Lasagna Soup with Tofu Ricotta

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This soup is SO GOOD! If you like lasagna at all, you will love this! It is filled with tofu ricotta, spinach, noodles, veggie sausage, tomatoes, and an awesome blend of seasonings. Let me know when you make it! Enjoy!

Author: Vegan Wife Happy Life
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:  3-5 hours (in crockpot) 1.5 hours on stove
Serves: 5+

Ingredients for lasagna:

  • 1 Box broken lasagna noodles 
  • 1 Package vegan sausage (my favorite is Lightlife)
  • 1 Tsp crushed fennel seed
  • 1 Large jar of marinara (or 4 cups of homemade)
  • 1 Small jar crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 Handful of fresh basil
  • 1 Diced onion
  • 1 Diced red pepper
  • 1/2 Zucchini
  • 5 Cloves of garlic
  • 3 Cups spinach

Ingredients for tofu ricotta:

  • 1 Block extra firm tofu
  • 2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 2 Tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1/4 Cup soaked cashews

Instructions for tofu ricotta:

  • Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until you have reached your desired consistency. Taste and add additional seasonings (I always add extra pepper!) based on pallet 

Instructions for lasagna:

  • Combine marinara, crushed tomatoes, zucchini, and basil in crock pot and put on low
  • Saute sausage, fennel, onions, red pepper, and garlic until fully cooked. Add to crock pot
  • Let ingredients cook and combine flavors for 3-4 hours on low
  • Boil broken lasagna noodles until cooked, strain and run under cold water
  • Add noodles to crock pot, stir and let it warm for 10 minutes
  • Optional: Add tofu ricotta directly to crock pot and stir in (my preferred method), or add a scoop of ricotta into each bowl
  • Enjoy!

 

Vegan Carbonara

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My husband and I sometimes have a difficult time deciding on dinner. One night I asked him what he would like me to try to veganize that we had not had since becoming vegan and the first thing that popped out of his mouth was carbonara! 

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Author: Vegan Wife Happy Life
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time:  20 minutes
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

  • 1 Red Onion
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 C Soaked Cashews (or boil until soft)
  • 1/2 C Silken Tofu 
  • 3/4 C Vegetable stock
  • 1/4 C Almond or Cashew Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke (to taste)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (to taste)

Instructions

  • Mince red onion and garlic cloves - add to nonstick pan (1 tbsp olive oil recommended) and cook until soft
  • Combine onion, garlic, and rest of the ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until you reach a desired consistency
  • Taste, add more seasoning if desired
  • Heat, and serve with your favorite pasta or on top of pizza!