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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vegan, Gluten Free Pizza

On a normal day, I have a smoothie or chia protein pudding for breakfast, gigantic salad for lunch, nuts for a snack, and I browse through the evening. Sometimes that means a salad, soy-free miso soup, and/or a series of snacks. The night before last, I decided to continue a run of not so fabulous diet choices and make pizza! Kind of. It could definitely use some acid - maybe a balsamic reduction? I liked the crust though.

The crust is baked separately from the rest of the ingredients. There are a lot of steps, but if you'd rather change the toppings and mix it up, I'm sure that would work. I would bake the crust for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees and then add toppings before cooking another 10-15 minutes. Pesto, mushrooms, and thin sliced red onion would be tasty.

Gluten Free Crust
1.2 oz potato starch
1.5 oz brown rice flour
2.5 oz millet flour
pinch salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 T chives (dry)
1 T palm oil
1/4 c water

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients. Add the palm oil and use a fork to work the palm oil into the flour until nearly undetectable. Add the water and knead lightly. Press onto a cookie sheet in a thin circle about 10-12" wide. Bake for about 30 minutes.

1/3 c macadamia nuts
/14 c cashews
lemon juice
pinch salt
enough water to blend the nuts in a high speed blender and achieve a smooth consistency

After the crust has cooled a bit, spread the cheeze over the top.

Potato Cake

1 large potato
olive oil

Thinly slice the potatoes on a mandolin. Heat a non-stick pan (preferably ceramic) to medium. Put olive oil in the pan and layer the potato slices. Let brown. Take a lid and flip the pan contents onto the lid. Slide the potato cake from the pan lid back into the frying pan to brown the other side. When done, flip the cake onto the lid again as it's easier to transfer to the pizza from the lid than from the pan.

Broccoli Raab
3 cloves garlic
olive oil
lemon juice
2-3 cups broccoli raab, rough chopped
1/2 sliced onion (optional)

Saute in a frying pan until wilted. Spoon the contents over the pizza.

Cut and serve. I served this with a small side salad of celery root, mung bean sprouts, and juiliened cucumber tossed with the leftover cheeze.

Bake Sale

There is a bake sale tomorrow at the Sidecar for Pigs Peace starting at noon in the Seattle U-District. I will be dropping off goodies (chocolate chip cookies and ginger cookies) at 10am, and will try to swing by again either later that day or the next to buy gluten free treats!


  1. That looks amazing! I love that you put potatoes on top!

  2. looks pretty healthy to me! why not a good food choice? carbs?