Friday, August 20, 2010

Acai Fruit Bowl

EastVillageVegan's Acai Fruit Bowl

While vacationing in Hawaii, I discovered this amazing frozen acai fruit bowl. As soon I returned to New York, I tried making it with my Vitamix. The all organic smoothie consisted of the following;

Acai smoothie (acai, bananas, blueberries and ricemilk), topped with frozen and fresh blueberries, raspberries, sliced bananas, shaved coconut, almond granola, and agave syrup. Delicious!

Acai Warrior Fruit Bowl from Down to Earth Honolulu, HI:

Acai Warrior Fruit Bowl

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daiya Cheese Pizza

A craving for pizza=homemade Daiya cheese pizza

Here are the before photos:
Half Daiya Cheese, half vegan ham, peppers, mushrooms, and onion

Vegan BBQ chicken Pizza

Last shot before the oven...

Here are the results...
Melted Vegan Cheese and a crispy crust!

Mmmm....Haven't had Vegan BBQ chicken pizza since Gianna's Grille in Philadelphia.

Recipes for Vegan Daiya Pizza:

One package of Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough
One jar of Trader Joe's pizza sauce
One package of mozzarella Daiya Cheese
1/4 chopped onion
1/8 cup chopped mushrooms
1/8 cup of chopped peppers (red or green)
2 to 3 slices of Vegan Ham (Yves)
4 to 5 pieces of Vegan Chicken (Golden Chicken Nuggets from May Wah)
2 tbs. BBQ sauce
extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to packaged dough directions.

Let dough sit at room temp. for 20 mins. Next, split the dough in half. On a floured surface shape each dough ball into two thin circles. Brush with extra virgin olive oil and garlic powder. Bake for 5-7 mins. or until slightly brown. Remove pizza crust and begin adding your toppings.

Pizza #1: Half Daiya Cheese, Half Vegan Supreme
Add just enough pizza sauce to lightly cover (*note too much sauce=soggy pizza). Then add Daiya cheese and toppings; peppers, onions, mushrooms, and vegan ham.

Pizza #2: Vegan BBQ chicken
Add BBQ sauce and then top off with Daiya Cheese and vegan chicken. Add additional sauce if desired.

Drizzle a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on top. Bake pizzas for additional 10-15 mins. or until Daiya Cheese has melted and you have a nice crust on your pizza. Bon Appetit!