i finally managed to make an edible lasagne (much to the dane's delight). before i knew how to cook, i attempted all sorts of 'low-cal' approaches to classic italian dishes and ended up with nightmare dishes. zucchini-crust pizza, spaghetti squash with 'meatballs', lasagne with no decent source of carbohydrates within... yes, i did have one of those miserable stages in life... of course i was slim, but i was sad. so very sad. now i'm chubby but at least i experience the joy of good food every day. ^^
the best part about the lasagne was undoubtedly the ricotta filling. i MADE cheese. it blew my mind! big ups to david lebovitz for the recipe. this method was a lot cheaper than buying ricotta in the supermarket. it was even easy, there was no reason for me to watch the pot on the stove the way i did. the cheese turned out so perfect! the only hard part was scrubbing the pot afterward... /:
overall i think it was a really nice lasagne despite all the chopping and waiting that it took. however, the broccoli felt pretty out of place here. i enjoy this vegetable very much but it was just a strange texture with the rest of the dish and it also smelled bad after a day in the fridge. you know, that old broccoli smell... red, white, and green lasagne is no problem... i'll just pick a different green next time, perhaps spinach or kale.