Vampire Vegan Pizza with Bewitched Halloween Salad

Don’t let the corny title fool you- this recipe is for the grown & ghoulish. It’s a classy concoction that’s sure to resurrect your spirit to a higher dimension.

Well, it is Pizza…..Healthy Pizza…you don’t need to be a Wizard to create this magic.

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I can’t guarantee transcendency- but I’m pretty damn confident this combination comes close. I had a bit of an epiphany this afternoon while forging around the caldron- what better way to experience fall, then to feast your eyes and feed your tummy a visually vibrant Autumn meal. Mysterious oranges, mossy greens and earthy browns is what you need. This recipe will work great for a Haunted House party -so if you’re not already in the mood for Halloween, best get cookin’ witches!
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For the Bewitched Salad

  • 8 ounces whole baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 bundle of organic Tuscan Kale
  • 10 oz of colorful sweet potatoes- cut in small cubes (I recommend the brand Stahlbush Island Farms from WF)
  • Fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp. siracha sauce
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Himalaya salt (to taste)
  • cracked mixed peppercorns (to taste)
  • 1 avocado

Begin by preheating your oven to 475degrees. Chop the kale and avocado and add it to a big bowl with your Siracha, salt, pepper and the juice from half a lemon. Mix with your hands! Get in there and start massaging the kale and blending the avocado until all is incorporated. Add the nutritional yeast and put the bowl aside.

In another bowl, throw your baby bellas, diced colorful sweets, fresh thyme & seasonings. Spread all the mixings out on a baking pan and chuck it in the oven.

Vampire Vegan Pizza

  • 1-8 inch round frozen vegan pizza
  • 4 oz sliced baby bellas
  • chopped red onion (just enough to sprinkle over)
  • 1/4 cup of Field Roast’s Sausage- diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 avocado
  • balsamic glaze

Take the frozen pizza, and add the fixin’s- in the order you see above. Place in the oven along with the roasting veggies for a total of 25mins or until the edges are bubbling golden brown.

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Add an incantation for good measure.

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Serve the kale salad in a spooky bowl then add the warm mushroom & potato hash on top.

Pizza can be sliced on rustic cutting board- add drops of balsamic glaze for an even more crimson/blood stained effect. Enjoy!!

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Tuscan Kale & Red Cabbage Salad- with Avocado Lemon Tahini Dressing

Kale salads are great—but maybe your finding yourself falling out of love with the luscious leaf. Anyone who doubts this stalky, bitter brassica’s ability to take root within our collective consciousness, consider this: last year, 262 babies in the United States were named Kale. And that’s why kale is #1 in my book- I mean, I don’t see any babies answering to “Kimchi” or “Dandelion”. Point blank.  I’m here to remind you WHY you love kale- so let’s start laying down the basics .  To begin, let’s talk about Kale, Tuscan kale, like all kale’s, is extraordinarily nutritious: a cup provides more than 100 percent of the daily value of vitamins K and A, and 88 percent of the DV for vitamin C. You might think the “fad” with kale is all hipster fluff, but did you know that kale was a popular vegetable in ancient Greek and Roman times? HA! Take that! You feel that warm fuzziness starting to grow? THAT’S true KALE LOVE!

Kale provides rich nutrition ingredients that offer protection from vitamin A deficiency, osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, and believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases and colon and prostate cancers. Not that you need convincing, because atop of all the health benefits, kale (and specifically, Tuscan Kale) is a hearty, tasty & extremely versatile brassica (genus of plants in the mustard family). I made this recipe today (that was pretty much an experiment) combining flavors and textures that are known to intermingle in the tastiest of ways. Not to mention tahini dressings are always phenomenal- you could slather that heavenly goodness on a piece of cardboard and I’d eat it. My version of your classic lemon tahini dressing has a bit of a avo-twist. The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need to measure anything- just taste as you go! Just like falling in love- no rules, no problem. So I’ll just give you the ingredients, some ball park measuring, and let you get comfy cozy with kale.

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