Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tahini Kale Pizza Is Tasty!

First of all I want to thank everyone for the well wishes yesterday.  This morning feels a little better and my brain fog seems to be lifting.  Yay.  Progress.

Last night my body still wasn't cooperating, but my mind was begging me to get off the couch.  Six days of rest was starting to give me a case of cabin fever.  So, I fired up the tea kettle and brewed a strong mug of gunpowder tea, with hopes for a little shimmer of energy.  Thankfully, my favorite hot green drink gave me just enough buzz to make it into the kitchen, clean up some of the dishes, and throw together a pizza for dinner.  Just a little change of scenery, for about an hour, seemed to help.

After rummaging through the produce drawers I decided to make tahini kale pizza with stuffed crust, sauteed mushrooms, avocado and daiya mozzarella shreds.

See the creamy, melty cheddar daiya inside the outer crust?  It really makes the last few bites of each piece a special treat.  This pizza was made with:

* rosemary pizza dough
* red sauce
* kale massaged with tahini sauce (tahini, lemon, garlic, water, salt)
* cremini mushrooms sauteed with olive oil, oregano, salt & pepper
* avocado
* daiya mozzarella shreds on top
* daiya cheddar shreds in the crust
* outer edge of crust brushed with olive oil before baking

Bake for 30 minutes at 425 degrees.  Try to be patient and let it cool before diving in or you'll burn the roof of your mouth off.  Unfortunately I have no patience when I have fresh home-made pizza in front of me.  But the pain was worth it.  The tahini gets cheesy when it's baked with the kale and the creamy avocado takes it to another level.

So, is everyone watching the game tomorrow?  I'm not that into sports, but I do look forward to watching Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.  I also look forward to annoying anyone who happens to be around with, "oooooh... cuuuuute...puppies!... omg.... did you see that?!", every 30 seconds. 

Happy Saturday!


  1. Wow, that pizza looks and sounds so amazing! It is picture perfect, really beautiful eats. I'm glad you are feeling a bit better and getting your strength back and I hope you continue to feel better! Yay for cute puppies!

  2. Thanks! Pizza is mega comfort food for me. One of my faves. It totally made my night a little better.

  3. Love the idea of baked kale on a pizza. With tahini, extra yum! I have never seen the puppy bowl. Now I want to. I think the dogs would watch too. :-)

  4. I think you'll love Puppy Bowl, especially the water dish cams. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it ;)

  5. Damn, I bet that's tasty! Love that you put avocado on it too. I had a kale salad with tahini dressing for dinner but uh I sure could go for some cheeze stuffed bread to make it perfect.

  6. I don't have TV so I'll be missing it all! I'll be on the internet I'll have to check out the puppy bowl. Sounds so cute and fun!

    Glad you're feeling a bit better. But what a drag to be so sick.

    Your pizza looks great and full of flavor! I like the stuffed crust.

  7. Glad you are feeling better! That pizza looks divine! Yum!

  8. It totally hit the spot. Kale salad is like ketchup to me. I'll put it on anything :)

  9. Thanks Heidi! I'm on the mend and looking forward to lots of puppy cuteness today.

  10. Thank you! Pizza has magical healing properties, especially when kale and daiya are involved :)

  11. This is a great twist to traditional pizza - I'll have to try it!

  12. Any excuse to put kale on something around here :)

  13. As a tahini, avocado, and kale lover, this pizza fits my needs perfectly! I am going to make it this week.

  14. Three of my favorites foods, four if you include pizza :)