Vegetarian Recipes

There are times when I’m just hungry for veggies. We occaisionally have meatless meals and I wanted to share a few recipes here. Meatless meals are a great way to stretch a tight budget. 🙂 Both of these recipes are Vegan as well.

Vegetarian Lasagna

26 oz veggie pasta sauce, your choice.

8 oz noodles, we use rice for a wheat free dish

16 oz soft tofu, mashed w/a fork

3 cups chopped fresh cooked veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, etc.

8 oz Shredded Mozzerella style almond cheese or vegan cheese replacement

Layer the above prepared items in a deep baking dish as follows: sauce, noodles, mashed tofu, sauce, veggies, cheese. Repeat.

Cover w/foil or lid and bake 350-375* for 35-40 mins, uncover and bake an additional 5 mins.

Seved with a tossed salad and garlic toast, a full and filling meal.


For dessert: Heavenly Carob Cake

3/4 c soy or rice milk

1/3 c + 1 T maple syrup

1/4 c canola or melted coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/3 c sifted carob powder

1 c +1 T sifted flour, GF flour mix works well

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder, aluminum free

Fresh raspberries for garnish, if desired

Preheat oven to 350*. Line 8 inch round cake pan w/parchment paper and lightly spray pan & paper with oil. Blend first 7 ingredients together well with a hand mixer. Sift together the flour, baking soda & baking powder. Add to carob mixture & briefly mix to incorportate. Pour into the pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until done. Cool completely. Loosen edges w/a knife and invert on a plate. Peel off paper carefully. Handle w/care as this cake is delicate.

Heavenly Frosting

1/4 package frim tofu [Tip: I use the same tofu for both the lasagna and frosting!]

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 c carob powder

1/4 cup maple syrup

Put all ingredients into blender and mix until well blended. Chill while cake bakes and cools. Frost cake as desired and garnish with the fresh raspberries or berries of your choice.

Very delicious and rich!


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