Sorry. But I’ve written at least one post without a rubbish pun for the title this week – there weren’t going to be two 🙂
I got a text from Dave’s new owner last night, saying he was happy and settling in so all good on that front – and thank you for all the lovely comments yesterday!
I got the text just as I was making something deeeeelicious….. something I haven’t had for *casts mind back* years, not since I was diagnosed coeliac:
It’s not that I haven’t been able to buy or make GF pizza, just that I was never the biggest lover of it, even when I could have it. But as I’d been given the Fria ones to try… I did!
And in keeping with the fact the Fria products are dairy-free and almost all of them vegan, so’s this.
I used my red pepper and almond pesto because I thought it would have more flavour than tomato puree. I used three peppers this time, 3tsp ground almonds, 3/4 tsp garlic, 2tbsp nutritional yeast but only 2tsp olive oil and it was great – half the amount made from that was enough because these bases aren’t huge.
I then chopped mushrooms and courgette and layered them on, then
poured glooped some vegan cheezy sauce on the top and baked for 10 minutes at 200C. I half thought about putting some real cheese on top but thought I could always add it afterwards if needed.
And served with normal accompaniments. Is it weird to eat steamed veg with pizza? Maybe. Does that worry me? Nope 🙂
I loved the cruchy/soft/chewy/pizzainess (that’s a word, really) of the base and I’m glad I didn’t add real cheese because it didn’t need it.
It might even possiblynearlymaybe have convinced me to try a few more different pizzas – and there were two bases in the packet so that’s definitely a possibility 🙂
And as far as pizzas go, this has got to be a healthy one, as well as being free from just about anything that could cause problems.
Speaking of which, my sister and six-year-old nephew Isaac were staying with my mum and dad this weekend. When I got round there yesterday, Isaac and my mum had been baking. Isaac said proudly, straight away: “Do you want a gingerbread man? They’re good for you!”
My mum had used the GF plain flour, telling Isaac it was “Auntie Eleanor’s special flour” – so he was right; although they didn’t contain some miraculous Elixir of Life, they were better for me in particular than they would have been made with normal flour. That makes them practically health food – so I had two 🙂
Healthy gingerbread men and healthy pizza?! It must be time for some chocolate…
What’s your favourite pizza topping?