Monday, September 27, 2010

Pumpkin love and lasagna!

pumpkin lasagna

My favorite time of year...Autumn. The crisp air, fall colours, my birthday and Halloween! I picked up a pumpkin at the end of the elderly couples driveway the other day with hopes to make a soup or something? Then I was surfing for pumpkin ideas and I came across a pumpkin lasagna. It sounded like a great way to prepare it. So I thought I would give it a whirl...

The sauce is a basic tomato sauce but instead of oregano I used sage, it smells like thanksgiving dinner.

sliced pumpkin, sprinkled with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, drizzled with olive oil and roasted
 layers of pumpkin & fresh cilantro

pour some tomato sauce on top

layer of tofu ricotta
Roasted pumpkin
1/2 small pumpkin-peeled, cored and sliced
sea salt
freshly ground pepper
olive oil

spread pumpkin in a layer on a greased baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season.
bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until soft.

Tofu ricotta

1 pkg soft tofu
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
sea salt
freshly ground pepper

Mix everything in a bowl until it resembles ricotta.

I like pumpkin seeds so I kept mine and toasted them in the oven with the roasting pumpkin. Grind them up and sprinkled them on top of the lasagna. There is so many recipes with pumpkin, and they make great lanterns too!

 our pumpkin


  1. Kirsten! That looks amazing! I love the little pumpkin--so very fall. Such a very yummy fall meal, too! I have a pumpkin lasagna recipe in a cookbook called: Pumpkin! (Perfect for pumpkin lovers of all sizes!) BTW--happy b-day whenever it is!

  2. WOWZERS! This looks so delicious. I bet it was wonderful. I need to send this to folks. MOre exposure for you!

  3. I love this pumpkin idea...and I am totally new to tofu ricotta! I'm totally going to try this. Thanks for inspiring me and for visiting my blog.

  4. (I just realized it was Noelle who visit my blog...eek...I look like a dork. But I still love your blog, will be back for sure!)

  5. just found your blog from gliving. very cool. i can't wait to try out some of your recipies and see what other new things you come up with!! :)

  6. Oh so cool! I am making this tomorrow...I've got all the ingredients sitting right here.

  7. Yum! This looks delicious! I've had a mean craving for some lasagna lately, I think I'll try out your recipe :)