holy crap.

October 10, 2009 at 10:37 am (vegan living) ()

3930562108_f07c8dec17Not the most erudite blog post title but really, seriously, I think I found the food I would serve to an important or royal person if he or she were coming over to dinner. I know, I know, it just looks like pizza, but I, uh,  VEGANIZED GOAT CHEESE, PEOPLE. Well, Vegetarian Times did.

Goat cheese and I. . . when I was vegetarian, I loved it. A lot. It was my favorite. I haven’t really missed it since going vegan but when the PPK and other internet folks were raving about this VT recipe, I had to try it. It is so worth it. I got the inspiration for pizza from C’est La Vegan who made a log of it into a tart.

I didn’t want to do the puff pastry thing last night so I got some pre-made pizza dough from Whole Foods and went to work. Instead of doing the whole “drain for 14 hours” I just made the cheeze and kept it like a spread. I kneaded out the pizza dough into a sort of rectangle, set it on my baking sheet, and covered it with torn, fresh basil leaves. Then I spread the cashew cheeze over it. I forgot to take a pic of just the basil so here’s it halfway spread with the cheeze:
half n half

Then I ground some fresh black pepper all over the cheeze. As in the tart linked above I seeded organic tomatoes and arranged them attractively:

fresh tomatoes

I drizzled olive oil over the top and baked it for 16 minutes at 425 and voila. Pizza.

baked and glorious

If you try one recipe from my blog this whole month, let this be it. Seriously. We ate the hell out of this, while this was happening outside:

bikes at night

And I woke up this morning to this.

out the door

So pretty! OK, now I have to go because I made the mistake of reactivating my World of Warcraft account and I need to level my druid. FOR THE HORDE!



  1. Kip said,

    Whoa, I’d not heard of the goat cheese before! Thanks for pointing it out. I definitely have got to try that.

    • molly said,

      Next up I am going to try the brazil nut cheeze kittee’s been posting about. . .

      • molly said,

        Brazil nut cheez. . . not as good.

  2. kim g. said,

    This looks great! I’m so happy that my blog inspired something that looks so yummy!

    • molly said,

      You’re a genius! My only regret is that I have no more to eat.

  3. John said,

    That pizza was amazing. Best vegan pizza I’ve ever had. Seriously.

    • Raechel said,

      Agreed, and I only had one bite! Mmmmm.

  4. brad said,

    The pizza looks fantastic!

    • molly said,

      I might make it again tonight. Or I might make bibimbap. But the pizza. . . woah. I don’t usually boast so much about my cooking, but seriously. This moved me. Emotionally.

  5. noms to write home about « paper fruit said,

    […] and veggies for dinner these days– but I did make a kick-ass pizza the other night, with the cashew goat cheese I made during VeganMoFo, thinly sliced pears, black pepper, and some seitan browned with some shallots, and that was […]

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