It's getting late and I've just now decided that I want to try being a blogger again....hahah.....funny how inspiration hits us sometimes, huh?
I've had at least one major change since I last blogged....I got a new job! I'm working in a field that is much closer to my college studies and trying to adjust to a much more rigorous work schedule. It's a schedule that I remember, but I was several years younger the last time I time around and it's safe to say that I've allowed myself to get lazy and comfortable in previous jobs. Sigh. I know it will come, but I'm fighting my desire to accomplish great things with my desire to sit around and watch hours of Netflix. Hmm.....kind of a no-brainer, right?
Anyway, this is a FOOD blog and in honor of my super-amazing best friend, Bianca, who just released her very first cookbook, Cookin' Crunk (!!!), I'd like to post a pic of one of her creations - BBQ Tempeh Pizza! Bianca blogged about this recipe awhile ago and it's in her brand-new cookbook. Drew and I whipped this up last week and oh my god, ya'll....so freakin' good!
I love a non-traditional pizza. This pizza features BBQ tempeh that is sticky, spicy and slightly sweet, which pairs wonderfully with the earthy spinach and creamy cheese sauce.
I feel like I was never that creative with pizza sauces or toppings before going vegan. I pretty much always opted for a traditional veggie pizza or plain old cheese. Nowadays, I still like to make a traditional veggie with marinara and Daiya vegan mozzarella. But, there's also roasted red pepper sauce or roasted onion spread or hummus or cheesy sauce, like Bianca used in this delicious pizza.
I'm ridiculously happy and proud of Bianca. Her book paints a palpable picture of Southern living, as she recounts fun cooking times with her Mama and Granny and turns those tasty recipes over to you, cruelty free. She's put a lot of time and love into this cookbook and I promise you won't be disappointed! Cookin' Crunk is available for order on Amazon now and should be in Barnes and Noble very soon. You can also hop on over to Vegan Crunk for a copy and she'll sign it for you!
As we move into these cooler temperatures, I hope you'll check out Bianca's book for hearty Southern vegan recipes that will satisfy your taste buds and warm your soul.