2 Italian eggplants, cut into 1/4-inch-thick crosswise slices
2 red onions, finely diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup dry red wine or nonalcoholic red wine
2 pounds packaged marinated tempeh, crumbled
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 1/2 cups tomato puree or sauce
16 ounces low-fat silken tofu
1 cup chopped garlic
3 tablespoons light miso
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
1 tablespoon egg replacement powder (optional)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons soy milk
1 cup toasted bread cubes
1 teaspoon toasted fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/3 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups pasta sauce
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment
paper. Soak the eggplant in warm salted water for 10 minutes.
Drain, then place on the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes, or
until it just starts to soften. Set aside and let cool.
For tempeh filling, combine the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and wine
in a large saucepan. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Add
the tempeh, seasonings, and tomato puree and simmer, covered, for
20 minutes, or until thick. Let cool.
Blend tofu, chopped garlic, miso, nutritional yeast, egg replacement,
nutmeg, salt and soy in a food processor leaving some texture. Or
mash together. Set aside.
In a blender or food processor combine bread cubes, fennel, thyme,
oregano, and nutmeg and pulse until ground.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Spread a thin layer of pasta sauce on
the bottom of a 12-inch baking dish. Add a layer of one-third of
the eggplant, followed by half of the tempeh filling. Add a second
layer of eggplant, and moisten with a little sauce. Top with the
remaining eggplant and tempeh filling. Top with the custard.
Bake, uncovered, for 30 minuutes. Top with the bread crumbs and
bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until lightly browned. Let sit
a few minutes before serving. Serve over heated pasta sauce.