Tuesday, March 11, 2008
"A slice of heaven"
I snagged that line from a t-shirt in the movie "Mystic Pizza." I haven't seen it in years, but now that it's come to mind, I'll have to view it again soon.
Maybe I'll make a theme night out of it, as an excuse to make my raw pizza-by-the-slice. And, so I don't forget the recipe for the crust, I've posted it right here for you, too.
Mystical Pizza Crawst
1 cup raw almonds, finely ground
1/2 cup raw oats, ground into flour
1/4 cup golden flaxseed, also finely ground
2 soft pitted dates
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. water
a few dashes of sea salt
seasonings: garlic, basil, oregano, to taste
In a food processor, combine the ground almonds, oats and flax. Add dates, olive oil, 1 Tbsp. of the water, sea salt and seasonings. Process to form a dough. Add more water if needed.
Divide the dough into three equal pieces, and shape each piece into a rectangular-shaped slice. I also added a line of pizza "cheese" at the end of each slice and folded it over to create a stuffed crust (this step is optional).
"Bake" the crust in your dehydrator until firm enough to handle the toppings, yet soft enough to still resemble the real deal. Top with your favorite sauce, "cheese," veggies, etc.
I also chose to make this sausage (make that "rawsage") and my attempt at "pepperawni."
1/2 cup raw almonds, finely ground
2 Tbsp. flaxseed, finely ground
2 Tbsp. sesame seed, (you guessed it) finely ground
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
1-2 Tbsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
8 sun-dried tomato halves, soaked
1/2 cup soaking liquid from the tomatoes
lots of freshly ground pepper (hence the name)
couple drops of liquid smoke
dash of sea salt
seasonings: garlic, poultry seasoning, oregano, basil
some extra sesame seeds
Blend all the ingredients, except for the extra sesame seeds, in a blender until completely combined. Toss in a few more sesame seeds, and pulse slightly to spread them throughout the mixture.
On a teflex sheet or parchment lined dehydrator tray, drop marble-sized dollops of the mixture and flatten them into silver dollar-sized rounds. Dehydrate until dry enough to flip and remove from the teflex/parchment. Dehydrate a little longer to "cook" the other side. Top your pizza, salad, sandwich or whatever you like with them. Enjoy!