Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pita Pizza!

My pal Leslie gave me a copy of Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singles as a Christmas gift, as well as a jar of her amazing homemade Jasmine Peach Jam. The book is great for folks like me who live alone. I always end up with days and days of leftovers any time I cook. Sometimes that's awesome, especially when a dish is freezable. But my freezer is at the overflowing point now, so this book came just in time. Vegan Bites features recipes with 2 to 3 servings (just enough for the next day's lunch).

Last night, I made my first recipe from the book — Pita Margherita:

It's just a simple pita pizza version of Pizza Margherita with Ezekial pita bread, mozzerella Teese, tomato slices, Parma, fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. These were perfect with a side salad. Such an easy week night meal. I'll definitely be making this again and again.

25 comments:

...barbara... said...

this looks great...
i have never heard of this book before, but i want it now :)

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Interesting book! My boyfriend always cooks crazy amounts of food and then he gets tired of eating the same after a couple of times! Maybe if I buy him this book...

The cake of my last blog starts with a basic dough of non-dairy milk, fresh yeast and flour, which has to be left resting for 2 hours. Then comes sugar (not much), more flour, lemon and orange peel, a bit of booze and margarine. It has to rest another 2 hours and then it's formed and goes into the oven. It's a rather simple cake-bread, but very tasty! (If you want to try it just let me know and I'll translate the recipe exactly for you)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Simple, but DANG that looks good!

VeggieGirl said...

DELECTABLE!!

shelby said...

I've seen this book but wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it or not, is it worth the money?
That pizza sure makes it look like it! Delish!

Shenandoah Vegan said...

WOW that looks good!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

simple is nice, and pizza is as easy as it gets.

jessy said...

that's gotta be the most tasty pita pizza ever! i think i'm gonna have to check out that book! mmmmmmmm! jasmine peach jam - that's too delicious! what awesome gifts!

happy friday! yay!

Summer Fae said...

Yummy!! That looks great!!

flower said...

That looks absolutely lovely, I will be making some of those for sure :)

Melody Polakow said...

I soooo need to get my hands on some Teese!

Since I am single half the time I know what you mean. My food is pretty boring lately cuz I just seem to eat soup. Lots of soup.

Alison said...

I was just looking at that book online last night. My freezer is overflowing, too, and I often can't eat all of my leftovers.

I think it's next on my list of cookbooks to purchase.

Cyn said...

Awww, your little pizza is so cute! I always end up cooking way too much food too, even with my boyfriend eating it. It seems like all recipes are written for at least four people.

pixiepine said...

Yum! Pizza Margherita is one of the few foods I miss from the non-vegan days. I should give this one a try!

miss v said...

that's a great idea! a pita for a pizza crust. sometimes when i read things like that i just slap my forehead - why didn't i think of something like that?

Gina said...

That looks so yummy!! I don't live by myself, but I only cook for myself right now :) I haven't tried Teese though...I keep saying I'm giving up on cheese subs, but then I hear about another one that looks good *sigh*.

You left a comment on my blog that I wanted to respond to, but I can't remember what it was...::going to check:: Oooh, right. Catfish joint, yuck :( I did very well at the pizza place, definitely an easier place to accommodate. French fries are yummy, but a proper lunch they do not make.

Mike K said...

That little pizza looks so good! The book sounds cool too - haven't seen it before.

Megan said...

mmm that pita pizza.... dee-lish.

ladyliriel said...

I LOVE pita pizzas.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

that's so pretty! I love those classic margherita ingredients.

River said...

So very cheezy!! I love pita pizzas, they are so quick and easy to make!

shellyfish said...

That book sounds great - because even though I have Guppy and Monsieur Fish, I often end up eating alone or just Guppy & I (and she doesn't eat much). Luckily I have a freezer for leftovers!

Maureen @ madaboutudon said...

That's a really sweet gift! Actually, both the book and the jam sound like awesome gifts.

T said...

That is a delectable looking pizza. Isn't Teese awesome!?

Alisa said...

I really like that cookbook, it is also perfect for our household of 2!