I improvised this pizza crust the other day, and it was so good, I had to share!
(measurements are approximates, it's been a week and a half and I never write anything down. You might need a bit more flour.)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup corn meal 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 3/4 Tbsp (approx) rosemary 1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp olive oil water (1/2 cup-1 cup?) 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 F Stir together dry ingredients, add oil and enough water to mix to form a moist ball of dough. Make an indent with your spoon/finger and add vinegar. Quickly mix/knead into the dough. Spread dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet, build up the edges a bit. Poke all over with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes. Press down inside area lightly if too puffy, add toppings, bake for another 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
Has a light, slightly crumbly texture. Makes a very thick crust. Pictures here, at the bottom.
Please don't ask for the measurements/cooking times for the fruit pizza, I don't remember!
sorry if this has already been posted. let me know and ill delete it. i got this in a newsletter this morning. if anyone knows anything more about this, let me know.
"Breaking News: The Gelatin Controversy
Just last week, Vegan Supreme Marshmallows and its key ingredient Emes Kosher Gel were pulled from stores everywhere due to allegations that the popular vegan gelatin contained animal products.
Long praised for its amazing likeness to animal-based gelatin, many concerned members of the veg community are starting to wonder about the suspiciously close resemblance.
In 2004, Dr. Ken Burke of Loma Linda University received a sample of the gelatin from colleague Kay Hansen. He tested the substance and found that fresh fruit responds to it in such a way as to indicate the presence of bromelain, which occurs in gelatin but not plant-based gums.
Hansen, who runs the Live for Health Wellness Center in Oregon, had it sent to a lab, which indicated the sample to be 55% gelatin. When presented with lab results from Emes, she responded that their test only checked for contaminants. She told VN that the company's declaration that the substance “contains no animal matter” refers to E. Coli, not collagen.
An associate of Hansen's, Carrie Beets, also had Emes Kosher Gel tested in a lab, and the results matched those of Hansen’s.
Emes Kosher Gel Vice President of Operations Ted Loomos told VN that the allegations are false. Companies like Vegan Supreme who used the gelatin were not aware that there was any possibility of animal matter in the product.
I was trying to figure out a veganized recipe for Sarma, a Serbian dish that my boy absolutely loves. It's basically 3 kinds of meat, rice, seasonings, onions, and one egg all mixed together and wrapped up in cabbage leaves and boiled. I've got the meat portions figured out, but what could I use as a replacement for that egg as a binding agent? I haven't been vegan for very long and haven't experimented yet with egg replacements as I never really made recipes with eggs anyway.. any suggestions? Thanks pros!
Every year for the past 3-4 years I've gone up to Maine for the first week in July with my aunt's family. They're all from the South, and they do a lot of "down home Southern cookin'", complete with lots of bacon and eggs for breakfast and butter on EVERYTHING. The cottages we all stay in for the week we're there are in a tiny little island town with one general store.
My question is this: what are some tasty but easy recipe ideas so that I can, you know, HAVE FOOD while I'm there? I'll have to make it myself, because I don't want to put anyone out or make a big deal out of my dieting preferences, and it seems rude to have a person who's cooking for 30 make a second option for just one. I'm planning to bring as much (non-perishable) food with me as I need to, but I also want to think of quick and easy recipes whose ingredients can be purchased at the local general store. I want this to be not only an opportunity for me to have food to eat, but also for me to 'show off' a vegan or near-vegan (organic eggs and fish on occasion right now) diet-- I want to show them that I still have plenty of variety, I don't have to go out of my way to make complicated food, and I can eat things that taste good! Thanks in advance to anyone who contributes ideas. <3
Last night I was feeling tired and uninspired to cook, my fiancé was exhausted and hungry, and we were ten seconds from ordering a pizza when I remembered the corn and zucchini in the fridge. I figured I could find *something* to make, even if we just had vegetables and rice. But what I pulled out of our fridge and cabinets was something I liked enough to share, and enough to make again!
For about two weeks I'll only be eating the foods on that list (plus bananas because I am almost certain that I don't have a sensitivity to those), and then gradually adding foods back into my diet to see if i react to them.
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for meals? For lunch today I had soup (garlic, brown rice, potato, yam, ret lentils, celery, and salt), and I'm thinking maybe later this week I'll make a soup with potatos, roasted garlic, and maybe rice and/or celery and/or parsley.
So if anyone can suggest any recipes or meal ideas to me, that'd be awesome. Thanks!
Hey everyone. I went with my grandmother to see an osteopathic physician (alternative medicine), because my grandmother has cancer. And one of the things he told her was that sugar feeds cancer and should be eliminated from her diet. He told us to look into two alternative sweeteners: stevia and xylitol.
Apparently there is/was major controversy between stevia and the Food & Drug Administration. Since stevia is an herb that is easy to grow and the sugar industry felt threatened by it, the FDA ruled that it could only be sold as a "dietary supplement" only.
As for xylitol, I read of no controversy.
I've tried neither, but I just ordered a pack of xylitol packets from www.xylitolstore.com.
So here are some links with information about each sweetener, for those who are interested: