Sunday, February 19, 2012

Nifty Pizza #6 - Colorado!

Colorado literally means "red colored", so it's only natural that this tribute to the Centennial State is topped with red taco sauce, tomatoes, and spicy soy-rizo. The other colored ingredients weren't left out of the fun though! They were still red-hot with spice and flavor: black beans, corn, jalapeno peppers, and of course Daiya Cheese (pepperjack this time!).

Nifty Pizza #6 - Colorado!!

Garnished with cilantro, to cool down the spice! Thiz pizza is hearty and packed with protein -- the perfect thing to eat before hiking through the Rockies.
Not feeling the Southwestern flair? Check out some of our other Nifty pizzas - Alabama is good if you're craving comforting down-home flavors. California is cool and fresh, topped with creamy avacados. This red-colored pie is battling with Arizona for top billing when it comes to our spicy creations. KT can't decide which of the two is her favorite!! There's only one way to solve this problem...make them both again!
Peace, love, and red all over,
Pam and KT

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Resourceful Rolls

It's no secret that we love pizza. If either of us could only have one meal for the rest of our lives, it would be safe to say that we both would choose pizza. KT asked pizza to be her Valentine this year. The recipe for pizza dough that we use in our bread machine allows us to foster this obsession -- it yields enough dough for 2 pizzas every time. This is usually no problem. Either we make another pizza (always the best option), vegan stromboli, or delicious focaccia bread. But since yesterday was Valentine's Day, we opted for something a bit sweeter with our left over dough!Vegan Love Rolls
Dough for 1 pizza
1/8 cup Sugar
1/8 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Flour
1/4 cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
2 Tbsp Vegan Margarine

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix together all ingredients except for the dough and the margarine.
3. Roll or pat out dough to about 9X12 inches. Sprinkle filling over the dough. Dot with small pieces of margarine. Firmly roll the dough from the shorter side and use a little water to pinch the seam together and seal.
4. Slice into 6 even pieces. Place in a 9 inch baking ban sprayed with cooking spray.
5. Cover with towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

If you want to take your rolls to the next level (trust us, you do), whip up this delectable drizzle!
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp Nondairy Milk
1 tsp Vanilla

1. Mix ingredients together.
2. Drizzle over rolls.

These resourceful rolls were the perfect sweet breakfast for Valentine's day...but honestly, they would be the perfect breakfast ANY day! Plus, they're just another excuse to make more dough for that second pizza...

Peace, love, and rolls,
Pam and KT

Monday, February 13, 2012

Vegan Nom-Nom-Nomelets!

If you asked us who our heroes are, you would get 2 different answers. Pam's answer would definitely be the one and only Isa Chandra Moskowitz. A vegan celebrity, to say the least, Isa's recipes NEVER disappoint in the Veg-Berger household.
Pam owns almost all of her cookbooks as well as an authentic PPK apron. Isa's autograph is framed and on display in our kitchen. We make her cheesecake brownies weekly (you think I'm kidding. I'm not). So this weekend when we were craving some delicious brunch food, we instantly reached for "Vegan Brunch."
We finally decided on something we had never made... Tofu Omelets! We love a challenge, and we must say that Isa hit it out of the park once again. We stuffed the savory yellow pockets of tofu love with Cheddar Daiya, mushrooms, and spinach. Of course, you can choose whatever filling you want! Making this recipe reaffirmed our love for Isa (not like it needed affirmation in the first place), and was a great tribute to Pam's hero!
BUT WAIT! KT never said who her hero was! Well...that's an easy one. It's her mom.
Peace, Love, Nom-nom-noms,
Pam and KT