Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pam's Special-Thai Pie!

It's hard to believe that the Summer of Pizza is over. Would you believe us that there are even more pizza recipes we made that we didn't even put on the blog?! We are slightly addicted. For KT's last night at home before beginning her senior year of college, Pam decided to make her a very special pie (because apparently we haven't had enough all summer long. Hey, we weren't joking when we said pizza was one of our specialties)!
The recipe was inspired by a similar one by Rachael Ray. As soon as Pam saw a Thai Pizza, she knew she had to veganize it!! And veganize it she did.

Thai Pizza
Pizza Dough for one crust
1/2 cup plum sauce
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups Daiya mozarella "cheese"
1/4 cup vegan parmesean "cheese"
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari
1 rounded Tbsp. peanut butter
2 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce
2 tsp. grilling seasoning
1/2 lb. vegan "chicken", cut into bite sized pieces
2 Tbsp. agave
2 Tbsp. red wine or apple cider vinegar
1/4 seedless cucumber, diced small
4 scallions, chopped small
1 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and prepare pizza dough.
2. Combine vegetable oil, tamari/soy sauce, and peanut butter with Sriracha and grill seasoning. Mix well. Add vegan "chicken" pieces and toss to coat.
3. Heat skillet to medium-high. Add "chicken" and sautee until slightly browned and crusted. Remove to platter.
4. Spread plum sauce over pizza dough. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
5. Top with prepared "chicken", red bell pepper, and "cheeses."
6. Bake 15 - 17 minutes.
7. While baking, mix agave and vinegar and add cucumber. Toss and set aside.
8. Upon removing pizza from oven, top with scallions, bean sprouts, and drained cucumber. Garnish with chopped cilantro and peanuts.
9. Slice, pile pieces on to your plate, and celebrate the end of summer!!

Peace, Love, and Bean Sprouts,

Pam and KT

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scenes of Summer...

Summer 2011 is drawing to a close. KT moved back to school a week ago and Pam is back in the full swing of things at work, and in all the pandemonium, this blog kind of fell under the radar. So to catch everyone up, we are bringing you a re-cap post of all the things we did this summer. We hope you enjoy, and more delicious recipes will be posted soon. We promise!!

KT performed in "The Rocky Horror Show" at the Arboretum.

We ate a lot of cupcakes....
...and a LOT of pizza.

KT crossed "become a Starbucks Legendary Barista" off of her bucket list.

We journeyed to foodie heaven...Jungle Jims!!

We witnessed many beautiful sunsets (or sunrises, if KT was opening at Starbucks).

We were visited by fantastic friends!

And we fed them cupcakes.

We feasted on the summer's bounty...

...and feasted...

...and feasted some more...

...and had an amazing time!

Thanks for coming along with us on the journey so far! We hope you keep checking back for fabulous eats and adventures!

Peace, Love, and Happy School Year

Pam and KT