Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's a Pizza Party

I think every household should have some pizza dough hanging out in their refrigerator. It takes barely anytime to prep, and makes for a quick and easy dinner.

I knew I was going to have a long day at work yesterday, and I wanted to come home to some nice comfort food. After a few emails back and forth Eric and I decided on pizza.

As I am sure you have noticed, we don't really eat conventional pizzas. First off, the veganism sort of eliminates that. And second, I don't even like tomato sauce. This makes us get creative.

We decided to use up some of our produce from this weeks CSA and settled on two different types of pizzas.

First up we have the radicchio pizza, based off a recipe from Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet. I have been wanting to make this pizza since I got the book, so I was excited when we got this weeks produce share.

vegan pizza

Neither of knew what to expect, we have never had baked radicchio, but it was a pleasant surprise. It wilted some, but stayed crunchy. And obviously the pizza was topped with cashew cheese. It just gets so nice and crunchy when baked.

And to accompany that pizza we made kale pizza.

vegan pizza

Kale is one of my top 10 veggies. I like it raw, massaged, baked or dehydrated. This pizza turned out delicious as well, the kale gives it a nice crunch.

And this was all washed down with a brewskie.

brooklyn brewery

Need another reason to make pizza? The clean up is relative easy, which is always nice.

What's your favorite pizza topping? I'd love ideas for different pizzas!


tastymoog said...

i love pizza! we usually do 2 small ones since my man is a meat eater... he'll do veggie pizza for sure, but he doesn't like all the veggies i like, such as mushrooms. he also doesn't like tomatoes-- and i like it saucy, or with sliced tomatoes. ;)

my favorite toppings are yellow pepper, portabella mushroom, asparagus, broccoli, and avocado. butternut squash and caramelized onions with sage is also great, but i do that with goat cheese; cashew cream would probably be yummy as well.

kale pizza, i'll have to try that!

Lauren said...

Those are some good ideas! Squash with onions sounds delicious.

Amber Shea said...

You don't like tomato sauce?! Gah! Well, sometimes a garlicky olive oil base is even better, especially when topped with artichoke hearts and roasted bell pepper strips, my fave :]

I, on the other hand, hate kale! Nothing against it in's just a "leaf" thing I have =/

Mihl said...

I can never say no to pizza and beer. The radiccio pizza looks lovely and it sounds like a fantastic idea!

amanda said...

nothing beats pizza and a beer. well okay, maybe a bacon cheeseburger and a beer, but still!

Anonymous said...

Wow those pizzas look great! It is good to see dairy free pizzas that look amazing!! Have a good weekend

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

mmmmmm. I love pizza. My pizzas always have cashew or macadamia nut cheese; tomato sauce, kalamata or sicilian olives and some sort of mushrooms. I want pizza now.