Vegan Pizza (Gluten Free!)

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A friend of mine sent me a recipe for a quinoa pizza dough that I thought it was interesting to share. But because I’m not good at following instructions, I made it with millet which is cheap and healthy. It is a good source of copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. Millet has lots of fiber and protein, it is an alkaline whole grain that digests easily and protects the health of your colon. To learn more about Millet, keep reading  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/12-health-benefits-of-millet.html

In addition, I made the vegan mozzarella based on a very easy recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients (natural tomato sauce)

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 big ripe tomato, peeled and finely chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Procedure

In a pan, heat the olive oil at medium heat.

Cook the garlic and onion for about 4 minutes or until light brownish.

Seasoning and add the tomato.

Cook for 4 more minutes or until “puree” texture.

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Ingredients (vegan mozzarella cheese)

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 + 1/4 tbsp. tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (onion powder is also good!)
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Note: For this recipe you need a powerful blender!

Procedure

It’s so easy to make this mozzarella if you have a nice high speed blender.

Put all the ingredients in a blender.

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Blend all together for about one minute or until really homogeneous.

Pour the mixture in a small saucepan.

Cook it over a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until thick and smooth.

Use a whisk to stir it constantly.

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You will notice that after a couple minutes the mixture starts to thicken

and change its consistency.

Keep stirring energetically!

When it gets thick and smooth, remove it from the stove.

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With a spatula pour the mixture in a small bowl to give it a mozzarella shape.

Let it cool and place it in a plate.

It’s ready to cut!

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Note: For more details… http://www.survivorsway.com/2015/09/vegan-mozzarella-cheese/

Ingredients (Dough)

  • 3/4 cup millet, soaked overnight
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • baking paper

Procedure

Preheat the oven 370F.

Soak the millet overnight, rinse several times and drain well.

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In a food processor, put the millet with a little bit of water (3-4 tbsp.)

Processes it and then, add sea salt, black pepper and baking powder.

Cover an oven tray with baking paper and pour the millet mixture.

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Bake it for 15 minutes, turn it over and add the tomato sauce.

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Bake for 5 more minutes.

Add slices of vegan mozzarella and fresh tomato slices.

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Put it back in the oven for a few more minutes.

Your vegan pizza is ready, decorate it with fresh basil and black olives!

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