Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vegan Flatbread Pizettes with Roasted Tomato Pesto

Before I go any further, I just have to share with you tonight's dinner!  Amazingly delicious, beautiful vegan flatbread pizettes with roasted tomato pesto!  I know, your mouth is watering already! :D



Here is my recipe for the flatbread:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour (I like white whole wheat best because it yields a much lighter crust)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder (or minced fresh if you have!)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ~1 cup water 
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, basil and oregano. Add water slowly, approximately 1/4 cup at a time, beating with a hand mixer.  Keep an eye on your dough - you want it to be moist and to just be able to form it into a ball but you don't want it to be too wet!  Cut dough into 4 equal parts and transfer each onto a seperate sheet of parchment paper that has been floured.  Flour the top of your dough and cover with another sheet of parchment paper - now you're ready to roll!  Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.

Transfer dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. 

Now, for the star of the meal, the Roasted Tomato Pesto Sauce. O-M-G.  I made this pesto on Sunday so that the flavors could really develop.  You can find the recipe for the pesto at Oh She Glows - I love the recipes that Angela posts on her blog!  They are all 100% vegan, most are gluten & soy free and she uses minimal or no packaged or canned items in all of her recipes!

I topped the flatbreads with the pesto and a small sprinkling of Daiya cheddar shreds.  It was absolutely incredible and  EASY!! I will make this again and again and again!

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So I already failed on my promise to myself to wake up early every morning this week...yup, I slept in until 7am this morning.  It was totally worth it, I felt great when I woke up!  Luckily, I got out of work about an hour earlier than I expected which gave me the opportunity for a quick 2 mile run.  I had planned on going for 3, but I happened to run past my sister-in-law who babysits for a kid around the block so I stopped to chat for a bit.  It was so hot out (90 degrees!) and I was ready to be done at that point, so I ran the half mile home from there and called it quits. I'm not sure what my time was today, Map My Run got screwed up when I stopped, but my guess is about a 10min/mile.

And then this happened....


I wonder who could have done such a thing....


What a guilty look he has on his face!  Luckily it was just a pair of headphones...and I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it!

Have a good night everyone!

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"You alone are enough.  You have nothing to prove to anyone." - Maya Angelou