Sunday, June 01, 2008

Take n’ Bake Breakfast Pizza Pie

It may be a couple of days before I can post about tonight’s dinner, so I thought I’d do a quick post about a couple of new foods I tried out today.

My son loves pizza. Oh, everybody’s kids love pizza. Oh, we all love pizza! My son also loves breakfast. I wanted to experiment with sending Chase home with a ready-to-go pizza he could pop into the oven and eat fresh. I decided on a breakfast pizza.

First I made a cheesy tofu scramble of crumbled tofu, onions, sundried tomatoes, and a melty cheese sauce. (Cook the onions first, then add everything else in.) Do you guys eat cheesy scrambles? I can’t eat scrambles because of my soy intolerance, but I had a bite of this one and man, it was great!

I used a Pillsbury can ‘o pizza dough and rolled it out to fit a 9-inch glass pie pan. I layered fresh spinach over the crust, mainly to keep it from getting soggy.





Then I filled it with the scramble…






… and included some instructions.




I’m hoping Chase will bake it tomorrow, then tell me it was the best pizza ever! I know the filling is good. I just hope it makes a good pizza. I’ll let you know.



A food that is NOT the best ever is green kidney beans. I picked these up awhile back.


They are kind of light green and some are all white. I cooked the whole box. The box had weird instructions in different languages and goofy columns of numbers and symbols and all I could find online was “cook until done.” I hate that. I cooked the beans for 2 hours, until my water ran out.


I hate them. They taste raw green. And they’re not soft. But I’ll eat them, probably mixed in with a green salad. Ughhh. I never enjoyed fancy French food anyway.


THESE greens, however, were the best I’ve ever ever had. Ever! They are the greens from my purple kohlrabi which we will be eating later tonight. I hope I can find more because they are too delicious! Not at all bitter, and they stay firm like kale does after steaming. So yummy.



I’m anxious to see what all of you have been cooking!

16 comments:

romina said...

You're such a sweet mother! Look at those instructions, awww!! The pie looks beyond delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

I agree, EVERYONE loves pizza :0) Such a wonderful treat for you to leave for Chase, with the instructions!

Vivacious Vegan said...

I never would have thought of a breakfast pizza pie. Chase is so lucky!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Awww, that is so sweet to make Chase a "take-n-bake" pizza. I love the idea of a breakfast pizza, two of my favorite food!

Sorry about the beans.. what a bummer :-(

Sarah said...

Those are the cutest instructions ever, leave it to a mama. :)

The pie looks delicious. A great way to get excited about the school day, huh?

Liz² said...

will you be my mother? :D
and your layer of basil leaves is particularly pretty, and also, cheesy scramble is a good idea!

Candi said...

What a great mom! I love the note, and I'm sure the pizza will be great! I love spinach in so many things, but in a ready-to-bake pizza? Chase is so lucky!

Oooh, sorry about those green beans! I laughed at: "I hate them." haha! I was expecting you to say they were tolerable, but not so great. haha! It was a good idea though!

Mihl said...

You are the best mum in the world!

Erin said...

The breakfast pizza sounds great! Feel free to ship one my way :)

Kumudha said...

breakfast pizza sounds great! Your son is so lucky!

shellyfish said...

You are the cutest mom ever! This is a great idea, and I can't wait to try it.

I'm so sorry about your bad flagolet experience. They are really, really good, but without proper cooking instructions they wouldn't be so great (I love them cold in composed salads with chopped bell peppers, corn, etc.) You need to put them in water & bring to boil. Cook 15mins from moment they boil, then rinse & fill your pot with new water, bring to boil, and they'll need to cook at least an hour (usually). Also good with sautéed mushrooms & onion.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I actually didn’t like pizza, growing up! I also didn’t like soda, popcorn, and cupcakes! What a weird child I was! Thankfully, I adore pizza now. I also adore tofu scramble, so incorporating the two into one dish sounds like a winning idea to me.

As for green kidney beans… I bet they would’ve tasted better had they been purple!

Judy said...

I hope Chase loved his pizza - I know I would have. Too bad about the beans though. I rarely find myself with food that I hate, but when I do, I try to rework it, but usually end up throwing it out.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Your little note to Chase is so sweet. :) I am in love with the idea of your tofu scramble breakfast pizza! This is going immediately on my breakfast to-do list. I have never made a cheesy scramble, but any scramble would be yummy on a pizza crust. I bet soy intolerance can be a real bummer sometimes. Have you ever tried a raw "scramble"? In Ani Phyo's book there are some made with nuts, with I would love to try! Thanks a bunch for the inspiration! =D

CeciLiA said...

wow, what a great idea! I'm sure your son will LOVE it to bits! You're such a nice mum :0)

Jackie said...

What a great pizza.

I see Oprah was given vegan tofu scramble as part of her 21 day Vegan Detox and liked it.