Tonight I made some vegan pizza... which I don't do often. It was fun.
I was in a bit of a mood, and when I looked in the book and saw that pizza dough would take about 1.5 hours to rise... I decided to go to Trader Joe's and try their pre-made dough. You just roll it out and make your pizza. I've heard good things about it, and tonight was the night to try it.
For the topping I used a little tomato sauce, then I made some tofu topping. The tofu topping went like this: saute a few sliced garlic cloves with about 1/4 c chopped fresh basil, some red pepper flakes, and about 1/2 tsp dried thyme. Then I pureed that in the food processor with some rice vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and crumbled tofu. YUM!
Then I slowly cooked up some sliced mushrooms and red onions with spinach and beet greens.
All together, it was a really great flavor combo. We both really loved it. I would only change it by adding a little bit more tomato sauce. The biggest problem was that the crust got stuck to my pizza stone. Luckily that was only on part of the pizza. I think I didn't use the pizza stone right - I didn't preheat it, and also I forgot to put cornmeal down on it. Ooops!
Also, check out this this neat "make-a-plate" that my nephew Christopher made and gave to us!! He made a few at our annual holiday craft party, and then - when we got the plates back - he was so sweet, and gave one to each of us. It's my new favorite plate! In case you can't tell, it's a depiction of 4 elves having a snowball fight, with a bird and a rabbit watching. One of the elves is saying "ha ha, gotcha!" It's so cute.