Friday, October 31, 2008

Lasagna Pizagna

When I first went vegan, I was a little dismayed that I would have to give up old favorites like lasagna and such, but then I found Isa's Veganomicon and all was not lost! Omg, her lasagna recipe was incredible!!! It tasted just like my mom's lasagna, minus the dead cow. Even my picky hubby enjoyed it! The only downside: it took me 8 hours to put together... but then again, I have a four month old that wanted in on the action, so trying to do things one-handed was likely the reason. I just hope she's learning something as she watches from her perch upon my hip!
Anyways, I just had to put up some pics, just in case anyone is reading this and wondering "so, just what do vegans eat?"

This is the roasted garlic marinara sauce, into which I tossed some spinach...

... and these are my sauteed mushrooms that I added as an extra layer in the 'sagna...

...and this is the cashew based "ricotta," which I thought tasted too lemony, but it worked amazingly well in the lasagna after it finished baking. Hubby thought there was a slight nutty aftertaste but that it otherwise tasted just like ricotta!


... and lastly, I topped it off with Isa's fab pine nut cream...

And oh my goodness it was soooooo yummy!
Yes, we ate half of it. It was that good!
Do yourself a favor and spend an afternoon making this lasagna. Your tummy will thank you!

2 comments:

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

I have made a vegan lasagna VERY similar to the one in that book! So tasty. Also, I could probably live on that Cashew Ricotta. Definitely one of my fave foods! YUM.

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

I just made this very lasagna this past weekend, minus the pine nut cream! Awesome, I agree.