Vegan Red Pepper Lasagna
whole wheat lasagna noodles, cooked slightly
1 red bell pepper
100g textured soy protein, granulated
ground pepper, to taste
sea salt, to taste
2 tsp thyme
1 tbsp unrefined oil
1 400g can peeled tomatoes
fresh or dry basil, to taste
Grind the red pepper using your food grinder.
Put it in a large bowl and add soy, thyme, sea salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large pan. Add mixture and sauté for 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Put some parchment paper on the bottom of the tray to avoid sticking and using any extra oil.
Assemble the lasagna. Lay down one layer of noodles. Use a spatula to spread 1/2 of the mushroom mixture. Lay down a second layer of noodles. Spread rest of mixture. Lay down last layer of noodles.
Cover casserole with some aluminum foil. It will cook faster.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Add peeled tomatoes and basil in your food processor and blend. Pour sauce on top of lasagna.
Of Viral Infections and Food
I got a viral infection last night - left me shivering, feverish and basically weak as all heck. The only thing I could stomach before the medicine was some oats and a bit of chai.
The interesting thing was though that I had no desire for food whatsoever in my state of sickness.
I just wanted to get better. And when I’m feeling good, all I can think of is food. So, this little practical revelation just reminds me that food is simply there for nutrition. The delicious craving is a strong intense desire from the mind. And it’s pretty much useless.
But then again most of you knew this already, right?