Friday, March 15th, 2013...8:00 pm

Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

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I wanted to make something for Pi day without making a sugar and fat bomb, so I decided to make a pizza pie. Okay, so my kids have grown up eating all kinds of very untraditional pizzas. I will post more of the kinds of pizzas that we make most often later. But I wanted to make something different for the occasion last night. I had sweet potatoes and kale hanging around and since they are so good together and sooo good for you I decided to turn them into a pie! I found this idea from a recipe by Kim Barnouin. This stuff is so delicious that as I was tasting it, I found it hard to stop eating. I am definitely making this to eat along with a bowl of brown rice next time.

Pizza Crust

1 tbsp. yeast

3 c. warm water

1 sucanat

1 tbsp salt

2 tbsp olive oil

1 c. all-purpose flour

3 c. whole wheat pastry flour

1 c. whole wheat flour

In a large bowl add yeast to warm water and let it sit until it bubbles. Add the sucanat, salt, oil, and a few cups of the flour. Mix in flour and the dough becomes wet again and then knead in the rest until the dough becomes a smooth ball. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let it sit in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size (about 1 hr.). Once the dough is ready, divide it into two parts and form them into balls. Roll out each one on a floured surface.While the dough is rising, prepare the topping.

Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza topping

2 tbsp grapeseed oil

1 lg. onion, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

1 bunch kale, washed and chopped

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

3 tsp. cumin

1 pd. firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes

4 cloves garlic, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onion and shallots together in the oil on med. heat until they are lightly browned and soft. (About 10 minutes) Add the cumin and stir for just a minute and add the kale and sweet potatoes. Cook and stir frequently until they are both softened. (About 10 minutes) Add the garlic and tofu, salt and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir frequently.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

It is ready to eat right now, or load it on the rolled out pizza crust and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the crust is browned.




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