Monday, July 9, 2007

Playing with Pizza

After seeing the Thai pizza that aTxVegn posted last week, I kept thinking about how yummy thai flavors would be on pizza. I absolutely love peanut butter, in my opinion you can never go wrong with it, it is good on everything! I remembered seeing Dreena's recipe for Peanut Sesame Hummus and her hummus pizzas on the Everyday Dish dvd, so I decided to use that as a starting point. The hummus is amazing. Even if you are doubting the combination of hummus on pizza, you should make the hummus just to eat by itself.



I began by making my favorite pizza dough from VLB. Here's the dough before rising....




And after! How cool is yeast?




John requested that we also make a regular pizza, since I made about four batches of pesto on Sunday (thanks to my mom's overgrown basil plant!). So here are the toppings: red pepper for both pizzas, mushrooms, zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil for the regular pizza, and pineapple, peanuts, green onions, and cilantro (added after baking) for the Thai pizza.




The pizzas turned out wonderfully. John preferred the original, but I really liked the Thai twist. Tough to choose a favorite!




Along with our pizzas, we had mimosas. I know, strange thing to have with pizza on a Sunday night. But, we were in the mood for champagne. In the background are some flowers my mom arranged that will be used at our wedding. In addition to the kermit mums and orange roses, we are also thinking of spider mums, hypercium berries, green hydrangea, and mango cala lilies.





And finally for dessert we had leftover blueberry crisp that my mom sent home with us from Saturday night. Warmed it up and topped it with more NadaMoo ice cream. Just like heaven.


9 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

wow, both of those pizzas look scrumptious - such great topping choices!! and that blueberry crisp looks delicious as well, with the NadaMoo ice cream - I've never seen that brand in stores before...

p.s. I see that you used the "VEGAN" dish!! yay!! haha :0)

Carrie™ said...

Pizza is one of my very favorite foods. I like to try new twists on it, but at heart, I'm a traditional girl. And I keep it simple. Onions, peppers & sun-dried tomatoes are my toppings. Crisp looks and sounds amazing. The flowers are so pretty. Perfect for a wedding.

Tracy said...

Thanks a lot, you! Now I'm craving pizza and it's only 6:30 in the morning! I blame those absolutely gorgeous pizza pics. I wouldn't exactly mind a side of that crisp along with it though.....

Monika K said...

*Drool.

bazu said...

gorgeous pizza! I love both versions. Thai pizza reminds me of california pizza kitchen, where incidentally, you can order their 4-mushroom pizza without cheese and be in mushroomy heavean. And, there is never a bad time for champagne, in my opinion! Love the flowers, by the way. Is nadamoo only available in TX?

Vegan_Noodle said...

According to their website, NadaMoo is available in a variety of stores in the Central United States. They actually only list locations in Austin, TX, but we have it here in Houston as well. They seem interested in getting their product distributed across a wider area, so they encourage you to ask your store management and they offer to help with a follow-up. Visit their website for more details.... http://www.nadamoo.com/index.htm

Judy said...

Love the blog!

Mm, that reminds me of a really great Thai pizza from the cookbook, "Eat Shrink and Be Merry" (not vegan though). I made it for dinner with my in-laws once, and we all loved it. I promised I would make it again...now's the time!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I am so glad I made pizza dough last night, because these look fantastic and tempting.

NadaMoo! said...

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