Hey guys! How’s it going?
I just had a nice couple of days off from work and now I’m on my way back to Seattle for another day at the hospital. I did get a chance to make some fun food while I was off though, including 1/2 vegan/ 1/2 vegetarian pizza from scratch.
I had been craving pizza for a couple weeks, and after a failed attempt about a week ago where in the middle of making some Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, I dropped and broke the bowl the crust was in, getting the dough full of broken glass. Since we didn’t have crust we put the project on hold. However, watching Connery play Bond in Thunderball seemed like the perfect occasion to give pizza another shot.
For the crust I used the Basic Pizza Dough recipe from 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson. However, I substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour called for in the recipe both for nutritional value and because I think it has a better flavor. (And because it’s what happened to be in my cupboard!)
For the sauce, the bf combined:
- 2 cans tomato paste
- 1T garlic powder
- 1T oregano leaves
- 1T dry cilantro leaves
Our toppings included diced scallions, baby sweet bell peppers, spinach and artichoke hearts. You can be creative with pizza and use whatever veggies you have on hand. The bf’s half had mozzarella cheese, and my side had Daiya vegan “mozzarella cheese”.
I baked the pizza at 45o degrees F for about 30- 45 minutes.
We devoured almost the entire pizza. I had one slice of my half left that I ate for breakfast the next morning. I seriously think homemade pizza is wayyyy better than store-bought. Not only do you get to customize it exactly to fit your preferences, but you also know how much better it is for your body.
Have you ever made pizza at home from scratch before? What is your favorite recipe?