In my blog Finding my Vegan Cooking Community I discuss the importance of finding like-minded friends. However, sometimes there is a non-vegan out there that just might want to dabble their taste buds in vegan fare, at least once. Kymber, the brave soul she is, suggested we make a pizza together. Woah, wait, what??? Oh shoot, now I need to clean my house, company is about to come over.
There was a little bit of curiosity, a bit of fearfulness - will my house be presentable enough, and a whole lot of anticipation. I was going to, actually, meet someone from my class who wanted to cook a vegan pizza. This time we are able to use the mozzarella that I made previously.
I believe it was about 6:00 pm that we agreed to start our project together. Kymber came to the door and, of course, I let her in. She came with peaches!! It is different meeting someone at your house who you have only seen in a Zoom video a number of times and read their blog a few times. We sort of became familiar with each other through those mediums so the meet and greet was not too awkward, at least not for me. You will need to visit her post on this occasion on her blog.
Let's get started...
Peach, Basil, Mozzarella Flatbread (2 pizzas)
2 pre-prepared pizza crusts
1 can peaches, thinly sliced
1/3 C chopped fresh basil
2 T olive oil
1/2 C balsamic vinegar
2 T honey
8 ounces of sliced vegan mozzarella
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
Pour balsamic vinegar and honey into a deep skillet and reduce to about 1/2 the quantity over medium heat.
Brush pre-prepared pizza crusts with oil and layer thinly sliced mozzarella on top. Place peach slices over this.
Bake for 4 - 8 minutes until mozzarella is nicely melted and crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven.
Sprinkle with chopped basil and drizzle balsamic reduction evenly over top.
Did you know: that sometimes it is ok to meet up with strangers, especially students, for the first time. In contrast, meeting up with someone you have very little connection with needs some caution.
Dear Reader: Do you have an interest that someone else might share with you? How about taking the leap and getting to know a person you think is interesting?
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