Veganuary Lasagne

Veganuary is here and its a perfect way of testing delicious vegan dishes. I know it sounds scary for a lot of people to have a whole meal without animal products, but believe me - this lasagne is delicious and filling, and the positive part, its better for your health, the animals and the planet. 

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This recipe serves 4 and preperation time is 90min

Ingredients

2 tins of quality plum tomatoes

1-2 tomatoes (sliced)

800g spinach (frozen or fresh)

4  Cloves of Garlic (chopped)

150g Mushrooms

1  Onions

100g Sundried tomatoes 

100g pine nuts

1 Big bunch of Fresh basil (60g)

1/2 nutmeg, for grating

1 bay leaf

250g Plant-based Cream fraiche (I used Oatly Organic cream)

300g lasagne sheets or 2 sliced courgettes

Vegan cheese for topping (optional) 

Olive oil for cooking

Salt & pepper

 

Method

1. Preheat the oven on 200°C

2. Cook the garlic carefully in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 1minute or until just starting to colour, stirring regularly. Put aside.

3. Add the tins of tomatoes to a sauce pan, add the bay leaf and half of the already cooked garlic. Cook for around 1 hour, or until thickened and reduced. Stirring occasionally.

4. Meanwhile, Finley slice and cook the mushrooms and onion in olive oil and season with nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until just starting to colour, stirring regularly.

5. Add the spinach to a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook until the spinach is tender and mix with the mushrooms, the vegan cream fraiche, garlic and the sun-dried tomatoes.

6. Toast the pine nuts and add to the spinach. Season with salt and pepper.

7. In a baking dish, layer the lasagne sheets (or sliced courgettes), spinach and tomato sauce. Finish with a layer of pasta or courgette topped with sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with vegan cheese (optional).

8. Bake for 30minutes.

9. Once cooked, remove the lasagne from the oven and leave to stand for 30minutes. Serve with a fresh seasonal salad.

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