Sunday, January 15, 2012

Breakfast Pizza

Carl and I have been on a pizza kick this week. We've even taken to making it for breakfast! So, here is our new favorite treat for a hearty winter meal, the Vegan Breakfast Pizza.

Breakfast Pizza


1 cup warm Water
2 1/4 tbsp Active Dry Yeast
1 tbsp Cane Sugar
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
2 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour

In a large bowl stir together the water, yeast, and sugar. Allow this mixture to set for 5-10 minutes or until frothy and bubbling. Slowly mix in the oil, salt, and flour. Knead the dough for 2 or 3 minutes, then coat the bowl and dough with a light layer of olive oil to keep it from sticking while it rises. Cover the bowl with a warm wet towel and allow to rise for at least 30 minutes.


4 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Potatoes, grated
1/2 White Onion, sliced into half moons
2 tbsp Garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat the oil to medium high and saute the onion and garlic. Once the onions are tender, add the potatoes and allow to cook 5 to 10 minutes before flipping. Cook the other side for 5 to 10 minutes as well. You want crisp but not burnt hashbrowns.


1/4 cup Tomato Paste
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Basil
Prepared Hashbrowns
1 or 2 Tofurky Italian Sausages that have been sliced and lightly browned in a skillet
1/2 a large Green Pepper, diced
2 cups Diaya Shredded Cheese

Preheat oven to 425. Knead the dough another 2 to 3 minutes and spread it evenly on a 12 inch pizza pan. Spread the dough with the tomato paste and sprinkle it with the oregano and basil. Evenly spread the hashbrown layer and top with the sausage slices, green pepper, and cheese. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is a beautiful golden brown.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The year ahead...

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the new year. Post below and let me know what your personal goals are for the year.

I always make a list of things to do during the year that is equal to however many years old I turn that given year.  I've got an amazing list of 32 things for the year of 2012. I usually manage to accomplish about half. So far, my year is getting better every day. Today, I found out that I won the Chicago Soydairy's New Year's Resolution contest on facebook! I can't wait for my 2 chubs of Teese (Vegan chreeze), and bag of Dandies Vegan Marshmallows to arrive. For my vegan resolution of the year I've decided to begin teaching private in home cooking classes for a sliding scale of $10 to $20 per person.

I'll be teaching here in the Black Hills of South Dakota until the end of August, when Carl and I set off on our adventure across the US to North Carolina. I'm hoping to teach along the way as we take the first 3 weeks of September to make the trip. Our first stop will be Sioux Falls, SD for the wedding of Carl's brother and his beautiful lady. We plan to stay there to visit family for a few days before heading down through Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois (for a week to visit my family), Kentucky, Tennessee, and finally North Carolina. I have to be in Brasstown, North Carolina on September 20th to start my stint as the Student Host at John C. Campbell Folk Art School. If you live along our route and would like to have an awesome night of awesome food, post below and we'll set something up. Also, Carl is a licensed non-denominational Reverend, so if you're looking to get married while we're on our way across the country and need someone to perform the ceremony, let me know. He works on a sliding scale of whatever the bride and groom can afford.

I'll be in the kitchen working on some new recipes this week. I'm planning to update on Sundays, so I should have a tasty post for you next week. Vegan Love to all in this beautiful New Year!

P.S. Can you folks let me know if the Facebook Like button is working. I'm not so sure I coded it correctly.