Wednesday, October 08, 2008

MoFo'd Lasagna Night

Real life got in the way of yesterday's MoFo.

My younger brother Rick arrived in Portland for the first time yesterday, and that's where my priorities were.  In the future I'll be discussing my brother's trip to Portland - as a 19 year old with very little experience with vegan food whose weird vegan sister will be cooking him dinner on a regular basis!  He did tell me he'll try whatever...
Let me know if anyone has any suggestions!  

We grew up eating a ton of Italian cuisine, so I'll be doing that and being limited with the fake cheeze, but he's apparently mostly been dining on fast food and frozen pizza the past few years living on his own.  I'm looking forward to introducing him to Portland's vegetables.


Speaking of Italian, a few friends and I had an impromptu lasagna dinner night this weekend.

Tofu Basil Ricotta

The tofu ricotta was based on Isa's recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance - however, I used one box of Mori Nu Silken and half a block of firm.  This vegweb recipe was the first lasagna I ever made, let alone the first successful vegan meal I ever made for guests in Portland almost 4 years ago.  I don't use as many 'fake' products in making ricotta nowadays, but I still enjoy the consistency of silken tofu in my baked pasta dishes.

The Teese'd Finished Product.  Photo by Aaron.  Assembled by Maeve.


As if I couldn't get enough carbs, I bought these 3 breadsticks and sauce for $1 for lunch on Monday from Give Pizza a Chance food cart.  
By far the tastiest, most well cooked and cheapest meal I've had there!  $1 freaking dollar!


There's still one slice of lasagna in my fridge....

19 comments:

vegannifer said...

Those breadsticks are calling my name. I love carbs.

Great job on the lasagna. You're so lucky to have easy access to Teese.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Your brother will never be the same after all your amazing vegan cooking! Have fun with him!

Of course, the lasagna looks great.. and I can't believe 3 breadsticks for a buck!

VeggieGirl said...

So fun about your brother visiting!! Make him ALL of your tantalizing dishes and baked goods :0)

Lovin' that lasagna and those breadsticks!!

allularpunk said...

ooh! can i have your last piece? and those breadsticks looks really yummy... sometimes there's just nothing like dipping bread into marinara sauce...carbs be damned!

Bianca said...

Oooh, your lasagna looks great! I love the Teesy blotches on top. If I were at your lasagna party, I'd want one of those pieces with a whole bunch of Teese on it!

Good luck cooking for your brother.

River said...

Yummy carbs for a dollar! That lasagna looks so gooey and tempting!

evestirs said...

a buck?! no fair ;)

Kati said...

Oooh lasagna with Teese! For once I can't be too jealous, because I have a Teese post coming up, too. Hope your bro has fun in Portland!

VeganView said...

Wow, that lasagna looks so impressive! I am sure it was fantastic. I haven't had breadstick in ages, mmm i think from that picture I need to bring them back into my life

kimmykokonut said...

Hooray for lasagna! I think I could live off of lasagna. I've eating it for breakfast before...

half pint pixie said...

Oh I love carbs & lasagne! It all looks so yummy :)

medu3a said...

Make enchiladas. It always works when my younger brother visits.

Maeve said...

The lasagna would have been better with the mushrooms! We should have a do over.

Paula said...

yum! I haven't had lasagna in forever, but it also used to be one of my favorite serve to a bunch of guests meal when i first became vegan. I think the world is a little different now that there's teese. I think I'm inspired to try some semicircular lasagna.

allicia said...

Oh man! That's the same lasagna recipe I always used to use. I still like making it sometimes, but I do love the VwaV ricotta.

theveganfoodie said...

That lasagna looks awesome!! And those breadsticks are amazing!

bjorkedoff said...

i like muffins more than scones.

Kelly said...

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jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thanks for checking it out, Kelly!