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Vegan Baked Ziti


Lucky for the rest of us, the blogosphere has talented vegan cooks and bakers who love to chronicle their adventures. One of them is blogger Alessandra Lanot of Life After Breakfast.

Alessandra co-owns a vegan restaurant in Quezon City, Philippines, called Pipino. She’s been vegetarian for more than twelve years and bakes vegan pastries and desserts for Pipino. She’s also a graphic designer, art teacher, and avid traveler. With all these on her plate, you could just imagine how much adventure she faces after breakfast! But no need to imagine, she logs them all on her blog.

And believe it or not,Β  she found some free time to send us a recipe -even complete with beautiful illustrations!



Vegan Baked Ziti

by Alessandra Lanot

One thing a vegan might miss the most is cheese. This recipe is actually a good alternative to any dish that calls for some cheese sauce. I add it over nachos, and even sometimes inject it into Portobello mushrooms. This time, though, I used it for a vegan version of fast food favorite Baked Ziti. Creamy “cheese” sauce with the cooked pasta is good enough to eat on its own, but if you want that chewy-ness that baked pasta gives, pop it in the oven and test the boundaries of your EQ. While waiting, whip up a basic recipe for tomato sauce, which when added onto the baked dish, will make the eating experience worth the extra wait.

I served this to my dad and my husband, who both enjoyed it. My sister, who was half-out the door on her way to work, couldn’t resist, went back and sat down on the table with us. I love sharing vegan love with the family. :)


* I actually used gluten-free ziti in this recipe, but any kind of ziti or penne pasta will work.








Alessa is a designer, art teacher, and owner of Pipino Vegetarian in Quezon City, Philippines.

Her blog, Life After Breakfast talks about her adventures, which begin after the most important meal of the day.








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4 thoughts on “Vegan Baked Ziti

  1. I love baked ziti, it looks so delish! I think when I come back from Mexico, I will start making more pasta and sandwiches. But here in Mexico, I am relying on noodles/dumplings from asian markets (surprisngly there are many Korean groceries in Zona Rosa area only, it’s like a strong asian influence there) and couple of tacos to begin with. Every time I eat something, it’s always lime and chili! I wonder when will that flavour stop!

    Lots of love to you both gals!


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