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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pizza

This plant-based pizza is A-MAZ-ING!  Some people have a fear of making their own pizza crust. DON'T be afraid!  This recipe is super easy and fast.  Some people see the word 'vegan' and turn away. DON'T!  Some of the most flavorful, filling dishes I have ever tried are plant-based.  Not only are they colorful and tasty, but you KNOW what's in them, AND they are healthy...unless you add something crazy like Doritos to your pizza.... 

3 cups brown rice flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
3/4 and 1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbsp grape seed oil

My Toppings (this time....because every pizza is different)

mushrooms (sliced)
roasted red peppers (diced)
red onions (sliced)
corn (boiled and cut off the cob OR grilled if possible)
French, black lentils (soaked for 3 hours and cooked down for 2 hours)

Toppings AFTER the Pizza Cooked
baby arugula
snow pea sprouts
green onions (diced)
a light drizzle of vegan "cheese" sauce 

In a small bowl, combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water. Stir gently and let sit for 5 minutes to activate. Stir in 1 Tbsp of sugar.

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and 2 Tbsp of sugar. Gently stir in the yeast mixture, olive oil, and 1/2 cup warm water. Mix with a spoon until blended. Shape dough into two balls and, using your fingers, press out the dough balls, side-by-side, on a baking sheet with parchment paper or with lightly sprayed foil. Pre-bake at 425 for 10 minutes.

Add toppings and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Top with fresh leafy greens, etc., once it's cooled.

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