Adventures of a veg*n.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Dinner and Dessert!

I made a lasagna using zucchini instead of pasta noodles. It would have helped to have a mandoline for this kind of thing. I mixed TVP with some pasta sauce as one of the layers, and some Tofutti cream cheese with soy milk and nutritional yeast for a cheesy layer, there's spinach, summer squash and vegan mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It turned out pretty well!

Then I made these cookies.. roughly based on the gigantoid peanut butter oatmeal recipe from VWaV. I traded out some oil for applesauce and a mini banana.. but I didn't measure anything. There some oil.. some applesauce, peanut butter, soymilk, banana.. and then all the regular stuff. They actually turned out good! Oh yeah I added chocolate chips.

Christine has some cookies in the oven right now. They're accidentally vegan.. she saw them on the food channel, something Giada made. Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips and pine nuts. If they're good maybe I'll put them up later hehe.

15 comments:

Cherry said...

That lasagna looks great. Really creative!

Jody from VegChic said...

I've got to make a zucchini lasagna too...so many extras from the CSA.

Yours looks mighty fine.

Yay cookies!

BTW - Happy 1 year!

Judy said...

I've heard of using zucchini instead of pasta in lasagna, but I've always wondered if it would be too watery. Input?

KleoPatra said...

Nice lasagna!!! And those cookies... can you send me some!? :o) i've been thinkin' of you and hoping you are well, Tania!!

theONLYtania said...

Judy - Yeah it was watery! It was the first time I tried it, I guess I didn't read up on it too much because I didn't know it would do that. Hmm... not quite sure how to fix that. What if I like.. baked the zuchinni stripes on a sheet first? I don't really know.

Kleo - What's your address! I got some in the freezer.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

the lasagna looks great - I love your creativity! Happy anniversaries, btw! :)

fatwonkkid said...

oh yeah...she also has made a zucchini lasagna too :)

urban vegan said...

your lasagna sound sso healthy. a mandoline would have helped--they are lifesavers if you have the space.

bazu said...

Hey, that lasagna picture is very pretty- I'm sorry it was watery! I finally posted my zucchini recipe, too.

KleoPatra said...

Hee hee... thanks for the offer. Not sure if you were serious! i'm always up for some cookies. i can trade you something for 'em :o)

VegTeen for Christ said...

What a wonderful way to make cookies! i tend to do that when making cookies also, and fortunately most of the time they turn out!

awesome blog,
kelsey

Carrie™ said...

Awesome looking lasagna! I've never tried it with zucchini instead of noodles. I've seen this on a couple of other blogs too. And in a magazine. Sounds delish. I will sometimes use Italian herb tofu as a "cheez" layer in my lasagna. Gives it a great flavour.

Johanna3 said...

That lasagna looks very tasty!

bazu said...

Hey Tania,
If you have some time, stop over by my blog- I've tagged you...

Sharon said...

Did you cook the zucchini first or use it raw? Thanks much.