Monday, September 2, 2013

Vegan MoFo VII: Heroes in a Half Shell


I feel like I couldn't properly do a nerd week without paying homage to these guys.  4 mutant turtles. 1 fatherly rat.  And a bucket load of delicious 'za!  My brother used to have the action figures and my Barbies would sometimes make out with them.  Especially Donatello.  Holla at your boy!

Today, I'm keeping it real.  I'm feeling that mutant badassery like whoa.  So here's what you need to have the best TMNT watching party ever: a build your own pizza bar.

Clockwise from left: pepperoni, mushroom, coconut bacon and cheddar, Hawaiian styles
Start with a really good crust.  I am in love with my celebrity chef crush's crust.  Alliteration, son!  Bobby Flay's recipe calls for grilling (the ultimate in pizza making), but I just stuffed them into a really hot oven.  I think it's best to divide the dough up into mini pizza sizes.

I might shock some of you, but I'm kinda lazy right now.  I'm holed up in my house with a back injury, so I did not feel like making the sauce.  Fresh and Easy to the rescue!  I just spooned some on and instant pizza!

Coconut bacon and cheddar...YES!
By far, my favorite was the coconut bacon one.  It was just a last minute thought, but made my mouth explode with awesome.

Ideas for Toppings:
various cheeses, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, onion, coconut bacon, pepperoni, sausage, fennel, potatoes, pineapple, bell peppers, chorizo, corn, smoked tofu, artichokes, capers, garlic, spinach, etc.

Ideas for Sauces:
hummus, pesto, classic sauce, alfredo, arrabbiata, puttanesca, chimichurri, barbecue, etc.

For dessert I made some quick and easy "ooze."  The secret?  Matcha and chia!

With so much matcha in this chia sea, it's kind hard being Snoop D-O-Double G
And for the love of Ray J, don't forget to treat yo'self with a TMNT inspired mani!  Turtle Power!

Cowabunga!!!

15 comments:

Kelly said...

OMG! Best!! I'm not even sure if I'm more obsessed with the amazing looking pizza or the nail art, but whoa lady! You are amazing.

limabeanlover said...

I loved TMNT as a kid! Now I feel the need to gather friends for a pizza party and watch the awful (but oh so good) live action 90's movie.

Amey said...

Oh Mo, those nails are so outta sight. And those pizzas are looking pretty right on too! I missed the TMNT thing... except that I was a baby sitter in that era, and the kids I babysat were totally into it, we we did end up watching it on TV sometimes. I remember once, the little guy looked up at me with awe and wonder and asked "Amey, are YOU a teenager??" ha ha. It was awesome.

Mihl said...

Those look amazing!Your fingernails are adorable!!!

vegan.in.brighton said...

Cowabunga dude! I love the turtles, I wanna do that mani and then eat all of the pizza. I've made coconut bacon before but never put it on a pizza - such a good idea!

Kendy P said...

my guy loves turtles and so do a lot of the guys from that era! they recently relaunched the original toy series...

pizza is always great - turtles or no turtles!

Jes said...

Ahhh! You make my heart smile, dude!!

River said...

Coconut bacon! There's something else I haven't tried yet. Please don't hate me for what I'm about to confess: I was never a fan of TMNT. You hate me now, don't you?

Hope your back feels better soon!

Katie said...

Everything about this post is why I love you.

Mandee said...

This is the second post today that has made me have a cartoon theme song in my head :)

Love the look of your mini pizzas, now I want to try grillin' them.

And, I LOVE your TMNT mani! I'm doing a nail art challenge and one week the theme is animated tv/movie... I might have to do these, too!

I hope you're ok, rest up, Mo <3

luminousvegans.com said...

Those nails! I love it! I also love the pizza and all the different options you offer as suggestions.

Erika said...

WHWHWHWHWHWHWHAAAT all of that looks amazing. And your nails are ON. POINT.

Kylie said...

Your nails are so frickin cute!! And why did I not think of coconut bacon on a pizza before?!?! You are pure genius.

Sarah said...

This post is off the hook! Cowabunga! Heros in a half shell!

Maggie Muggins said...

This post is totally radical! I couldn't read the post title without yelling "Turtle Power" in my head.
We actually watche the live action movies during a party, I'm very sad to say that not one bloody person thought to make pizza. For shame!