Lasagna with Pesto and Cauliflower Make a Powerful Trio

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Lasagna with pesto and cauliflower is a mouthful and well worth all of the vocabulary words. This is one must make plant forward dish. Thanks to guest blogger, Leslie Segar aka Big Lez, we have the full recipe for one of her favorite dishes. If you are looking for more ways to add veggies to your plate, this is the one for you. What’s awesome is that once you make it, you can serve it for a family dinner or freeze it and have it just for yourself whenever you feel like it.

You might recognize Lez from her numerous appearances in iconic videos with Mary J. Blige or Michael Jackson. Or you might be watching reruns of Def Comedy Jam as she and comedian Martin Lawrence make many memorable moments. And yet, some of you are still trying to recreate her moves from the opening of the TV classic, Living Single.

Celebrating Vegan Lasagna for Veganuary

You might be used to seeing Lez on a dance floor or behind a microphone. The New Yorker hailing form the borough of Queens, is exploring new foods and recipes too. A self-proclaimed, “hungry student”, Lez shared her recipe for Lasagna with Pesto and Cauliflower with Black Girls Eat in recognition of Veganuary.

Veganuary is all about choosing meals without animal products during the entire month of January. You can try one meal a day. Hey, go for it and spend all 31 days without consuming meat, dairy or seafood. Lez kicks off our celebration with a family favorite. She swapped out turkey for cauliflower for her own creative version which adds more veggies to her plate. She also uses vegan versions of ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella. And Lez goes the extra mile by making her own pesto!

Dancer Big Lez making lasagna in the Kitchen
Big Lez Making Moves in the Kitchen

Food is Medicine

This dish has lots of flavor and offers a colorful alternative to traditional meat based lasagnas. The vegetables in the dish also pack a powerful nutritional punch. Basil can reduce high blood pressure, the antioxidants in tomatoes help to fight cancer and cauliflower is a great source of choline. Choline helps to support healthy cells and a healthy brain.

Visit Lez on Instagram @yourgirllez and be sure to tag her and BGE if you try her recipe. Feel free to hang out on the Black Girls Eat site and check out more easy vegan recipes like Spicy Tofu With Honey and Garlic.

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