Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy taste buds

Have you ever seen a better looking "pizza" pie?
My guess is probably yeah no.

Stemmed from the great lookin' vegan pizzas over at Ohh May, I decided to create my own worthy contender. And no pizza would be complete without Ohh May's own secret ingredients:
Step 3: Humnut Cheese
- 2-3 tbsp hummus
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- A pinch of turmeric if you like your cheese yellow
-water to thin
Step 5: TAHINI
Don’t forget it!
Honestly, these make the pizza!

When I started combining ingredients, I knew I wanted something that would taste great with the hummus/nutritional yeast mixture and what would go better than brussel sprouts? (Yes, I'm sure a lot of things would go well, but B.S.'s are my FAVORITE things... hehe, I like their initials...) And I did not have any tomato paste or other tomato related products to make red sauce...

Getting back on topic, I shredded, combined with apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, and roasted some B.S. in the oven at 400 degrees. Whilst my green loves were wilting away, I topped an Alvarado Street Sprouted Wheat Torilla with the hummus mixture. When the brussel babies were cooked to my liking, I grabbed them from the oven and scattered them onto the torilla/hummus combo. Then came the tahini. Folks, if you haven't tried tahini, try it. If you haven't eaten it on a pizza, do it now.
 
Into the oven, again, went the pizza for a few minutes, just to crisp. When thouroughly crisped, I topped the pizza pie with fresh Italian parsley and sliced green onions. And then a salad.
 
And what pizza, or pizza-look alike, would be complete without one two three glasses of wine?
I may have indulged a little too much with this one. The wine wasn't even that good... 
Today's early morning MMA Cardio Kickboxing class was unusually difficult, probably due to the glass of red.

Verdict? 
I thought this was the best tasting pizza that has ever been placed upon my taste buds. My boyfriend, the meat eater, had to agree too! 
Mae, you are a genious!

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4 running thoughts:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi Lori, the pizza and humnut cheese looks great. But really, who am i kidding...the Kiss Chocolate Cookies you made a couple posts ago are making Me hungry! You just said you cant visit my blog if you're hungry, apparently the same goes for yours....nice work!

Lori said...

Oh Averie,
You are too kind! Thanks! And yes, yum to all!

Pure2raw twins said...

YUMMY! Pizza looks so good. I love brussel sprouts ; ) And the mix of hummus, nutritional yeast, and tahini now that is my kinda of sauce!!

ohhmay said...

Um, can I tell you how delicious yours looks!? I love Alvarado St. breads, but I've never tried their wraps. I really think I would love them! Sprouted things get so crunchy!!

I agree, tahini belongs on everything. ESPECIALLY pizza!
:-D Thank you for the shout out, you're so sweet!

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