Gluten-free shells with “creamy” pesto, mushrooms, onions, and broccoli

For the pesto: drain and rinse 1 can of white beans, blend together with 1 cup fresh basil, 1/3 cup nutritional yeast, 1 tsp garlic powder, 2 TBL lemon juice.

Cook your pasta and saute your veggies. Mix it all together in a big, delicious bowl.

Catch up post

We have been cooking, but not blogging. Sorry about that 😦 Here are two delicious meals (sans recipes). We’ll be better, promise! We love you, please keep reading our blog.

Mung bean and tofu stir fry, mixed vegetables in garlic sauce, and rice

Spring casserole: mashed potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, in a green pea and vegan pesto sauce

Hummus lasagna

This is basically the same recipe as the pasta bake, but with better photos. I made two lasagnas, one for us to eat NOW and one for Thanksgiving.

For 2 9 x 13 lasagnas

1 box lasagna noodles (18)

2.5 jars pasta sauce (this time I cheated and used Wholefood’s Mushroom Marinara and Tomato Basil sauces)

4 cans chickpeas,  rinsed and drained

3/4 cup lemon juice

6-8 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup tahini

2 TBL olive oil

1/4 cup water

1 12 oz. package arugula

4 TBL nutritional yeast

1/4 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400.

First, make the arugula pesto. Blend arugula, nutritional yeast, 2-3 garlic cloves, and 1/4 cup water until smooth. Set aside.

Next, make the hummus. Blend garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add chickpeas and water. Blend until smooth. Add more water or lemon juice until hummus is your desired texture.

In a 9 x 13 pan, layer the ingredients in this order:

1. Sauce, noodles, hummus, pesto

2. Sauce, noodles, hummus, pesto

3. Sauce, noodles, sauce

Bake for one hour and 15 minutes, covered with foil (with slits). Or if you are planning to freeze one or more of these babies, bake only 1 hour, then allow to cool, cover in plastic wrap and foil and freeze.