Model Citizen Pizza [Vegan + Wheat Free]

Everyone. Loves. Pizza. Everyone! 

Making your own pizza (or anything really) can absolutely be gratifying and delicious! I especially enjoy making my own pizza because I can control the ingredients and customize it to my liking. Unfortunately, these days it’s hard to find healthier pizza options because it’s either loaded with bad-for-you oils (like canola or sunflower), contains a whack load of hidden MSG and sugars, or made with unnecessary nutrient deficient ingredients. Because of it’s popularity and availability, it’s one of the easiest foods you can get sick from and for a lot of people, it’s not waist friendly.

If you have allergies like me or any particular affinities for flavor combinations, making your own homemade pizza can be the simplest (and tastiest) solution! My favourite go to guilt free pizza base recipe is both effortless and enjoying.  Vegan, gluten/wheat free, dairy free, nut free, preservative free, low in sodium, oil free (option), protein and fiber packed – I got you covered. A nutrient dense pizza that’s oh so satisfying and enjoyable for everyone.

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A healthy and nutrient dense pizza that sets a good example for all other pizzas! 

Vegan + Wheat Free Crust Ingredients

1/3 cup of organic chickpea flour

1/3 cup of organic quinoa flour (or another 1/3 cup of organic chickpea flour)

1/2 cup of filtered water

1/4 tsp rosemary

1/4 tsp of thyme (or any seasonings and herbs that you like!)

1/4 of cumin powder

1/4 tsp of onion powder

1/2 tsp of garlic powder (or finely chopped garlic)

Black pepper to taste

Optional: 2 tbsp of oil (extra virgin organic coconut oil and/or olive oil works best!)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a whisk. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken up.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

1/4 cup (or however saucy you like it) of sauce:

Eden Organic’s Crushed Tomatoes sauce is the best and ideal base for all homemade pizza and pasta sauces! There’s no added bad stuff and you can customize it to your taste buds. Plus, the ingredients are sweet and simple: organic tomatoes, organic roasted minced onion and organic roasted minced garlic. 

Spices and herbs: cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic, lemon juice and one of my favs, chopped cilantro!

Toppings: baby spinach, chopped kale, bell peppers, arugula (I like to keep some of my veggie toppings raw so I’ll add them after everything is cooked.)

Optional: dairy free cheese like Daiya shredded cheeses

Heat large skillet over medium heat. Coat sparingly with oil of choice and pour crust onto pan. Use the back of a spoon (if necessary) to spread over the entire pan.

Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. (Kinda like making huge pancake!) Remove from heat and preheat broiler in your oven. Dress your crust with your homemade sauce and toppings while still in skillet. Place skillet in broiler for 5 minutes or so until sauce is warmed and toppings are tender. If you don’t have an oven friendly skillet, you can alternatively put the pizza on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut into slices and serve with raw greens. And voila! x

 

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