"Oh, I may be on the side of the angels...but don't think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock, The Reichenbach Fall

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Isa Pizza, Pizza Sauce and Cashew Cheesy Cream

I got a bit adventurous tonight.  Amy wanted pizza, and I didn't want to order out, so, I got out Vegan With A Vengeance and made the pizza crust and the pizza sauce for Isa Pizza.  The recipes make enough for two pizzas, so I decided to try something.  One pizza I did up with veggies (onion, spinach, and tempeh cubes on both) and Daiya (both cheddar and mozzarella styles.  The other pizza I made the same way, EXCEPT that instead of Daiya, I used the Cheesy Cashew Cream from the Nirvana Enchilada Casserole recipe in Isa Does It.  Both pizzas were good, but I thought the second one was AMAZING.  That cashew cream is just fantastic. AND I have four slices leftover for a lunch some time this week!  It was Amy's idea to put spinach on the pizzas - we sautéed all the veggies in olive oil before putting them on the pizzas to bake.  Needless to say, these pizzas were better than ANYTHING we could have ordered elsewhere. 

Did I mention I am beginning to love cooking at home?

Everyday Pad Thai

I tried the Everyday Pad Thai recipe from Isa Does It, and it is really good!  Amazing - it tastes like restaurant food.  It really does!  It was really delicious!  I will definitely make it again.  One thing - Marcus does not care for tofu, so I could make it with seitan for him.  I left out the cilantro ad the scallions, and added an onion, sliced really thinly.  Also, I browned the tofu in peanut oil like ICM tells you to in Brooklyn Pad Thai in Vegan With A Vengeance.  I think that will be the next Pad Thai recipe I try, the Brooklyn Pad Thai.  I have a LOT of rice noodles left so definitely need to try that.  It appears to be a bit more complex.  And she does say to only cook half of the veggies/sauce/noodles/tofu at a time so the noodles don't become soggy.  I tend to avoid things like that.  But I also have some broccoli left, so ... yeah.