Big day. Lots of nervous energy. (Will explain later.) Have an appointment tonight, so we’re having a very early dinner. (Will explain later.) Quick post today because I refuse to stop with the Vegan MoFo!
Cooking keeps me calm and we need comfort food today. I’m sticking to a strict budget this week, so I only wanted to use what was in the cupboard or fridge.
I started by grabbing all the leftover vegies—sweet potato, onion, garlic and cauliflower. Tossed them in olive oil, sprinkled with Ras El Hanout spice mix, and baked at around 200° Celsius.
While that was cooking, I threw together a lasagna.
Quickly fried up onion and garlic, then added oregano, basil, a tin of lentils, and a bottle of passata. (This was the saucy layer.)
Made a white sauce out of flour, soy milk and Nuttelex margarine. (This was the white sauce layer—obviously!)
Grabbed a container of cashew ricotta that I made the other day out of soaked, raw cashews, silken tofu and garlic, with a bit of salt.
Thawed out some frozen spinach.
I layered the tomato sauce, white sauce and spinach, with instant lasagna noodles, then topped the lot with cashew ricotta, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sweet paprika.
Baked at about 200° Celsius for half an hour.
In need of a sweet, delicious, but quick and easy dessert, I did some Googling and found just what I wanted on Healthy. Happy. Life. No-Bake Cacao Cookie Dough Bars.
These were so quick to make, and so delicious, that they might be dangerous! I can see myself whizzing up a batch quite a lot in future.
I squirted melted chocolate on top, but had a bit too much, so I made a bit of a mess, as you can see. The chocolate doesn’t look as shiny as Kathy’s because I froze it again after I’d added the chocolate.
I really recommend them—but don’t make the bars this big. I ate mine, but felt sick. H couldn’t even finish hers in one go.
That’s it for today. Must rush off! (Hope this is OK, cos I don’t have time to proofread…or spell properly!)