I seriously LOVE pizza. I’ve graduated from a Papa John’s junkie (back in my college days) to a homemade vegan pizza junkie. Hubs and I had a serious obsession with Isa Chandra’s pizza from her cookbook Vegan With a Vengeance (check out her website, she’s amazing). We hadn’t had pizza in a while though, and we figured Saturday night was a great time to try out a new pizza recipe!
I’d been drooling over this recipe on Vegan Richa’s website for a few days. I pinned it on my Pinterest board and had planned on it for sometime over the weekend when hubs would be around to help. Hubs and I used to cook together a lot and we regularly had “vegan test kitchen” nights when I was first going vegan. This recipe looked a tad labor intensive so I wanted to have some back up! I had some buffalo sauce left over from the tofu buffalo wings I had made earlier in the week and we also have chick peas laying around. We added kale from the garden because we have a super abundance of it. FVB was super helpful as I harvested it, grabbing each new piece out of my hand and inserting it into his mouth.
Turns out, making the pizza was super easy. Hubs made the pizza dough in the bread maker (while FVB was nursing), I made the sauces (on a rare break from nursing), and hubs did assembly (again, nursing). It baked up nicely while I put FVB to bed and hubs made a salad. FVB was sleeping (I thought) peacefully as we headed downstairs. Once I turned on the monitor though, it was a slightly different story (wide open eyes, staring creepily at the monitor). Hubs and I tagged teamed and after the fourth time of going upstairs to settle him, I gave up and brought him downstairs with us. He went instantly to sleep and slept in my arms peacefully for over an hour before we went up to bed. Why, oh why, is sleeping such a struggle?!?
We watched “Forks over Knives” on Netflix while enjoying our pizza, which somehow we hadn’t seen yet. I definitely recommend it. Check out the website here. It basically takes the stance that a whole foods, plant based diet is best for your body. It doesn’t delve much into animal rights issues, and only touches briefly on the environmental impacts of the meat/dairy industry. Everything is science based, which I really like and I think is/would be appealing to people who otherwise may not be that open to the idea of a vegan diet. When you get to eat pizza as delicious as this……. who needs meat & dairy?!?
We finished out our weekend by completing a Walk for Farm Animals this morning. Our little family raised $280 for The Farm Sanctuary, which is a fantastic organization. Please check them out and give if you can.
Tonight is left over night…..black bean/sweet potato enchiladas and corn. Hubs is traveling for work again this week, so FVB and I will be on our own for two nights, which makes shopping and dinner prep a little less complicated. Especially since I could eat the same thing every night for a week and not mind. I’m already imagining making a pot of soup and eating it for lunch and dinner for the days that hubs is gone. Off to Pinterest to find some “pinspiration”!