Month: November 2011

Vegan Lasagna with herbed macadamia ricotta

Last week I made the best lasagna I have EVER tasted!!!  This lasagna was so scrumptious I can’ wait to make it again. I have tried many different brands of vegan cheese and I must say, making nut cheese is by far the best vegan alternative. The Luscious Lasagna By Allison Rivers Samson was featured in last months VegNews Magazine. Allison who is the owner of allisonsgourmet.com writes a column called Veganize It and all of her recipes are amazing. I posted a picture on my facebook page of the lasagna and I have had many request to post the recipe so here it is. ENJOY!!!! 12 Lasagna noodles 4 quarts boiling water For the marinara sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onion 2 cups diced portabello mushrooms 1 teaspoon minced garlic 4 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 28-ounce can chunky tomatoes 1 28-ounce can tomato puree 2 teaspoons salt For the herbed macadamia ricotta: 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, soaked in water …

Vegan Chili

I made this amazing spicy chilli last week and I have finally typed up the recipe for you all. It was very delicious and easy to make, I think you all will enjoy it. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow-skinned onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped 1 large carrot sliced 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped 1 cup pale beer 1 (32-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 (14-ounce) can black beans 1 (14-ounce) can dark red kidney beans 1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans 1 (8-ounce )package of seitan ( I used Upton’s Naturals Ground beef style) 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 chipotle chili Toppings: 8 ounces (2 cups shredded) rice cheddar cheese Chopped scallions, whites and greens Diced fresh seeded plum tomato Tofutti sour cream Directions: Over moderate heat, add oil to a deep pot and combine onion, peppers, carrots, and garlic. Saute for 3 to …