Week 37: Aloha Spirit

I burned my Hawaiian pizza today. Should’ve cooked it on aloha temperature. Unknown I love pineapple on pizza. It adds a tart sweetness that complements melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and jalapeños. To make a vegan pizza true to the ‘Hawaiian’ pizza name, I needed to find something to replace the traditional ham flavor. I foundContinue reading “Week 37: Aloha Spirit”

Week 36: Pizza My Love

I think of dieting, then I eat pizza. Lara Stone This week my partner and I made the pizza together, starting with the dough. Pizza making is a fun date night activity (so is vegan sushi rolling!), so if you are looking for something fun to do with your honey this weekend… you just mightContinue reading “Week 36: Pizza My Love”

Week 35: Cheese Please

That was one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten in my life. The cheese was so good it made me faint. Elvis Aaron Presley Some of the best pizzas in life start out as something else. This week I had in mind to make a light summer pizza with vegan cream cheese, ripeContinue reading “Week 35: Cheese Please”

Week 31:Viva la Pizza!

Pizza… It’s what America’s having for dinner! José N. Harris, author Mi Vida Here in California we are on week 3 of high heat, high winds, and smoky conditions from nearby fires. Most days it’s too smoky to open our windows or use our window box AC unit, so we’ve been sweltering inside, watching plumesContinue reading “Week 31:Viva la Pizza!”

Week 28: A Midsummer Night’s Pizza

If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare Here in Northern California we have been blessed with a mostly mild summer, with daytime highs between 80-90° and cooler evening temperatures. Baking a pizza necessitates cranking up the oven to a hot 450° for 45 minutes before baking. If it’s sizzling wherever youContinue reading “Week 28: A Midsummer Night’s Pizza”

Week 27: Summer Vegan BBQ

No one could have prepared me for BBQ on pizza. I mean, both are great. But together? It was incredible. Pau Gasol There’s something about late summer that calls for the flavor of barbeque. As a lifelong vegetarian this was not a flavor I grew up with. Recently I’ve come to like the novelty ofContinue reading “Week 27: Summer Vegan BBQ”

Week 25: Tempeh Tops It

Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself. Bill Murray I loved last week’s pizza so much that I wanted to try another version using tempeh and mozzarella, which surprisingly taste great together. Whenever I can, without sacrificing taste, I add veggies, protein, herbs and spices to my food.Continue reading “Week 25: Tempeh Tops It”

Week 24:Peanut Butter BBQ

I’m going to live until I die, and everything in between is just another excuse to eat peanut butter. Dana Gould, Comedian Sometimes you just have to try new flavor combinations. As a lifelong vegetarian, BBQ hasn’t been high on my list. But BBQ sauce inspired vegan pizza ideas keep popping up, so I figuredContinue reading “Week 24:Peanut Butter BBQ”

Week 23: Zucca di zucca

The burst of subconscious virtuousness that comes from first buying butternut squash makes it easier to put a pint of ice cream in the cart later. Charles Duhigg As a lifelong vegetarian, going out to eat with meat eating friends pretty much consisted of ordering a salad. You might get lucky enough to order soup,Continue reading “Week 23: Zucca di zucca”