Sunday, February 9, 2014

Vegan Stuffed Shells

This was a post I had saved from before my Arbonne detox, so there are several items that I have eliminated in my diet for awhile.

I've been wanting to share this recipe for a long time, but I got really busy posting about my detox, so I saved this one.  I had an amazing but busy weekend, where we got stuck in the snow, made a breakfast taco brunch, created some amazing black bean quinoa burgers, had a disastrous bridal outing, and ran 5 miles.  It was great, and there are tons of pictures, but I'm exhausted and ready for a bath.  So, I thought I would break out this recipe and share with you guys.  It's comforting, warm and delicious, which is perfect for our cold, snowy weather.



I have had in my mind for a long time to make vegan stuffed shells.  I got inspired by this post on Minimalist Baker, but I made a slight variation.  Josh isn't a huge fan of tofu, so I thought eggplant/garlic/mushrooms was the way to go.  I also tried to make bread again, since I haven't been very successful with that lately.

**I cooked this on a Friday before my Arbonne Detox, so the glass of wine was allowed.  There's nothing better than cooking Italian food with a little vino. (I am still going strong on no alcohol)



Vegan Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:
2 medium sized eggplants
6 baby portabello mushrooms
1 1/2 tbs olive oil
1 head of garlic
1 box shells
1 can tomatoes
1 cup cashews, soaked
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 cups nut milk
3 tbs dried basil
2 tbs dried oregano
1 tsp dried garlic
salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel eggplant, slice into 1/2" size, salt and place between dish towels.  Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, brush salt off eggplant, put on baking sheet with garlic (top cut off) and portabellos.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool, add to food processor and blend.
  • Cook shells per package instructions, likely boil for 9 minutes then rinse with cold water.
  • While shells are boiling, puree tomatoes and add to pan, add 1 tbs basil and the rest of the spices.  Cook down for 15 minutes.
  • Add sauce to bottom of baking pan.  Stuff shells with eggplant mix.  Place in pan.
  • Add soymilk, nutritional yeast, basil and cashews to a high powered blender.  Add more or less milk depending on how runny you want your "cheese" sauce.
  • Top shells with sauce.
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

















I served dinner with steamed broccoli and kale and home made bread.  The bread turned out weird again.  I do not have the hang of the bread maker.  It seems much easier to make it in the oven.








Overall, it turned out to be a yummy dinner!  It made plenty to have several times.




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