I got bit by the cooking bug hard Friday night and went on the search for something I could make that I would love and that D would not take exception to any of the ingredients. Out came Veganomicon! I bought the book a year ago but still haven’t made very many of the recipes in it. The recipes look wonderful and everything I’ve tried from Isa over at The Post Punk Kitchen has been great, but I still have reservations about “veganized” recipes. The idea of trying to recreate things like ricotta just seems impossible and kinda gross. But boy, am I glad I took the plunge!
The lasagna recipe using Cashew Ricotta blew us away…..us…..yes, D too!
I did cut down on the oil a bit by not putting any on the spinach. I also cut down on the salt for the whole thing by about 1/4 maybe even 1/2. I also ran out of marinara before being able to put much on the top, but I had a jar in the fridge and just used the rest of that. It was only about a cup. I used their instructions for making the lasagna without boiling the noodles first and that even worked beautifully.
So, if you miss lasagna or need to wow your friends and family with a great meal, give this a shot.