So, first on the menu this week we have the Lynsanity version of Skinny Bitch "East Coast Lasagna" - the downside of Skinny Bitch is that 1) many of their required ingredients are a little out of this world and 2) they don't specify serving sizes in their recipes!
No Bitchin' Lasagna
Cook time: 2hrs or less
(a la Skinny B)
1lb whole wheat or brown rice lasagna noodles
5c basic "red sauce"
4c Tofu "ricotta"
12-14oz vegan ground beef (I used left over chicken)
10oz vegan mozzarella
FYI - I only used 9 noodles, the red sauce recipe makes 7c and I only used 3 in the lasagna. There was leftovers too of the Tofu and I can tell you now its sooooooo good I can't wait to stuff some shells or just eat it plain! I did a miz of Veggie shreds and skim mozzarella. If you have left over steamed veggies, I threw those in the food processor and mixed it in with the tofu - so good.
2tbs e.v. olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 28oz (salt/sugar free) crushed tomatoes
1 6oz can tomato paste
1/4c red wine (optional - I used it. duh.)
2 tbs finely chopped basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot sauce (optional)
1tbs agave nectar (optional)
Heat oil and in 4-6quart pot, medium/low heat, add onions - cook till clear, not brown! Add garlic cook 1 min. Sirt in tomatoes and paste, increase heat and bring to a boil, turn down low and add the remainder - add the hot sauce or agave last based on how you think the sauce tastes. We ended up adding more garlic and hot sauce.
Tofu "ricotta" -
14-16oz Extra Firm tofu
3 cloves garlic
2tbs e.v. olive oil
Combine ingredients in food processor - voila! Ricotta! (I added the veggies to my mix)
Pre-Heat oven 350. Cook Noodles as directed, add salt for a bit of flavor and for less sticky noodles, I also added some chili powder, yum! When the noodles are done, lay flat on foil or parchment paper till ready for use. Layer one is about 3/4-1c of sauce, then noodles (I fit 3 in a row) scoop in a thin layer of ricotta, then chicken than cheese then sauce, then noodles and repeat until you get to the top. Final layer cheese and sauce! Bake 60-75min until piping hot.