This recipe is based on a classic Italian lasagna recipe from my grandmother. I think if my grandmother were alive today she would be delighted by my twist on her trademark recipe. In fact she might be quite amazed to find how incredibly good this becomes by replacing the ricotta with a sumptuous and creamy blend of cashew cream and firm tofu. This recipe serves 5 to 6.
AN UNLIKELY VEGAN is a documentary about Irene, the state of her health, the power of her wit, and her resolve as she embarks on the 21-day VEGAN Kickstart, promoted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). We follow Irene from the moment she discusses her plan with her medical doctor. We go grocery shopping with her, We watch her learn new recipes. We see how she manages at restaurants, and at the office. We hear what her doctor tells her as she progresses through the Kickstart, and we see how her friends and family react. Through Irene?s experience, we see that she is not such AN UNLIKELY VEGAN, and perhaps neither are we.
After perusing recipes for vegan pumpkin cheesecake I borrowed ideas and ingredients to come up with my own. It was a bit of an experiment but the results have made me brave. Success! One of the best desserts I’ve ever made and on par with the best cheesecakes I’ve tasted. This recipe makes one large 9″ round cake that will serve nine generous slices.