June 11

Veggie Lasagna (wheat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free)

My meat and cheese-loving family has actually requested this veggie lasagna (wheat free, dairy-free and gluten free)  from time to time.  It’s fabulous, and it’s easy!  You can make it wheat and gluten free by exchanging traditional lasagna noodles for thinly-sliced eggplant instead, like I did here, or you can use traditional noodles.  No eggplant on hand?  Use sliced zuchinni.

Ingredients:

1 large onion,chopped

3 tablespoons chopped garlic

8 large mushrooms,sliced

1/2 head of broccoli, chopped

1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped (or you can use one full head broccoli)

2 large carrots, thinly sliced

1 red and 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped

1 cup frozen corn kernels

2 or 3 handfuls of fresh spinach

3 medium sized sweet potatoes, baked (I cook them in the microwave)

2 large eggplant, sliced thinly

1 package firm tofu

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon rosemary (If you don’t have the individual spices, use 3 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning)

2 or 3 large jars of marinara sauce

one 8 oz bag dairy-free cheese (I used Daiya)  (OR use a layer of chopped raw cashews instead.  It’s fabulous!)

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

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Wash all vegetables.  Especially those mushrooms!  Chop onion, slice mushrooms, chop garlic. IMG_7632

Saute onion, mushrooms, and garlic.

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Add chopped broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, and corn.  Cook down for about 7-8 minutes. IMG_7638

Drain the tofu very well then chop/ crumble it into small pieces.

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Mix tofu into vegetable mixture.

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Then add the spices.  Don’t forget the cayenne.

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Slice the eggplant very thinly.

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Coat the bottom of the pan in marinara sauce

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add a layer of sliced eggplant then coat with more sauce.

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Drain off any fluids from the vegetable mixture.  (Get as much out as you can.) Then spread vegetable mixture over the eggplant layer.     IMG_7655

cover with another layer of eggplant, more sauce, then the spinach

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peel and slice the Sweet potatoes and dart them over the spinach

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Cover with another layer of eggplant, then sauce, then the dairy-free cheese

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Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees then reduce oven temp to 350.  Bake for another hour. IMG_7669

Allow to cool for 10-20 minutes before slicing then enjoy!


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Posted June 11, 2014 by The50sHousewife in category "Recipes--Old & New