dill. (lebkuchen)
Ginger bread
Totally awesome. I'm making this at the holidays from now on. I suggest using blackstrap molasses. Yum! (dannibazaar)
Harvest herb bread
really good, very different kind of flavors. (lebkuchen)
Maple nut soup muffins
a good recipe (julien)
Bland. Not a fan. (dannibazaar)
Oatmeal bread
really yummy. goes good with barley stew. (crumbledcookie)
I want to try making this again. When i made it for the first time, it was one of my first times baking and I was increadibly stupid in the kitchen. My oven rack was on one of the upper levels, so the bread was crispy on the outside and raw dough on the inside  oops. (dannibazaar)
Raspberry cornmeal muffins

Rhubarb bread

Soda bread
incredible, just incredible. I salivate just thinking of it. Make this bread and then make a PB&J sandwich with it and you will be one happy vegan. (lebkuchen)
I make this quite often. It's nice, dense, moist and delicious. Goes great with soup (I really recommend it with the chili from this book - hint, hint  ) (dannibazaar)
Sourdough biscuits

Sourdough bread

Sourdough starter

Spicy soup muffins
another good one, great with soups on just on their own. (lebkuchen)
Sweet biscuits

Sweet potato corn bread

The art of sourdough bread

Zucchini bread

Desserts
Amazing apple pie

Angelic apple crisp

Anything goes fruit pudding

Anything goes fruity ice cream

Anything goes icing
great basic recipe, I use this for the chocolate cupcakes with vanilla  extract (lebkuchen)
Apple cinnamon matzo kugel

Apricot and almond tea cookies
an awesome, easy recipe which 'needs' molasses as the sweetener ... (julien)
Auntie Bonnie's kamish bread cookies

Auntie Bonnie's wacky cake
lovely and easy. (julien)
Just your basic wacky cake. Nice, easy, yummy. Whips up in a breeze. (dannibazaar)
Banana oatmeal cookies
The cookies are huge btw. And they taste healthy, but I like them. Instead of adding chocolate chips and raisins (I didn't have any at home), I put in sliced almonds. It was so simple to do. (melthibs)
Bananarama cream

Cashew cream

Charming chocolate cupcakes
my favorite recipe by a landslide. These were the first vegan cupcakes I ever made, and they will always be my go-to ones. I have VCTOTW and I still make these ones as my first choice. Seriously, so freakin delicious. However, the serving size is WAY off! It says it makes 6 cupcakes. It actually makes closer to 14-16!! I always halve the recipe and I STILL get 7 or 8 cupcakes!! (lebkuchen)
Chocolate banana no bake pie

Chocolate bourbon pecan pie
I make this every year around christmas, and give it out as a gift. Everyone loves it, it takes only a couple minutes to throw together, and it's really rich, so it feeds a crowd. I love, love, love this pie. (nmpixie)
Soooooooooo good! This is one of my all time favorite desserts. (kristinv)
Chocolate cheese cake
not 'truly magical,' but just o.k. - yummy, but not a cheese cake. (julien)
Chocolate chip bars
I was craving a chocolate chip cookie really bad. But I was too tired(and maybe a little too impatient) to scoop spoon-sized cookie batter on cookie sheets one by one. This recipe is good, especially if you're new to vegan baking, because it is simple and uses familiar, easy-to-find ingredients. No Ener-G or ground flax seed egg replacers. No Earth Balance. You can even use water instead of soy milk. I stirred everything with a wooden spoon and pressed the batter with spatula in a pan. The batter seemed too oily to me. But after 25 minutes, I pulled out a tray of cookie bars from the oven with an evenly puffed top that didn't look oily.  The cookie bars were slightly more bread-like than cookie-like to me. Which is not a bad thing. But, dammit, I was craving a chocolate chip cookie. So I was a little disappointed. Next time I might use melted Earth Balance to replace some of the oil, brown sugar and about 1/4 to 1/2 cup more chocolate chips to get that buttery, toffee-like chocolate chip cookie taste I so love. The Chocolate Chip Bars tasted better the next day. I brought them to the office and omni coworkers enjoyed them. Consumed them all by lunch, leaving me but a tin of cookie, or bread, crumbs. (saskia)
My parents love these. They're quite easy to whip up. I ususally just make half batches of these because they're just so thick and rich...but good. Very good.  (dannibazaar)
Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate icing

Chocolate peanut butter cups

Chocolate pecan brownies

Chocolate rice crispy squares

Chocolate upside down pudding cake

Classic chocolate chip cookies
A favorite. (saskia)
Pretty good, but not as good as the ones from VWAV. They're kinda puffy. :\ (dannibazaar)
Coffee ice cream

Coffee icing

Cootie's coconut cookies

Country carrot cake

Creamy banana pudding

Creamy coconut pie

Delightful date squares
very good - but too much crust and the bottom should be less crumbly - maybe without oats? (julien)
Fresh fruit sauce

Ginger snaps

Graham cracker crust

Granola bars

Hot water pie crust
good, easy recipe for home-made pie crusts - I don't even chill it in the fridge before using. (julien)
Jen's chocolate cake
I made these in cupcake form for my sister's 13th birthday. She said they're her favourite vegan cupcake that I've made so far! They are so moist and chocolate-y. I used dutch processed cocoa so they were extra dark and delicious. I'll post a picture of them later after I top them with the fluffy buttercream frosting from Vegan Cupcakes...(dannibazaar)
Lemon cake

Maple butteresque icing

Maple nut orbs

Maple walnut brownies
really love them, especially when you replace the walnuts with chocolate chips and the brownies are enjoyed all warm, with melty chocolate chips, right out of the oven. A great dessert brownie that can be served up with a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream. I also like this recipe because it is one you can recommend to those new to vegan baking. It is simple and does not call for Ener-G, tofu or other ingredients one may not be familiar baking with. (saskia)
Marvelous maple icing

Nut butter icing

Perfect pumpkin pie
DIVINE AND ONE OF THE REASONS I STILL LOVE THANKSGIVING.  I use fresh ginger in place of powdered, and blended Silken tofu as the egg replacer.  OH YUM! (julien)
Pineapple cheese cake

Racy raisin rice pudding

Rolled oat pie crust

Sinful chocolate pudding
so easy! (crumbledcookie)
Soy milk whipped cream
seem dry, and I'm not happy with the texture that the cornstarch and tofu impart, though they are sweet and edible. (julien)
Spicy oatmeal raisin cookies
did not work out so well for me (julien)
trange little cookie. Description says "Delicately flavoured with herbs and spices." But I thought the cumin was pretty overwhelming. The recipe calls for cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, cumin, cardamom, pepper, cayenne pepper. I left out the cayenne pepper and only put a couple shakes of pepper. Cookies are easy to make. Great texture. They just taste like oatmeal cookies with cumin, not a harmonious blend of spices.  (saskia)
Sourdough pie crust

Tofu whipped cream
seem dry, and I'm not happy with the texture that the cornstarch and tofu impart, though they are sweet and edible. (julien)
Vanilla banana ice cream

Vanilla cake

Odds and sods
Baked sesame fries

Balsamic onions

Cajun jerky

Cajun spice

Chickpea nibbles

Crispy croutons

Dry roasted soy snacks

Faux parmesan cheese
great.  Even my husband has liked everything else that I've made out of this book. (babylemondrop)
Faux feta
not edible to me (babylemondrop)
quite good (julien)
Didn't care for it but this could just be a matter of taste. (islandvegi)
LOVE!!  i've used it several times.  mmmm.  but whenever i make it, i add it to a big greek salad of cucumber, tomato, oregano and olive oil. mmm.  so the vinegary taste is balanced out. (kelsi)
Ewww...tofu + vinegar + herbs is not a good substitute for feta. (kristinv)
Faux sour cream

Flax eggs

Gomasio

Hawaiian jerky
Pretty good! I wasn't sure what to expect with tofu jerky. It was a bit greasy and actually got more chewy and jerky-like the longer I stored it.  Maybe that means I should have baked it long to begin with? Not totally sure... (kristinv)
Klassic ketchup

Original pepper tofu jerky

Soy milk mayonnaise

Tofu mayonnaise

Versatile vegetable stock

Kids' stuff
Alphabet lentils

Ants on a log

Ants on a raft

Apple volcano

Banana cream pie

Bubble solution

Carrot raisin sauce

Drowning ants

Edible veggie bowl

Elvis fried sandwich

Fart roll

Fart sandwich

Fresh fruit kabobs

Glue/Paste

Huki la smoothie

Ice cream cookies

Juice popsicles

Maple apple dip
I liked this with apples but enjoyed it the most with fresh pineapple chunks. Easy to make and would probably go over well with kids (and thus why it's placed in the kid's section...) and good for adults too! (kristinv)
Melon bowl

Nutty broccoli

Nutty hummus dip

Orange raisin sauce

Orangesicles

Ornaments

Papier mache

Play dough

Quickie faux egg salad sandwich

Rabbit shake

Smoothie ice pops

Tofudgesicles
I made these today, and they are so delicious!  The unfrozen mixture was even great on its own like a little pudding. I used faux honey in mine as the sweetener. I'll be making loads of these in the summer. (vanilladoe)
Travellers' trail mix

Veggies in a blanket

Health and beauty products
All purpose salve

Bath salts

Blemished skin mask

Bug repellent

Calendula baby oil

Cinnamon toothpaste
a good substitute which leaves your teeth o-so-smooth and squeaky clean.  I add some cayenne powder as well since it stimulates blood flow - a very positive thing for your gums! (julien)
Cucumber lemon mask

Dandruff treatment

Deodorant dusting powder

Dirty boy shampoo

Fruity face cleanser

Green goddess mask

Herbal mouthwash

Hot Mediterranean momma mask

Hot oil treatment for dry hair

Lemon toner

Lip gloss

Makeup remover

Massage oil

Normal skin cleanser

Oatmeal almond facial scrub

Parsley skin toner

Peppermint clove toothpaste

Peppermint itch lotion

Perfume

Pimple killer

Quick apple cider vinegar conditioner

Potato eyhe remedy

Reusable baby wipes

Rinse for damaged hair

Sage rinse

Sea salt body scrub

Solid perfume

Soothing sunburn lotion

Tea tree peppermint mouthwash

Animal treats
Bad breath dog biscuits
Made these today... again the dogs are snaffling them up, hooray! (vanilladoe)
Carob chip oatmeal crunchies

Cornmeal crunchies dog biscuits

Dog and cat biscuits
OK well... my dogs REALLY REALLY like these haha so a thumbs up from them! (vanilladoe)

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Classic Pancakes: I likes these as much as the ones from VB and VWAV. Just your basic (but very good) pancake.

Butternut Tomato Soup: This is great. A perfect blend of tomato and squash soup. It's creamy, flavourful, and not too tomato-y which is big for me since I'm not huge on hunks of tomatoes in soup.

Mulligatawny soup: This was the first soup I ever made, so at the time I thought it labour intensive due to the chopping of all of the veggies. But it was so good, and I'm looking forward to making it again sometime soon.

Simply Lovely Carrot Soup: This is such an easy soup to make. I make it when I don't have a lot of time to cook, but want something delicious. It's one of my favourite carrot soups (but nothing beats the one from VWAV)

Spicy Creamy Tomato Soup: Not all that creamy actually, but I made mine with almond milk instead of blended tofu so that could have been the difference...

Mum's Bean and Cheese Casserole: This is surprisingly good considering I'm not huge on baked beans. It's simple to through together and very satisfying.

Potato Cheese Perogies: If you have the time and patience to makes these, do! They are so yummy! I always loved cheese perogies and these are just as good, if not better than non-vegan ones.

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Applesauce Bread: I want to try making this again. When i made it for the first time, it was one of my first times baking and I was increadibly stupid in the kitchen. My oven rack was on one of the upper levels, so the bread was crispy on the outside and raw dough on the inside  :-[ oops.

Applesauce Muffins: Meh. Kind of boring. I'm not making them again.

Country Corn Muffins: Nice and easy. Quick to whip up alongside a soup, stew, or chili. I do like the cornbread recipe from La Dolce Vegan more, though.

Gingerbread: Totally awesome. I'm making this at the holidays from now on. I suggest using blackstrap molasses. Yum!

Oatmeal Bread: See results for Applesauce bread. Oops  :-[

Maple Nut Soup Muffins: Bland. Not a fan.

Soda Bread: I make this quite often. It's nice, dense, moist and delicious. Goes great with soup (I really recommend it with the chili from this book - hint, hint  ;)b )

Auntie Bonnie's Wacky Cake: Just your basic wacky cake. Nice, easy, yummy. Whips up in a breeze.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars: My parents love these. They're quite easy to whip up. I ususally just make half batches of these because they're just so thick and rich...but good. Very good.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies: Pretty good, but not as good as the ones from VWAV. They're kinda puffy. :\

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Fresh tomato salsa

I was hesitant to make this, because I can't find the cilantro in my dad's garden, but I wanted some fresh salsa with my queso! It actually turned out really well. I used 4 tomatoes, 3 garlics, and added the optional paprika and olives. I used 3 jalapenos, but also added some cayenne. I followed the recipe (minus cilantro), but had to add quite a bit of water for a salsa consistency. Probably close to a cup, or more. No salt in the recipe, but it definitely needs salt. Quick, fresh, and not bad at all. Would be even fresher with cilantro.

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Green Goddess Dressing - yuck, double yuck.  Very foul tasting.  Hated it.  (tweety)

Creamy Italian Dressing - Pretty awful tasting.  Nuff said (tweety)

Fabulous French Dressing - Pretty good, but the recipe only makes a small amount.  The ratio of oil to vinegar doesn't suit me as it's too oily.  It calls for 1/4 cup of oil to only 2 tbs of vinegar. (tweety)

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Holy moly hummus

I usually free hand my own hummus, so I wanted to try something different. It didn't come out tasting that different, because the basic ingredients are all there. Pretty good. I think 3/4 cup tahini is way too much. I probably used 1/4, and it was good. I've never had onions, or cooked garlic in hummus, so that was a bit unnecessary. I guess it makes the garlic more mild, but I don't need that. I added the jalapeno. Pretty good, but I'll stick with regular.

^ that was MY review for the recipe, then P had some...and it was his favorite hummus!!! hehe

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Country corn muffins

These are really good corn muffins. I was skeptical, because my batter was way thick (before corn) with 1/2 cup water (like dough), so I added another 1/4 cup. I added a whole can of rinsed corn, so it was more than 1 cup. Very good. They are really moist, and flavorful with the corn. Some of my favorite cornbread. I didn't measure the sweetener, so I probably added more. I like a sweet cornbread.

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Jen's Chocolate Cake - I made these in cupcake form for my sister's 13th birthday. She said they're her favourite vegan cupcake that I've made so far! They are so moist and chocolate-y. I used dutch processed cocoa so they were extra dark and delicious. I'll post a picture of them later after I top them with the fluffy buttercream frosting from Vegan Cupcakes...

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Mushroom barley stew - I was drawn to this because I mushrooms anad barely go very well together.  I used rehydraded dried shitakes and for the broth used the liquid from the shitakes and added some veggie broth.  This was a quick, easy to make, hearty and delicious meal. 

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Auntie Bonnie's Lively Lentil Stew - pretty straightforward recipe...and good.  I like that it used potatoes to make it more hearty.  Quite the nutritional powerhouse, low fat and low calorie.  I used low sodium canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh tomato option.  For the broth I used a low sodium vegan veggie powder by "Vogue Cuisine" called "Instant Vegebase" which was good.

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Garden Medley Vegetable Stew - This was much better than I thought it would be, in fact it was delicious.  I love tomato and this used 28. oz. can of crushed tomatoes which I love.  It wasn't overly spicy and allowed the veggie tomatoey taste to rule. 

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Faux Eggs Benny- I really like this recipe. I've never had the real thing, but I love how the tomato ties it all together. I usually marinate the tofu for longer.

Potato "Cheese" Perogies- My husband made these, and I thought they were super yum. He didn't have any problems with the dough.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie- I make this every year around christmas, and give it out as a gift. Everyone loves it, it takes only a couple minutes to throw together, and it's really rich, so it feeds a crowd. I love, love, love this pie.

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Curried Pan Fried Potatoes - Pretty good! Had to sub garam masala for the curry paste.  Had to add some hot sauce to make it spicy enough for my tastes.

Brainless Banana Pancakes - Favorite vegan pancake recipe I've tried, hands down! I like to use a blend of 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 white flour and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Yum!!!

Mashed Garlic Potatoes with Kale - I liked this a lot! I find plain mashed potatoes boring without gravy, but these were great on their own. I bought flax oil specifically for this recipe, but I don't really like the flavor on salads, so it didn't get used up. Will probably omit it next time...don't want to waste another $8 or whatever it was...ugh.

Larry's Re-Fried Beans - Not really memorable for me. It wasn't bad or anything...just didn't stand out as being great.

Sarah's Delicious Chili - Pretty good...probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite chili recipe. (Nothing beats chocolate chili!)

Classic Spinach Lasagna - Love this recipe! Made some for my brother's b-day celebration the other night, and my dad commented that he couldn't even tell that it was somehow different than any other lasagna (aka vegan).  Used daiya for the "soy cheese."  I've made this with firm and soft tofu, because I can never find medium tofu...works fine either way.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie - Soooooooooo good! This is one of my all time favorite desserts.

Faux Feta - Ewww...tofu + vinegar + herbs is not a good substitute for feta.

Hawaiian Jerky - Pretty good! I wasn't sure what to expect with tofu jerky. It was a bit greasy and actually got more chewy and jerky-like the longer I stored it.  Maybe that means I should have baked it long to begin with? Not totally sure...

Maple Apple Dip - I liked this with apples but enjoyed it the most with fresh pineapple chunks. Easy to make and would probably go over well with kids (and thus why it's placed in the kid's section...) and good for adults too!

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I have made so many of her recipes and now a few from the 10th Anniversery book, I have a category on my cooking blog.

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Tofudgesicles
I made these today, and they are so delicious!  The unfrozen mixture was even great on its own like a little pudding :)
I used faux honey in mine as the sweetener. I'll be making loads of these in the summer  ;D

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Easy Biscuits
These definitely are easy to make and turned out great! I substituted canola oil for the margarine and cooked them in a muffin tin rather than rolling them out and cutting biscuits. The recipe says it makes 6, but I got 8 pretty big biscuits. They turned out light and fluffy inside and lightly browned on the outside. Next time I'll reduce the salt a little because they're just a touch too salty for me. 3/4 cup of soy milk was plenty, so I would recommend starting there and only add more if the dough is dry. (kristinv)

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