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Fuhrman's Vegetable Lasagna

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vegetable Lasagna
Serves: 8
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
12 whole wheat or brown rice lasagna noodles
non stick cooking spray
2 cups diced carrots
3 medium zucchini, chopped
3 medium yellow squash, chopped
3 cups broccoli florets, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound firm tofu
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup raw tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 3/4 cups pasta sauce, no or low salt, divided
1 cup tomato sauce, no salt
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 cup chopped scallions
8 cups organic baby spinach
1 cup shredded soy cheese
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400F.
1.Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.
2.Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking spray and place 1/2 of the carrots, zucchini, squash, broccoli, and garlic in pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
3.Squeeze water from tofu. Blend the tofu, lemon juice, tahini, shredded coconut, nutritional yeast, and parsley in a food processor and put aside.
4.In a blender, blend the other half of the vegetables with 1 cup of the pasta sauce, tomato sauce, oregano, Italian seasoning, and scallions to make a thick veggie paste. Reserve the remainder of the pasta sauce. Spread 1/8 cup of the blended sauce in the bottom of a large glass baking dish.
5.Stir the roasted vegetables into the rest of the blended sauce.
6.In the baking pan, make 3 layers starting with four cooked lasagna noodles then spreading 1/3 of the tofu mixture on top of the noodles, 1/3 of the sauce w/roasted veggies, and 4 cups fresh spinach leaves. Repeat for another layer, then put the last layer of noodles on top with remaining tofu mixture and sauce w/roasted veggies.
7. Carefully spread the reserved 3/4 cup pasta sauce over the top and sprinkle with shredded soy cheese.
8. Cover the top of the pan with non-stick foil, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

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