So it’s been a minute since I have had the opportunity to write a post. Maybe closer to 2 of those minutes. Blogging is a hobby of mine, where I can bring together my love of cooking and photography and to share recipes that I have made and truly loved. Most often, this means planning my menu so that I can write a post around the most special dishes on the weekend, after my work week has ended. Well last weekend was just a little nuts – and that is the only excuse that I have. Our youngest daughter attended the Glozelle Festival in Orlando, where she was able to meet Miranda Sings and Frankie Grande – a couple of her favorite youtube stars. And, my favorite reason for the lack of a post….I talked my husband into building my indoor herb shelving.
I have been wanting an indoor herb garden for quite some time, however – in our perfectly planned development where every house only has windows on the west side, and this leaves us with 2 ginormous sliding glass door sets, and exactly 2 windows in our entire downstairs. Neither in the kitchen. One is in our dining area and the window is recessed about 5 inches. This was the perfect space to build in the herb shelving – and we spent most of Saturday and all of Sunday sawing, staining, installing and cleaning the shelving. Now – to get more herbs! The shelves are just a little scarce, huh?
So besides this project, I decided to move my blog from blogger to wordpress. This is the 3rd move I have made with the blog and I am so done! I knew I should have went with wordpress to start, but I was intimidated. So I started the move to wordpress on Monday and spent a little bit of time each night trying to get everything up and running. In the meantime, I just really wanted to share this amazing lasagna recipe! I swear, I do not enjoy the building and designing part of blogging, I just want to click a button and post and be done!
So here we are – back on track and I am feeling so much better having everything back to normal. I can’t function when things are half done or not working properly, so I am so appreciative that wordpress works amazingly and I can move on!
Ok so back to this lasagna….
This lasagna is so packed full of veggies that the meat eaters in the family didn’t even blink an eye when filling up on it. While the veggies help to make this a hearty meal, the taste that I cannot get out of my mind is the perfectly tangy basil vegan ricotta. Smothering every layer in sauteed veggies covered in the decadent vegan ricotta, and pouring your favorite marinara over both = heaven. You can prepare this meal the night before or early in the day, and just pop it in the oven later for dinner too, making it super convenient to enjoy what tastes like a gourmet lasagna.
And did you see that cheese? Yes, that is vegan cheese! Both cheddar and mozzarella cheese are sprinkled over the top of the lasagna, and baked covered with aluminum foil to create a yummy, stretchy cheesy topping that is sure to trick the most picky meat eaters!
So are you ready to enjoy the best vegan lasagna you will ever taste? That is a bold statement, I know. But seriously – this passed the test for the meat eaters, the vegetarian, and the vegan all the same. Leftovers were claimed before we finished clean up and the little bit we had left, didn’t last beyond lunch the next day. It is just that good!