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The official Supermarket Vegan recipe review (to be updated)

Appetizers and snacks
Artichoke, chickpea, and spinach dip
Well, this is nothing spectacular, but for ingredients/time, it's pretty good. It's not much compared to the "insanely good spinach and artichoke dip (vw)," but it's still tasty. I added a couple more garlic cloves, the juice of a full lemon, and the artichoke marinade. I didn't use a full 1/4 cup olive oil (because of the marinade), and the oil that I did add made the dip a bit too runny. Worth making if you need a really quick dip. (AC)
Avocado tahini dip with lemon

Chipotle guacamole
Good basic guac with the addition of chipotle peppers.   I used a large FL lite avocado, added a lot of adobo sauce, and cut back on the onions.  I actually forgot the onions and ate a bunch without it and it was fine, and added a tad of onions later.  (tweety)
Curried spinach fondue with pita

Curried toasted cashews

Edamame dip with raw vegetables

Eggplant and black olive dip

Golden tomato bruschetta

Greek style spinach puffs

Green olive and almond crostini

Guacamole stuffed cherry tomatoes

Mediterranean style salsa with pita chips

Mushrooms stuffed with breadcrumbs, lemon, and thyme

Quick guacamole

Red onion and black olive tapenade
Quite good.  I used kalamata olives and cut down the red onions in half.  It was quite tangy with the kalamata flavor, capers and lemon juice.  Loved it. (tweety)
Roasted red pepper and eggplant confit

Spicy red bean dip

Sun dried tomato pesto toast
love this! my husband and I are both crazy for this pesto, I've made it many times.  Instead of draining the sun-dried tomatoes, I just omit the tbsp of oil.  (thirteenblackbirds)
Tuscan style crostini with white beans and sage
I made a version of this (following the method), but doubled the garlic, used a bit of olive oil (no veg. broth), and fresh tarragon. It was good! I'm sure it would be good with sage, just different. (AC)
we liked this quite a bit… it's basic, but a good addition to a simple pasta and tomato sauce type dinner. the sage is really nice in this. (thirteenblackbirds)
Walnut red pepper dip
a nice mildly flavored spread with great texture.  (thirteenblackbirds)
Warm cilantro dipping sauce with plantain chips

White bean hummus

Soups, stews, and chilis
First course and lighter soups
Buddhist hot and sour soup with tofu

Butternut squash and roasted red pepper soup'

Cauliflower and potato soup

Creamy curried broccoli soup

Easy cream of asparagus soup

Moroccan style gingered carrot soup with orange

Potato and leek soup

Quick Southwestern style kidney bean and corn soup

Roasted red pepper and potato soup with cumin

Tomato soup with thyme

Vegetable miso soup

Watermelon gazpacho

Heartier soups, stews, and chilis
African cabbage, carrot, potato, and chickpea stew

Asian style lentil stew
Asian recipes with lentils are rare (I think so), so I was positively surprise by this recipe and I was very good. Unfortunately, colors wasn't pleasant. Next time, it will be a good idea to add some vegetables for more colors! (gathdurwin)
Caribbean style black bean and hominy soup with plantain chips
Pretty good.  I couldn't find vegetarian black bean refried beans, so I used regular refried beans and pinto beans. Otherwise I stuck to the recipe except that I added fresh jalapeno instead of using canned diced tomatoes with jalapeno, and I didn't add any extra water for a thicker soup.  The plantain chips tasted excellent with this. (tweety)
Curried eggplant and black eyed pea stew
Good recipe for eggplants. I didn't use raisins. The mango chutney adds an interesting sweet kick to the recipe! (gathdurwin)
Curried roasted carrot soup with coconut

Easy lentil soup

French Canadian cabbage and navy bean soup with escarole

Hummus soup

Kansas city style two bean chili
yuck.  to be harsh, it tasted like ketchup, mustard, and bean soup. my husband thought it was okay. (thirteenblackbirds)
Quick tomato rice soup with zucchini and basil

Roasted tomato garlic soup with orzo and basil

Sweet potato and red pepper soup with toasted corn

Three bean barley chili
okay, not great. but i don't care for chili. DR and LF enjoyed it. Makes a TON (bp)
Excellent!  I think barley is a good addition to chili......everything really came together well for a nice taste....she uses 2 cups of prepared salsa which I thought was kind of lame in my snobbishness but it did save a lot of time and was quite good.  I added the optional corn and cayenne and subbed pinto beans for red kidney. (tweety)
Tuscan chickpea soup with sun dried tomatoes and rosemary

White bean minestrone with zucchini and rosemary

Also, I'm judging you for having bottled lemon juice.

LOL
It does put all of your prior reviews in a different perspective, Tweets
I had a meyer lemon tree in my window but my youngest child couldn't stop herself from picking the fruit before it was ripe.  Kids just love plucking stuff from trees when the rare opportunity arises.

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It does put all of your prior reviews in a different perspective, Tweets
I had a meyer lemon tree in my window but my youngest child couldn't stop herself from picking the fruit before it was ripe.  Kids just love plucking stuff from trees when the rare opportunity arises.

LOL.....it is fresh lemon juice and nothing else.  I'm a home cook, not a chef, and I also used cayenne pepper from a jar, I don't dry and crush my own, I also used canned tomatoes sometimes.  To make matters worse the sauce with the quessadillas came from a jar.  Judge me.

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Brown rice salad with apples, celery, raisins and walnuts - Loved this.  The salad also has some lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, canola oil and maple syrup.  The maple flavor with the walnuts and everything else is genius to my tongue.

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Greek-style roasted potatoes, peppers, zucchini and chickpeas - Loved this.  I loved how just a few ingredients made for a great flavoring for the roasted veggies...olive oil, oregano, lemon juice and kalamata olives.  I used plum tomatoes instead of grape. 

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Caribbean-style black bean and hominy soup with plantain chips - Pretty good.  I couldn't find vegetarian black bean refried beans, so I used regular vegetarian refried beans and pinto beans.  Otherwise I stuck to the receipe except that I added fresh jalapeno instead of using canned diced tomatoes with jalapeno, and I didn't add any extra water for a thicker soup.  The plantain chips tasted excellent with this.

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I couldn't find vegetarian refried beans, so I used regular refried beans and pinto beans. 

What do you mean by this? Vegetarian refried beans would just be the fat free ones, because otherwise they have lard!

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I couldn't find vegetarian refried beans, so I used regular refried beans and pinto beans. 

What do you mean by this? Vegetarian refried beans would just be the fat free ones, because otherwise they have lard!

A lot of brands of refried beans have a version labelled "vegetarian." They are not fat free.  Our favorite used to be the taco bell ones--the vegetarian blend--but I can't find it around here anymore.

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I couldn't find vegetarian refried beans, so I used regular refried beans and pinto beans. 

What do you mean by this? Vegetarian refried beans would just be the fat free ones, because otherwise they have lard!

Sorry, that is confusing.  I tweaked my review a bit to clarify if you can fix it.  I meant to say I couldn't find "vegetarian black bean refried beans".  I was able to find regular vegetarian refried beans but not black bean ones.

A lot of brands of refried beans have a version labelled "vegetarian." They are not fat free.  Our favorite used to be the taco bell ones--the vegetarian blend--but I can't find it around here anymore.

Yeah that.  The Taco Bell refried beans happened to be on sale for $1 and that's the brand I chose.  It was good and only had one gram of fat and used soybean oil instead of lard.  I prefer the smoothness that a little oil provides. 

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Ohhh, I see! Hm, I don't know if I've ever seen the taco bell "vegetarian," but do get the fat free kind a lot. I've probably bought them interchangeably and haven't noticed. Gotcha.

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crimson slaw with cranberries - This good looking dish is relatively simple but combines well to a good flavored slaw......it's red cabbage, red onions and dried cranberries in a apple cider and canola oil dressing with a touch of sugar.

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Greek Chickpeas and Spinach with Rice

I made this while on vacation wtih my family--I doubled the recipe and served it with pasta. Easy and tasty. The only problem was finding fresh dill.  I would make this again.

Pinto Bean Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

I thought the recipe sounded a bit iffy but the final product was surprisingly good.  Agree with Tweety it is too sweet but kids really liked it.  Not a lot of complex flavors going on, but good for a weeknight meal and I like it better than the lentil versions.  One recipe barely made enough for five modest sandwiches.

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