Summertime Vegan Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce and Tofu Ricotta (gluten free, vegan)

Vegan Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those perfect foods. It’s protein, carbs, and greens all rolled into one delicious package – and then smothered with cheese! What’s not to love? I’ve never met a lasagna I didn’t like, though of course some are much better than others. Lasagna is also great for entertaining, since you can feed a big crowd easily and still end up with leftovers for the week. But why am I trying to sell lasagna to you? We all know how great it is.

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Cauliflower Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Spinach (gluten free, grain free, vegan)

Finished product.

Finished product.

Ever since removing gluten from my diet, there has been a persistent and painful pizza-shaped hole in my heart. I have tried filling it in all the usual ways – gluten free pizza from Pizza Nova, Pizzaiolo, even (gasp!) Pizza Hut and frozen pizzas – all to no avail. These attempts all inevitably end in a disappointment wrought by crust with the texture of cardboard and a chewiness that leaves my teeth sorer than the surliest of bears. I soon despaired of ever enjoying a reasonable facsimile of the blissfully soft yet crunchy pizza I had enjoyed throughout my life – and enjoy it I did. I LOVE pizza. It’s basically the perfect food, and it was always worth the dairy despondency I would later suffer as a result of all that beautiful cheese. Continue reading