Herbed Pizza Dough 

Today, I decided to tweak my pizza dough to add more flavour. I think I nailed it. Tell me what you think 🙂

Herbed Pizza Dough

2 ¼ tsp yeast

1 cup warm water

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp oregano

¾ tsp onion powder

½ tsp parsley

¼ tsp thyme

¼ tsp dill

1 tsp Vegan Magic Parmageddon (or your fave parm)

1 tsp Manitoba Hemp seed

½ tsp salt

2 tsp olive oil

2 ½ cups flour


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the herbs and spices. Add flour and mix. I use a stand mixer because I’m lazy and don’t find kneading dough fun.

If the dough is too wet, add a little flour maybe a tsp at a time, if it’s too dry add a little water at a time, again try a teaspoon. You will know be the feel of it. When the dough is come from the edges of the bowl, take it out and knead it a few times in your hand to shape it in a ball.

Place dough in oiled bowl, roll the pizza dough around, cover with a clean towel (I don’t think I really need to mention that, but I did). Let it double in size. This could take an 1 hour or two depending on what type of yeast you’re using.

If you are not using that day, place in an air tight container and place in the fridge. Before you want to use it, just make sure you let it sit on the counter and let it get to room temp. Voila 

If onion and or garlic aren’t your thing, try using 1 tsp garlic powder and ½ tsp onion powder- or just omit it all together. Your pizza not mine. lol

Do you like herbed pizza dough? Or do you like a clean slate and play with flavourful toppings?


Superbowl Menu

Game day is almost here, and it’s time to think about the food, because you need snacks.

The following are some of my fav recipes when it comes to lip smacking guilt free indulgence.

Richa’s mozza sticks or try vegan zombie cheese stix

Richa has a recipe for cauliflower bites with celery ranch dip because you need wings at your party.

Ginny’s white pizza sauce and she also has a pizza recipe on her site Vegan in the freezer. If you are not in the mood to make your own pizza crust, then check out Laura’s take on a fast flavorful pizza. Julie Hasson wrote a book all about pizza, she also has some Pizza recipes on her site. Or make some pizza pull apart buns, this cooks in your slow cooker so you’re not slaving.

Nacho’s are a MUST, so head on over to Dreena’s site the Plant powered kitchen for her to die for vegveeta dip. This is my go to sauce for nacho’s.

Laura Theodore the Jazzy Vegetarian has an easy recipe for peanut butter cups. The last time I made these, I added a few handfuls of rice krispies, the minions went over over them.

Somer over at Vedged Out has a recipe for Dad’s cowboys beans, which are simply divine. Maybe you fancy a lasagna? This can easily be made the day before, and just put it in the oven, set the timer, and forget about it until it’s ready. Lasagna can be that easy.

If you are wanting a chili recipe, then head on over to the Post Punk Kitchen. Isa show’s you how to make her meat beany chili with corn muffins. Don’t worry, there’s no meat in it, but it will fool meat lovers.

Take out the crock pot for this Chili  by Kathy Hester from healthy slow cooking.

How about some taco’s? Mighty migas a.k.a breakfast taco, Cheesy Sweet Potato & Chickpea Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce. Actually you can stuff any of your favorites into a taco. Hmmmm, maybe I’ll make a mac n cheese taco.

I’m not going to include juice recipes, just juice what is cheap in your area. BUT if you can buy watermelon that doesn’t require you to take out a second mortgage, then I suggest you juice that, with some lime. I’ve even added vodka to it 😉 But seriously, I love watermelon and lime together.

There are so many more recipes I could pull up for you, which I may add through out the week- but I don’t want to overwhelm you. No matter what recipe you go with, you can’t go wrong. I’ve made everyone of them and they are all delish!!

What team are you rooting for?

Pizza Pie Get In My Mouth

Sometimes surfing SM sites can be very dangerous, you don’t know what is out there – lurking, in the shadows, just waiting and waiting and waiting to lure you in…. with offers of pleasure, promises of never letting you down- enticing photo’s. Some times it’s a  HUGE let down. Other times, it’s pure bliss.

Yesterday, I came across a post that brought me pure bliss. I could taste the flavours before even trying it. As I read, I knew I needed to make pizza. That’s right! What was waiting for me yesterday was a recipe for a tangy garlicky white pizza sauce.

Around the same time I was reading it, Kayla calls. I tell her all about it. (yes, we chat about food, boys, and clothes all the time like teenagers. Only we’re old enough to know better, yet young enough to do it again) I said the sauce is easy to make, and dough is simple. She’s like “for you maybe……” I said “well it is, if you have an hour to let it rise, then you can do this easily without any type of planning.” She says “You have a dough maker?” I paused, and answered “No, but I do have my Kitchen Aid stand mixer to do all the work for me.” Yeah, sometimes I forget about those who don’t have certain kitchen gadgets. I love my kitchen toys and would DIE without them.

I’m going to share with you, where I found this masterpiece. Go over to Ginny’s blog aka vegan in the freezer for Vegan white pizza sauce and make some. Tomorrow is Friday, so movie and pizza date night.

Check this out. I put broccoli, onion, Brussels sprouts, green peppers and pineapple on it. The sweetness from the pineapple and the tang from the sauce really compliments each other. I really want to stuff my face with the whole pizza. But I did show some will power not to eat all of it. That was hard to do. Here’s some pics to tease your taste buds. Go ahead and lick the screen, I know your are drooling right about now 😉


Left to right: Before the oven, hot out of the oven (yes, I couldn’t wait for it to cool. My finger tips may or may not have been injured in the process- but hey, hot pizza) and I took some of the white pizza sauce and drizzled it on the slice to the left, and took left over homemade pizza sauce and kinda just plunked it on the pizza. I had some of my garlic dip left over (I know right? so surprising). Each bite I took was power packed with  delightful flavour bliss. Some say chocolate is better than sex? WRONG- this pizza is better than sex.

Left to right: Me dipping my pizza into the dip, and the white sauce. I didn’t have any fresh basil, so I used dried. I also used my vitamix as I didn’t pre soak the nuts. Next time I think I will use a few cloves of garlic instead of powered. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Do you like red or white sauce on your pizza?





National Pizza Day

I love National days, I kinda use it as a meal planner. So, you know how excited I am today? Going to make homemade dough, and top it with broccoli, zucchini, onions and pineapple and serve it  with appropriate homemade garlic ranch  bite/ dip ratio 🙂 Perfect.

Did you know Julie Hasson has a book called Vegan Pizza? 50 cheesy, crispy healthy recipes. You should check it out. The link I provided gives you a dough recipe and a pizza topping idea. The mixture does sound weird- but she knows what she doing.

Dana over at Minimalist Baker has a wicked pizza recipe – sautéed veggies with herbs topped with parm? Now that make me drool.

I wish I would stop looking at the Internet for pizza ideas when I already know what I want. But, I like to give you options. But after telling you what I was going to do, then  going through Julie’s book, then heading to Dana and John’s site- I think I’ve given you enough options. There’s so many great pizza recipes out there you can make a new one each night before you run out. I give you permission to have yourself a love affair with the pizzas.


The above pizza just has pineapple, onion and cheeze – so good!

What are your fave toppings?