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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

No-Bake Summertime Lasagne

What makes me happy: Pasta. Loads of it.
What makes me and my electricity bill not-so-happy: Turning on the oven in the summertime.

My electricity bill last month was so high, I wept. So, for the rest of the summer, we’re going to conserve as much as possible, limiting oven use, turning on the television less (goodbye Mythbusters!), spend more time in the pool instead of indoors under air conditioning and unplug our 6 computers, 5 monitors, 3 printers and the scanner. No more blogging. HA! just kidding.

If I stopped blogging, I think I’d have an emotional breakdown. And it wouldn’t be pretty. It would require sympathy in form of a cake. Which needs to be baked.

Kate of the very beautiful blog, Framed, is sharing her recipe that saves me from turning on the oven, her No-Bake Summertime Lasagne Recipe on Steamy Kitchen on TLC.

p.s. if you happen to have Sirius, I’ll be on the Martha Stewart Radio Show around 10:30am during Whole Living, talking about the SmartFarm that we’re building!

26 Responses to “No-Bake Summertime Lasagne”

  1. Wow, that looks so fresh and enticing! Perfect for dinner on the deck!

  2. Kim in MD — 6/8/10 @ 8:44 am

    This looks fabulous, Jaden! This will be on the menu in my house this summer. Your photo is amazing! :-)

  3. Yum, what a pretty presentation! I love the idea of layering ingredients with lasagna, rather than tossing them with pasta. So gorgeous.

  4. kat — 6/8/10 @ 9:03 am

    yummy! and a great way to save energy :)

  5. i love the simplicity of this dish. i can tell it would taste great. :-)

  6. Nicole — 6/8/10 @ 12:40 pm

    great recipe.
    so mad i missed you this morning… stupid conference call.

  7. What a great idea for a summer meal. It looks so fresh and enticing!

  8. Kiran — 6/8/10 @ 6:17 pm

    Great recipe. Agree with you on the electricity. It’s horrendously hot here in Florida :)

  9. FoodontheTable — 6/8/10 @ 6:28 pm

    This look delicious! I will have to try it with all the squash coming in.

  10. you had me at “NO BAKE.”

    just watched your interviews on channel APA! i’ve been food blogging for a year and you are incredibly inspirational!

  11. I love that this recipe is such a light summer take on what is often a fall and winter recipe. I can also imagine the technique could be applied to all sorts of different combinations of veggies available at the farmers markets this summer – what fun!

  12. Olive — 6/9/10 @ 2:45 am

    it looks so freah and healthy, I am going to make this for sure..thanks so much for sharing it, Jaden! Have a nice day!! :)

  13. Katrina — 6/9/10 @ 11:38 am

    I love this recipe, it would be perfect for eating on the deck. Yum.

  14. Mary — 6/9/10 @ 11:57 am

    Thanks for the recipe, what a great idea! Will be making soon.

  15. Cyndi — 6/9/10 @ 12:45 pm

    Made this last night and it was good, I used whole wheat bowtie since I had that in the pantry and a layer of turkey meat. Quick, fresh and easy to modify

  16. Ray — 6/9/10 @ 4:44 pm

    This looks so fresh and light. I will make this for my daughter – Miss Pasta Girl this weekend and I’m sure she’ll love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe Jaden.

  17. Pam — 6/10/10 @ 2:16 am

    I found the recipe!! great, first I just saw only picture. Now this is lot better! Love your site.

  18. Delishhh — 6/10/10 @ 2:41 pm

    Oh i have always wanted to do a cold lasagna. thanks for a great recipes and good loke on the SmartFarm!

  19. Liam O'Malley — 6/11/10 @ 6:11 pm

    Okay that looks totally yum. Going on the list for sooner rather than later.

  20. auto7820 — 6/13/10 @ 9:20 pm

    Very easy to make. Looks very delicious.

  21. Danica — 6/14/10 @ 4:59 pm

    WOW ~ I LOVE how easy, fresh and light this looks. I bet it tastes even better. Definitely perfect for a hot day. Off to check out the recipe now :)

  22. DianasaurDishes — 6/15/10 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m so excited about this recipe! I’ll be testing it this week to use in my vegetarian cooking class next week.

  23. Sanjeeta kk — 6/22/10 @ 10:34 pm

    Refreshing to look and for sure a delight to eat too. Must try.

  24. Mike Mohen — 7/5/10 @ 7:10 am

    Very easy to make…..Will be making soon.

  25. What a beautiful photo! Your food photography skills are amazing and this dish looks just oozes summer!

  26. Judy — 6/5/12 @ 9:31 am

    It looks great and it looks easy to put together, thanks!

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