Based on a recipe in the March 2011 issue of bon appétit.
* cooking spray * 1 unpeeled large eggplant (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs), cut into 1/2-inch cubes * 2 medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch squares * 2 cups grape tomatoes * 3 large garlic cloves, divided * 1/2 cup olive oil * 2 cups (firmly packed) fresh basil leaves, divided * 1 cup nutritional yeast, divided * 1/4 cup pine nuts * 1 28-oz can whole tomatoes in juice * 1 cup soy whipping cream * 1 pound rigatoni * 1 pound mozarella daiya, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Preheat oven to 425F. Spray large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray; add eggplant and peppers. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise; add to sheet. Using garlic press, squeeze 1 garlic clove onto vegetables. Drizzle vegetables with oil; toss. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast vegetables until tender, stirring often, 35 to 45 minutes.
Combine 2/3 cup basil, 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, pine nuts, and 1 garlic clove in mini processor. Blend until crumbly. Season topping with salt.
Blend tomatoes with juice, cream, 1 1/2 cups basil, and 1 garlic clove in processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally; drain. Return to pot. Toss with vegetables, sauce, and 1/2 cup nutritional yeast.
Transfer to 13x9x2 baking dish. Sprinkle with mozarella and pine nut topping.
Bake pasta until heated through, 25 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and serve.
His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred
to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never
claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum-
stances being what they were, neither admission could be of any benefit.
Silence, though, could. It was in the days of the rains that their prayers
went up, not from the fingering of knotted prayer cords or the spinning of
prayer wheels, but from the great pray-machine in the monastery of Ratri,
goddess of the Night. The high-frequency prayers were directed upward through
the atmosphere and out beyond it, passing into that golden cloud called the
Bridge of the Gods, which circles the entire world, is seen as a bronze
rainbow at night and is the place where the red sun becomes orange at midday.
Some of the monks doubted the orthodoxy of this prayer technique...
-- Roger Zelazny, "Lord of Light"
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