Eggplant Uncheese CasseroleEggplant Uncheese Casserole
From Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Eggplant Uncheese Casserole
2 Eggplants, medium size
2 lbs. Onions
1-1/2 to 2 lbs. Tofu OR 1 batch Homemade Tofu
1 - 28-oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
1 - 6-oz. can Tomato Paste
2 cups Nutritional Yeast, flakes
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. Oregano. dried leaves
2 tbsp. Basil. dried leaves
1/2 tsp. Fennel Seeds
1/4 tsp. Turmeric, ground
Cayenne Pepper OR Hot Sauce (to taste)

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Eggplant uncheese casserole is a vegan recipe using tofu uncheese sauce and small cubed eggplant pieces with the skin left on. This recipe will serve 6 adults as a main meal, and takes about 15 minutes preparation time and about 45 minutes cooking time in a microwave oven or a little longer in a conventional oven. If you are making your own tofu, add about 30 minutes. Leftovers can be stored in the covered casserole dish in the refrigerator for a few days without loss of flavor.

Begin by washing and cleaning the eggplants and removing their stem and flower ends. We leave the skin on. Cut the eggplant in 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick slices and cut the slices into cubes and add to the casserole dish.

Peel and clean the onions, coarsely dice, and add to the casserole dish along with the oregano, basil, fennel seeds, and hot pepper. Mix the ingredients together, cover the casserole dish, and cook in the oven, mixing every 10 minutes, until the onions become semi-translucent.

Add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, mix thoroughly and cook for another 10 minutes.

While the casserole is cooking, place the tofu, lemon juice, turmeric, and nutritional yeast in the container of a high speed blender, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the contents are creamy smooth.

Eggplant Uncheese Casserole Baked
Add about 1/2 of the tofu uncheese sauce to the contents of the casserole dish and swirl together so you can still see lines of tomato and uncheese sauce throughout the casserole dish. Smooth the remainder of the tofu uncheese sauce on top, and bake in the oven for another 10 minutes uncovered.

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Serve and enjoy with a large tossed salad.

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!