Monday, July 27, 2009
Pizza Therapy
I don't know why, but making pizza is so therapeutic for me! I know when I make it at home, it will take a little time (mostly for the preparation), but the end result is so worth it! On the positive side, homemade pizza really does not take that much time at all! I know there are places out there that make pizzas with soy cheese or without cheese, but I am never as satisfied with the pizza experience or I know the people behind the counter don't get that I have contamination issues. It is not as easy as just not ordering it when you are dealing with having a reaction from the food that you eat. So, today I pulled out The Sublime Restaurant Cookbook by Nanci Alexander to try out their pizza dough recipe. This book is full of different types of recipes from appetizers to desserts. It also has recipes that range from Asian to Southern to Italian. It is very easy to understand and the recipes are written well. In the entree section, the book even recommends other recipes in the book that will go well with it.
I went with what I had on hand for the pizzas. So, I made one cheese and one with grilled zucchini, sauteed peppers and baby basil leaves. The funny part about this meal is that it was thrown together with three pieces of cheese (dairy free for those of us who can't have the dairy - or none because you just don't need it), tomato paste, 1 fresh tomato, 2 cloves of garlic, a zucchini, a handful of frozen peppers (all that was left) and a few baby basil leaves. We really need to go to the grocery store, but we are seeing how far we can get with the odds and ends in the kitchen. The crust was really simple from The Sublime Restaurant Cookbook by Nanci Alexander and it comes together in 30 minutes total for the preparation! It bakes off so can have restaurant quality pizza at home in less time than it takes to order delivery! I was very impressed with the pizza dough recipe and can't wait to try more. I really want to try out the Seven Layer Pizza soon! Next on the list is the Baba Ganoush! I have a huge eggplant waiting to be experimented on! I will let you know how that one goes!
written for Go Dairy Free


posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 2:27 PM  
  • At July 28, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sublime has a cookbook?! I've only heard good reviews about the restaurant so I bet the cookbook is just amazing!

    Love pizza! I think I'll have one tomorrow =)

  • At January 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM, Blogger Traci said…

    What non-dairy cheese did you use? (if any?) I agree, you don't really need it.

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