We served a similar lasagna last year when we had family friends present for dinner in addition to my family. It was my first holiday season as a vegan, and I was nervous as to how the improved version of this tradition would be received. I was amazed when one of our guests was raving about it and totally blown away when my dad revealed that it was vegan, and thus non-dairy. Such a reception is what any vegan would love to have from the average omnivore, and I'm glad to have gotten it during my first vegan Christmas.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Attempting to Fool (or rather, Outsmart) the Omnis
Stops you right in your tracks, doesn't it? This is the vegan version of my dad's amazing lasagna, which we have always had on Christmas Eve since I can remember. It is pretty basic with whole wheat noodles, cashew tofu ricotta from Veganomicon, bell peppers, an improvised tomato sauce, and a secret ingredient or two. Even though my brother complained about the lack of meat, he still went for seconds. Wouldn't you?