The official La Dolce Vegan! review thread (to be updated).
Add recipe reviews for La Dolce Vegan!: Vegan Livin' Made Easy by Sarah Kramer here, and they will be added to the list. Thanks again to dannibazaar for this list!
Freedom French Toast
Apple Pie Pancakes
Raspberry Walnut Pancakes
Banana Pecan Pancakes
Coconut Pie Pancakes
Daniyell's Banana Pancakes
Economy Maple Pancake Syrup
Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake
Very good! One of my favourite coffee cakes to make. I always replace the walnuts with almonds. (dannibazaar)
I liked it, but my bf not so much. (haricot)
Black Beans on Toast
Eeny Meeny Chili Beany on Toast
Wolffie's BLT Brunch Casserole
Sleepy Sunday Morning Scramble
This makes a good tofu scramble but nothing special in my opinion; I think I prefer the recipe for Sleepy Sunday Tofu Scramble. I love avocado but it blended in with the scramble so much that I could hardly taste it anymore. BTW I didn't use the salsa recipe from La Dolce Vegan for this scramble but another homemade salsa picante. Of course it's important which salsa you use since it has such an important role in this dish. (gnoe)
Cajun Tomato Potatoes
Vegan Sausage Hash
Monday Morning Muesli
Toasted Oil Free Granola
Apple Cinnamon Granola
Cranberry Almond Pecan Granola
Simple Crunchy Granola
Uber Quick Breakfast Oats
Quick Breakfast Quinoa
Apple Walnut Pudding
Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding
Pretty good. A bit too liquidy, but that could be on my part. (dannibazaar)
This was healthy, and tasted healthy... but I would not eat that for dessert! Perhaps for breakfast. (haricot)
Breakfast Banana Smoothie
Anything Goes Fruit n' Nut Smoothie
On The Run Breakfast Smoothie
Banana Date Smoothie
Appies and Snacks
Nana's Pesto Pin Wheel Rolls
Shoosh n' Cook Breading
Shoosh n' Cook Pickles
Shoosh n' Cook Zucchini
Shoosh n' Cook Tofu
Melissa's Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Olivada
Wolffie's Magnificent Baked Bean Chip Dip
Oh Baby Onion Dip
Gillian's Lentil Dip
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
The only difference I made to this was no cilantro, as I didn't have any - I thought this would be major, but the salsa turned out great without it. I also just eyeballed the amounts for the canned chilies, as was not making a full recipe, and we don't have same sized cans as she recommends. I loved this salsa - I tried a bit on it's own and it was really good - much better than expected. I would never have thought of putting celery seed in salsa but that gave it a great flavour. Will make again. (shelloid)
Fish Friendly Tapenade
Vesanto's Choco Currant Cranberry Squares
Fruit Dipping Sauce
Danica's Popcorn Balls
Didn't work out for me. That is probably because I used tub margarine (smart balance lite with flax). I might try this again with EB. (dannibazaar)
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
Spicy Corn Chip Popcorn
Carob Covered Mini Pretzles
Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake - Very good! One of my favourite coffee cakes to make. I always replace the walnuts with almonds.
Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding - Pretty good. A bit too liquidy, but that could be on my part.
Danica's Popcorn Balls - Didn't work out for me. That is probably because I used tub margarine (smart balance lite with flax). I might try this again with EB.
Frenchie Onion Soup - Yummy! I should make this again soon.
Seaweed Soup - This gave me a stomach ache for some reason. Will not make again any time soon.
Simple Leek and Potato Soup - Simple and delicious. It's just your basic leek and potato soup, but what's wrong with that? It's a keeper.
Quick Ginger Carrot Soup - Pretty good. I prefer carrot soups that have curry powder in them, but this was good enough to enjoy thoroughly.
Tomato Cabbage Soup - Tasted just like the title would suggest. Cabbage soup that's tomato-y. Good for what it is, I guess. It's not something I would make a lot.
Wendy's Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole - Okayish. Not overly flavourful or anything like that. Just meh.
Magnificent Mixed Beans and Bulgur- Didn't work out well. The bulgur never ended up cooking.
Tip Top Tofu Loaf - Just a note - double the recipe to have it in a 9x5 pan. Otherwise you need to use a mini-loaf pan to have it "fit." The recipe described as is would result in a wicked thin tofu loaf :p
Cinnamon Doughnut Holes - Weird. I didn't like these at all.
Jae's Peanut Butter Fudge - I wish this worked out, but I SUCK at making candy. I screwed this up so bad. I can't remember what went wrong, but it was the first time I ever used a candy thermometer/made a candy, so I inevitably screwed up and freaked out. I'll try making this again sometime...
Hal's Maple Flax Brownies - I like these. The combo of maple and chocolate is actually rather tasty.
Wolffie's Snickerdoodles - Not snickerdoodle-y at all. More like a cinnamon-sugar cookie. But good anyways. Just not a snickerdoodle.
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies - Lacking something. Just not the best cookies I've ever made or had...
Rachel's Chocolate Chip Cookies - Not the best, but not the worst. I'm not big on cookies that have tofu in them.
Wolffie's Peanut Butter Cookies - Eh...I didn't like these. They were crispy, which I don't like in a pb cookie.
Siue's Chocolate Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake - I wanted this to work, but um...it didn't. I'm not exactly sure how it was supposed to turn out, but I'm sure whatever happened to mine wasn't right. It was flat and just...wrong.
Yella Cake - My go-to vanilla cake. Just love it. It always works, but in cake and cupcake form.
Sharon's Black Pepper Coffee Cake - My go-to for coffee cakes. It's just so yummy...I love the cinnamon-sugar topping, and the cake is so moist and delicious. I can even make it a little low-fat without it tasting like it is.
Tara's Chocolate Cake - Pretty much just like a typical wacky cake. Always dependable.
Easy French Bread - For some reason this ends up different from the recipe from GOV. Good all the same, but I prefer the other.
Sassy Sandwich Bread - I have a loaf of this going at all times. I just LOVE it. It is the best.
Wolffie's Banana Blueberry Muffins - Awesome! I love everything about them...the combo of blueberry, banana, and molasses is so tasty.
Stephanie's Sugarless Power Muffins - I like these quite a bit. They taste healthy, which I dig. I usually add chopped almonds for a textural kick.
Brown Rice Flour Banana Bread - Yummy, considering I've never been a fan of banana bread. I love it was a shmear of raspberry jam or marmalade.
Homemade Graham Crackers - Not very graham cracker-y. Needs more molasses.
Wolffie's Banana Blueberry Muffins
These are delicious! I always love molasses in banana bread recipes. I used whole wheat pastry flour, so they were a little dense, but still moist. I used 2 sm-med bananas, reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and only used 3 tbsp of oil. I used grated fresh ginger instead of ground and used more than a tsp because we love ginger. I baked them for the entire 25 minutes. I will probably make these again.
Pasta with 5 Minute Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
The Pasta with 5 Minute Roasted Red Pepper Pesto was one of the first dishes I made as a newbie vegan and it has become an instant favourite! I've made several times already -- such an easy recipe & really yummy. I served it to mega-omni friends and they loved it so much they asked me for the recipe! I'm not using as much garlic as the recipe calls for though. And if I don't have enough fresh basil I (partly) use a basil herb cube instead.
Sesame Miso Vinaigrette
I like this easy dressing although it's pretty salty. I've made it with red miso and will try white next time. Especially good in a salad with legumes like green beans.
Yeast Free Pizza Crust
This is really good! Easy and tasty. Think 'American pizza' though, not European! ;) I'll be trying this as a savoury pie dough someday as well...
Faux Sour Cream
A nice addition to (for example) a Mexican meal but it doesn't really taste like sour cream.
Lehua, not sure what's up but the link to your blog isn't working for me.
Thanks db...it's an awesome blog!
OMG that's looking absolutely delish! Will need to make it someday. :)
I believe you should knock on bread to hear a hollow sound, meaning it's done?
Easy French bread
Delicious! P said this was his favorite bread I've made, and one of his favorite things overall. I didn't have huge expectations for it, because it seemed like it'd be pretty normal, but it turned out really well. I used my stand mixer/dough hook, and probably about 3 1/2 cups flour. I made 2 medium loaves. 1/4 cup sesame seeds is too much to toast for these. I would maybe do 22 minutes next time, instead of 20, but P liked everything as is. I don't really think you can test bread with a toothpick? That won't necessarily tell you that it's actually done. Anyway, great, easy bread.
Looks good! To test to see if its done, all you have to do is tap to see if it's hollow. I generally only bake this for 20 minutes though, just for reference. Try the recipe from The Garden of Vegan if you have it...it is actually slightly different, and I like the recipe a little bit more than this one :)
This makes a good tofu scramble but nothing special in my opinion; I think I prefer the recipe for Sleepy Sunday Tofu Scramble. I love avocado but it blended in with the scramble so much that I could hardly taste it anymore. :(
BTW I didn't use the salsa recipe from La Dolce Vegan for this scramble but another homemade salsa picante. Of course it's important which salsa you use since it has such an important role in this dish.
A nice, hearty gravy. I used cremini mushroom because they have a stronger taste and opted for the chunky version instead of putting it in the blender. I added some chopped cashews (15 gr) for a topping and the nutty flavour was a great addition. When I try the smooth version next time I'll probably make the cashews part of the sauce.
Sweet Basil Dressing
Pretty good. Nothing special. I don't know that the rice vinegar is all that noticeable. I think it would be fine to substitute apple cider or white vinegar. I used fresh basil and added some red chili flakes for a little spice.