Wednesday, November 23, 2011

thankful for raw pizza

I've shared this delicious pizza with friends and it has gotten their seal of approval and request for the I thought it was time to sit down and actually try to write it out.  I don't usually measure anything when I am preparing food like this so use your intuition as you use this recipe...I don't think you can mess this up too much.

2 cups of flax seeds (soaked overnight or several hours)
2 cups of sunflower seeds (soaked a couple of hours)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1-2 cups of juice pulp (carrot, kale, or whatever you got)
2 tsp. of sea salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor and give it a whirl until it looks like dough. 
Spread thin onto teflex (non-stick) sheets and place in dehydrator on 105°F for 2 days or until the center is dry.

Cashew Cheese
2 cups of cashews
1/2 lemon juiced
2 tsps. tamari
1/2 cup of water

Place all ingredients in a food processor and let it spin until it looks like the consistency of cream cheese.  Add more tamari to taste.

Marinated Shitake Mushrooms
4-5 Shitake Mushrooms
Olive oil
Balsalmic Vinegar

Slice the mushrooms into thin slices cutting off the stems (save those for something else).  Place in a shallow dish and cover with olive oil.  Sprinkle balsalmic vinegar generously on top.  You could add some garlic, herbs, etc. but I don't because the pizza is made with pesto.

Pesto sans cheese
2 cups basil leaves
2/3 cups olive oil
1/4 cup walnuts
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp. sea salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  I usually make double batches and freeze in ice cube trays and take out a cube at a time as needed.

Assembling the pizza
Additional ingredients:
kalmatra olives
a little red pepper looks quite nice too

Spread a thin layer of pesto on the crust.
Cover with a generous layer of cashew cheese.
Place thinly sliced avocado on top of the cheese.
Arrange olives, marinated mushrooms over the avocado.
Top with baby spinach or other greens.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Life has twisted and turned in the most unexpected ways this year.  Everytime I think its time to say goodbye to so wabi sabi, something says, "not just yet."  Thank you for those who still take the time to read. 

I started teaching full-time at a Friends School this year and my little guy started Kindergarten.  We've moved into an apartment, though we still visit our special place along the creek that I've shared here over the last couple of years.  I'm now experiencing life as a single working mother instead of a stay at home mom...but life is good!  Blessed be~


  1. I miss you. I am going on another 21 day cleanse starting next week. I'll have to use this recipe a couple of times in my menu planning. Hope all is well.

    Love, Lisa

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