Friday, September 13, 2013

Vegan MoFo VII: Freakiest of Fridays

Y'all.  Words cannot describe how horrible my day has gone.  The one gleaming light is that the wonderful Katie is guest blogging and I giggled my way through her entire entry.  So, sit back...relax...and enjoy this truly magnificent post.

Tribute to Se7en and the Answer to: “What’s in the Booox?!”

Hello, bloggers! This is Katie from Vegan Noms. I have followed and admired Mo Betta Vegan since my early vegan days and was thrilled to have learned from and befriended the fabulous Mo at both Vida Vegan Cons! Based on the themes decided upon during the last VVC’s MoFo Workshop (led by Mo!), she and I decided to do a badass “Freaky Friday” blog swap for Friday the 13th - and what better way to do so than with a spooky theme?

When I think of my favorite types of horror flicks, the most psychologically harmful and depraved films come to mind. (What can I say? I’m sick.) There are few other films which match the intensity and level of effed-up-ness than Se7en. Detectives Somerset and Mills dive deep into the mind of the man responsible for the most wicked of responses to the question: “What’s in the box?”

Yet today, I bring you a delicious, simple, and savory answer to this mysterious question... What’s in this box, you ask?

Tofu Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Sauce Pizza (GF), that’s what! Bob’s Red Mill provides the mild, chewy, and gluten free base to this simple pie while the most basic and flavorful ingredients provide a zesty pop. The tofu ricotta is mild and lemony while the tomato sauce is delectably creamy and fragrant... and definitely less sinister than the infamous delivery from John Doe!

Tofu Ricotta
1/2 of a 10oz. container of extra firm tofu, drained and finely crumbled
1/4 c nutritional yeast
juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
1 clove of garlic, chopped or pressed
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt and plenty of fresh cracked black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside or make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator so the flavors can meld together.

Roasted Tomato Sauce 
3 c cherry tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 tbsp olive oil
1/3 c raw cashews
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt and, again, plenty of fresh cracked black pepper

Heat the oven to 425 degrees F (the temp required if preparing Bob’s GF Pizza Crust Mix). Rub olive oil on a baking sheet and spread out the tomatoes and garlic cloves. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until the tomatoes are wrinkly and the garlic is fragrant. Combine the tomatoes, garlic, and remaining ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until creamy.

Prepare Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix and use 1/2 of the dough for this recipe; otherwise use your favorite pizza crust as a substitute. Bake according to directions (7-9 minutes w/o toppings, 15-18 minutes with toppings). Enjoy and drop by Vegan Noms to say hello!


Kendy P said...

that looks super good! said...

What a yummy looking pizza with that tofu ricotta!

Sal said...

That looks a damn good pizza.

My friend's husband shouts WHAT'S IN THE BOOOOXXXX whenever anyone mentions Se7en or brad pitt! It also makes me think of Dean in Supernatural shouting it, but that is never a bad thing.

dreaminitvegan said...

Monique I hope you are feeling better. This was a good post though, and I think Fallen with Denzel Washington is another good one. That pizza looks awesome!

Mandee said...

Yum, the pizza looks SO good!
And, I loved the MoFo workshop at VVC!