Week 42: Spinach, Mushroom Heaven

All I can say is the bubbling pizza tasted as spectacular as it looked, and I didn’t even fool with fixin’ a salad to go with it. James Villas, Hungry for Happiness We loved the spinach artichoke dip inspired pizza we made for week 40 so much that we wanted to so something similar thisContinue reading “Week 42: Spinach, Mushroom Heaven”

Week 41: Banh Mi

The Banh Mi sandwich is really the only good argument for colonialism. Calvin Trillin As a vegan it’s hard to find sandwiches in shops. Take away the meat, cheese, dairy and egg, and there’s little leftover to create a filling sandwich. My partner introduced me to one of his favorite sandwiches–the Banh Mi. We couldn’tContinue reading “Week 41: Banh Mi”

Week 40: Spinach Artichoke Yumminess

Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie. Michael Greger The last time I had spinach artichoke dip, was about a dozen years ago. I made it to take to a friend’s holiday party. I wantedContinue reading “Week 40: Spinach Artichoke Yumminess”

Week 38: Pizza de los Muertos

The dead cannot cry out for pizza. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. Lois McMaster Bujold (quote loosely translated) We’re looking forward to celebrating Dia de los Muertos this weekend. Tomorrow is Halloween and a full moon. It’s also the second full moon in the month, so it’s aContinue reading “Week 38: Pizza de los Muertos”

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”