Week 11: Freshness

Freshness is essential. That makes all the difference. ~ Julia Child All Hail Kale! We skipped over this recipe several times, thinking kale pesto sounded like basil pesto’s less popular cousin. But, we walked by a big bunch of fresh kale at eye level in the grocery store, calling our names. We put it inContinue reading “Week 11: Freshness”

Week 9: Quattro

The four seasons come and go, and all pizzas thrive and grow. ~ Confucius (translation disputed) Honoring the Change of Seasons Spring is in the air. To honor the changing of the seasons, we decided to make a vegan version of Pizza Quattro Stagioni. Four seasons pizza is popular in Italy and for good reason.Continue reading “Week 9: Quattro”

Week 8: Experimental

You just want to try a bunch of stuff, because you don’t know what’s going to be great. ~ Ira Glass The Birth of an Idea In searching for new recipes for our weekly blog, recipes for “Thai Pizza with Peanut Sauce” kept coming up. It sounded odd and I’ve never seen anything like itContinue reading “Week 8: Experimental”

Week 7: Valentino

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about pizza. ~ Nicholas Sparks (first draft, later revised) How lucky that this year Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday. For my partner, it also started a 3-day weekend. To take advantage of the extra day off, we made two pizzas.Continue reading “Week 7: Valentino”

Week 6: Celebration

Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza. ~ Andrew W.K. In celebration of National Pizza Day, we wanted to do something special. We both love broccoli on our pizza, so decided to try the broccoli cheese pizza from Julie Hasson’s Vegan Pizza book. This required threeContinue reading “Week 6: Celebration”

Week 5: Fallimento

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 pizzas that won’t work. ~ Thomas Edison (pre-lightbulb obsession) I was excited to find Julie Hasson’s Vegan Pizza: 50 Cheesy, Crispy, Healthy Recipes. I had all the ingredients for the spelt dough on hand, but decided to start with the “Easy-Peasy Pizza Dough” recipe on page 2.Continue reading “Week 5: Fallimento”

Week 4: Creativity

Every pizza you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso (quote later revised) After last week’s failed attempt to make a sweet potato crust, I decided to play the crust old school and get creative with the toppings. Thus, our Hawaiian inspired pizza was born. And it was damn good. For the crust I usedContinue reading “Week 4: Creativity”