thai “chicken” pizza with whole wheat pizza dough.

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My coworker made this a few weeks ago and I didn’t try any because it was made with real chicken – but everyone else went crazy for it. I figured I would give it a try, but making it vegan. Im not a huge fan of daiya cheese, so i need to find a way to make it a little creamy b/c the daiya just isnt cutting it. But otherwise this was really really good, and I want to keep working to add to it and get it just right. The “chicken” is pretty salty, but I like my pizza salty, so this was alright to me!

1 pizza crust (*whole wheat pizza dough recipe below)
1 package uptons chickn seitan
1/2 cup green onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
spinach
4 T rice vinegar
4 T soy sauce
1/4 tspn black pepper
1 T corn starch
Daiya cheese
2T slivered almonds (optional)

Mix 1/2 onion, garlic, vinegar, and pepper. Add seitan and stir. Marinate a few hours or overnight. Reserve marinade. Saute seitan in a pan; Add cornstarch to marinade and cook until bubbly. Spread mixture onto pizza crust and sprinkle daiya cheese, spinach and green onions on top. Cook in preheated oven 500 degrees (or according to your crust instructions) for about 12-15 min. Sprinkle with almonds if using.
Whole wheat pizza dough

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2 1/4 teaspoons (one 1/4 oz packet) Active Dry Yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/2cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon agave
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt

Directions:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit until the yeast starts to foam and bubble, about 5-10 minutes.

2. Using the dough hook, turn the mixer on low and slowly add half of the flour, olive oil, honey, and salt. When flour is combined, add the remaining flour. Once dough starts to form, increase speed to medium. Mix for 3-5 minutes, until dough is well combined.

3. Remove the dough from the mixer and place on a floured counter. Knead a few times to form a ball. Dough should be smooth and shiny. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover loosely with a towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.

4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Roll dough into a 14 inch round. Place on a pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread with desired sauce and toppings. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove pizza from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

original recipe found here.

pizza rolls.

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This mastermind of a recipe comes from the super genius Shutterbean!
Its a super fun take on pizza and was absolutely delicious.

I also have this thing with daiya cheese. I dont really like it on pizza, but when its IN something, it gets kinda creamy and delicious; and since you bake the cheese IN the dough, I’m all for it!

I added some spinach, olives and tofurkey sausage to mine. I will definitely be adding these to the mix! Loved them!

Preheat oven to 450F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the baking sheet with olive oil.

On a floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a rectangular shape, roughly 9 x 16 inches and position so the short sides are parallel to you. Spread the sauce evenly on the rolled out dough, leaving about a 1″ border around the dough. Place about 1 cup shredded cheese, followed by your veggies and some of the basil.

Using your hands, lift up the bottom edge of the dough and roll it forward into a tight cylinder. Place dough cylinder, seam side down, on a cutting board and, using a thin, sharp knife, cut cylinder crosswise into 8 equal-size slices. Nestle the slices, cut sides up on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil onto the edges of the dough and bake until golden brown about 15-20 minutes. In the last two minutes of baking, pull rolls out of the oven and top with more cheese if youd like. Place rolls back into oven and bake until cheese melts.  Remove rolls from the oven, let rest for 5 minutes and sprinkle with chopped basil for serving.

bbq brussel sprout pizza.

brusselsproutpizza

Ive confessed before I have a mad love affair with brussel sprouts. And I’ve seen them on pizza. So i gave it a try, after finding THIS siracha and roasted garlic bbq sauce at trader joes. (this sauce also works great for making baked tofu, but thats another story.

First of all, this is my go to pizza crust. Serioulsy. We used to buy whole foods pizza crust all the time, but at $3 a crust, we realized that this is so much cost-efficient, and its so so great and practically foolproof, especially if you have a stand mixer. This recipe comes from the joy of cooking and its all over the internet.

1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) dry active yeast
1 1/3 cups warm (105 to 110 degree F) water
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar