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recipes!

Okay, I'm really going to try to recreate some, but it's hard! I just throw shit in a pot! My mom always says I'm just like my grandmother, and completely annoying in that regard, neither of us used recipes or write anything down, and when she died, she left my mom in despair of ever replicating the things she made.

But anyway.

VEGAN LASAGNA

holy shit, guys, I didn't know vegan lasagna could be this good. I mean, vegan lasagna! (not only that, detox-friendly vegan lasagna! No real pasta and no cheese? what's left?!)

Ingredients:

1-2 boxes of rice pasta lasagna (there's a great product whose name escapes me - it comes in a blue box, and it's no-cook! which seriously makes this lasagna the easiest thing you'll ever make)

tomato sauce (you can make your own, with whole tomatoes, spices, veggies-at-will, or you can be a lazy sod, like I usually am, and go to your grocery store. There's an entire range of organic pasta sauce, just make sure you check the label and find one that's sugar-free.

soy mozarella- two packs, shredded

Firm tofu

Olive oil

lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (medium-high on a gas oven).

Step One: In a blender, pulse one-half of a package of firm tofu, 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/8 cup of lemon juice until combined. Don't overblend it, because you want it to be a bit chunky (this is your "ricotta cheese"). You may want to add a bit more lemon juice to taste, it's personal preference. You don't want it overtly lemony, though.

Step Two: Layer the NO-COOK, RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX lasagna pasta on the bottom of a casserole dish. (Seriously, this is how lazy I am? I use foil pans that you throw away afterwards.)

Step Three: Spread a bit of your tofu mixture on top of the dry noodles.

Step four: top that with some tomato sauce. Now, because I use the no-cook noodles, I put on more sauce than I would normally, like, almost a cup, because the noodles use the liquid of the sauce to become soft. If you're using cooked noodles, you obviously would not want as much sauce, lest your lasagna become a soupy mess.

Step Five: Repeat steps 2-4 as many times as the depth of your casserole dish will allow.

Step 6: Top with shredded soy mozzarella.

Step 7: Cook! I usually test mine after about 30 minutes, although it usually takes about 45 min to cook through. Usually the test is whether the cheese has browned on top, but soy mozarella doesn't really brown that well, so I wouldn't go by that.

Step 8: Let sit for about 15 minutes, to firm up. Enjoy!


Quinoa with mushrooms and garlic

Ingredients:

quinoa

mushrooms

garlic

olive oil

spices of varying nature (I use Provincial blend, it's thyme, rosemary, lavendar and other yummy french spices)

pepper to taste

Step One: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sautee sliced mushrooms and whole garlic cloves for about 8 minutes.

Step Two: Combine 1 cup of dry quinoa, 2 cups of water, and as much or as little spices as you desire. (I use a tablespoon and a half, but I like flavor.)

Step Three: Bring to a boil. Once it has reached boiling point, reduce to a simmer and cover.

Step Four: Allow quinoa to simmer about 20 minutes (more if the water has not been fully absorbed).

Step Five: Turn off the heat, fluff with fork, let sit for about 10 minutes.

Step Six: PUT IT IN UR BELLEH!
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I haven't yet been able to find this "quinoa", but that mushroom thing sounds nummy.
ask your local grocer. Sometimes it's in the bulk foods aisle, or maybe in the rice aisle. It looks like tiny little dried grains. Sort of. it's yum!
These sound really good!

I don't think I am going to be able to start this tommorrow with you guys. I mean, I could, but I know for a fact I am going to cheat next weekend. It's my birthday and I am moving so I am not going to be able to get around "suprise" parties with lots of cake. I guess it wouldn't make sense to start now, get all toxy again, and then continue on? So I may just start after the 21st. I'll lurk until then to collect recipies, tips on food. ect.
Holy crap. Those both sound delish.
Thanks for the recipes. I'm going to have to start the diet on Monday *ashamed* and I think if I start it out with the lasagna, family will be to full and happy to bug me about a diet.
Eriiiiiiiiiin, I need heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp.

Just to clarify:

You add the quinoa/water/spices into the medium saucepan with olive oil and mushrooms and garlic?

Also, how much garlic, generally? Like I have a clove of garlic... half of it? a few?
yeah! just after it's sauteed a while.

Um, I put at least half a bulb in, but I love eating garlic, so. If you're just going for flavor, one or two cloves should be fine. (p.s. an entire thing of garlic is a bulb. one little unwrapped bit is a clove.)

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