Saturday, April 11, 2009

Casseroles and Guess the Treat

Earlier this week the kitchen in my office smelled like Indian food. I had a huge craving and then an idea for dinner that night. I already had roasted eggplant slices I made the night before.




So my idea was to make an Indian lasagna using the eggplant for noodles. I made my filling, but then got too hungry and impatient. I sliced up the eggplant and added it to my filling and thus ended up with Eggplant Curry and satisfied my craving.


Still in the mood for a veggie lasagna, a few nights later I roasted some zucchini slices. I layered them in a bread pan.


Added a filling…


Topped with nooch and baked for 30 minutes.



Patience pays off and I had myself a delicious gluten free, veggie-full lasagna.



And now a game! Can you guess what I’ve dipped in chocolate for Chase’s yummy Easter treat?



Happy Easter, everyone!!!!

38 comments:

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) said...

All that delicious food and no recipe! Not fair. I would love to make that veggie lasagna. It looks amazing. There is something so good about a mix of healthful things baked together like that.

As for the dipping- hmmm. I just wrote about nuts so that is where my mind is and so I am going to guess hazelnuts and cranberries.

Janet said...

Delicious looking veg lasagna!

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the chocolate-dipped treats is chickpeas.

nora said...

+1 on the chickpeas! good guess!

VeggieGirl said...

GORRRGEOUS casserole!!

I'm guessing hazelnuts!!

Ricki said...

That casserole looks amazing. And the treats? I'll second hazelnuts. Or cherries? Raspberries? Really, anything would be great because--IT'S DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE! :)

Courtney said...

They look like garbanzo beans...but in chocolate?!

Courtney

Andrea said...

The eggplant curry looks wonderful. And I had to laugh that you cut up the eggplant and added it - that's something that I would do! The lasagna looks great, too.

Dawn said...

I think they look like chickpeas also.

Anonymous said...

I too thought chickpeas at first, and then thought "wait, that might be too weird...what else is shaped like a chickpea?" and landed on hazelnuts.

But the more I think about it, the more I want to try chocolae-covered chickpeas...especially if they're roasted first in some sort of cinnamon-cayenne spice. Too weird?

jessy said...

if my home smelled like deeeelicious indian yummies i would want to gobble them all up sooner than later, too! the curry looks amazing and your veggie packed gluten free lasagna looks beautiful, Diann!

i'm gonna guess blueberries! :)

shellyfish said...

great ideas for the lasagna! Like a sort of ratatouille but with Indian spices - I need to try that!
You're the sweetest mumma making Chase homemade treats - I'm going with peanutbutter balls!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

Wasabi peas??? (I'll bet that would be really good)

I really am craving that eggplant curry and lasagna!!

jodye said...

Your lasagna looks delicious, and I'd have to say that the chocolate covered treat is chickpeas!

Jes said...

That Indian lasagna looks amazing. It must have smelled wonderful while cooking!

As for the treats, chocolate covered cherries?

Kiersten said...

Hazelnuts?

The lasanga looks yummy! It's just the way I like it-chocked full of veggies.

Bex said...

Roasted eggplant! horray!

I first thought hazelnuts but I'm also thinking chickpeas would be tasty because roasted chickpeas are mighty good.

Gina said...

I love your lasagna, it looks delicious!

My first thought was cherries, but it isn't cherry season, so I have no idea. After reading everyone say chickpeas, I guess it does look like garbanzos!

Hannah said...

I'm gonna guess that those are chocolate covered hazelnuts, but it really is tough to say!

reneejaninemc said...

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tahinitoo said...

My first instinct was hazelnuts. Whatever they are, they look yummy!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

the candy looks so yummy! I'm guessing hazelnuts too.

PurpleStick. said...

I have to agree, with almost every one here, my first impression was that they were chocolate covered chickpeas.. then I thought that would just be crazy.haha
so maybe they are hazelnuts?

Alicia said...

Both of those meals look delicious!
I think those chocolates look like roasted chickpeas.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Love the lasagna! I think you made Chase, chocolate covered roasted chickpeas!!! Happy Easter!

Carrie said...

I guess hazelnuts.

All of your food looks great, I really want that eggplant!

Amey said...

they really look like 'banzos! but I guess they are probably hazelnuts... because that would be a bit more normal, and probably yummier too. mmmm Either way, looks like you did a great job tempering your chocolate!

River said...

Pure deliciousness, as always! I love the veggie-full lasagna, it's just gorgeous!

Mmmm... chickpeas? Hazelnuts? Oh, I know! Watermelons! :P

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Ruby Red Vegan said...

Happy Easter!

And Indian lasagna?! Fuuuun... And great idea!

Mihl said...

What a lasagna! I can imagine that you all enjoyed this meal.

A_and_N said...

It certainly looks scrumptious! What kind of spices did you add to the filling?

Vegan_Noodle said...

Now you have me in the mood for a curry!

My first thought was hazelnuts when I saw them... curious to see what they are. Hope yall had a wonderful Easter!

Virginia said...

i think that is chocolate covered chickpeas or nuts of some kind....the chickpea idea is interesting, but i wonder how that would taste...hmmm

Vegyogini said...

Hazelnuts!

allularpunk said...

oooh! those looks like the peanut butter balls my mom used to make at christmas...mmm! or are they a nut of some kind... hazelnuts? i can't tell from the picture how big they are ;)

your indian yummies and veggie-full lasagna look great!

Bianca said...

I thought they were chickpeas too...but that sounded crazy, so um, I dunno. I can't wait to find out though.

The veggie lasagna and curry look fantastic!!!

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jenny said...

I guess hazlenuts. Looks delicious!!!