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Lightened-Up Vegetarian Lasagna

Looking for a good last minute vegetarian Valentine’s Day dinner? If so, I’ve got a great lightened-up vegetarian lasagna for you! For some reason, pasta just seems like the appropriate Valentine’s Day recipe to me. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a romantic dinner with pasta and wine. I say that, but we celebrated Valentine’s Day this past Saturday and we ended up eating a salad and a tomato tart (I shared our Valentine’s Day menu in my February favorites post if you’re interested).  Since we celebrated Valentine’s Day on the weekend, I feel like it’s over already. Every time someone mentions Valentine’s Day, I need to remind myself that it’s on Wednesday. I guess…

Creamy Tofu & Avocado Pasta (Oil-Free!)

It’s finally summer in Canada and that means I can eat all the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from my parents’ garden again! YAY for free food! Since they had fresh basil, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make my avocado pasta again. This is a recipe I’ve been doing every summer since I was 16 years old. It’s a delicious mix between pesto and a creamy Alfredo sauce. What I did differently this time is I added protein. Not chicken like I used to do sometimes, but tofu! It’s blended right into the sauce and it packs over 14 grams of protein per serving without tasting like tofu! One serving also has 10 grams of fiber and some healthy fats from the avocado, all under 400 calories! If you want even…