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Pastitsio

What you need: 

6 oz (150 g) lentils + 2 cup (1/2 l.) boiling water
1 large eggplant, chopped
2 onions, chopped
8 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 lb (500 g) spaghetti or other noodles
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon each oregano and cinnamon
4 oz (100 g) nutritional yeast
1 clove garlic, 8 oz (150 g) tomato paste
3 tablespoons each margarine and flour
3 cup (300 l) soy milk
Ener-G Egg Replacer equal to 3 eggs

What you do: 

Heat oven to 400ºF (200º C)
Place lentils and water in a pot and cook until water is almost gone, about 30 min.
Meanwhile, cook pasta al dente and drain.
Heat oil in large pan and sauté onion, eggplant and garlic for 10 min. Season with herbs. Add lentils and chopped tomatoes and cook, stirring, until very thick. Add tomato paste.
Oil a large baking dish or bundt pan and layer with half the pasta. Sprinkle with half the nutritional yeast and add half the lentil mixture. Add the rest of the pasta, yeast and mixture.
For topping, heat oil and flour for a roux and whisk in heated soymilk.
Beat Ener-G in a bowl and pour white sauce slowly over it, whisking like mad. Top up pan. Bake for one hour and serve hot.

Preparation Time: 
90 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

The layers are supposed to "smoosh" a bit, to make a homogeneous mixture but not an unformed mass...if that makes any sense.
Sorry about the "too much"--I should have remembered this is the quantity I made in the days I cooked for 3 brothers that ate like vengeance, plus 3 family members who didn't.

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This recipe tastes great ... but it made WAY TOO MUCH!!  I used my largest dish (which is huge) but it wasn't big enough.  I ended up having to split it into two dishes, so after carefully layering everything the layers got all smooshed up.  Next time I will halve the recipe, and use one small eggplant and I think I will make the sauce with 2 cups soy milk + 2 Tbs. margarine & flour.  I cooked my lentils in veggie broth instead of water and added a little salt to the sauce.  I will definitely try it again, making the above adjustments.  :)

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This sounds soooo good. I definitely gotta try this! I think even my non vegan family will love it! Maybe my brother will actually like a vegan dish that I make! Thanks again!

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