Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Polenta Pizza & Fancy Fruit

Bring 4 Cups Vegetable Broth to a boil. Reduce heat and slowly whisk in 1 Cup coarse polenta. Continue whisking 5 minutes, then replace whisk with a wooden spoon. Stir until spoon can stand & polenta comes away from sides of pan. Stir in 2 tablespoons of softened Earth Balance and season with salt & pepper. Spread the mixture over the base of a pizza tray. Brush the polenta with oil and bake at 300* for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top it.



Ours had:
Artichoke Tapenade (artichokes, olive & sunflower oil, green olive, key lime, vinegar, salt & yummy spices)

1 Can Black Beans (drained, rinsed, tossed with 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce)

1/2 C Vegan Mozzarella, grated

1 Roma Tomato, sliced




We've been digging some simple desserts lately. For Christmas, some friends generously got us into the
fruit-of-the-month club from Harry and David, which is such a treat. Here, you see an orange, and below is some grapefruit, and just today we received a box of juicy plums.





19 comments:

Mikaela said...

Wow - polenta pizza dough sounds interesting. I guess the kids like it?

Lucky you - Harry and David's fruit-of-the-month club sounds like such a treat! :)

laura jesser said...

Polenta pizza sounds interesting--I'd sure try it! Those fruits look gorgeous.

Kris said...

Polenta pizza!? I am still a polenta virgin and it kind of freaks me out, so this is really intruiging... I like anything that's pizza!

KleoPatra said...

That's incredible, polenta as the base for pizza. Only you, Vicki! Droolin' at the fruit, too. Lovely.

Village Vegan said...

Your food looks so yummy and pretty, Vicki! I NEVER would have thought to use polenta as a base for pizza, but it's a wonderful idea.

What's your take on FYH cheeses? I've heard mixed reviews, and I wanted to try them, but when I picked up a block of cheddar from the store it had this weird squishy feel to it, so I was to scared to buy it. But maybe I should give it a try...

bazu said...

I love polenta- that is such a great idea to use it for pizza- and the artichoke spread- ah, be still my heart!

I'm also very jealous of your fruit-of-the-month membership. Those Harry & David catalogs can be pretty mouth-watering. My mom's boss used to always give her H & D jams for Christmas, so I have a soft spot for those- they are quite good!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

pretty fruit photos!
I've never had polenta pizza, but I love black beans on anything, so I'm in!

Tanya Kristine said...

I love polenta. did you like it?

YOU'R EIN THE FRUIT OF THE MONTH CLUB! hahahaha...i always think about that but never do. course i'm only a family of one. (kody doesn't like fruit)

those look beautiful!

theONLYtania said...

Neat looking pizza, I've never had polenta! What's the fruit-of-the-month club? Cuz I love plums! Hehe.

Theresa said...

Those grapefruits are gorgeous. And polenta as a pizza base--clever!

Jackie said...

I should try the pizza base seeing polenta (mielie meal here) is the staple food here and I hardly ever eat it. Thanks for the great idea.

Melissa West said...

What a cool idea to use polenta for pizza crust. You have such cool things in the States, like fruit of the month club... nothin like that around here :-(

Melody Polakow said...

Polenta as crust is so delicious.. I did it the first time while on weight watchers, because it was so many less points than regular pizza dough.. Love the pic of your daughter brushing the oil on..

and fruit of the month.. what a great thing. I LOVE fruit for dessert. It is sooo satisfying.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Polenta pizza crust sounds like a fun alternative to wheat - with a tofu ricotta like Amey made. Great idea. Abi's b-day cupcakes look adorable. Someday soon I'm going to visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald. It's only an hour and a half away. I have NO excuse.

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

polenta crust...yum! what a great idea! i'll have to share that with my sister in law who has a wheat allergy. she'll be thrilled.

loving the fresh fruit. i can't seem to eat enough oranges these days.

Urban Vegan said...

Polenta pizza--what a fabulous idea. And I am suere it tastes fantastico.

Hear, hear on the simple desserts. Omni and I have recently vowed to try to eat more fruity desserts...so I will be keenly tuned to your blog for further, low glycemic index inspiration.

vko said...

Love the sous chef you got there. All sounds delicious and the shot of the grapefruit is so refreshing and pretty.

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