Yah, yah....I know, it's been months since I've posted anything but I'm going to try to get posts in little more frequent in the future. The main reason I haven't posted any recipes is because I haven't had time to make many new recipes but with a long Memorial Day Weekend I finally had some time.
Many times my inspiration for new recipes comes from existing non-plant based recipes which I then modify to be a much healthier version. Taste of Home sent me a newsletter with their top 10 recipes for May 2012. The number one recipe is for a Mexican Lasagna. After looking over the recipe, I knew it would be a challenge but decided to try and adapt it to the plant based model by eliminating the meat, cheese and sour cream. I knew I needed something hearty to replace the meat so I ended up using quinoa. The cheese was easy just using some of the familiar cheese replacement recipes I already have and the sour cream can just be left off completely (although, if you have to have it, The Happy Herbivore has an excellent recipe in one of her books.
My Mexican Quinoa Lasagna turned out great and got thumbs up from both my parents, my wife and 2 out of 3 kids.....not too shabby. It does take a little time to make because the lasagna itself has to cook for an hour but it makes about 12 servings so plenty of leftovers for lunches or dinner for the rest of the week. Or it can be used at potlucks or when you have lots of guests over. Here's the recipe for Mexican Quinoa Lasagna....I hope you enjoy it!!
About the Author
Hello, my name is Todd Coston. This site is a dedicated to my journey on a plant based diet. I'm passionate about the benefits of this diet and share my thoughts, resources and recipes through this site. I would love to hear from you, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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