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Christian Vegetarian Association Presents:
8 ounces whole grain ziti or other
tube-shaped pasta of choice
8 ounces firm or extra-firm regular
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons agave nectar or brown
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1½ teaspoons onion
¾ teaspoon dried basil
¾ teaspoon dried oregano
teaspoon sea salt
¹/₈ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
cup stemmed and chopped spinach
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
1½ cups bottled marinara sauce or other tomato sauce of
¼ cup shredded vegan mozzarella cheese or other vegan
cheese of choice
-To cook the ziti, fill
a large pot two-thirds full with filtered water and bring to a boil
over medium-high heat. Add the ziti and cook, stirring occasionally,
according to the time on the package instructions or until tender.
- Meanwhile, crumble the tofu into a large bowl using your
fingers. Add the nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice, agave
nectar, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, salt, and
pepper and mash with a fork until completely smooth.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch square
baking pan or casserole dish. Drain the ziti in a colander and add
it to the tofu mixture along with the chopped spinach and parsley.
Stir until well combined.
- Place half of the ziti mixture
into the prepared pan. Top it with half of the marinara sauce and
half of the shredded cheese. Repeat the layering procedure with the
remaining ziti, marinara sauce, and cheese. Sprinkle a little
additional cheese or nutritional yeast flakes over the top, if
desired. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through and lightly
browned around the edges. Serve hot.
Replace the spinach with other dark leafy greens of your choice.
- Add other chopped or sliced vegetables such as broccoli,
Asian eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, or zucchini.
other ingredients like chopped fresh basil, sliced olives, sliced or
cubed vegan sausage, or meatless meatballs.
Yield: 2 to 3 servings
Your question and comments are welcome
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