za-nies (pizza and brownies)
we've talked about pizza here on VR before, and it should come as no surprise that we love it and want to make it our best friend. vegan pizza used to seem kinda daunting to me, what with making the dough and the sauce and the fake cheese. now it's something i can throw together (with some help!) a half hour before the ball game comes on. my pizza partner found a recipe for a quick pizza crust on vegweb, and while it wasn't the best crust i've ever had or made, it certainly was quick, which was what we needed. it was also pretty salty, which worked this time because the saltiness complemented the veggies on top quite nicely, but next time i'd cut down by about half.
we whipped up a simple sauce of sauteed garlic, onions, canned diced tomatoes and copious (accidentally copious, but actually made the sauce awesome) amounts of crushed red pepper flakes. after prebaking the crust and simmering the sauce, we heaped arugula, spinach, baby bellas, tofu ricotta and roasted red peppers atop and plopped 'er in the oven for 10 minutes, which is really all you need to warm everything up nice and toasty.
a side of brussels sauteed in red wine and garlic and voi-za. veggies for dinner in all their splenditude.
oh, i also wasn't sure what to do with this bag of dandies vegan marshmallows.
taking a tip from anabell's blog, i decided to top these not to sweet chocolate walnut brownies with the sugary pillows of vegan mallow. i adapted the recipe with pecans instead of walnuts and baked some dark chocolate chunks and dandies on top for the last 10 minutes. oh man, i love marshmallows!!!! what to do with the other half of the bag, vegan mallomars perhaps?