This week is Appetite for Reduction Week! Posting what I am making this week (and re-posting some I’ve made in the past) because, like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s a wholly remarkable book.
The heck?! Yesterday’s dinner wound up being leftover Forty-Clove Chickpeas and Broccoli, and today’s lunch being Kidney Bean and Butternut Jamba Stew. Tonight’s dinner was capping off a day of personal fail when I gathered all of my ingredients for my next incredible Isa dish and found myself lacking curry powder.
I get why I’m out. I’m just annoyed I didn’t do anything about it.
So enjoy this blast from the past! This was post vegetarian-pre-vegan rendition of Lasagna With Roasted Cauliflower Ricotta And Spinach. I never bloggered this recipe, and I should have because it wound up being the best thing I ever made from the book!
This was not a cinch to put together. This is certainly a meal to make on a Sunday or when you have nothing to do.
With that in mind… clear your calendar for this one.
This involved a lot of work and chopping prep, as there are no convenience cheeses or the like involved. Also, you are creating the cheeses since this is a vegan dish… but every chop, every measure, every thing comes together like magic. Truly, lasagna (and other lovingly layered dishes, Moussaka springs to mind) is not meant to be a dish prepared in a snap. Even “snappy” lasagna dishes take time.
Let me remind you… this one is worth it.
Fun fact: This is where I came up with the theory that if I invented a time machine and traveled back in time to when I was a pudgy Brooklyn kid eating pizza by the truck load, I never would have believed me to be me. When I peered into the oven and breathed deeply of the wonderful wafting aroma of roasting cauliflower… I knew I was a changed woman.*
This lasagna was so incredibly powerful and flavorful. It takes lasagna to the next level, in my opinion. Not your traditional, but the flavors that you get from this, the textures… I think I may need to make another one soon.
Thank you again and again Isa.
* Though I’d still eat pizza by the truckload. Only if its vegan. Especially if it’s Isa’s.