Monday, March 2, 2009

Garden Pizza Redux

We're fortunate enough to live near pizza dynasty Buono’s. We used to frequent this establishment a least once a week. Before I became vegan their Buona Lisa was one of my favorite pizzas. Buono’s was still a commonplace after I converted to veganism but the veggie pizza sans cheese is no Buona Lisa.

I turned to Whole Foods and discovered a vegan white pizza that left something to be desired well after my second giant slice. I befriended the pizza maven and she divulged her secret. Vegenaise. I grabbed a jar and urged the hubs to make it happen. He did and then some.

H used to hand craft his pizza dough but now he uses the Breadman TR875 instead. It makes dough making so easy I may even try making it. Not. We prefer a thin crispy crust and it must be able to hold a bevy of toppings that may or may not be used. H never knows what I’m having on my pizza until the last moment. It keeps him on his toes.

He fretted when I mentioned this harvest was going on my side of the pizza. I sautéed my favorite onion, Rossa Lunga di Firenze, Rainbow Chard and Summer Squash Sunny Delight in a splash of olive oil and a dash of sea salt. Easy and delicious. I’ve used this combo before and filled blue tortillas for a flavorful and satisfying meal.

Piled high on top of tofu ricotta and marinara. Crappy food staging/picture but it was the bomb! The crust held its own and H out did himself again.

If you'd like to view visually appealing food pictures check out JennShaggy or the QuarryGirl dou. They rule at everything vegan.

7 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

That pizza sure looks good. Vegan or not, we eat some vegetarian and vegan once in a while. Meg usually has at least one vegan in her 5th grade class, but not this year. Vegan marshmallows is a hard one to find for the class.

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

I eat cheese, but your pizza looks good enough to try as is. YUM!

quarrygirl said...

i am pizza obsessed and that looks AMAZING! tofu ricotta, eh? i never thought of that!

thanks for the link. again, your pizza is gorgeous and i want some.

LBTudor said...

You already have squash? Dang.

Gramps said...

I still love Buono's (I'm not a vegan, of course). There's one here in Pedro, too.

Thanks for the clover info. I hate the idea of paying for shipping, but if that's the way it has to be...

Joan said...

Oh man, pizza....thanks for that.

kelli said...

Pizza dough! Now there's a good reason to get out the bread machine...thanks for the reminder...