Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vegan Pizza Awesomeness

 This pizza is so awesome, I just had to share with you all real quick! ...And it's vegan!

 It is so simple and so delicious! Creamy, savory, a tiny bit of crunch... If I had to choose one thing to eat forever right this second, it would be this.

I was shopping for our hectic schedule, and needed something quick and easy that could be thrown together despite the chaos and boxes that goes along with moving. I picked up some Nan bread with no idea of the beautiful creation I would soon be nomming on.

So, enough with the talking. Here is how I made it:

I took one piece of Nan bread, brushed it with melted butter (This part wasn't vegan, but i will replace the butter once my coconut oil comes in. you could even use water or olive oil.) and popped it in the oven, pre heated to 395F for approximately two minutes (you just want to warm it up.).

Then I washed and chopped some red and green bell pepper, onion, garlic, fresh mushrooms, and although its not in the picture above because i just laid it on the pizza (which is still good, but this is better.), about a handful of chopped/ripped spinach, and sauteed it all in pan with butter (again, i will use coconut oil to make it fully vegan when I get it!) until things started turning golden.

you only want enough veggies etc to cover your Nan bread, but you want a good amount. Also, while you're frying, your bread should be out. don't burn your bread!

Once everything was sauteed, I spread some *herbs and spices* tomato paste on my Nan bread, then evenly spooned out my veggie mix. Herb and spices tomato paste is very important. It really makes the pizza..

I popped it in the oven for about 2-4 mins (you are just giving everything a little bake since its all cooked. Just to crisp up a bit. So do not exceed 4 mins!)

I took it out of the oven, put it on a plate, and went into a state of bliss as I enjoyed this beauty with a nice cold glass of coconut milk. Om Nom Nom...

And that, my friends, is how you make my awesome Vegan pizza. If you try it, let me know. Also let me know what you add to it! My next one will have some zucchini...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Moving in T-Minus 4 days?!

 Whoa.. I just got some awesome, yet unexpected move news! (I figured I better keep you guys posted as I have been sort of MIA. So I will do my best to update often, even if its just a picture or something!)

 We just found out that we can move in... days. Like four. Holy cow! Now, you might be wondering why I am not being typical Rainbow and bouncing off walls, freaking out, and trying to get everything done in three days. The good thing is, we actually have 3 weeks to move. Probably a little longer if we want, so with us getting our new place so early, we have lots of time to pack, move, clean, organize, and paint both houses.

Pause for big dramatic sigh of relief.

 I am super excited to get started, but SO happy that I don't have to try and rush and do a big move in such a short amount of time!

I have been really bad at taking pictures lately, and hardly have any since things have been so nuts, but I am going to do my absolute best to record this move! I want to show you guys before and afters! The before's of this place may not be very clean though... hahaha with all the in and out there never seems  to be a moment of complete tidiness. But since I am an over sharer, I don't mind if you don't!

Now Cody and I need to sit down and decide exactly when we want to start living in the new place. Are we crazy enough to try for this weekend? ...Probably...