Thursday, August 31, 2006

Pizza In A Pinch

Last night called for another fast food remedy. It was late, I was tired, much had transpired in the day.

Recently, I tried my hand at making my own dough from scratch. It was heaven, and I cannot wait to do it again. What I love about pizza, though, is how easy it is to whip together even if you don't have the time to get elbow deep in flour. Often, we'll throw a pizza together on a whole wheat tortilla with all kinds of toppings such as olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, you name it, but tonight this quick meal's base was some frozen tomato basil millet foccacia we had in the freezer. I needed to use up the very last of the tofu basil 'ricotta' so i lightly oiled the bread with olive oil, spread on the ricotta, topped that with some simple tomato sauce, sliced up a ton of zucchini in the saladaccio (have i mentioned lately how much i love that tool?!), and grated some Follow Your Heart Mozzerella style 'cheese', then sprinkled a little oregano and basil on the top before broiling until the cheese started to melt. very satisfying, if not the most balanced meal in the world. Normally, we'd make a salad to go with it, but last night just called for a quick meal before bed.


Nikk said...

I love your blog! All the food looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

The pizza looks great! After seeing that, the thought of eating Compass food here tonight is rather depressing. Did you really post that at 6:32 this morning? The Bry I remember would never be up that early. :-)

Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan! said...

thisgirl...thanks! glad you stopped by. i'm hoping to get a lot more diverse food stuffs up here in the future so stay tuned, when i get a chance i'll have to pop on over to your blog and return the favor! :)

regan...i never met a pizza i didn't like or couldn't totally, successfully veganize. hehe. and i wondered what was up with the time when i noticed it. you know it was LEAST 11am before i even THOUGHT about posting it. oh yeah, and compass food? sux.

Katie said...

Pizza crust recipe? Haha, I've been looking for a good crust recipe. Your pizza sounds delicious. And how did you grate that FYH cheese? I have it and there is no way that I could grate with it being much too soggy. Let me in on your secrets. Haha :)

Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan! said...

Katie, that particular pizza was made on store-bought, vegan foccacia. I do love Vegan With a Vengeance's pizza crust. It's a go-to for me, tho I haven't tried many. Luckily, my local grocer carries a ready to toss and bake pizza dough that is good and vegan, but I'm working on a great, flaky whole wheat version.

as for the FYH cheese. I haven't used it in ages, but don't remember it ever being a problem to shred. I think that the trick is to keep it cold til the last minute. I know I've even frozen it before but that was almost more trouble to shred than it was worth!