busy like a bee: zucchini & spinach lasagna

It’s gearing up to be a busy fall. For the next few weeks, I’ll be working away from my home sweet home and facing office culture head on. Not that I mind, really. Working on design projects in my lil’ home office space has it perks, but it can be socially stiffling at times, so I relish these little social opportunities to chat around the water cooler. It’s also very familiar since I’m working at a company I used to work for years ago. It’s corporate work, but it’s still design work and I like the people (even though I hate the fact that I can’t wear jeans!). Oh well, a small price to pay for a regular paycheque!

Yesterday after riding — or rather flying home (I can be quite speedy on my bike when I want to be), I quickly made Helios’ Tortellini and Zucchini Soup (with a few modifications, of course). Even Cornelius who normally isn’t so fond of “the soup”, loved the soup! It really was the perfect quick weeknight meal for a rainy night and it helped to power my bike ride to the bowling alley and back for my Monday night bowling league game.

Tonight’s dinner was another success and an easy meal to whip up on a busy night. It may look like a lot of steps, but once you start this recipe, you’ll be eating in just over an hour. A veggie lasagna filled with zucchini, spinach and cheese. Really, what’s not to love about it?

17 comments to “busy like a bee: zucchini & spinach lasagna”

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    My Space   September 20, 2006 at 3:39 am

    I like your lasagna, the cheese on top really yummy!

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    hag   September 20, 2006 at 12:09 am

    Congrats on the new job! I was trying to think of something I could make for a pot luck I am going to soon…and I think veggie lasagna might be the thing! Thanks for the terrific recipe

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    Tokyoastrogirl   September 20, 2006 at 10:45 am


    Great blog! Do you have an email address at which I can contact you at? I am looking for a Vancouver food blogger for something. My email is [email protected]. Thank you.

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    Joanne   September 20, 2006 at 6:03 pm

    I have had many wheat-based cravings as of late…pizza, spaghetti, canolli, canelloni, manicotti, muffelata, pannini, and even lasagna…oh, woe is me.
    Your lasagna looks extra cheezy, which is the way I like my pasta dishes served. Cheese is also another no-no for me.
    I’ll just return to my brown rice-based dishes and dream of better days to come :^P

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    eviedee   September 20, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    Both of these dishes look fabulous! I hope that my soup hating hubby will enjoy the soup as much as yours did!

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    lobstersquad   September 21, 2006 at 12:26 am

    absolutey, what´s not to like? too bad about the jeans, though.

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    Dawna   September 20, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    That looks so good – I’ve been craving lasagna like crazy lately, but haven’t summoned the energy to make one yet. Must make use of the zucchini while they’re plentiful!

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    Anne Stesney   September 21, 2006 at 6:54 am

    Great blog! You’ve inspired my dinner for tonight. It’s chilly and autumnal in NYC. A bubbly lasagna is perfect!


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    Lisa   September 21, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    In the US, we are having an ecoli breakout due to fresh, bagged spinach. Hopefully, it’s not the same where you are. I miss fresh spinach.

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    kickpleat   September 21, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    thanks hag. it’s not really a new job, but it’s a nice change of pace! veggie lasagna is awesome and this one was surprisingly delicious!

    thanks myspace! i love the cheese!!

    Tokyoastrogirl, thank you 🙂

    awwww, good luck joanne! hope there is cheese in your future.

    definitely give it a try, eviedee! i hope your husband likes the soup as much as mine did!

    dawna, it’s all about this fall weather we’ve been having! lasagna is a wonderful cure for those cold rainy nights!

    i agree lobstersquad!

    thanks annieknodes! i hope your lasaga dinner goes swimmingly.

    yikes, lisa! i’ve heard about that. as far as i know, canada’s spinach is safe & sound!

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    Ulla   September 23, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    that looks like heaven!

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    laura   September 25, 2006 at 10:24 am

    As someone who was a vegetarian for ten years, eats meat now, but can’t bring herself to delve into beefy lasagna, this looks perfect for those nights when all you want cheesy lasagna goodness.

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    Leslie   September 29, 2006 at 9:20 am

    I want to try this dish! A couple of questions…can it be made a day ahead, refrigerated, and then baked? Or would the noodles become too soggy? Also, is 28 oz considered to be a “large” can of tomatoes? (Can you tell I’m not usually a lasagna maker?)

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    Rebecca   September 30, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    What a great recipe; I just love those no-cook lasagna noodles.

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    kickpleat   October 1, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    thank you ulla!

    laura, this is perfect for those cheesy evenings 😉

    yes, leslie, 28oz is a large! as for cooking, i think you should cook the lasagna first and then reheat it the next day. i’m not sure what would happen to those no-cook noodles! but it does taste great the next day.

    me too, rebecca!

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