Eggplant Lasagna Casserole

Eggplant Lasagna Casserole

Let’s talk about our feelings.  Namely, how do you feel about eggplant?  Personally, I feel that it may be one of the most underrated, misrepresented vegetables out there. 

Eggplants have gotten a bad rap, like asparagus and broccoli, for being over- or undercooked too many times in home-cooked-meal memory.  That, and the fact that eggplant doesn’t have a ton of its own flavor, it can easily seem like the bottom of the veg-chain when it comes to picking ones to eat.  

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Pumpkin-Kale Lasagna with Cashew Ricotta

Pumpkin-Kale Lasagna with Cashew Ricotta

I realize I’m reaching here.  I’m stretching the definition of lasagna, and I may as well admit it.  There are no actual lasagna noodles as we recognize them, the traditional tomato sauce is replaced with a pumpkin ragout, and kale and cashews have apparated on the ingredient list.  I’m not the first to push the boundaries of what lasagna is - if you’ve ever seen a raw lasagna or a zucchini-noodle lasagna, you know what edge of the foodie-spectrum I’m coming from.  You’re probably a very hip and with it person in your social circle, as well, am I right?

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