Sunday, September 9, 2012

Deep Dish Buffalo "Chicken" Mega Pizza

We had pizza night. I used this basic recipe --> here to make some deep dish pizza!
I had been craving it for a lil while now :)

Cooked up some Gardein Chicken cutlets, cut into little chunks and tossed with hot sauce.

Made some cashew-cheezy sauce (soaked cashews, olive oil, dill weed and water- all blended up), some sliced sweet onion and got out the Mozzerella Daiya

Sliced up some gorgeous tomatoes

I made the dough up using that recipe linked at the beginning of the post, just substituted Earth Balance for the butter. I did use all the dough for one pizza, and it was alot of crust. Maybe next time I'd use a bigger pan or 2/3 of the dough, the crust was very buttery and delicious, so alot of crust really wasn't a huge problem.

I also mixed up a "blue cheese" dressing to layer into the pizza. recipe --> here (I posted this with a 'regular' buffalo chicken pizza). I didn't use quite as much Vegenaise this time around, so it was a thick blue cheese.

Baked the dough for about 15 minutes, then took out of oven, let cool for a couple minutes.
Started layering: blue cheese dressing, buffalo chicken pieces...

..then sliced tomato and onion...

..then cashew cheezy sauce, and sprinkled Daiya over the top..

Then into the oven!!!!!

We let this sit for about 15 minutes before slicing and enjoying :)


Saturday, September 8, 2012

random recent cooking..

"cheddar"-beer bread (homemade with breadmachine, using FYH cheddar and Saranac Rye IPA) this might be the tastiest bread i make with the breadmachine, yum!!

recent dinner sandwich spread: homemade breadmachine wheat bread, spicy peanut sauce, Trader Joe's savory baked tofu, fresh heirloom tomatoes and tangy pepper/cabbage slaw

i didn't get a great pic of the constructed sandwich, but it was sure healthy and super delicious

"paella" made with arborio rice, homemade seitan sausages, Trader Joe's soy chorizo, and fresh veggies from CSA farmshare (corn cut from cob, roasted kohlrabi, heirloom tomatoes, bell pepper and onion)
we've been getting TONS of hot peppers from CSA farmshare, decided to dry some in the oven (took about 6 hours on 200 degrees)

all dried out!! i already made some chili powder from these, really spicy and wonderful tasting

recent lunch: tomato and baked tofu salad, sauteed noochy kale

recent dinner: "fried fish"(Sophie's kitchen brand) sandwich, cheezy stuffed-baked potato and corn on cob

hummus made with 'black chickpeas'

really yummy walnut cake (like really really yummy!) -this was made with the maple-macadamia blondies recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance

another recent lunch: cheezy steamed cabbage (with Daiya), and BBQ sauce mixed beans (chickpeas, black chickpeas, black eyes peas and red beans-- all leftover from different dishes)

just some yumminess i thought i would share with y'all :)