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Tofu Lasagna


  • 1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp italian seasoning
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jar vegan marinara sauce
  • 2 bell peppers, cored, seeded and chopped (red and green)
  • 1 onion diced
  • 5 mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 9 rice lasagna noodles
  • 1 tsp coconut oil



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Wrap tofu in 3 or 4 layers of paper towels and gently press out as much water as possible, changing the paper towels once or twice as needed
  3. Transfer tofu to a large bowl and add garlic powder, italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper and mash with a fork. Set tofu mixture aside.
  4. Heat coconut oil into a medium pot on low-medium heat until translucent.  Add peppers and mushrooms and simmer until tender
  5. Add marinara sauce into pot and bring to boil and then simmer for 10 min
  6. Spoon enough marinara sauce into baking dish to cover the bottom and then arrange 3 noodles on top
  7. Spread one-third of the tofu mixture over the noodles and then sprinkle spinach over the tofu mixture.
  8. Spoon more sauce over the spinach. Repeat the process 2 more times, ending with sauce and tofu.
  9. Bake for 40 min and then set aside for 10 min before serving

Serves 8

Cook Time and Prep Time: 60 min

Black Bean Burgers


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 jalepeno – halved with seeds removed
  • 1 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • coconut oil to cook with


  • You need a Blendtec blender to make these burgers
  • Add oats and pumpkin seeds to Blendtec blender jar and secure lid.  Press “speed up” until you reach speed 5.  Run cycle for 20 seconds and press “pulse” to stop blender.  Set aside this oat and pumpkin mixture in a mixing bowl
  • Add onion, carrot and bell pepper and jalapeno to Blentec jar.  Add enough water to just cover vegetables.  Secure lid and “Pulse” 8 t0 10 times.  Pour this mixture over a fine mesh strainer and press out liquid.  Set aside strained veggies in another mixing bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup black beans mixing bowl.  Add the remaining black beans to Blendtec jar with 2 tbsp water and seasonings. Secure lid and select “sauces”.
  • Add bean blend to mixing bowl and incorporate with other ingredients
  • Allow mix to sit while skillet heats up
  • Once heated add a small amt of coconut oil to skillet and scoop 1/2 cup of mix per patty and flatten with back of spatula
  • Cook patties until heated through
  • Serve with hummus or salsa

Makes about 4-5 patties

Prep and Cooking Time: 30 min