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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!
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    Both pies look wonderful!
    2004 days ago
    MMMMMMmmmmm!!!! So good!
    2008 days ago
    Oh YUM!! I love your foodie blogs, they are so fun to read! Especially the pics!
    2008 days ago
    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!

    2011 days ago
    The pie looks wonderful!

    Well, both pies do, but the fruit and nut extravaganza... Oh my!
    2011 days ago
  • JENAE954
    You are so creative and an inspiration to me.
    Thanks again.
    2011 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    that looks sooo yummy

    What do you use for the crust?
    2011 days ago
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