Today’s Recipe: Vegetarian Pizza

by Alfredo Zotti
Pizza BaseVegetarian  Pizza

  • For the pizza base, you will need:
  • Approximately 7g sachet of dry yeast
  • 1 cup of water (just a normal tea cup)
  • 2 and ½ cups of flour
  • A pinch or about ½ teaspoon of sugar

Procedure

Mix the yeast in the water and add the sugar;

Introduce one cup of flour and mix well, possibly in a stainless steel concave bowl.

Add another cup of flour and continue to mix with a fork.

Now the mixture should get more uniform.

Add the remaining ½ cup of flour and work the dough with your hands.

Make a round ball with the dough and let it rest for an hour; once it has risen, work it again to let the air out and let it rest for another half hour. In time, the dough will be ready. With a rolling pin, flatten the dough and remember that you need some flour on the bench to ensure that the dough does not stick while you are flattening it.

Place the pizza base in a oven try and put aside.

Vegan Mozzarella

For information on how to prepare vegan mozzarella please visit the following website http://www.artisanveganlife.com/a-better-buffalo-mozzarella/

Preparing the Pizza

Cut five ripe cherry tomatoes each in about four flat pieces and place them on the pizza base.

Add four small and sliced button mushrooms on top.

Slice half an onion, and cut it in thin strips, and place it around and on top of the tomatoes;

Cut four green olives, stuffed with red peppers, in flat pieces, like the tomatoes, and place them on and around the tomatoes and onions, on the pizza base.

Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on the pizza and then top up with the vegan mozzarella, breaking the mozzarella in small pieces or simply slice it with a sharp knife and put it on top of the ingredients on the pizza base.

Cook in the oven till golden brown around the edges, ensuring that you don’t cook it too much, or burn it. How long it takes depends on the kind of oven you use. A fan-forced oven will take about half an hour to forty minutes.

About the Author

As a sufferer with Bipolar 2 disorder, Alfredo Zotti decided, some 20 years ago, to attend university at the age of 30, knowing that knowledge is vital for people with mental illness. Ten years ago, he started to help sufferers online because he also realized that only by helping others can we truly understand the human condition. He also started to write a journal and found that writing this journal, in cooperation with other sufferers, made it possible for him to see mental illness from a totally different, positive perspective. Visit his blog http://www.alfredozotti.com/ to read his work.

More Stories & Fun Things to Do

Travel

Vacation Locations: Knowledge is Fun Too!

Most children (and adults, too) will either roll their eyes or sigh when, while speaking about vacation locations, the word “learning” just happens to be mentioned. Yes, it is a fact that school trips take all of us during our younger years to everything from museums to libraries to historic locations in order to teach us things we should know. But when thinking about your vacation, you should know that by considering journeying to a particular place that just happens to register high on the historical or educational meter, you could have even more fun.

Business

Tax Tips for Gifting in 2017

It may seem silly to be speaking about contributions, donations to charity, and holiday gifting when the temperature gauges in some areas of the U.S. are still reading three digits. However, as anyone can see when they go to retrieve their mail, more and more envelopes, newsletters, magazines and promotional material is being sent out by organizations requesting donations. From the beautiful 2018 calendars being sent from places like the National Parks Conservation Association; to the lovely Christmas card samples being sent by the National Wildlife Federation, more and more mail is headed to your house from truly great organizations needing help to continue their work.

Entertainment

Extraordinary Emily Dickinson Biopic Available on Home Video

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had less than a dozen of her 1,800 poems published, while she was still alive. Since she was only appreciated posthumously, it makes sense that a movie about her life might revolve around something other than the literary prowess that went unrecognized by her contemporaries.

Health

Making Your Health “Resolute”

It is time for those New Year’s Resolutions to be made

Books

Book of Black Heroes

“The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans… Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans… Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.