Life Gets Interesting... (and amazing pizza!)

Sooo.... tonight my tiny baby girl (who may almost be 5?!) is going to her first dance with her daddy! I am probably going to cry (and blame it on the postpartum hormones! they are still crazy 6 months postpartum right? ) This little lady is actually sick (I think) but won't tell me because she doesn't want me to make her stay home. Which I, quite honestly, wouldn't do anyway (unless vomit was involved) because I'm quite certain that she won't even be near another child. We run a shy household up to our third. Anyway, she is not allergic to any of the top 8, there is pizza and desserts and food at this. However, she's never had milk in her life, so I'm relatively sure there would be vomit involved if she ate pizza. But it's a strange situation as a parent to make one child do something because of another child who isn't even there. I half considered letting her go and eat whatever, but my husband and I avoid allergen foods as well even if we are out alone. (and again, she may well be quite ill by it) (oh, and as we are rather veganish for ethical reasons, there's that. but we eat pastured eggs at times) (if most of what you write is in parenthesis, should it all just be typed without them?)

Anyway, so we will have pizza before they go. And, I will make cupcakes for them to bring. Explaining that feels weird. "yay, well we have food allergies so she can't have the food." "what is she allergic to?" me: "well nothing really. we just have food allergies. So let her eat my cupcakes, I promise they aren't drugged and she won't share." I have a feeling this won't be the last time I have a weird conversation about why she can't eat what her brother can't. Maybe I'll just go with "We are vegan." Equally as awkward, but far easier to explain. Slightly less deadly to her brother. (well and the animals.)  so onto the worlds best pizza recipe. Disclaimer: my children will not touch this. perhaps yours will. We however don't care because my husband and I love it, so we get more!! And I happily feed my son what is essentially bread with sauce, and the other two bread sauce and some dayia cheese, and carry on eating a whole lot of the best pizza ever! It does take some steps, but is sooo worth it!


Best Pizza Ever

White Sauce;

2T butter (we use Earth Balance)
1.5 cups non dairy milk (or whatever milk)
3 T of flour or cornstarch (or any thickener if gluten free)
garlic
salt and pepper to taste
nutritional yeast (optional)

Drizzle:

1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4-1/2 c sugar

Toppings:

spinach, broccoli. kale (whatever veggies you want)

Dough:

use my previous fast recipe or any dough you'd like
will work with gluten free but not the cauliflower dough, it will not hold up!

Instructions.

Get dough/crust ready. It needs to be prebaked because of the topping weight and liquid.

Prepare veggies by sautéing or roasting, they do need a little precooking and will not fully cook on the pizza.

Put balsamic and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until reduced to a point where it becomes a syrup.

Melt butter in a saucepan, add in garlic and any other spice. Whisk in the flour until bubbly and not so raw. Cook for two minutes. Add in milk all at once, stir until thick. If it doesn't get thick add a bit more flour and whisk. Once it gets thick, it's done.

Once all of the above is done take a big breath, you are almost done and the rest is easy! First spread the white sauce on the crust, add the veggies, and drizzle over the balsamic syrup. I also add more garlic/white sauce if there is any left. I also enjoy crushed red and freshly chopped basil on top.

Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. Enjoy! Enjoy!

My husband really impressed his co workers taking leftovers too! (the one time we had some)





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