Sometimes life does not always turn out the way we plan it! What was supposed to be an eggplant ravioli recipe turned into eggplant pizza! I got the ingredients for eggplant ravioli from the blog what the hell does a vegan eat. However, I had small eggplants and I didn't feel that the ravioli idea would work with the ingredients I had. So, I decided to improvise and make eggplant pizza instead. I have made a similar recipe in the past and I really like the way eggplant tastes in the dehydrator. I really liked the end result of this pizza. By the way, don't you like the title what the hell does a vegan eat? I think it is clever, I know that every time I tell people I am a vegan that the exact thought runs through their head, although they may not say it out loud.
In other news, I tried a recipe for zucchini corn cakes that I made yesterday. Those did not turn out well and I ended up throwing them away. I mostly did not like the way that they tasted. I think I prefer corn completely raw (not dehydrated) or cooked. I don't like the way it tastes in the dehydrator. Lesson learned and sorry no pictures. Sometimes my experiments in the kitchen turn out and sometimes they don't.
In other news, I am working on my first knitting project and am very excited. I am knitting a fancy twirly scarf. I am excited to see the end result! If it turns out the way I like I would love to knit a host of projects including scarves, socks, hats, etc. I know what friends and family will be getting for Christmas presents this year!
Finally, I am doing an E-Book Giveaway!! I have not done a giveaway in a while and I am excited about it! In order to qualify for the giveaway you have to leave a comment for this post and let me know what e-book you would like to see me write next! I will announce the winner on Friday afternoon at 12 in the afternoon.
Eggplant Pizza Recipe:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup of cashews
1/4 cup of onion
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup of water
sea salt to taste
fresh basil to garnish
Slice the eggplant very thin. You need around 15 slices so you may have some left over. In a bowl mix the eggplant with the olive oil and sea salt. Let that sit for an hour. In the vitamixer combine the cashews, onion, water, and garlic until you get a smooth texture. To assemble the pizza evenly put the cashew cheeze on all pizzas and top with tomato slices. Put these in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for 7 - 8 hours. When they are done garnish with fresh basil on top. Enjoy!