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Monday, June 5, 2017

MCT "Cook~n~Craft"


GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "Cook~n~Craft!"

I just LOVE this day because we get to share our FAVORITE recipes with YOU! :) I don't have an actual project, but I DO have a recipe! ;)  If you are new to my blog, I am a vegan & I will be sharing vegan recipes!  My intentions are NOT to convince everyone to become vegan, this is just how I eat & I want you to see that vegan food is NOT boring! ;)  Today I am sharing a vegan pizza recipe!  This is the YUMMIEST pizza EVER!  Since I have been a vegan for almost 2 years now, I am learning MORE & MORE recipes! 
Since becoming a vegan, the ONE thing I have missed was CHEESE!  I have tried a few recipes & this by far is my FAVORITE so far!  It is a "Tofu Ricotta Cheese" that I used for my pizza!

Here is the recipe:
~ Vegan Pizza Dough (from Trader Joe's, I like the garlic & herb one. I get the whole wheat for the boys)
~ Pizza sauce of your choice
~ Any veggies or whatever toppings you prefer!
(For mine I used tomotoes, mushrooms, olives, onions, fresh italian oregano, fresh basil & fresh parsley)

Tofu Ricotta Cheese (from Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking Book)
~ 6 oz extra firm tofu (drained/pressed)
~ 1 1/2 lemons juiced or 3 tablespoons
~ 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
~ 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil
~ 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
~ 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
~ 6 Tbsp vegan parmesan
(Vegan parmesan: 3/4 cup raw cashews, 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast, 3/4 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp garlic powder. Mix all together in food processor to a fine meal.)

First I prepare the tofu ricotta.  Put all of the ingredients for the cheese in your blender or food processor.  Pulse to combine, it should be semipureed with bits of basil still intact. Taste & adjust the seasonings as needed! Put in the refrigerator to chill while preparing the rest. 
While that is chilling, I remove the dough from the bag & let it rest for 20 minutes. Oh don't forget to pre-heat your oven!  My dough calls for me to preheat my over to 400 degrees. So double check the degrees for your dough that you will be using!  After the 20 minutes, I roll out my dough, then add the sauce.  I like to sprinkle some of my vegan parmesan on top of my sauce before I add the rest. 
Next I put dollops of the ricotta cheese onto the sauce.  Then I add the rest of my ingredients except for the fresh herbs.  After I cook my pizza for about 10 minutes, then I take it out of the oven & lastly I add my fresh herbs!  Then you will have a FRESH & gourmet tasting pizza!  
P.S. all of the fresh herbs & tomatoes were from my garden! :)

This was one of the pizzas I made when Baby Aaron had a few of his friends over & they tried it & ABSOLUTELY LOVED it!!! Since I made 5 pizzas that night, I didn't add the veggies, it was just with the tofu cheese & they STILL LOVED it!  Of course the other 4 pizzas had pepperoni, but  they are always wanting to try my vegan cooking when they come over so I thought this was perfect for them to try! ;) 



If you decide to give this a try, let me know how you liked it! :) 


Now onto my AMAZING design team!  Miss Katie has an ADORABLE card for you ALONG with a YUMMY recipe!  Don't forget to click on her name to see MORE! :)




I hope we inspired YOU to do a little crafting along with trying a couple of NEW recipes!  I cannot wait to make Miss Katie's recipe, but of course I will veganize it so I can eat it! ;)

Thank you ALL for stopping by, have a FABULOUS day & I will see you all be here SOON! :) xoxo



3 comments:

  1. Good Morning Miss Emma!! OMG your pizza looks absolutely delicious!!
    Gosh what a way to start my day it's 5:26 a.m. and I want a piece of your pizza!
    Your recipe is definitely amazing. Wishing you a Magnificent Monday filled with lots of Craftabulosity!! YOU SO ROCK!!

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  2. It sure looks yummy and I love that adorable card too!

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  3. Wondering how you would veganize chicken thighs...I bet you will figure out a way :D You pizza sounds and looks great...I like the tofu cheese and parm from cashews idea. It must be good if the boys loved it and you made 5 of them. Great recipes and an adorable card from Katie.
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