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Vegan Pocket Calzones

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I love making pizza.. but one day in 2015 and found a cool recipe on pinterest for vegan calzones, it was from Elephantastic Vegan. I change the recipe, but kept the dough the way it was (you can find the original recipe HERE)

It’s a family favorite here! We love to eat them with roasted veggies or sweet potato fries, it’s soooooo delicious!

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Servings

8 calzones

Ingredients

DOUGH

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast

3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water

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FILLING

227g mushrooms

1 red bell pepper

1 1/2 cup kale

2 cloves garlic, minced

Vegan cheese, shredded

(use your favorite)

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SAUCE (inside and for dipping)

Use your favorite pizza sauce (see my favortie recipe HERE)

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Soy milk (or any other kind of non dairy milk) to brush on top of the calzones before going in the oven.

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Directions

To make the dough, combine all the ingredients in a stand mixter and mix until you form a dough. Cover with a towel and let it lest at least an hour, the dough will rise a little, not that much, but you will see the difference.

Wash and chop all your veggies.

In a skillet or  a pan, heat some olive oil and cook the veggies. Be careful not to over cook them, you have to remember that they will continue to cook in the oven inside the calzone. Set aside.

Once the dough is ready, you can divide it into 8 pieces. Roll each piece.

Preheat the oven at 400’F

With your hand or with a mold take each piece of dough, spread some tomato/pizza sauce, add cooked veggies then add vegan cheese shreds.

Fold the dough and press on the edges to close the calzone.

Put all the calzones on a baking sheet (I used a reusable parchement paper under mine.. by the way, it’s a very cool thing, no need to throw paper , just wash it!!)

Poke at least one hole on each calzone (to make sure the filling wont try to escape from the edges) and brush them with some non dairy milk.

Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Pizza Sauce

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I was looking for a while for a very delicious pizza sauce recipe.. and the other day I found one that is super awesome (i did minor changes, northing much, just ajusted quantities to my taste) You can find the original recipe on THEVEGAN8 blog ( HERE )

I very pleased with the result so now on I’m always making my sauce for our delicious homemade pizza, yay! It’s easy, cheaper than the one from the store, way more tasty and homemade is always best so!

For the recipe how to make a basic vegan pizza, you can go HERE, to see one on my blog.

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Sorry for not being a lot on my blog, having 3 kids under 4 while being a stay at home mom is not an easy task, haha! Especially that our latest was born with a cleft palate (imcomplete one), so eating is difficult, she’s a way fussier baby, she don’t sleep a lot during day.. but I love her more than anything 🙂 They are just taking a lot of my time, and it’s ok like that, this is what is made for. Lately my daughter Dalie turned 4, my son auguste turned 2 and Axel is almost 6 months old.. I cannot believe how fast time is going by!!! 6 months!!! It seems like yesterday I was excited to meet her soon.. Now I’m super excited because my best friend who is almost 20 weeks pregnant found out it was a little girl… Awww I love kids! 🙂 We’re also planning our trip south with the kids, so there is plenty of things to be done, new passeports, luggage etc.. I redecorated the basement and the kids are really happy about it!

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(Paintings I did for one of the walls)

It’s finally fun to be outside, the temperature is great, tere is no more snow.. so we’re outside way more, playing behind the house, doing outdoor work, going to the park, going out for walks. Spring/Summer is awesome!

It was Mother’s Day on May 10th and I surprised my mom with a special gift.. I cooked plenty of dishes for her so she won’t have to cook, after all she’s super sick with her cancers and need rest. I wanted her to feel some love when she was eating dinner. She was very happy!!! I did her homemade vegan healthy meals (lentil soup, carrot/sweet potato soup, Kale/Spinach and Broccoli soup, potato curry, bulghur chili over couscous, pasta in a vegetable and soy sauce, homemade whole wheat waffles, banana bread and oh (less healthy here, but fun), double chocolate muffins with maple frosting.) In life no need to pay tons of money to make someone trully happy, just need to show them that you really care and that you took time from your life to make them happy. 🙂

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I’ll try to find a little more time to update my blog more than once every 2 months, haha *shame*

Wishing you all an awesome day!!!

Servings

1 batch

I had enough to make 3 large pizza

Ingredients

* 2 cups of tomato puree

(homemade or from the store)

* 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

* 1 teaspoon onion powder

* 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

* 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

* 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

* 1/2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence

* salt and pepper, to taste

* 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

* hot sauce (optional)

You can add heat if you love, crushed pepper flakes, hot sauce.. but you can also leave it without it too.

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Directions

* In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until everything is perfectly mixed.

* You can use it right now (did it and it was delicious) or put it in the fridge and use it later (did it too.. and it was great too).

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Basic Vegan Pizza

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The other day I bought an awesome cast iron pizza plate so I had no choice than to make a real pizza with it! in my house we love pizza, but usually I make them on homemade naan breads. Wow! I already want to make more and more (healthy) pizza!!! the crust was just PERFECT!!!

Another thing… for those who don’t know, yeast is vegan… it’s not an animal.. it’s a fungus, so kind of a mushroom.. it’s crazy what you can read on internet about that.. people getting angry to save the yeast… damn… people can be intense sometimes.

Making pizza is easy.. the dough is simple, then you just need to add your favorite toppings..

Who doesnt like pizza? 😀

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Servings

1 large pizza

Ingredients

CRUST

* 1 1/2 cups warm water

(not super hot, just warm..)

* 1 teaspoon white sugar

* 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

* 1 tablespoon olive oil

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 2 cups whole wheat flour

* 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

TOPPINGS

* Anything you like!!!

(Mine was.. tomato sauce, red kidney beans, portobellos, baby spinach, onions and red bell peppers)

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Directions

* In a bowl, combine sugar and warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top. Let stand for 10-15 minutes until it’s kind of foamy. If nothing is happening it’s because your yeast is no longer active.

* Add the olive oil and the salt to the yeast mixture.

* In a stand mixer bowl or a regular bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all purpose flour. Add the yeast mixture then mix until a dough is formed.

* On your work surface sprinkle the 1/2 cup of flour remaining. Remove the dough from the bowl then knead it until there is no longer flour on your work suface and that the dough is all smooth.

* Place the dough in a large warm oiled bowl (to make the bowl warm I rinsed it under very hot water before using it) Cover the bowl loosely with a towel and let the dough rest for at least an hour in a ”warm” place. (Mine was in front of a very large window and it was super sunny outside). the dough will double in size.

* Remove the towel and punch the dough to remove air. Form again into a tight dough ball and let rise again for 30-45 minutes. It will double again.

* Punch the dough once again. With a rolling pin, roll the dough until it no longer strech. Place on a gently oiled pizza plate (hehe I used my cast iron pizza plate) then strech by hand to make a big circle.

* Preheat oven to 425 ‘F.

* Now it’s the fun part… you can add the topping you like on your pizza.. tomato sauce, pesto, all kinds of veggies, beans, tofu… the possibilities are endless.

* Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is cripsy and golden.

* Remove from the oven, serve and Enjoy!

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