Allergy Free Pizzas with PIZZAz (Gluten Free, Vegan)
1/4 cup of tapioca flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (much more fluffy with baking soda vs. powder!)
1/2 cups of warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
Splash of agave nectar (or maple syrup)
Splash of apple cider vinegar
Plenty of oregano, thyme and any other spices of choice
Making the crust is simple. Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F and throwing the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then microwave the water until warm and add it and the rest of the liquids to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined and transfer the dough to parchment paper. If the mixture looks crumbly, add more warm water in tablespoon increments. At this point, you're on a roll (literally) as you roll (or, as I do, mold the dough with your hands - through plastic wrap to avoid stickiness) the dough until desired thickness.
|All about that base (that base)...|
Romance Secret Weapon: If you're feeling extra creative, try shaping your crust into a heart like I have! It'll have your date smiling right from the start!
Once your masterpiece is shaped, pop it in the oven until the crust is partially cooked and non-sticky when touched. I usually bake mine for 15 minutes while I prep my toppings!
Don't Squash the Feeling: pesto or tomato sauce, greens, any and all veggies from the fridge, and choice of protein (fish, chicken, tofu, etc) with thick strips of yellow squash or zucchini laid on top of the pizza in the shape of a heart.
Whatever your personal feelings about Valentine's Day, the holiday is dedicated to love. So, whether single or taken, why don't you show yourself some love this year with a delicious homemade pizza?
"Hot and heavy" has a whole new (and scrumptious) meaning when fresh pizza is involved!