June 21, 2011 | 4 Comments »
I haven’t had a decent slice of pizza since I moved here. I still say some of the best pizza I’ve ever eaten is from Rhode Island. But I’m a long ways from home. So whenever I get a craving for pizza I either have to make my own or do without. Well, since I’ve somehow gotten out of my ‘rut’ I figured I’d keep the ball rolling and make myself a pizza.
I originally planned to make a green pizza, but decided to make a white pizza after coming across this recipe. I mean seriously, LOOK AT THAT PIZZA! It looks amazing! And the roasted garlic coconut cream definitely sounded interesting. I never would have thought to use coconut milk as a base in white pizza sauce. I looked up a few recipes and most were far too complicated. They called for ingredients I didn’t have on hand, ingredients I’ve never even heard of and most likely would never find around here. This recipe was so simple. Three ingredients! All of which I had on hand. How could I not make it?
I made a few changes. I only used one and a half heads of garlic. Only because that’s all I had. I’m pretty sure I poured a little more than half of a cup of coconut milk into my Vita-Mix too. For the crust I used two tablespoons of melted vegan butter instead of oil and left out the coriander. And lastly I topped my pizza off with chopped broccoli (too bad I didn’t have olives too) and oregano. It was AMAZING! I know. I know. Mine doesn’t look at all like the original. But then again I didn’t exactly follow the recipe to a t. However, it was still delicious. It was so flavorful. And you really don’t taste the coconut.
I’d also like to add that this crust is definitely tastier than any of the others I’ve tried. Next time I’ll take the time to roll it out thinner (I’m a thin crust gal). I should also invest in a pizza stone.
There are quite a few recipes that I’m looking forward to trying out. Like these Eggplant Carnitas Tacos. And the Baked Spinach and Pasta with Creamy Roasted Garlic Sauce. These Kidney Bean and Quinoa Burgers look pretty good too!
I totally plan on keeping busy in the kitchen this summer!