Wednesday, May 30, 2007

ooohhh, that vegan pizza!

Just a quick mid-week hello! below are baked falafel with a roasted red pepper/tahini sauce and veggies.
Next, we have more vegan pizza. This was a super healthy one with whole wheat crust and just a tiny bit of my cheez.. I remembered a pic that urban vegan posted a while back and topped my slice with a bunch of baby arugula. No pic of that, as it was an afterthought. I was planning on eating my arugula on the side as a salad, but this is my new favorite way to eat pizza! So delicious.

This soup is nothing to look at, but it sure was good. As I mentioned the other day, I made split pea out of the seitan cooking broth, but this time I added some red lentils and qunioa. I quickly sauted some spinach in my cast iron with cooking spray over very high heat and hit it with a splash of balsamic vinegar.
I am super pleased to annouce that The Centennial Inn Hotel in Concord, NH is carrying Cafe Indigo's carrot cake. Chef Matt Lee has set up the menu so almost everything can be modified to fit vegan standards. He used to work in a vegan restaurant, so he knows what he's doing.


25 comments:

  1. sound and looks good!

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  2. You vegans and your pizza...I never crave pizza until I see it in blog land, usually sans cheese!

    That soup sounds awesome, too.

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  3. Yum yum. I'll take a slice of pizza...and some of everything else whil I'm at it! What kind of cheese did you use on the pizza?

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  4. i too just made some falafel over salad the other night and tonight made a vegan pizza for peter and i. your pizza was so much more interesting then mine...i wish i had arugula to throw on top of mine.

    JENNA

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  5. Wow, I've sure missed looking at some great stuff while I've been away! That pizza has my mouth watering...

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  6. Oh, I had falafel two days in a row now. I can never get enough of it. It's so good!

    The soup looks great and filling. Soup is really one of my favourite foods.

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  7. This is the second blog I have gone to this morning and seen pizza. I am making pizza for sure!!!!

    I think the soup looks wonderful.

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  8. I feel better just liooking at all that comfort food. The soup looks pretty darn good to me.

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  9. Courtney6:54 PM

    Any chance you'll share your baked falafel recipe? Please?!

    Courtney

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  10. Courtney, here it is..

    Baked Falafel

    1 29 oz can drained chickepas (or 3 cups cooked chickepas)
    1 1/2 cups chopped scallions
    6 cloves garlic
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 cup fresh parsley
    1 cup fresh cilantro
    2 TBS soy sauce or braggs
    1 TBS siracha or hot sauce (optional)
    1/2 tsp kosher salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    juice and zest of 1 lemon
    6 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    around 1 2/3-2 1/2 cups dried breadcrumbs (more or less depending on the humidity, start with 1 cup and work your way up to 2 1/2 cups if needed) You want to be able to form a ball and have it hold together.

    Method: Pre-heat oven to 400
    Place all of the ingredients (except the breadcrumbs) into a food processor and process pulse until combined. Place mixture in a mixing bowl and add the breadcrumbs.
    Chill for 30 minutes. Use around 2 TBS per ball and roll them into balls. Place on a
    sheet pan (I usually use a silicone baking mat, but you can just spray it with spray if you'd like) and spray the tops of the falafels with cooking spray. Bake for around 20 minutes, then turn them over, spray the other side of the balls and bake for another 15 minutes or so. You might want to check them after 15 minutes on the first side in case your oven is different from mine. This will make around 16-18 falafels and I usually serve 2 or 3 per person.

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  11. mmm... looks great! split pea soup sounds nice, too!

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  12. Mmmm, savory goodness. I could eat pizza every day of the week. Oh, and so cool about Matt Lee and the carrot cake! The more I read your blog, the more I want to take a road trip to NH.

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  13. Sweet! you posted the recipe. Thanks!!!!

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  14. The pizza looks awesome! Tomorrow, the temperature is supposed to be a little cooler... Maybe it's time to make a pizza myself!

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  15. Yum - falafel!!! I eat falafel at least once a week. The pizza looks fabulous too :)

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  16. Courtney11:22 AM

    Thank you so much for the falafel recipe! I will be making it tonight!

    Courtney

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  17. It all looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe for falafel, I have noted it down!

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  18. ooh, your baked falafel is what I want for dinner tonight! Congrats on your carrot cake being picked up - I'd do the same thing if I was in town! 3 cheers for CAfe Indigo!

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  19. Congrats on the carrot cake!! That's great news!

    Your pizza and falafel look very good too, and healthy!

    I am so addicted to arugula now that your pizza is calling to me!!

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  20. I could totally eat that pizza right now even though it's breakfast time...it looks fab!

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  21. Oooo, pizza is my favorite. Falafels are another fav. Awesome post! The soup looks pretty good to me - sounds even better.

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  22. Your falafel recipe looks so good - thanks! I think your lentil soup looks extremely yummy.

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  23. I think the soup looks great! It says comfort and rich flava!

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  24. Hi Mel!! Your pizza looks so amazing! Wow! Must you tempt me like that!? You've got to be super busy these days, i'm glad you pop in and post so we can see all your handiwork. It's like art for the stomach for your patrons, but art for my eyes to see such delicious food prepared so beautifully!

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  25. i think i may finally get my chance to get to cafe indigo next week! i am so excited!

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