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Pizza and a Salad [photo blog]

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I haven't done a pizza blog in a long time, having completed my mission of creating a new vegan pizza every week for a year. One of the pizza places that I visit occasionally offers a pear-gorgonzola pie, so I thought I'd use that basic idea, since I'd just made some tofu gorgonzola and it tastes just like I remember.

I toasted a whole grain tortilla to use as the crust, spread some homemade vegan brie on it, a few strands of caramelized onion, pear slices, toasted walnuts, and crumbled the gorgonzola over the top, then a drizzle of reduced maple syrup/balsamic vinegar. Behold!

It was so good; I hated to see it end. It was one of those seemingly odd combinations that worked beautifully. I'll be making it again very soon!

And speaking of odd combinations that turned out to be fantastic, here's a salad I made with spinach, pecans, strawberries and blueberries, homemade vegan feta, and topped with raspberry balsamic vinegar. It was really, really lovely.

And I made this tomato jam, a recipe with such odd ingredients I just had to try it: fresh tomatoes, onions, lots of garlic, salt , pepper and sugar--and the whole thing roasted in the oven for a few hours till it undergoes an alchemical transformation and becomes jam!
Excellent over a wedge of my Brie. [There's our dog, Cookie, looking for her share. [She got it.]

So the lesson I learned here is to not be afraid to go out on a culinary limb and try something different!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JEN169 10/17/2013 2:07PM

    Beautiful food! Looks deliciously lovely! I am working on eating this way! I just read a recipe for vegan feta and I can't wait to try it.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 9/6/2013 11:03PM

    I've really missed your pixxa blogs, I love them. I didn't know you were doing it once a week for the year, somehow I missed that. I thought that's all you ate lol

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PARASELENIC 9/5/2013 8:11PM

    seconded swede's comment: how do you make vegan brie? and vegan feta? (the feta I'm especially curious for, as I would love to have that on my salads!)

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DS9KIE 9/5/2013 7:38PM


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NATHELESS 9/5/2013 8:22AM

    Oh yum. Pear and Gorgonzola is such a great combo...

The salad looks amazing, too.


I am very intrigued by the tomato jam...

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SWEDE_SU 9/5/2013 6:54AM

    looks delicious! how did you make the vegan brie?

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FLAMENM 9/4/2013 11:10PM

    I love spinach, berry, nut salads. We live on them in the summer.

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MJ7DM33 9/4/2013 10:51PM

  Everything looks good! Thx for sharing!

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