So I was going to get all serious with the Wednesday Word-prompt on Weekly Prompts, CRAVING, but I decided to go with my “gut” and give full disclosure here. I am a pizzaholic. I can easily eat pizza every single day and nearly did when I was single. And I used to eat them the greasier and meatier the better. Carbs were everything to me.
Thankfully I don’t eat pizza every day anymore and I eat it much healthier now. BUT, yes I still always get cravings for it! But now my crusts are Cauliflower (usually). I’ve been loving on this one from Damn Delicious lately. And my cheese is usually Daiya, or I just go cheese-less. And I opt for more veggies and forgo even doing the vegan meats. But when I do want a “meat” pizza I usually opt for a Beyond Meat Lovers Pizza and either use the dough they call for, or I make it a cauliflower crust. Scroll down for the recipe!
I even indulge in an occasional fruit pizza using Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread and a cookie dough crust. Excellent for parties or for your birthday!!
Beyond Meat Lovers Pizza
- 1 Package Beyond Sausage
- 1 Package Beyond Burger
- Vegan Pizza Dough
- 4 Cups Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 White Onion
- 1 Red Bell pepper
- 2 Cups Marinara Sauce
- 2 TBSP Pitted Olives
- 1 Cup Shittake Mushrooms
- ½ Cup Roughly Chopped Basil
- Avocado Oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix pizza dough and let sit for 10 minutes while you prep the Beyond Meat.
- Add 2 TBSP avocado oil to a skillet. Crumple The Beyond Burger and slice the Beyond Sausage links. Cook through for about 6 minutes. Let sit.
- Roll out dough to desired size of pizza and bake for 5 minutes. Let sit.
- Spread a base of marinara sauce on the pizza dough.
- Add toppings; cheese, the crumbled Beyond Burger, sliced Beyond Sausage, onions, red bell pepper, shitake mushrooms, olives and basil.
- Cook in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Esther’s Cheezeburger Tortilla Pizza
Cuisine: Esther approved, GF option if using GF tortillas
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 -8″ pizzas
Author: Chef Linda
8 (8″) flour tortillas, forked to remove air pockets
Blush Sauce Ingredients
1 (14.5 oz) can organic diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon ketchup
2 Tablespoons egg-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1-(13.7 oz) package gardein-the ultimate beefless ground, defrosted and divided into 1 cup portions for each pizza
1-1/2 cups Daiya mozzarella style shreds
1-1/2 cups Daiya cheddar style shreds
(4) 1/4″ red onion slices, divided
(4) 1/4 cups diced pickles, divided
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced, divided
2 cups chopped lettuce, divided
Preheat the oven to 425F. Spray 4 pizza pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
1. Lay the 8 tortillas on your workspace. Use a fork and pierce random areas onto each tortilla. This will prevent the tortillas from expanding during baking. Lay one tortilla on each pizza pan.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the Daiya mozzarella and cheddar style shreds. Spread 1/4 cup Daiya cheese mixture onto each tortilla. Place the other tortillas on top of each cheese covered tortilla. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven.
2. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Stir until combined. Spread 1/2 cup sauce onto each pizza leaving about 1/4″ of sauce from the tortilla edge. Spread 1/2 cup Daiya cheese onto the sauce.
3. Place the beefless ground, red onion and tomatoes on the cheese layer.
4. Bake the pizzas for 10-12 minutes at 425F.
5. Remove the pizzas from the oven. Place the pickles and lettuce on the pizzas. Slice and serve. Add additional salt and pepper to taste
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So I went searching for something different and with an autumn take on the deliciousness that is pizza! Pizza is my favorite food in the whole world and I’m always on a quest to make it healthier, so I have a happy tummy as well as happy taste buds 👍 And let’s face facts here even if you’re an avid runner, or athlete. pizza and pizza toppings can get crazy unhealthy for you.
I came across this slice of autumn bounty today and wanted to share my find with you!! I haven’t tried this recipe, yet, but it will be on my menu at some point this season, yum 🍕
My pizza will be a “hold the onions” version (just not an onion lover). But I wouldn’t change anything else!!
Vegan? Here’s another I came across that’s a keeper for my recipe files!
Some Facts about Pizza
- 997 CE is the oldest recorded mention of the word “pizza”
- Pizza originated in Naples, Italy.
- The first pizzas were just dough and tomato sauce – no cheese.
- Antica Pizzeria was the world’s first pizzeria. It opened in Naples, Italy in 1738.
It wasn’t until 1889 that cheese was first added to pizza in Italy, when famous pizza chef Raffaele Esposito made a pizza for Queen Margherita using tomato, basil, and cheese to represent the colors of the Italian flag. Today, the simple margherita pizza remains one of the most popular pizzas in the world.
- We can thank the Italian immigrants for bringing pizza into America!! Grazie per gli italiani per introdurre l’America alla pizza! New York, Boston, New Haven, Conn., and Trenton, N.J. were the first US cities to introduce pizza on menu’s.
- The first American pizzeria was opened in New York City in 1905 at Lombardi’s
- Much of pizza as we know it here in America is not traditional Italian pizza. Especially not what you get from chain pizzeria’s
- The largest pizza ever made was at Norwood Hypermarket in South Africa. It was 122 feet 8 inches across, weighed 26,883 pounds, contained 3,968 pounds of cheese, and 1,984 pounds of sauce.
- The Hawaiian pizza was invented in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos, a native of Greece who ran a pizza place in Canada.
- It is estimated that about three billion pizzas are sold in the United States every year.
Pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in the United States.
- The most pizzas are delivered (and eaten) on New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve, and Super Bowl Sunday.
- About 350 slices of pizza are consumed every second in the United States.
- About 93% of Americans eat at least one pizza every month.
Want to avoid eating pizza on National Pizza Day, but still want to celebrate? Then you can get your zen on and color away with a super fun pizza themed adult coloring book!!
Happy National Pizza Day!
Recipe From The Amazing: She Likes Food
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Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Recipe type: Snack, Gluten Free
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook the quinoa according to package directions. While quinoa is cooking, heat a large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and onions. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the rest of the vegetables, ¼ teaspoon salt, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook mixture until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.
- Add the quinoa, cooked vegetables and remaining ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and then scoop the quinoa pizza mixture into each tin using a tablespoon. Sprinkle the top of each with a small amount of Parmesan cheese, if desired. Bake pizza bites for about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!