Vegan Pizza

December 14, 2010

This morning it was snowing when I peaked outside before my run, so I knew it couldn’t be super cold. (It was 12 degrees.)

I ran 4 miles in 35 minutes. My legs felt pretty fresh, and I avoided any moose encounters. (I almost ran right past one yesterday!)

When I saw it was snowing this morning, I made sure to put my YakTraxs on.

I have found they work really well for providing traction on loose snow–or even packed snow. They slip on easily over my shoes, and I’ve never had a problem with them falling off. I have the “walker” version.

They aren’t really meant for running on icy conditions though. If you run on ice often, I would suggest trying studs or screws in your shoes.

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Dinner

I am continually amazed at how many dishes can be veganized (It that a word?).

When I came across Angela’s recipe for vegan pizza, I was very curious and excited to see how it would turn out!

I knew it was going to be a pretty time-intensive process, so I made the pizza dough and pesto on Sunday.

The pesto called for nutritional yeast. While I’ve seen a number of other bloggers use nutritional yeast, I’ve never used it myself. I am excited to experiment more with it!

As soon as I got home tonight, I chopped the veggies, roasted them in the oven, and then assembled everything together.

Overall, I was happy with how it turned out, but I would make a few changes next time.

  • I ended up only using about 1/3 of the pesto, which is fine because I know we will be able to use it in other dishes. So that’s for of an FYI.
  • Also, I would eliminate the sauteed garlic and oil spread on the crust because it just caused the crust to become soaked with oil.

Other than those couple of changes, the pizza had a great flavor, and I didn’t even miss the cheese. (Although cheese on pizza is still good!)

I also had a side salad with:

– spinach

– zucchini

– yellow squash

– shredded carrots

– tomatoes

– parmesan cheese

Instead of a traditional dressing, I added honey and kosher salt like Kath often does. I was a little skeptical that it would actually be good, but I was pleasantly surprised at how the sweetness of the honey complimented my salad!

And T minus 2 days (plus one day of grading) until break! Can’t wait!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

(And I know Craig is excited as well because then I won’t be as stressed out, and I can actually spend time with him in the evenings!)

Question

Do you send out Christmas cards/letters/pictures to friends and family?

I’m currently working on mine: a photo and letter. Normally they would in the mail by now, but I got a little behind.

8 Comments
    1. i think that when i eat normal pizza i will crave your vegan pizza.

    1. I see those tracks a lot! I always thought someone had funky shoes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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