Boil water in a pot and then put the lasagna noodles into the boiling water. Cook, with the pot uncovered, for 10 -12 minutes. Then remove the lasagna noodles and place them immediately into a pot of cold water to stop the cooking process.
While the lasagna is cooking, mince the garlic cloves, chop up all the vegetables and prepare the bean mixture (see next step).
Drain and rinse the canned beans, then mash the beans with a fork or potato masher into a coarse texture. Mix in the ½ cup of the pasta sauce. Alternatively use 1 3/4 cups of cooked beans in this recipe.
Heat the half tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot on a medium heat setting. Sauté the minced garlic in this oil for a minute or two, then add in the chopped tomato and dried or fresh chopped basil. Sauté this mixture for about 2 minutes, covering the pot with a lid to prevent splatters if necessary.
Add into the pot the diced eggplant, mushrooms, and mashed bean pasta sauce mixture. Stir to combine and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn down the stove heat setting if needed to maintain a gentle simmering.
Add in the measured amount of fortified plant-based milk, pepper, oregano, spinach/kale leaves and salt. Stir this mixture together and let it cook for another 5 - 7 minutes until heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Then turn off the stove heat setting and move the pot to a cool burner.
Drain the cold water from the lasagna noodles. Spread the lasagna noodles in a large baking dish or baking sheet. Smear a thin layer of the bean filling onto each lasagna noodle, then top with some vegan ‘cheese’ shreds before rolling up each noodle. Sprinkle more vegan ‘cheese’ shreds on top if desired.
Broil in the oven for 5-6 minutes (watch carefully so that the top doesn’t get overcooked/burnt!). Remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes before serving.
If you use home cooked beans or unsalted canned beans in this recipe, you may need to add a little bit more salt into this recipe than what is called for. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.