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Vegan Lasagna

#1 Postby veganmadre » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:53 pm

First, I made homemade sauce. This step can obviously be skipped but ...mmmm, do you really want to?

2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon each fresh basil, oregano, and parsley, minced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Sea salt and pepper to taste


TRIPLE THIS RECIPE

Mix tomato paste and water in a separate bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a saucepan and saute onions and garlic until soft.
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Add tomatoes and spices. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring regularly.

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Add tomato paste mixture and salt/pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.

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Put sauce in the blender and blend until smooth.

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Meanwhile, Cook Lasagna Noodles. Once cooked "al dente", drain and rinse with cool water. Immediately separate and place indidividually on wax paper or aluminum foil to avoid sticking.

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Mix Tofu Ricotta Following Recipe Below:

Filling:

1 to 2 pounds medium tofu, drained, but do not squeeze out the water. Put tofu in food processor or blender to mix. You want it about the consistency of cottage cheese so you may need to add some soy milk to thin.

Add the following:

soy milk (as needed--see above)
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
(or as much spices as you want--taste and decide) - Definitely Add Salt!

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Cook sausage crumbles. I added carrotts and zucchini, as well.

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Layer the lasagna, Cover and Cook for 40 minutes. Remove cover, return to oven and cook for 10 more minutes.

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I really wish I would have had some Follow YOur Heart Vegan Mozzarella Cheese to top it off but I didn't. Oh well.
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#2 Postby Hero » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:30 am

that looks totally awesome. I love the step by step guide with pictures. right on! you are the master chef

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#3 Postby veggymeggy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:00 am

Oh wow - that would make an awesome birthday dinner too!!!! I wonder if I can get my mom to make gnocchi AND vegan lasagna. Afterall, if Toph-dog and Rob come we'll need LOTS of food!
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#4 Postby CollegeB » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:43 pm

Madre you should make a cookbook! With all the pictures, you cant have enough pictures in a practical book.

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#5 Postby CollegeB » Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:18 pm

I made this for thanksgiving, it was great, and is almost all gone. Probably cost about 12 bucks to make but there is so much of it, many meals. My mom even liked it. I used spike seasoning in the tofu ricatta along lots of rosemary and gernal "italian seasoning" blends found at my parent's house. The sauce was awesome, but I dont think I had enough. I'd use 1 and a half tomatoes, perhaps 2, and more tomato paste, along with more of the other ingredients. Yay for vegan lasagna, Yay for vegan Madre! :D

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#6 Postby CrispyQ » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:31 pm

I wondered what you ended up making for T-day, CollegeB. Glad your mom liked it too. Mine is terrified of the mighty soy bean.

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#7 Postby CollegeB » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:44 pm

Just tell her soy is in probably about everything else she eats. There is soy oil in so many quick foods. My mom bought some vanilla soy milk and didnt like it, she thought she could be allergic, but she liked my lasagna, and she eats plenty of other things which do contain soy. Too bad she didnt opt for a tofurky.

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#8 Postby chesty leroux » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:54 pm

i tried to talk my mom into getting me and my brother a tofurky, and it didnt happen. I made pizza instead, and it was terrible. I have some extreme talent to mess up pizza.
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#9 Postby ljk11 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:38 pm

that is SO cute with the pictures and all!
What is follow your heart mozzarella..some type of cheese analog? Does it melt or taste like cheese?

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#10 Postby ljk11 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:46 pm

You know, I've never understood the logic of a Tofurky...if one is ultimately against any form of animal product, why would one PRETEND to eat an animal in tofu form? It seems really backward to me. NO offense intended - this is something that always got me when I saw it and reading about it here, I just had to ask.

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#11 Postby veganmadre » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:36 pm

ljk11 wrote:that is SO cute with the pictures and all!
What is follow your heart mozzarella..some type of cheese analog? Does it melt or taste like cheese?


Oh dear child. Follow your heart Mozzarella is god's gift to Tiffaney. It's melts, it's the most cheese-like I've tasted and...yeah, that's about it. But I love it!

CollegeB - cool that you tried it! Glad you added more spice to the "ricotta"...mine was awfully bland! I tripled the sauce recipe and it was still too little...Next time.
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#12 Postby lelle » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:01 pm

at the moment i'm not hungry at all because i ate a whole brockoli with 5 slices of bread but in about 2-3 hours i would love to have a lasagna hmmm. looks tasty! will try the recipe soon :P

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Re: Vegan Lasagna

#13 Postby CollegeB » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:12 pm

Just wanted to revive this thread. I make this dish several times a year, mostly for holidays. The more I make it the better it gets. Play with the recipe some. Homemade sauce is excellent!


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