Vegan Lasagna

lasagna

Soooo since I’m on a roll with the vegan recipes, I thought I would try out another one. Honest truth about this one, it takes a looooonnnnng time to make, like I’m talking from start to finish about 3 hours. I did it in stages which I actually think it made it feel longer because I was constantly in the kitchen. However, it was completely worth it, it was absolutely delicious and even tasted like cheese, so much so that my 4 year old said “I really like the cheese” (haha – little did he know it was tofu). If you’ve got the time, check out the recipe here – it’s well worth it, I promise. I added a layer of eggplant to give it that meaty texture. I sliced the eggplant and lightly cooked it in olive oil before putting it in the lasagna.

 

Paleo Chocolate Muffins (aka sugar/dairy free muffins)

<img src="paleo-chocolate-muffins.jpg" alt="paleo-chocolate-muffins" />My husband has decided to try the paleo diet, which is all great, minus the fact that I’m 8 months pregnant and all I want is carbs, carbs and more of them! In all honesty though I am enjoying trying out the recipes and came across this little gem the other day.

Paleo Chocolate Muffins

INGREDIENTS
2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil – melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped (85% cacao and higher)

Combine wet ingredients then add the dry ingredients. Place heaping spoonfuls in muffins cups and bake for 20 mins at 350.