Freedom's Raw Recipes

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Mushroom Pizzas
I don't know why I call it a pizza - because pizzas make me think meat, cheese, grease, fat and death for both what's on it and the person eating it. These amazingly delicious little guys have none o' that!



Ingredients:
- mushrooms. I would prefer to use two large mushrooms, eg field mushrooms or portobellas, but these little ones were all I could get at the organic markets so I went with it and used about 6.
-1 1cm slice of fresh pineapple
-some fresh basil leaves

For the white sauce (aka 'cheese' minus death and grease)
-1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked then dried (Or just use them straight)
-1/4 cup raw macamdamias (as above re soaking)
-1/2 clove of garlic
-juice of half a lemon
-coconut water (can use young or mature but I prefer mature, find young is too sweet)

For the tomato sauce
-1 quite large tomato
-1/2 a small carrot
-4 tbsp chopped red capsicum (I would never actually measure this, but I would say this is about how much i use)
-6 slices of semi-dried tomato (I dry my own)

Instructions:
For the 'cheese'
Put the nuts and garlic in the coffee grinder attachment of a blender and process until they are finely crumbled. Then add the lemon juice and some coconut water, about 3 tablespoons. Process again, then add more coconut water until you reach the desired consistency. If you don't have a coffee grinder attachment, you can use a regular blender or a food processor.

For the tomato sauce
Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until it reaches the desired consistency.

For the construction
Spread the 'cheese' sauce on your 'pizza bases,' aka mushrooms, until it is all used up. The spread the tomato sauce over the top of this. Tear your basil leaves into small pieces and place on top of the tomato sauce, then finish with pineapple sliced into approximately 1x2cm cubes.

If you cna bring yourself to share, little mini versions like those in my picture would make a nice appetiser at parties, pot-lucks etc. Or you can just sit and gobble a whole plate by yourself, loL!

2 Comments:

  • At 6:47 PM, Blogger jenniem said…

    Yummo! These have quickly become one of my absolute faves! Thanks for your ingenuity Freedom.

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

     
  • At 12:47 AM, Blogger juusan said…

    these look amazing! hey what kind of dehydrator do you have? that would be a good post topic. :)

     

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