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Vegan cheesy spinach canneloni with tomato sauce

Hi. I made vegan canneloni for the first time. I’ve made heaps of pastries, tarts, pies, scrolls etc with a similar filling base  (varied) but never stuffed a pasta tube with it, smothered with sauce and baked it.

I must admit i didn’t really measure anything because i just threw it all together for dinner. It was so, so good that I’ll share the basics if you are interested.

 Filling
Fry onion and crushed garlic until golden. 

Crumble in block of firm tofu and fry.

Add lots of finely diced mushrooms (or processed).

Add teaspoon stock powder and season with salt and pepper.

Add soy milk

Add onion powder and garlic powder

Add cornflour water mix

Stir to thicken

Turn off heat.

in stick mixer/processor, chop fresh spinach (more than you think you need so that when you stir through the tofu mixture turns really green)

Mix through spinach. 

Add generous amount of nutritional yeast and stir through. The mixture will still thicken on standing.

In a saucepan stir a jar of bolognese and a bottle of passata together until warmed through.

Spray a lasagne dish with spray oil.

Put a layer of sauce on bottom in nice layer.

Fill cannelloni tubes with mixture and lay in single layer.

Cover with remaining sauce so generously covered.

Grate biocheese on top.

Oven cook for about 40 minutes. Cover with foil at start then remove for last 15 mins or so.

I served this with baby kale dressed with fig balsamic glaze and olive oil. Very tasty! Everyone loved it 🙂

Quickest tahini sauce

In our house, food seems to sound more appealing if I offer it with a sauce. This is my quickest, creamy, delicious, vegan sauce. You can add a variety of additional citrus, apple cider vinegar, chopped herbs, spices like smoked paprika or garlic to adapt for a variety of foods.

Tonight I kept this sauce simple and added it to a fresh vegetable box for my children’s lunches.

Too easy!

In a small bowl, combine equal parts tahini, hommus and coconut cream. Stir well to combine. Add optional extras to taste.

This is super easy with a lovely creamy consistency. If you want it less nutty, reduce the tahini by a third. More bite, add citrus or vinegar.

I hope you love this sauce as much as my children

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