Hands down it has to be my Vegan Baked Ziti. It looks and tastes just like the real thing. The Vegan Mozzarella cheese stretches... My omnivore friends are floored when I tell them that this dish is dairy free. Bon Appetit! -JenniferVEGAN BAKED ZITI Sauce:
This is the "Best Marinara Sauce" recipe from Allrecipies. com: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Ma...et/Detail.aspx
2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup white wine
In a food processor place Italian tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped parsley, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
In a large skillet over medium heat saute the finely chopped onion in olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato sauce and white wine.
Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally."Ricotta Cheese"
1 14oz package of Extra Firm Tofu
1 Tbs of Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Drain Tofu, place in bowl. Wash hands and squish Tofu with hands until it appears to have the consistency of ricotta cheese, or you can just put it in the food processor and pulse a few times until you the the ricotta cheese consistency, then empty contents in to a bowl. Add lemon juice and salt to taste.Pasta
1 13 oz box of Ziti prepared per directions on box. (I use Dreamfields)"Mozzarella Cheese"
1 package of Daiya Vegan Cheese - Mozzarella Style
(Personally, I prefer the consistency of Galaxy Nutritional Foods "Veggie Shreds" Mozzarella, but it does contain Casein, which does contain trace amounts of lactose. The Daiya brand is completely Vegan)Assembly
Preheat Oven 350 degrees F/177 degrees C
In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, sauce and "ricotta cheese".
Empty contents of bowl in 9x13 pan
Cover with "mozzarella cheese"
Cover pan with lid or foil
Bake for 30 minutes or until "mozzarella cheese" is melted, then remove cover and bake another 5 min or until "mozzarella cheese" is lightly browned.