Pizza dough and Mofo…
There is something about making your own pizza dough. I love it. The smell of the yeast rising. The kneading of the dough. Rolling out your pizza. Mine always looks like an amoeba, never a circle. I love baking the pizza on my pizza stone I got for a steal at the local grocery store many years ago. They were selling them for $7. Seriously. I have seen them priced at $25 and up.
Last night for pizza night I made a “green pizza”. I went to Nana Donna’s house and picked some fresh basil. I used a pesto sauce recipe that I threw together. It was delicious and I am lucky enough to have a good size bag of pinenuts in my freezer, thanks to a local freegan. I had some fresh spinach that needed to be eaten. I put the pesto on the dough, then the spinach, some marinated artichoke hearts and some gourmet green olives. Topped it with some FYH cheeze. And there you go.
Now you might be thinking, pizza isn’t that challenging to veganize. And you are right. But cheeze pizza can get boring every week, so the challenge was trying to create something different. Here it is, my “green” pizza. Or an even better name, my “Incredible Hulk” pizza. You know, he is green, the pizza is green and Lou Ferrigno is freakin’ awesome!
Easy Pesto Sauce
3/4c pine nuts
1 c basil, super packed tight, heaping with fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
1/4c nutritional yeast
1/2c olive oil
Throw all the ingredients in the blender. Puree until smoothe. Serve on pizza, pasta, bread or whatever you fancy.
The “Incredible Hulk” pizza.
Even Arthur likes raw spinach. Yum!
A full belly=naptime.
Hope you have a Mofo of a weekend.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys