Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vegan Mofo day 8: gratuitous pizza photos

But first, here is what Michael made me for an after-work snack in order to make me forget my hellish day from that evil place that I'm at 40 hours a week.  (this was a really exceptionally bad day...  I can't stand being talked to like I'm an idiot and getting accused of losing things that I've never even seen before.)
homemade biscuits w/pumpkin butter (on the left) and cranberry walnut jam.  topped off with a lovely steaming cup of tea.  he is the bestest boyfriend ever.

Last night I got the pizza bug.  Michael brought home a pizza stone, on a whim, which is super cool because I've wanted one for awhile.  And oh, did we make the most awesomest fantabulous scintillating titillating scrumptious pizza in the world!  I made the crust with lots of dried basil and garlic powder, which baked for about 5 minutes before adding sauce, onions, peppers, spinach and tomatoes.  We brushed the crust with garlicky olive oil.  Here it is after its first stint in the oven:
just look at that crust.  

We then added a few slices of tofutti mozzarella slices, covered it with foil, and popped it back in the oven until it was nice and melty.
ohh...hold me back...

As if that wasn't enough pure magic, I decided it needed to be finished off with some avocado slices.
a nice cool addition to hot and gooey pizza

We then cut it into fourths and devoured it.  Pizza is so amazing.  And I'm so glad I make my own crust now...  There is literally nothing like homemade pizza crust.  The pizza stone made it nice and crispy on the bottom, but the crusts on the end were still fluffy and wonderful and...yeah.  I'm gushing a bit.
there is really just nothing else like it

If there isn't so many toppings on my pizza that it falls apart and gets incredibly messy, then I feel as if I haven't done my job.  Pizza needs to be a complete mess.  Not neat and clean!  And this was one hell of a mess.  I had to cut it with a steak knife!  So.  If I have to eat my pizza with a fork and knife because I can't pick it up without total disaster striking, I've done well.

There is a seitan roast in my steamer right now, so get ready for a big, filling meal tomorrow!

16 comments:

Virginia said...

i so need to get a pizza stone. your pizza looks amazing! again, you are so so lucky to have a boyfriend that makes food, and seems to know what he is doing! i have to assist my husband in making toast...he tries, though....have to give him credit for that

miss v said...

how was the tofutti mozzarella?? i haven't had it yet...

Chessa said...

Wow, your pizza looks glorious!!! That crust is seriously unbelievable.

I'm curious about the tofutti cheese too - is it weird? I have serious commercial vegan cheese hangups, they just tend to turn me off. But I keep holding out hope!

jessy said...

holy batman, that's one bad ass pizza! i love allllllllllll your toppings! and why have i never thought to put avocado on a pizza. well, now i know - and knowing is half the battle! w00t! i need to get a pizza stone, too. wish list. yay!

sorry you had another shit day at work. being talked down to sucks "the balls", so does being accused of something you didn't do. jerks! your boyfriend is the bestest. you know i'm gonna have to show dan this post and be all like "well Jessica's boyfriend made her BISCUITS! *cough**cough*" ahhahhaaa! yay! that's too sweet of him - and tell him that his biscuits look perfect & yummy & wonderful! hooray for that walnut jam, too. jealousface! :)

oh, and i almost forgot: adding dried basil + garlic powder to the crust = pure genius. next time we make pizza i'm steal'n you idea - 'cause it rocks! i hope your work tomorrow does NOT = the suck!

Jenny K said...

Your pizzas look AMAZING!! Would you mind sharing your recipe for that crust. I would love to make homemade pizza.

Thanks!

Chelsea said...

Avocado on PIZZA??? You're a freakin' genius! That looks sooooo good!

vegan addict said...

Awww... What a sweet boyfriend! Scones and pumpkin butter and jam? Perfect to ease the mind after a lame day at work (I can relate, my days at work have been awful lately).

Aren't pizza stones the best? I can't imagine making pizza without one. And homemade crusts? There's no other way. Your pizza is absolutely gorgeous!

shellyfish said...

I'm so sorry about evil work - grrr. At least you had amazing, I mean really amazing pizza! That crust is phenomenal!

VeganCowGirl said...

Love your pizza! sorry to hear about shite work situation. That is a bummer. I agree - it is wretched when you are being talked down to - esp. at a place where you have to spend so much of your time. Try to have a great day....

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Yay for Pizza Stones! Now you can make 'Breads of Narnia' too! I'm still waiting to test drive mine with a pizza. Your base looks amazing, and, like everyone else, I would like to know which dough recipe you used. Fess up!

Nikki Douglas said...

Totally awesome pizza - wow. I've been wanting some too but it's got to be a mega-veggie pizza. Lovely.

Crystal said...

That pizza really looks amazing- especially with the avocado. I have never had pizza with that on it,but I'm sure as hell going to now!

Jeni Treehugger said...

I'll have a slice of that please!
You can join my campaign of plotting against evil, bitter, angry people we work with.
A sprinkling a magic fairy dust sorts them out.

allularpunk said...

virginia - you should totally get a pizza stone! i had no idea how awesome they were. also, i am very lucky to have a boyfriend who does nice things AND who cooks :)

miss v - it's pretty good. it tastes like school pizza cheese from back in the day. only good melted though!

chessa - michael and i are both 'cheese' product haters, but this stuff is good for pizza, we think.

jessy - dan totally needs to make you some biscuits! it's the bomb. also, yes, do add basil and garlic to your crust dough. it, too, is the bomb.

jenny - i'll link to the crust recipe in my post tonight!

chelsea - i know ;) seriously though, it was like a bolt of lightning hit me and i was like 'avocado? ok! lets do it!'

vegan addict - work always sucks, huh? and thanks for lovin' on my pizza!

shelly - i could totally just eat the crust and be done with it. it's so yum.

cowgirl - thanks...i'm hoping today is better. at least, i'm trying to just forget about it and rise above, ya know?

becks - omg! breads of narnia, here i coooome!

nikki - you should totally do yourself a favor and make pizza. like, immediately.

crystal - it was so good. you definitely need to use it, because it might make your life complete ;)

jeni - you can have an entire pizza made by me if you give me some of that fairy dust, please.

BadYogi said...

your work day sounds *exactly* like mine! I hope today's is better for you than it is for me so far though...

... as for that pizza, can I come eat at your house? I'm in Montreal and ride a bike, so if I leave right after my Thanksgiving on Monday I should be there in time for your Thanksgiving in November...

evestirs said...

sorry to hear about your crappy day. at least its almost the weekend right?

but your pizza has my mouth watering over here! ;)