Vegan as hell, Gluten free if you want it to be, Delicious as always
It’s a circle of mad flavor.
I went all or nothing with this one.
Each part of this creature could totally exist on its own in a fabulous way.
I encourage you to omit, split apart, re-jumble, make a square, and-as always-follow your fancies!
This could feed you or you and a baby, or, if you’re feeling generous, two munchkins.
-1/2 Cup Flour (gluten free if you’re like me!)
-1/4 Cup Cornmeal
-1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
-1/4 Cup Olive Oil/Vegan Butter
-the pinchiest of salt
-1/4 Cup chickpeas (pre-soaked or canned)
-1/4 Cup Mushrooms
-1 Handful Sliced Eggplant
-1 tsp Fresh Basil
-1 spoonful strawberry jam with a dash of cayenne (optional-weird, but good…dare to try!)
-Seeds to garnish (optional)
-Preheat oven to 300F. Lightly brush olive oil/butter on a oven-safe dish. Combine Crust Ingredients by hand into a big ball and flatten out to pita size or a little thicker. Thumb out the middle like you were the fanciest potter in the world. Place in oven for 10-15 minutes.
-Take mushrooms and sauté awayyy until golden brown. Add chickpeas towards the end for a little crispier version.
-Take out your crust and sprinkle chickpeas and mushrooms on top. Place in the oven for another 20 minutes. Meanwhile, sauté your eggplant and try flipping it for fun.
-Have a dance party
-Take out your magical creation, top it with basil, seeds, and cayenne jam.
An absolutely exciting explosion of favors, guys. I sided this one with green olives and a baby toasted salad of mixed greens and onions sautéed with olive oil and a dash of salt.
Follow your highest excitement.
Let’s take a look at the main event.
Be it red, yellow, green. These peppers are all up to you! I invite you to go for red when you’re feeling fiery. Yellow when you want to tap into your joy. Green when you feel like connecting to something more earthy.
Anyway, anyhow. Enjoy these babies! Enjoy them now!
-1/2 cup your favorite nuts (I’d go for pecans, almonds, or walnuts)
-1/4 cup honey roasted cashews
-1/4 cup almond meal
-1/3 cup olive oil
-1/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
-dash of salt
-1/4 cup zucchini, chopped and diced
-1/4 cup white onion, chopped and diced
-sesame seeds and crushed red pepper to taste
-Preheat oven to 300F. Grease a nonstick pan and cut your pepper of choice in half. With a little bit of olive oil underneath, take out the seedy stuff and put it in the oven for 10 minutes.
-Blend mamacitas, blend up that nutty flava! All ingredients under BLEND go in and crush and stir and whisk away until you have a thick, nuttybuttery consistency.
-Sauté zucchini and onion together for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Take out pepper and pour in the nutty blend. Top with the sautéed veg. Sprinkle sesame seeds and crushed red pepper on top. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
-That’s it babies! Have fun with this one…it’ll just melt in your mouth:)
OK, dear friends. The best part of this recipe is the “cheese.” It’s a perfect find, the lactose-free mozzarella that I used for this recipe. I highly recommend, especially with the tofu. The consistency, delectable.
But, hey. Do your thing. Take out what doesn’t work for you. And enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
-1 lb mozzarella (I use lactose-free from Galbani )
-1/4 cup tofu (I prefer silken/soft for this recipe)
-1/2 zucchini, chopped
-1/4 cup spinach
-1/8 cup chopped basil
-red pepper to taste
-Preheat the oven to 350F. Take all those dry ingredients and toss ’em in a bowl. Add the wet until you get a creamy paste. Go crazy with any herbal spices.
Oregano, Dill, Tarragon.
Rosemary. Never a bad choice.
The random Italian seasoning in the back of the pantry. You name it.
-Batter should be relatively thick, but pourable. Oil a cooking sheet and pour it on! Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
-Splash a lil’ olive oil on a saucepan. Add onion. Add tomato. Sauté. Add tomato paste.
-Take a separate pan if you’re feeling abundant with your pans. Lightly, lightly, sauté the zucchini, but hey, sauté whatever the hell you like on your personal pan pizza! This is yours for creating. Enjoy:)
-Take out the crust from the oven and spread the tomato sauce. In a blender or with your super fast hands, stir together the tofu and mozzarella. This is my favorite part of this recipe. The two together is sublime and a great source of double protein. Top with the zucchini and raw spinach. Don’t do the basil yet. It’s not meant to be baked:)
-Put your beautiful creation in the oven and give it 10-15. Keep checking on the crust. It should be spread pretty thinly so baking it will be quick and easy.
-Take it out, top with the basil and red pepper.
Take a bunch of fun pictures. Eat with your hands. Share your experience!
Imagine an apple drifting on the sea. Day breaks and a piece up
towards the top turns
a little brown. One singular leaf stuck to the middlest valley in between two red mountains curving to meet at the bottom. Like a wilted umbrella, little width, much rain. Soon, like a child’s tooth that has hung on for a little too long, that sliver of leaf breaks from its fruit, finds itself adrift. And this apple of the ocean toasts a little more hastily; a sunburnt sinking ship sailing towards all the nothing. And as that soaked strip of leaf, paled with photosynthesis, goes dripping down the apples’ perimeter, she stays hidden inside, the core of this fruits’ lifedeath. She, an infant, cuddles in her form, with the juice spread around her, and she doesn’t move. Her head sunk down into her bellybutton, her toes splayed in applesauce mash, her eyes squeezed
Shut against the liquid sugars.
She has always been this way. She would always be this way.
As the sun kissed stronger, and the oceans’ wet lips smothered faster, that apple
the safe zone
There, it’s disintegrating
Caving in, becoming shriveling, embarking on the adventure of rot. And the babe, stuck in the midst of this hurricane
The eye of the storm
Would seem to grow bigger to burst
Through the sunken insides
Breaking through skin
Flushed out the bottom
And gravity would speak:
Sink, child, see
Yuna fall into destiny
Yuna goes to the depths of me
And the child went obliged to seek nothing, to understand nothing
Until, with a tug something caught. Perhaps it was the lifedeath conundrum. Perhaps it was fate. For it seemed rather unknowingly that a segment of Yuna
Her gums to be exact
Had clamped around a string
And her stronger-than-sun kiss with stronger-than-ocean lips
Gaze shooting up to rest upon a savior, an anti-gravity pull, a life tug
Surrender up, succumb to the rise
Said the balloon.
Yet with all its good intention and freedom of weight, Yuna got caught up in the clouds of the sky
Where the air is too thin
And her lungs became dry. What left to do but become like a rock?
Yuna curls, crutches, crouches
Till the tips of her toes and the crack of her butt
Entered the tip of the oceantop
And as if starting over
From babe to balloon
Yuna the child had an expansion to do. She had to tread mighty hard and swim mighty far, and perhaps one day find land. Until then, Yuna the ageless will deflate
Into her lifedeath, whatever it may be, whether she remembers her apple, keeps the balloon, travels in circles of lines or backwards, sinks to deeper blues, floats to higher heights, finds something new