Vegan Lasagna

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The Best Vegan Lasagna ever!

I don’t think there is a person on this planet that doesn’t love the home-cooked heartiness of lasagna. For me, it reminds me of family dinners, in cool weather at the kitchen table. Of course, my young self was not yet a vegetarian, never mind a vegan. It hadn’t come to my attention that a plant-based diet was far less cruel than the meal in front of me. As the years went on and I started my quest into vegetarianism and then veganism I found there were a lot of comfort foods that I could no longer eat. Lasagna being one I missed most. As the weather gets crisper, I crave this dish!

Interpreting to be kinder

But, as you know, plant-based diets are not restrictive when it comes to delicious interpretations of the original recipe. With a few minor revisions (or as I like to say corrections), this dish can be suitable for anyone who adheres to a plant-based diet.

The Sauce

Vegan Lasagna is all about the sauce. The reason we let the sauce simmer is to allow for all of the flavours to combine and release into the tomatoes. I find that using fresh basil makes a huge difference in taste, although in a pinch you could use store-bought. If you are missing the cheesiness, add some nutritional yeast as a topping. This is my favourite! 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