Easy Dairy Free and Egg Free Lasagne Recipe

#liveslow Dairy Free and Egg Free Lasagne Recipe http://dillydrops.co.ukI have not been able to find and easy dairy free and egg free lasagne recipe so I thought that I’d make one myself.  This one is based on a recipe that my Mum has made for years but is tailored to my food intolerances.  It does not contain dairy, eggs, bell peppers or chilli peppers.

As a single parent, I like to make recipes that are value for money and are nutritious for my growing children.  My Granddad was a dairy and chicken farmer, who dedicated his life to the family farm.  I have always made sure that I have bought British, farm assured meats from the supermarket or buy meat from the local butchers.  I always look out for the Red Tractor mark.  This recipe is part of the live slow campaign.

What is Slow Living?

The idea of living slow was brought about as a reaction to fast food in the 1980s.  Food should not always be fast food and should be made at the right speed, not necessarily slowly.  This Slow Movement is about valuing quality over quantity and long term benefits over short term gain.   The basic principles of utilitarianism are also a part of this, with the well being of the many being prioritised over the well being of the few.

I really like this idea.  At the moment, my life feels like it is in fast forward.  I hurtle from one task to another, often not taking a break or time for myself.  It is exhausting.  Taking things more slowly, at the pace they are meant to be done, is something that can be applied to all aspects of life.  Just slowing down and embracing all things around us for a day or so is so refreshing.  Why are our lives so fast paced?  Maybe this slow living idea is the way forward.  It would certainly benefit my way of life.
Here are some other areas, apart from thinking about taking the time to cook quality food, that slow living can be applied to and how we are trying to include them in our lives:
  • Slow Walking – having a walk in nature with friends and family, rather than working out in the gym or in front of the television.
  • Slow Travel – We try to practice this by staying close to home, by enjoying our journeys (mainly walking) which helps us to feel calmer and helps us to explore our surroundings.
  • Slow Parenting and families – By finding ways for S and H to enjoy their free time by being creative and engaging with life more deeply.
  • Slow Education – Learning new skills for daily life, such as cooking, sewing, music to help you stretch and grow.
  • Slow Money -Using your money more wisely to support your own well being as well as that of others and the planet.

I think having a deeper connection with the world around us and considering our surroundings as well as our own lives, is a good way to reduce stress.  It certainly is the case in our house.

Our Easy Dairy Free and Egg Free Lasagne Recipe

Ingredients

For the meat:

750g Red Tractor minced beef
Tin of tomatoes
2  onions, chopped
Broccoli, broken into florets
2 carrots, sliced
3tsp tomato puree
8-10 Egg-free Lasagne sheets

For the sauce:

30g Stork block
30g plain flour
450ml Soya milk
100g Strong soya cheese, grated
Ground pepper, to taste

Method

Brown the beef mince in a frying pan.  Add the diced onions, chopped carrots and broccoli.  Cook for a few minutes.

Brown the minced beef.
Brown the minced beef.
Chop the vegetables.
Chop the vegetables.

Pour in the chopped tinned tomatoes and tomato puree and stir the mixture together.  Add some water, depending on the consistency that you would like for your dish. Leave to simmer, with a lid on for about 20 minutes.

Add a can of chopped tomatoes and puree. Stir.
Add a can of chopped tomatoes and puree. Stir.

Meanwhile, melt the Stork block in a small pan and add the plain flour.  Cook for a minute, on medium heat.  Stir continuously.

Melt the Stork and plain flour. Cook for a minute.
Melt the Stork and plain flour. Cook for a minute.

Add the soya milk gradually, whisking all the time.  Add enough milk to make a thick sauce.  Finally, mix in the grated cheese to make a cheesy sauce.

Stir in the milk gradually, whisking all of the time.
Stir in the milk gradually, whisking all of the time.
Grate the soya cheese to add to the sauce.
Grate the soya cheese to add to the sauce.

Get a large casserole dish and put a layer of the beef mince mixture on the base of the dish.  Layer with several of the egg free lasagne sheets.

Put a layer of the mixture in the bottom of an oven proof dish.
Put a layer of the mixture in the bottom of an oven proof dish.

Cover the lasagne sheets with a layer of the cheese sauce.  Repeat by layering the mince, lasagne sheets and the sauce.

Place a layer of lasagne pasta on top.
Place a layer of lasagne pasta on top.
Place a layer of sauce on the pasta.
Place a layer of sauce on the pasta.
Repeat the layering.
Repeat the layering.

Place in the oven at 180 degrees C (fan) for 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and enjoy your easy dairy free and egg free lasagne with salad, garlic bread or chips.

Enjoy your dairy free and egg free lasagne!
Enjoy your dairy free and egg free lasagne!

 

Search the hashtag #liveslow or look at Simply Beef and Lamb’s website or Facebook Page for more ideas on using British beef and lamb to make more delicious recipes.

 

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