Monday, May 3, 2010

Veggie Garden Pizza and Graduation!

I love pizza and I happen to be married to a pizza fiend. Instead of measuring the cost of things in dollars, he measures them in Little Caesar's five buck Hot N' Readys.

"That costs four pizzas!"
"If we cut back on X, we could save six pizzas a month."

You get the idea.

The other night, I had a vegetable drawer full of stuff that needed to be used, so I whipped up a whole wheat pizza crust from the recipe from Better Home and Gardens, slathered on some homemade pizza sauce and piled on every veggie I could find.

Here she is all decked out in eggplant, mushrooms, sweet peppers, spinach, arugula, garlic, and onions. I used real cheese because I haven't yet found a non-dairy cheese I like and I'm a little leary of cheeseless pizza. Another adventure for another night.

10 minutes later at 350, I added a little black pepper and some grated parm, and here it is:

I thought it was amazing, but Sam was a little disappointed. "Where's the meat?"
I guess I need to go buy Sam some meat, because I've forgotten for the past few months...

Oh well. This is a great way to use up random veggies. You can just buy a pizza crust, use a mix or find a good crust recipe online or in a cookbook. This one was only ok, but I think my yeast might be a little too old. I'll try again another time.

And...I graduated! It's really weird to NOT be a student anymore. I jumped right out of high school and into college and worked right through without a break, so this newfound freedom, delicious as it is, is kinda scary.

But I'll get over it:)

My parents (The Hungry Mommy and Daddypillar?) and paternal grandparents. This is where I get my good looks, intelligence, etc. :)

I love my Sam!
Have an awesome Monday!



  1. ha to sam measuring in pizza bucks!

    that pizza looks soooo yummy! i could eat that whole thing right now.

    congrats graduate-pillar! don't be scared - freedom is bliss! you will love being free of school.

    and beautiful photos of you, sam, and the fam.=)

  2. Congrats on graduation!!! How exciting!!!

    Check out Isa Moskowitz's pizza recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance--I love it. Also, I'm newly addicted to Daiya cheese, it's worth trying.

  3. First, CONGRATS on your GRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a free'ing big and wonderful feeling it's gotta be, yay!

    flexitarian from the last post. you know when i was pregnant and nursing skylar the first 18 mos (I nursed her for 39 mos!) but I was more of a vegan with 1-2x/mo flexi tendencies. I HATE labels and hate that i have a "vegan" blog. I wish i could just say plant-based or plant dominant and keep it at that, but ppl want labels. sigh

    The pics of you and your hubs..i need to say, i never realized you were married, shame on me for not knowing that, but you all look so young!!! cute and happy, but young :)

  4. Yeah, we are young. I agree about disliking labels though, but I like "plant dominant" a lot!


  6. I worked at a Little Caesar's in high school, so the mention of hot & readys made me laugh :]

    You two are so cute! And congrats again on graduating!