Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pizza another Uptown.



Pizza w. Pesto, Almonds, Onions, Red Peppers, Zucchini, Garlic and Herbs de' Provence



I was never a big pizza eater. There was something about the ratio of sauce to cheese that just didn't do anything for me. Although my mom's English Muffin Pizza's from my childhood are a dream...english muffin, sauce, processed american cheese. Kids and their processed cheese.

Ever since I started making my own pizza without cheese I've become a huge fan. I love spreading homemade pesto on the dough and covering it with veggies and nuts. Tomato sauce, veg and dollops of tofu ricotta, yum! Splatter olive tapenade on top, even better! One of my all time favorite pizza's is from VwaV..the Potato and Tempeh Sausage pizza (i just packed my cookbooks so i'm guessing that's what it is called)..i served it to a bunch of omni's a few months ago with very good results. I suggest you make it now if you haven't already.



Agave Sweetened Lemonade

I really want spring and early summer to arrive. I'm already starting to make and drink cooling summery drinks. I love making lemonade in mason jars. The jars are perfect for the vigorous shaking I believe is necessary to make this drink.



The Uptown take 2

I have finally mastered the art of pouring the above Agave Lemonade with Unsweetened Iced Tea in 2 separate layers!

1st. Pour in Lemonade
2nd. Add ice.
3rd. Very slowly pour Iced Tea over the ice.

Some will mix but you still get the 2 layers.

You have know idea how happy this has made me. It's the simple things in life you know.

17 comments:

Banana-head Pancake said...

the half & half looks gorgeous!

VeggieGirl said...

it's funny/ironic that the VERY FIRST pizza EVER didn't even have cheese on it; and yet so many people in today's society think that pizza is "incomplete" with it. your pizza looks PHENOMENAL - it's packed with so many delectable toppings yum!

I don't know about you, but I cannot watch ANTM tonight - their challenge is disgusting and just downright REVOLTING!

Cherie said...

That is a delicious looking pizza!!!!

Cherie said...

That is a delicious looking pizza!!!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Is it moving time soon? How exciting!!

I love pizza soooo much more since going vegan. It was always so greasy, hated that. I'll have to try that potato tempeh pizza, anything with tempeh these days makes my mouth water!

vko said...

That pour is just gorgeous- brava!
And yes, the lemonade in a mason jar is causing pavlovian instant summer response in my head...

Peter said...

Pizza w/o cheese/
is it pizza?/
o I don't think so/
no

Hippie Girl said...

I am sooo going to try making the lemonade/iced tea combo - i have never heard of that! Way cool!

b36Kitchen said...

peter..thank you for leaving the words to your cheeseless pizza song on my blog..now it's in my head..now i will sing it to your child. i hate you.

Sam said...

I love homemade pizza, and yours is making me hungry! Good luck with the move! I just moved and it wasn't fun...

pleasantly plump vegan said...

i love the half and half pic! very beautiful. makes me want one.

Wheeler said...

Oh that drink looks fantastic. I can't wait for spring to arrive in cold snowy Boston so I can give that a try!

Paulina said...

I also never really appreciated pizza until becoming vegan. Pizza somehow tastes better without all that cheese nowadays.

Your lemonade/iced tea mixture is making me super thirsty!

bazu said...

I'm just like you- pre-vegan, I thought pizza just had too much cheese. The concept of "extra cheese" just freaked me out! I guess I was born to be vegan, eh? Oh, and I just made agave lemonade yesterday too! That uptown is so gorgeous, I'll have to try to make it.

laura jesser said...

Wow. That pizza made me hungry instantly. So good. And agreed... "traditional" pizza is just too greasy and gross with all that cheese.

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Mihl said...

Pizza and lemonade makes me happy too. Especially when it's as beautiful as yours.