I am really excited about this weekend, it’s the first get together for all of my Palmetto70 teammates to meet one another. We are meeting at a new (to me) wine bar so you know I’m pumped.
Though I have to admit, after giving wine up for the entire month of January, I really have no craving for it. I mean, sure put a glass in front of me and I won’t push it aside, but I have no desire to go pick up a bottle on the way home for dinner.
I guess that’s a good thing, saves us calories and money!
Okay enough of my wino-loving self, let’s talk food instead.
On Tuesday night I decided that pizza sounded delicious for dinner. But I wasn’t in the mood for a run of the mill “normal” pizza. After looking around in the pantry and what we had I went with a Mexican inspired pizza dish.
It was awesome.
Instead of making 1 huge pizza, I made us each a personalized vegan Mexican pizza. Of course that meant I made Dan’s out of 3/4 the dough and mine out of the rest.
It helps my portion control!
These pizzas are whole grain, vegan and me gusta mucho! Like how I worked my Spanish in there? Oh yea.
Whole Grain Vegan Mexican Pizza
-1 tbsp flax-meal (or 1 egg)
-3 tbsp water
-1.5 cup oats (I used old fashioned)
-1 cup buckwheat groats (Aka kashi)
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 cup water
-1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
-Vegan refried beans
-1 tsp oil
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flax-meal and 3 tbsp of water. Set to the side while preparing toppings.
3. Slice toppings to desired sizes and place to the side.
4. In a small sauté pan, heat up oil. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with seasoning mix. Add to the pile of sides.
5. In a blender or food processor, blend all the ingredients for the crust. This includes the “flax egg” prepared in step one.
6. Head up a nonstick skillet on med heat. Add 1/4 of batter like a pancake. Because the batter might be thick, I used the back of a wet spoon to help even it out. Cook for ~3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and repeat until you’ve made all the desired pizza crusts.
7. Place crusts on a baking sheet and add toppings as desired.
8. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until all toppings are cooked and the crust is slightly browned on the edges.
9. Top with salsa and enjoy!
These are a lot of fun to make. Normally, during the week I rush around the kitchen to get dinner on the table quickly. But this night, I took my time and enjoyed the process.
What’s your favorite Mexican meal?
Favorite pizza topping?
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