Wednesday, May 28, 2008

note to self: buy bread and jam and peanut butter

Aaaah! I guess I have too much free time or something. Actually I've been in this mood where I don't really know what I want to eat for lunch at all, so only the most elaborate thing has been satisfying. So that begat sushi, which was the magical result of actually having avocado and cucumber in the fridge at the same time. The rolls were at the whim of whatever I had on hand, so I ended up with...

+ california (of course)
+ bunny rolls (apple, carrot and thin-sliced ginger)
+ vegetable with hot chili sesame oil
+ broccoli mashed with tahini and ume plum vinegar, with red pepper and red onion
+ and avocado-cashew!

I've also been harboring this serious craving for pizza, for like, ever. And I'd never made it before! (these days it hardly seems worth cooking if it's not an experiment. *shrug*)

I cracked open my Vegan with a Vengeance and started on the pizza dough, and it was great - I'm so used to making bread with a poolish that I have to set up the night before that a straight-ahead dough recipe seemed positively lightning fast to make! Plus ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.

This is my second attempt and I think I'm getting the hang of it. I was even flipping the dough in the air to get that paper-thin middle crust going! I could make pizza all the time, it's totally playing with food, and anyway... this is my second creation, a grand mess of red onion, tofurkey sausage, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, broccoli, olives, tofu ricotta and red chile flakes with homemade pizza sauce, YUM!

And check it out! CRUST BUBBLE ACTION!!

The bubble means it's extra delicious. :D

22 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

your sushi and pizza. oh my goodness. I'm awestruck. INCREDIBLE!!!

romina said...

Two of my favorite foods!! YUM!!

Oh, and you're going to have to teach me how to make sushi, 'cause yours is flipping gorgeous!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I love your sushi creations! My fave is smoked tofu with pickled vegetables, try it if you make sushi again, it's great!

And I can totally picture you flipping the dough in the air :-)

Celine said...

your pizza! omg, your pizza...

Cyn said...

ZOMG, it all looks so good! Especially the sushi.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

The tofu ricotta. The sun-dried tomatoes. Artichokes. Olives. Oh my gosh, do you do pizza deliveries?! Yum, those crust bubbles were my favorite part of chain pizza. You're a pro already! I've never made pizza before either, or sushi for that matter. So many things to make, so little time...

The avocado-cashew roll sounds excellent. And speaking of excellent - I like the title of your post too!

vegan addict said...

Sushi is such an art! I love foods that let you exercise your creative side. Your pizza...mmmmmmmmm! I like the idea of using whole olives. I always chop mine, and end up eating them in the process. The seeds on the crust are a good idea too!

Lizzy said...

Okay first of all I love your title although it totally made me crave pbj sandwiches (I just don't get tired of it... I swear I had about 4 slices yesterday, ha ha)!

And your pizza blows my mind! It looks perfect and it has bubbles =D
I especially love the topping! I should use my pizza pan again and remake this delicious thing!

bazu said...

I love your food photos! Have I ever mentioned that? Looking at your foods always makes me very happy. Not to mention hungry.

pavotrouge said...

girl, you rock! two of my fave foods in one post!

Rural Vegan said...

Good thing I was already planning on pizza tonight or those photos would make me re-think my dinner plans! VWAV pizza crust is fabulous; it's my standby crust for all occasions!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wow!! You got a bubble in your crust!! I have never ever been able to get that with a homemade pizza crust. Very cool.

Also, I love you sushi! I always feel like I have to have all the right ingrdients to make it, but this proves that you can anytime. Very creative :-)

Hannah said...

Sushi is one of my absolute favorite foods- I could eat it every day without getting sick of it! How I wish I had that luxury... Yours look delicious!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ok, now for MY note to self:

Learn how to make vegan sushi.

Theresa said...

I haven't had a crust bubble in my pizza for so long! I need to figure out how to recreate that in my oven...

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

Sushi and Pizza in one post?! Wow, you are AWESOME!

The sushi looks so mouthwatering and I just love the crust bubble in your pizza!!

Happy Herbivore! said...

mm vegan sushi! I was i was zen enough to make it! I'm to impatient.. and i'll take a bite out of that pizza :D

Sam said...

Bunny rolls? What a cute name! I have pizza on my list of dinners to make this week, I hope mine turns our as nice as yours. (And I agree, the crust bubble dies make it extra delicious.)

Vegan On Stage said...

pizza is always a delishious dinner...!!!

That sushi looks great! I especially like the "Bunny ROll"!!!! Is your rice sticky???

Carrie said...

oh my GOD woman, this looks amazing!! i love all of your sushi and that crust looks PERFECT! you are so awesome. :)

CeciLiA said...

I have to admit, when it comes to sushi ... I depend on my mum to make them for me :0) Next time I should ask her to teach me how to make them ...hehehe... your avocado cashew filling sounds really yummy!

Wow, you can FLIP a pizza dough in the air *amazing* talent there!! I made my own pizza base too ... so worth it!! :0)

Have a great day

Erin said...

Sushi AND pizza? Two of the best foods. The varieties of sushi all sound really good, and I'm jealous of your crust skills after only two attempts.