Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pizza Pizza

Who doesn't love pizza? I have pretty much always loved any combination of cheese and bread. (Note: if you successfully invent a vegan cheese that actually tastes like real cheese I will keep you in business, or at least try my hardest!). Last time I was at TJ's I picked up on of their whole wheat pizza dough's for a quick dinner.

Hawaiian Pizza

For half the pizza I made B's favorite. This is simply veggie Canadian bacon, canned pineapple pieces, and teese. I used a couple of tablespoons of leftover alfredo sauce for the base of both sides because I didn't have any red sauce thawed out.
Frankly, I thought the veggie Canadian bacon smelled like canned dog food. But B enjoyed it... so take it for what you will.

Veggie Pizza

My half was all veggie. I love veggie pizza, but I hate when some of the veggies have cooked while some are still raw and the whole thing is watery. So for all my veggie pizzas I precook most of the vegetables to make them tender and dry them out a bit. This one had onions, sweet red pepper, and mushrooms all sauteed until tender crisp and the mushrooms had released most of their water. At the very end I threw in a couple handfuls of baby spinach and just tossed it to wilt it. All that went on my half along with raw, halved grape tomatoes and a sprinkle of teese.

The whole pizza baked in a preheated (500) oven for about 12 minutes until the teese melted and the crust was golden brown. Totally satisfying without making me feel all gross. And the leftover half of my half was just as good at room temperature for lunch the next day!

1 comment:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I didn't love pizza when I was a little girl. Luckily, I have seen the error of my ways!