Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pita Pizza

So last night I wanted to make something nice and easy and I had tons of pita that I had bought.
So I figured Pita Pizza.
Now bare with me, this is very simple But I forgot to take pictures of one step and the final product.

First the sauce I'm not a huge sauce fan even on pasta I just use a can of diced tomatoes.
So what I did was put a can of diced tomatoes in the food processor with some sun dried tomatoes, home made pesto, and some garlic paste. I then blended until semi-smooth.
I like mine a bit chunky but you can blend until completely smooth.

Next line a cookie sheet with parchment and oil it. Then drizzle oil over the pita and brush it all over, make sure to pay extra attention to the edges, since it won't have sauce on it and you don't want it to burn.
Next I spread the sauce on the pita, then added the vegan cheese.
I used daiya but you can use any type. Bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted.
There you have it pita pizza.

[Edit 8/25/10] I made another one final product XD

Monday, August 23, 2010


So I was out at a restaurant a few weeks ago, and my dad got this thing called a Scramblizza.
Which was basically a tortilla with a thin layer of eggs, vegetables, and cheese.
The tortilla acted like a crust. I make vegan frittatas regularly and thought it was an interesting idea. So I was going to make it but then I saw vegan pie crusts and decided to make a Quiche instead. All you need to make this is.
  • Vegan Pie Crust
  • Vegetables
  • Tofu (extra firm)
  • Whatever seasonings you like
  • Veggie Broth (optional)
  • Vegan Cheese

So first things first cut and roast your vegetable up. Don't worry about making them perfect and uniformed.

After you take them out of the oven and let them cool, put them in a food processor and chop them small. A blender would work as well if you don't have a food processor. After they are chopped pour them in a bowl.

Next crumble your drained tofu into the food processor (you don't need to fully press it for this just drain the excess water). Blend until smooth, if needed add some veggie broth to help make smooth. Add to the bowl with the veggies.

After both the veggies and tofu are in the bowl mix in all the seasonings you want. And mix together.

After everything is mixed together pour in the pie crust and smooth out.

This step is optional, but put slice tomatoes on the top of it. I used Rose and Black tomatoes. Put in a oven at 350 degrees F, and cook for about 45 minutes.

When it is done let it cool for about 5 minutes and cut it.

There you go vegan quiche

Monday, August 16, 2010

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Comfort Food

In this edition I am making good old comfort food with a twist.
For me comfort food is anything with potatoes.
For me potatoes are the ultimate comfort I eat them mashed, smashed, fried, baked, scalloped, as long as it is vegan I'll eat it.

So to go with my potatoes i made Roasted Veggies and Balsamic Tofu.

First thing I am going to talk about is the balsamic tofu.
Press and cut the tofu for how long and whatever shape you like, I prefer triangles.
Mix up a marinade, for mine it's Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Veggie Broth, A Touch of Water, Celery Salt, Pepper, and Mrs Dash.
I mixed it all together and poured over the tofu.

I let it marinate for a few hours then flipped them.

A few hours later I pulled them out and put them in the baking dish to bake for about an hour, flipping half way through.

For the roasted veggies use whatever you like. I used Onion Broccoli, Carrot and Cauliflower but I'm using the cauliflower for something different so I roasted that on a separate pan.

Now your potatoes, boil them like you normally would. Now here is the twist I will be mashing the cauliflower into the potatoes. I found mashing veggies into mashed potatoes tastes great and for people who don't like veggies it will mask them so they don't know. I normally boil celery root with the potatoes and roast turnip as well but they didn't look that fresh at the store I was at so I skipped that.

I took my immersion blender and blended the cauliflower init the potatoes while still leaving some of the potatoes in pieces to be lumpy since I prefer them that way, but if you like yours whipped whip them completely. Then I added Vegan Cream Cheese and some salt/pepper/Mrs Dash. Mixed it all and put it in a casserole dish so I could bake it up.

And here is the finished product. Just good comfort food for a raining lazy day or when you are having a bad day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Why I haven't posted

Sorry for not posting anything for a while, but I have a reason
v That is the reason v

Pretty much we had a leek in the ceiling and it had to be torn off fixed and hod to dry out before we could fix the ceiling.

But it is now all fixed and I will have a few recipes posted later today.

It's for a great comfort food dish. Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Veggies, and Balsamic Tofu.