I was really craving pizza the other day, but didn’t feel like going on and on making the crust in an oven that barely works. Plus, I rarely feel good and energized after pizza; sadly, it does always leave me feeling quite heavy. I wasn’t in the mood for that, so I searched my fridge for an alternative. Just as I was about to give up…drumroll, please…I came up with the easiest, quickest, plant-based pizza alternative you could think of. And you can make it without an oven, which is truly perfect for anyone in my shoes.
When you have left-over cooked rice in your fridge, there is only one thing to do. Well, two things. You could a) make a yummy stir-fry with some veggies and sriracha or b) you could make pizza. I personally love option a), but am glad I now have option b) for those nights I really wish I could simply order pizza to make my life easier.
This pizza crust is not as doughy as a crust made from wheat, but it is just as satisfying and has yummy crunchy edges. It is super satisfying for anyone who isn’t able to have wheat-based pizza, and perhaps can’t even deal with spelt or rye. This is 100% glutenfree, vegan, yeast-free and soy-free. And yet tastes just like…pizza.
I had planned on writing this blog post before lunch, but I did a barre3 workout right before (my first in a month at least), and was so crazy hungry afterwards that I couldn’t wait. I am giving barre3 another try now that I am feeling a little more relaxed and, more importantly, am able to combine it with running. I’m all about doing a million different types of “sports” at the moment. If tehre were a zumba course around, or pilates, I’d probably go there, too. For now, though, I’ll just stick to yoga, barre3 and running. 🙂
Somehow I still can’t quite believe that I survived my first round of exams. Seriously, this past week has been extremely taxing, taking everything I’ve got both mentally and physically. I felt like every day my body got more exhausted, eventhough I was technically not really using it except for sitting. But I guess the stress just really seeped through my entire body, giving me pain everywhere, basically. Which is why I really want to get back on track with being kind to my body, putting healthy and yummy food in it, finding my happiness, getting some more fresh air, and just basically relaxing a bit.
At the end of the week, I gotta get one more comfort food recipe out to you. This one is a version of my extra-thin-crusted pizza, but the toppings were so different that I decided it deserved its own post. This is similar to the German tarte-flambée, which is basically a very crispy dough topped with sour cream and bacon, and a bit of leek. I didn’t aim for that 100%, but it turned out a bit like that. Minus the bacon. Minus the sour cream. Minus the leek.
I challenged myself today: I wanted to create a quiche that lived up to my vegan standards (am testing vegan eating this week), but satisfy my boyfriend’s meat- and cheese-loving tummy all the same. Solution: A combination of the two! Yeah, it’s not rocket science, but the result not only tasted swell, it looked so pretty:
Tanzania gets its name from fusing together Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Zanzibar, a beautiful island just off the coast of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania, is one of the main tourist attractions for visitors of Tanzania. I have been there 3-4 times over all, and I am still in love with it. I got to swim with dolphins there, one of the most anxious and amazing experiences ever, I got to see a man called “Butterfly” climb up a 15m-palm tree with nothing but a rope tied between his two feet, I got to try various foods at the harbour food stands without knowing what I was eating…long story short, Zanzibar is a very cool place to visit! If you ever get the chance, go there!
I have a confession to make. Most of the time, I really don’t mind the fact that I can’t eat all that fast food crap like burgers, pizza or donuts – mostly because I have never been one to indulge too much in unhealthy white flour, and because if I did, I usually felt pretty bloated and bad (I understand why now!). But, still, I haven’t had pizza for at least 4 months, which may not seem that long, but every time we go out to eat Italian (and I used to never eat pizza, always heavenly noodle dishes), I somehow want the one thing that I definitely can’t have…which is PIZZA.