Gourmet Cruisers' Vegetarian Pizza
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- 1 pizza dough (Boboli or Pillsbury, etc.)
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 cups spinach leaves (fresh, or 1 cup defrosted frozen)
- 1⁄2 cup mushroom
- 1⁄2 cup tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup broccoli floret (small)
- 1⁄2 cup bell pepper, chopped (preferably yellow or orange)
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup black olives, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup sun-dried tomato, slivered
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare pizza dough according to directions (if using a recipe) and cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees (if desired, and omit this step entirely if using pre-cooked dough).
- Mix tomato paste with 1/4 cup water and add a bit more, a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Add garlic and mix well.
- Spread tomato sauce evenly over dough, leaving a half inch or so for crust.
- Sprinkle toppings over pizza, more or less in order given. (If you prefer to end with the cheese, that's okay too.).
- Sprinkle with seasonings.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- Slice and eat.
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"<p>Clockwise from upper left, my dear friends Cranberry, Quincy, Kumquat and Kiwi. All of our cats were born in the wild and adopted by us. Zaar Chefs I have met so far: Elmotoo, justcallmeToni, ~Rita~, Midwest Maven, Bird&Buddha (both of them) and most recently, Ms*Bindy from upstate New York:) Wonderful, sweet, friendly people and great chefs! Most relevant thing to mention here is that I am a vegetarian, and recently became a vegan (almost 100%). To put vegetables and other things not meat or fish on the table I work as an actuary (in my case anyway, a combination of statistician, number-cruncher and/or programmer). For fun I like to travel. Just came back from Namibia, a peaceful democracy in Africa with lots of animals! Got some terrific pictures of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinocerous, hyenas, all kinds of antelopes, giraffes and zebras. Namibia is the second most sparsely populated country per square mile, just behind Mongolia. Update: We went to Italy this Spring. We had lots of pizza and pasta. The pizza is so much better in Italy, particularly the crust. The Amalfi coast was absolutely beautiful. Spectacular natural scenery (Canada and Alaska are really beautiful, Patagonia in Chile is sublime, Iceland is unique) has been my latest passion as far as travel destinations but I have seen quite a few big cities too (Paris, Berlin, London and Madrid to name a few). On my bulletin board at work I keep a list of every country I've visited (other than the U.S. of course). So far I've made it to five continents: Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and North America of course. I've got only two other continents to conquer:) I don't usually have difficulty finding vegetarian dishes here in the U.S. or overseas, but finding vegan dishes is much harder. I have no kids, just cats, Kumquat, Cranberry, and more recently Quincy and Kiwi. They are purebreds, of the breed alley caticus (okay, American shorthair I guess). Our cats are not vegetarians, though my boyfriend (significant other, long-term partner, whatever) is. I am a friend of all animals both tamed and wild. In addition I am a freethinker and my boyfriend studies philosophy. Either way, we get along pretty well. Also, please allow me to say that my BF and I recently bought a condominium in NYC.:) Pet peeve? Okay, I don't like public scenes, especially parents yelling at their children, lovers' spats, etc. If it must be done please do it in private:D Participation & Awards:</p>"
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