This was based on zoe's pizza recipe on this site, but I made a different topping using things I had around and it was quite tasty :) The 'cheese' is more creamy than cheesy but goes really well with the aubergine!
If you have almond pulp left over from milk and carrot pulp left over from juicing, it makes a good crust. Dehydrate the pulp/meal completely, whirr it in a blender or food processor to a fine powder, and freeze. (Remember in elementary school when they told you the "Indians" used ALL of the buffalo when they killed it? It's kind of like that.)
Because the majority of the ingredients are already dehydrated, this crust is ready to eat the day you make it, if you get it going early enough.
For the toppings, I soaked some sundried tomatoes in water and added thinly sliced fennel to the bowl to soften it and infuse it with tomatoey flavor. Some of the sundrieds went into a marinara with fresh tomatoes and some went on the pizza. I also added mushrooms, basil, and the soaked fennel for a traditional Italian flavor. I made some of Zoe's cheese but with basil instead of spring onion, rolled it into small logs and dehydrated it a while so it could be sliced like goat cheese. It was one of the best raw meals we've ever made!
These are some of my favorite crackers of all time. I got the basic recipe from Mary Rydman's book, Raw and Radiant. I found I needed to make it more flavorful than the original, so feel free to go lighter on the garlic, onion etc. I like them with sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, or (my favorite) raw goat cheddar. They're great for taking to work for lunch.
As the first order of business for this post, I would like to announce the opening of the Roshiâ€™s Online Store . As our very first product, we will be selling incense sticks (known as agarbathies in India) which I brought back from India this summer. The incense sticks are hand made by the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. The Aurobindo Ashram is well known for its support of cottage industries (industries made by hand, in a home and not a factory), like production of incense sticks, textiles, artwork, etc. I brought back a bunch of these incense sticks for myself because they smelled so wonderful and they are made with all natural ingredients. For more information on the incense, you can visit the Auroshikha website. Then head over to our store to pick up a batch.
Chaat it up Pizza
So I actually started this recipe with something completely different in mind, which ended up not working out like I wanted it too (I would of had to use a dehydrator to get it just right, and you all know how Ro and I dislike waiting for food). After playing around with what I had made, I thought I would go for more of a fusion feel on this one. The idea of pizza popped into my head, and so the chaat it up pizza was born. I actually wasnâ€™t sure if it would taste good until I took a bite, and wow! what a bite.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with chaat (literally meaning to lick or to taste), this should be a good introduction. Chaat is style of Indian snack food, mostly found in the north of India, and consists of all of my favorite Indian dishes. Chaat usually consists of a variety of cracker like snacks, topped yogurt, tamarind chutney, yogurt, and basically every spice known to man. The result is an explosion of flavors you probably didnâ€™t know was possible and a stomach that will likely be angry with you for submitting it to such a concoction. Luckily, this dish should give you all of those wonderful flavors without the resulting gas problems. Hope you all enjoy it!