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#28 of the Pizza Project and an amazing pie!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This week my thoughts turned toward my favorite middle eastern restaurant, but it's 6 hours away, so my desire for a spinach fateyer was the inspiration for this week's pizza. A fatayer is a small handheld pie , can be made with a variety of fillings, and the spinach one is actually vegan. I baked fresh spinach in a hot oven to wilt it, then I chopped up an onion and roasted it with cumin, sumac, dill, mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Then I topped a pre-made whole wheat crust with a liittle Daiya mozzarella [didn't really need it], then added the spinach, onions and herbs. My kitchen was really smelling great, because I made some lentil soup to go with the pizza. Really good combination! Same thing I order at the restaurant.

I have yet another new cookbook titled "Vegan For The Holidays" by Zel Allen. Garry wanted me to try a variation on pecan pie from it. This one has hazelnuts, pecans, dates, apricots, golden raisins, and cranberries. I'll be serving this on Thanksgiving, but we had to try a sliver of it, just to make sure it was okay, don't you know. It was delicious, like a combination of pecan pie and fruitcake--it's a solid pie, those fruits and nuts aren't just on the top--they go all the way down! And it's a stunner too, so pretty!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SWEETMAGNOLIA2 11/25/2012 11:48PM

    Both pies look wonderful!

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GREENCAT1 11/21/2012 9:21PM

    MMMMMMmmmmm!!!! So good!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 11/21/2012 8:08PM

    Oh YUM!! I love your foodie blogs, they are so fun to read! Especially the pics!

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SECRETHERMES 11/19/2012 6:21AM

    OMG! That Pecan Hazelnut Pie haunted my dreams. I am impressed with our willpower in not eating more than a sliver each. (Of course, I mentally counted how many slices we'll need Thursday and I couldn't figure out a way to sneak anymore!)

The Pizza and soup combo was wonderful. When you started the Vegan Pizza challenge I was skeptical. Now I'm ready for you to write a Vegan Pizza cookbook. I'd buy it just so I could point to certain photos and say, "That one! We need that Pizza next!

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NATHELESS 11/18/2012 10:13PM

    The pie looks wonderful!

Well, both pies do, but the fruit and nut extravaganza... Oh my!

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JENAE954 11/18/2012 9:38PM

  You are so creative and an inspiration to me.
Thanks again.

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DS9KIE 11/18/2012 9:23PM

    that looks sooo yummy

What do you use for the crust?

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