It was my son’s fourth birthday party and the plan was to order pizza for all of the guests. After all, not everyone is vegan and on a raw diet! I needed to make food for myself and wanted a little extra for people to try. I have a few family members that are very health conscious as well, and knew they would be open minded to trying some of my raw foods.
I decided to make a raw pizza, a raw cake, and kale chips in addition to all of the other foods I would have for the party. Phew, I certainly had a lot to do.
To be honest, I didn’t expect much of my personal , raw foods to be eaten. After all, it was really for me. Once all of the guests were given their food and seated comfortably, I started pulling out all of the ingredients for my pizza. I offered some to my “Yogi” cousin and the ball just started rolling. People started lining up to find out what it was that I was serving. Just about everyone tried out the raw pizza and really liked it!
I have to admit that I was surprised. After all, the minute I offer food that is vegan to someone that isn’t, they look at me like I have three heads. What would the say when I offer something raw? Needless to say, I had expected a prompt, “No thanks”. Boy, was I wrong.
I received a lot of questions about the ingredients and promised everyone there that the recipe would be posted on my site, so here it is. Enjoy!
I actually combined two different recipes that I found to create my pizza. First, you will want to create the “crust”. I used an onion bread recipe as opposed to a “buckwheat bread” used in the original recipe.
Onion bread (gone raw)
Toppings (original recipe from Rawmazing)
Marinated Onions and Yellow peppers
(the original recipe call is Marinated onions and mushrooms, but I didn’t have mushrooms, so I substituted the peppers)
Put veggies into a container and set aside
Whisk shoyu, olive oil, and mayple syrup
Pour over the onions and peppers. Stir. Put in the refrigerator to marinate for four hours (I put them in overnight).
Remove, drain, and place on dehydrator for 4 hours at 115 degrees.
Chop garlic in food processor
Add remaining ingredients.
Spinach Walnut Pesto
Chop garlic in food processor and add remaining ingredients until paste is formed.
Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until a cottage cheese texture occurs. If necessary, add a small amount of water.
Assemble the pizza:
First put the pie crust or bread onto the plate
Add the marinara, pesto, cashew cheese, and veggie topping.
I combined two different recipes for this cake. The original recipe is from Matthew Kenney’s, “Everyday Raw” book. The cookie crust needs to dehydrate for three days and since I didn’t see that in time, I pulled a crust recipe from Raw Guru.
Optional: for a richer crust, add 1 tsp cocoa butter or coconut oil
Blend ingredients until smooth. Fill crust and put in freezer overnight. Remove and keep refrigerated.
Enjoy the recipes and please share your experiences or any alterations you may make.