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Breakfasts
Quick Muesli

Oven Baked Muesli

Breakfast Barley

Claire's Couscous Porridge

Apples and Oat Cereal
One of my favorites. (sb)
Breakfast Rice

Cinnamon Apple Quesadilla

Nummy Yummy Waffles

Banana Waffles

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Orange Poppy Seed Pancakes

Vegan Breakfast Crepes

Quick and Easy Apple Crepe Filling

Tanya's Decadent Chocolate Crepe Filling

Pineapple Ginger Crepe Filling

Connie's Overnight Apple French Toast
I suppose that this turned out the way it was supposed to, but I wasn't a fan. I really just don't like the texture of baked french toast and bread pudding style dishes. Mum liked it, though. (dannibazaar)
Country Potato Patties
One of my favorites. (sb)
Sarah's Hearty Home Fry Potatoes

Quick and Easy Tofu Omelet

Olive Omelet

Spinach Mushroom Omelet

Potato Omelet

Tomato Basil Omelet
One of my favorites. (sb)
Sabroso Scrambled Tofu

Huevos Rancheros

Yummy Breakfast Quesadillas

Raspberry Fig Breakfast Bars

Delightful Banana Nut Muffins

Juices
Good Morning Juice

Brain Fog Lifter

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

Rich in Iron Juice

Green Day Juice

Smoothies
Nut Butter and Banana Smoothie
I had this a lot back when I was being forced to consume a massive amount of calories. Of course, being the pb addict that I am, I thought it was delicious. I just wish it were low in calories! (dannibazaar)
Strawberry Cream Pie Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Get Your Motor Running Smoothie

Wishful Thinking Smoothie

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Zoe and Andy's Morning Smoothie

Lunchbox
Quick and Easy Pizza Pizzazz

Greek Salad Pita Sandwiches

Sauteed Veggie Pita Pockets

Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
Good! I love a good 'bello sandwich. Sadly, mushrooms have began to give me stomach aches whenever I eat them so...it's been a while. (dannibazaar)
Fried Egg Sandwich

Delicious Fried Tofu Sandwich
One of my favorites. (sb)
I don't usually like tofu sandwiches, but this is really good! The combo of Braggs, sesame oil and the spice blend is magical. Highly recommend. (kristinv)
Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

Tanya's Picnic Wraps

Joel's Calzones

Microwave Meals
Breakfast
Microwave Oatmeal
Yummy. Easy. Lazy. I prefer it made stovetop...it almost seems rubbery or something when you make it in the micro (I guess that can be said for anything made in the micro...) (dannibazaar)
Faux Egg Breakfast Muffins

Spinach, Mushroom, and Tomato Scrambled Tofu

Zucchini, Spinach, and Olive Scrambled Tofu

Sarah's Nummy Yummy Scrambled Tofu

Entrees
Microwave or Toasted Oven Pizza

No Cook All Purpose Tomato Sauce
This is a good recipe to have on hand when you don't have any store bought and your are too lazy to make stove-top. It's really good. I have it on pizza quite often. (dannibazaar)
Basic Beans and Rice

Curried Beans and Rice

Lentils and Rice

Beans and Rice with Tomatoes, Olives, and Cilantro

Tamale Pie

Soups
Big Bowl of Miso Noodle Soup

Curried Chickpea Potato Soup

Voluptuous Vegetable Soup

Treats
Apple Crisp

Blessed Brownies

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
Weird. Wasn't a fan. (dannibazaar)
Microwave Party Mix

Odds and Sods
Microwave Beer Bread

Soy Yogurt

Soups
Sarah's Hot and Sour Ginger Soup
it was amazing! (sb)
Wild Mushroom Soup with Thyme
This is really yummy. Simple and fast to whip up when it's cold out. I think next time I'll keep it a little chunkier. (dannibazaar)
Bodacious Bean and Barley Soup

Spicy Asian Noodle Soup

Sensational Sun Dried Tomato and Chickpea Soup

Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle Sauce

Country Turnip Carrot Soup

Delightful Broccoli and Red Pepper Soup

Home Style Green Pea Soup

Glorious Roasted Garlic Soup

Tanya's Curried Squash Soup
I adore this soup. I halved the batch, added an extra cup or so of butternut squash and replaced the potato with a sweet potato. Love love love it. (dannibazaar)
Auntie Bonnie's Black Bean Soup

Auntie Bonnie's Beans and Olive Soup

Tanya and Matthew's That Coconut Milk Soup

Wholesome Tomato Rice Soup

Garden Carrot Soup with Fresh Ginger

Hungry Person Stew

Chris's Aloo Chana Soup

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Salads and Dressing
Salads
Tantalizing Tofu and Spinach Salad
Loved this.  It calls for sauteed tofu in sesame oil separately cooked and then mixed with an Asian-inspired dressing made of rice vinegar, Braggs, miso, Asian chili sauce (I used sambal olek), maple syrup, ginger and olive oil.  I was concerned that the olive oil wouldn't be a good choice for an Asian style dressing but it works just fine.  They call for a garnish of gomashio which I don't have and omitted that. (tweety)
Delightful Rice Salad with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sweet Pepper Balsamic Bean Salad

Fantastic Dijon Potato Salad

Claire's Red and Racy Potato Salad

Awesome Asian Noodle Salad

Auntie Bonnie's Chickpea Salad
I thought this would be a good healthy dish, and a way for me to eat some broccoli which I haven't had in a while, but is usually a staple food.  I had low expectations and when I ate it, I was blown away at how good it was.  Everything came together perfectly.  The dressing is olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, Braggs (it was Barnard and Kramer that introduced me to Braggs, and it really brings out the flavor here in this dressing), lemon juice, dijon mustard and garlic.  One of those "OMG! This is so freakin' good!" moments.  It makes a lot. (tweety)
Perfectly Amazing Pasta Salad

Roasted Beet, Shallot, and Pecan Salad

Spinach Salad with Grilled Tofu and Apples

Rustic Quinoa and Yam Salad

Extraordinary Quinoa Tabbouleh

Exotic Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint Sauce

Amazing Grace Pasta Salad

Dressings
Caesar's Wife's Dressing
One of my favorites. mmmmm (sb)
Creamy Dill Dressing

Tomato Basil Dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple Dijon Flax Oil Dressing

Orange Shallot Vinaigrette

Sesame Ginger Dressing
It's a good dressing, but I somehow think it'd be better in a tofu or veggie sauté. It just doesn't really suit my tastes. (haricot)
Sarah and Tanya's You Must Make This Dressing
Seriously... make this!!! (healthymomma)
One of my favorites. (sb)
Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Sarah's Sesame Dressing

Mo Kelly's (Pat Kelly's Sister) Salad Dressing

Appies and Snacks
Appetizers
Hot Artichoke Bake

Sarah Kramer's Stuffed Mushrooms

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Antipasto

Not Pigs in a Blanket

Miller's Magnificent 5 Layer Dip

Dolmades
Yum! Fairly simple to make and well worth the effort of rolling them all. I think they taste best at room temp, but they're still good cold. (kristinv)
Tanya's Lazy Quesadilla

Sonia's Falafels

Snacks
Nana Marg's Nuts and Bolts

Cracker Jane's Popcorn

Spicy Parmesan Popcorn

Tropical Crunch

Banana Chips

Spicy Maple Nuts

All Purpose Spice Nuts

BBQ Nuts

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Side Dishes
Zoe's Grandma's Roasted New Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Squash

Refried Beans

Baby Carrots in Dill Chive Sauce

Sauteed Cauliflower and Cilantro

Green Bean and Fennel Toss

New Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary and Thyme

Caramelized Onion and Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Chickpeas and Swiss Chard

Fried Pineapple Rice

Fantastic Fragrant Rice

Zucchini with Tomatoes and Marjoram
it was awesome. really really super simple. it only took about 15 minutes. (kelsi)
Swiss Chard and Garlic

Charming Fennel Roasted Vegetables

Garlic Asparagus

Sauteed Shiitake and Red Peppers

Matthew's Delicious Tofu
This is deceivingly addictive. I wasn't sure what to expect, other than I heard it was really good.. I mean it is called "delicious tofu". Turns out this is an awesome sweet and sour tofu recipe with just the right amount of spice from the garlic and ginger. I served it with steamed broccoli and the braised daikon from The Kind Life, and I nearly ate all of the tofu! I had to stop myself by putting it away for leftovers. My changes were using super firm tofu and I dried fried it instead of using any oil. Omitted the almonds. (blinknoodle)
Shake'n Fry

Breaded and Fried Tofu

Zoe and Andy's Sesame Tofu

Barbecue Tofu

Mo Mo's Falafels

Megadarra

Swee's Rosemary Mock Chicken

Coconut Curry Vegetable Bake

Jen's Veggie Rice Balls

Dips and Spreads
Dips
Baba Ganoush

Dill Pickle Chip Dip
This is just right with only a tsp. of sweetener and I like to add a bit of cayenne. (healthymomma)
Roasted Garlic Chip Dip

Spicy Peanut Dip

Artichoke and Black Bean Dip

Pineapple Salsa

Fabulous Fruit Salsa

Gorgeous Green Salsa

Becky's Pico De Gallo

Avocado Salsa

Spreads
Olivada

Tapenade
I've made this thread several times and again the other evening when I had a date. It's my go to spread when I'm having someone over and want an appetizer.  It's made from kalamata olives, capers, sundried tomatoes, a little garlic and lots of olive oil.  A little braggs adds a great taste.  The capers make it slightly tangy and the taste is amazing to me.  People have always gobbled it up when I've served it.  (tweety)
Pumpkin Seed Parmesan Spread

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato Butter

Black Bean Spread

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Sauces
Olive Basil Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Pizza Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Randomgirl.com Cheese Sauce

Basic Sweet and Sour Sauce

Simple Shallot Gravy

Spicy Orange Sauce

Barbecue Sauce

Mo's Tahini Sauce

Curry Coconut Sauce

Perfect Peanut Sauce

Miso Sesame Dipping Sauce

Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Peanut Dipping Sauce

Cashew Dipping Sauce

Entrees
Rice Dishes
Tempeh Toss

Dragon Bowl

Seitan Veggie Kabobs

Portobello Mushroom Bake
I had been eyeing that recipe for some time and it always sounded a bit odd but it turned out delicious. The ground almonds make for a very substantial, almost creamy sauce.  I am not a bragg's fan so I cut it back to 1 tbl and subbed 2 tbl tamari and used the maximum amount of water.  The only changes I might make next time would be to cut back slightly on the rosemary and balsamic vinegar. (jkl)
Chickpea Toss

Ginger, Potato and Cauliflower Toss

Christina's Vegetable Curry

Oyster Mushroom Saute

Noodle Dishes
Hot N' Spicy Rice Noodles With Oyster Mushrooms

Nutty Pasta Toss

Zucchini and Broccoli Toss

Spicy Rice Noodle Toss
Loved it. (geode9)
Spicy Szechuan Noodles
Pretty good. I prefer a more peanut-y sauce and add an extra tablespoon of peanut butter. (kristinv)
Green Goddess Bowl

Hayley and Ian's Peanut Butter Pasta
This sounds kind of gross, but it's amazing! I like to add a little extra cayenne. (michellelee)
this is really great, I made it years ago and remember how delicious it was. (I even followed the recipe!) (healthymomma)
Coconut Spiced Vegetables

Linguine with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce

Tanya's Asian Delight

Marc's Magnificent Noodles

Miscellany
Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Dinner Crepes

Balsamic Grilled Veggies with Couscous
One of my favorites. (sb)
Wendy's Black Bean Chili

Curried Vegetable Pie with Chickpea Crust
Amazing. I've made it a lot over the years. I found it works best to prebake the bottom crust for a few minutes. Now that I am wheat free I decided to modify the crust. I followed the basic measurements, the subs I made were: 1 of the tbsp. of water I put ACV, 2/3 of the flour brown rice, 1/3 tapioca starch, oil instead of shortening, more cumin. The crust turned out better than it ever had! The filling is yum just as it is. I will make it again soon. (healthymomma)
Tofu Quiche

Curried Lentils
One of my favorites. (sb)
loved them. I did sustitute chickpeas for green peas because I hate green peas, but it was great. (tweety)
Christine's Black Bean and Tomato Chili

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Jesse's Cuban Sensation
Good basic beans 'n' rice bowl, Cuban-style. I added hot sauce for heat but might throw in some hotter peppers next time. (kristinv)
Tofu Chimichangas
Non deep fried chimichanga. I like the texture of Lightlife ck'n strips instead of the tofu, and I omit the beans, olives and Bragg's, and add Rotel. When they are out of the oven, I throw some Tofutti sour cream on top. Delicious! (michellelee)
Spicy Vegetable Hot Pot

Simply Lovely Quinoa
So simple, yet so delicious. My favorite quinoa dish! (sb)
Vegetable Jumble with Cornmeal Crust

Kurstin's Walnut Burgers

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Breads and Muffins
Breads
French Baguette
Perfection! I love making this bread. It's great for garlic bread when it gets a little stale. (dannibazaar)
Coriander Bread

Sesame Anise Bread

Rye Bread
Pretty good. It didn't raise a whole lot, or maybe that was on my part. Tasted good, though. (dannibazaar)
Pita Bread

Oat Bread

Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Focaccia Bread

Quick Breads
Pear Ginger Pecan Bread

Boston Brown Bread

English Scones

Applesauce Raisin Spice Loaf

Biscuits 'N' Other Things
Biscuits
Yup, it's a biscuit. Just good. (dannibazaar)
Savoury Onion and Pepper Biscuits

Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Calzone Dough

Pizza Dough

Muffins
Almond Coconut Muffins

Carrot Ginger Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins

Nana Marg's Bran Muffin Mix in a Jar

Nana Marg's Quick Mix Bran Muffins

Blueberry Muffins
Good. (jkl)
Coffee Break Muffins
These are freaking huge. Just a little too much for my liking. Won't make again. (dannibazaar)
Desserts
Kathleen's Chocolate Cookies

Mum's Sugar Cookies
I used mini cookie-cutters. They turned out tasty! Not quite the shortbread texture I had hoped for, but I suppose it's called sugar cookies instead of shortbread for a reason. I made some icing for them as well. tasty and easy. (tino)
Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

Maureen's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rachel's Louisville Cookies

Nut Butter Cookies

Cranberry Almond Cookies

Brownie Cookies
I've never made these successfully. It's like a liquid batter, there is no possible way to scoop it out like a cookie. I end up baking it in an 8x8. Then it's good. (dannibazaar)
Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Cookies

Herman's No Bake Cookies

Anne's Molasses Cookies
Very good!  (dannibazaar)
Banana Walnut Bars

Kelly's Date Squares

Dean Dean the Sex Machine's Spiced Baked Donuts

Maureen's Coffee Cake
One of my favorites. (sb)
Savoury Cinnamon Buns

Decadent Brownies
These almost seem like a dense chocolate cake rather than a brownie. Not a regular in my rotation of desserts, but well liked whenever I make them. (dannibazaar)
Apple Cider Baked Pears with Cranberry Stuffing

Sticky Rice with Mango

Mo Mo's Apple Crumble

Rhubarb Crunch

Apricot and Cranberry Nut Pie

Pear Ginger Pie

Death by Chocolate Pie

Raw Fresh Fruit Pie

Basic Flaky Pie Crust

Nutty Pie Crust

No bake Pie Crust

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
OMG, soooo good. (michellelee)
Kentucky Velvet 2 Layer Cake
Just didn't work for me. It sank (dannibazaar)
Suzy Spoon's 2 Layer Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mint Icing

Cream Cheese Icing
OMG, soooo good. (michellelee)
Nothing amazing, but good. Very much like all of the other cream cheese icings out there. (dannibazaar)
Butter Icing

Decorating Icing for Cookies

The Most Amazing Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Mint Mousse

Holly's Naked Chocolate Mousse

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sugar Free Banana Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Sorbet

Sour Apple Sorbet

Pear Ginger Sorbet

Chocolate Ice Cream

Maple Pecan Ice Cream

Blueberry Nectarine Ice Cream

Odds and Sods
Worcestershire Sauce

Roasted Garlic

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Homemade Seitan

Spiced Dry Roasted Nuts

Dry Roasted Nuts

Gomashio

All Purpose Spice

Five Spice Powder

Garam Masala
Sfuper tasty and easy, make it all the time. Nice mixture of spices without being spicy. (healthymomma)
Mayonnaise

Fake Feta

Cheesy Shaky Shake

Flax Eggs

Powdered Sugar

Cinnamon Chips

Cinnamon Sugar

Cranberry Relish

Pear Raisin Chutney

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Blueberry Freezer Jam

Sugar Free Berry Jumble Jam

Soy Yogurt

Basic Vegetable Stock

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Connie's Overnight Apple French Toast - I suppose that this turned out the way it was supposed to, but I wasn't a fan. I really just don't like the texture of baked french toast and bread pudding style dishes. Mum liked it, though.

Nut Butter and Banana Smoothie - I had this a lot back when I was being forced to consume a massive amount of calories. Of course, being the pb addict that I am, I thought it was delicious. I just wish it were low in calories!

Portobello Mushroom Sandwich - Good! I love a good 'bello sandwich. Sadly, mushrooms have began to give me stomach aches whenever I eat them so...it's been a while.

Microwave Oatmeal - Yummy. Easy. Lazy. I prefer it made stovetop...it almost seems rubbery or something when you make it in the micro (I guess that can be said for anything made in the micro...)

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars - Weird. Wasn't a fan.

French Baguette - Perfection! I love making this bread. It's great for garlic bread when it gets a little stale.

Rye Bread - Pretty good. It didn't raise a whole lot, or maybe that was on my part. Tasted good, though.

Biscuits - Yup, it's a biscuit. Just good.

Anne's Molasses Cookies - Very good!

Decadent Brownies - These almost seem like a dense chocolate cake rather than a brownie. Not a regular in my rotation of desserts, but well liked whenever I make them.

Kentucky Velvet 2 Layer Cake - Just didn't work for me. It sank :(

Cream Cheese Icing - Nothing amazing, but good. Very much like all of the other cream cheese icings out there.

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Delicious Fried Tofu Sandwich
I don't usually like tofu sandwiches, but this is really good! The combo of Braggs, sesame oil and the spice blend is magical. Highly recommend. (kristinv)

Dolmades
Yum! Fairly simple to make and well worth the effort of rolling them all. I think they taste best at room temp, but they're still good cold. (kristinv)

Spicy Szechuan Noodles
Pretty good. I prefer a more peanut-y sauce and add an extra tablespoon of peanut butter. (kristinv)

Jesse's Cuban Sensation
Good basic beans 'n' rice bowl, Cuban-style. I added hot sauce for heat but might throw in some hotter peppers next time. (kristinv)

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Intrigued by the fried tofu recipe above I dusted off this book.  I remember back in the day when we here at VW were gaga over Barnard and Kramer like we are now Isa, et al.  They were the superstars back then.  Sadly, while I've had this book probably a decade it got pushed to the side during I time I was unvegan and I forget what great recipes are here.  I've made a few things, but didn't mark them like I do now, and it's been so many years no need to review them anyway.  Anway, it as I was thumbing through it I decided to make the following.

Auntie Bonnie's chickpea salad - I thought this would be a good healthy dish, and a way for me to eat some broccoli which I haven't had in a while, but is usually a staple food.  I had low expectations and when I ate it, I was blown away at how good it was.  Everything came together perfectly.  The dressing is olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, Braggs (it was Barnard and Kramer that introduced me to Braggs, and it really brings out the flavor here in this dressing), lemon juice, dijon mustard and garlic.  One of those "OMG! This is so freakin' good!" moments.  It makes a lot.

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Sesame Ginger Dressing

It's a good dressing, but I somehow think it'd be better in a tofu or veggie sauté. It just doesn't really suit my tastes. (haricot)

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Tapenade - I've made this thread several times and again the other evening when I had a date.  It's my go to spread when I'm having someone over and want an appetizer.  It's made from kalamata olives, capers, sundried tomatoes, a little garlic and lots of olive oil.  A little braggs adds a great taste.  The capers make it slightly tangy and the taste is amazing to me.  People have always gobbled it up when I've served it. 

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Tantalizing tofu and spinach salad - Loved this.  It calls for sauteed tofu in sesame oil separately cooked and then mixed with an Asian-inspired dressing made of rice vinegar, Braggs, miso, Asian chili sauce (I used sambal olek), maple syrup, ginger and olive oil.  I was concerned that the olive oil wouldn't be a good choice for an Asian style dressing but it works just fine.  They call for a garnish of gomashio which I don't have and omitted that. 

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Matthew's Delicious Tofu - This is deceivingly addictive. I wasn't sure what to expect, other than I heard it was really good.. I mean it is called "delicious tofu". Turns out this is an awesome sweet and sour tofu recipe with just the right amount of spice from the garlic and ginger. I served it with steamed broccoli and the braised daikon from The Kind Life, and I nearly ate all of the tofu! I had to stop myself by putting it away for leftovers. My changes were using super firm tofu and I dried fried it instead of using any oil. Omitted the almonds.

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