I’m a veggie, I’m a veggie, from Abbeywood way

Last night we made pizza for our friends over at their house. I prepped the dough at our place (using my super awesome recipe) and took it, along with various toppings, over to theirs. We ended up with 4 pizzas…

Chicken, sun dried tomatoes, and mozzarella + parmesan.

Beef (free range, organic, grass fed), mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, and cheddar + parmesan.

Veggie – mushrooms, olives, cheddar + parmesan.

Unpictured veggie – mushrooms, red peppers, olives, mozzarella + parm. I’m sure you can guess which pizzas I had.

But we didn’t just have pizza. I made a nice veggie stir fry as well (Brussels sprouts, collard greens, red pepper, onions, burdock, and various sauces).

And our friends made this yummy bread topped with crab + mayo + curry dip. They baked it for a few minutes and it was delicious.

Dessert was ice cream for me, and another slice of pizza when we got home.

This morning I woke up to a nice bowl of oat bran. I loved that grilled cheese yesterday, but it was not filling at all. (For me. Bobby claims his was very filling.) A heart healthy serving of oat bran is my favorite breakfast. This one had some protein powder, flax seeds, and sesame seeds for crunch.

I also did a little raw experiment this morning. I made Averie’s Raw Donut Holes – so simple. Mine were kind of crumbly, because I am impatient and my food processor is getting old.

Ingredients – 1/2 cup flax seeds + 1 tablespoon maple syrup + 1 tablespoon flax seeds mixed in at the end.

Directions – grind the 1/2 cup of flax seeds. Add the maple syrup and blend some more. Add the last bit of flax seeds, mix some more, and shape into balls. Mine made about 20 balls (teaspoon size).

Haven’t figured out lunch yet. Tonight we are heading up to San Francisco to celebrate our friend’s birthday. We’re going to this Italian place and I’m trying to figure out what to get. What do you get when you eat Italian? What would you order from Amarena?

Oh yeah… we are moving. I’ve kept it a semi-secret for a while. We’ll be heading back east to New York city in a few weeks. I’m happy 🙂 More deets to come.

24 Comments on I’m a veggie, I’m a veggie, from Abbeywood way

  1. Lindsey @ Sound Eats
    16 October, 2009 at 2:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I was wondering if you were moving to NYC! I saw a few tweets about it that piqued my curiosity. So happy you’re happy. 🙂

  2. Dori
    16 October, 2009 at 2:47 pm (7 years ago)

    The veggie pizza looks so good! Very excited for us to be neighbors!

  3. VeggieGirl
    16 October, 2009 at 2:48 pm (7 years ago)

    Lovely pizza and donut holes!!

    Hmm… too much to choose from on the restaurant menus, haha – I’d skip to dessert 😉

  4. Christina
    16 October, 2009 at 3:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Those pizzas look absolutely fantastic! I can’t believe they’re homemade – the toppings are so yummy sounding!

    When I order Italian out I usually get something that I don’t make at home. Home is usually the simple stuff – pasta w/ red sauce and sometimes meatballs. Rarely do I make a white sauce or something cheesy at home, so I tend to go that route when ordering out– like a stuffed shell maybe? HOWEVER upon looking at Amarena’s menu I would definitely order the butternut squash filled ravioli in a heartbeat!!!! Mmm that sounds soooo good!

    Have fun in San Fran and also way exciting about the move! 🙂

  5. Jil
    16 October, 2009 at 3:15 pm (7 years ago)

    Those pizzas look sooo good. I agree with Christina, I usually go for something I would never make myself or possibly make for myself.

  6. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    16 October, 2009 at 3:39 pm (7 years ago)

    The pizzas look amazing!

    I’m very boring at Italian restaurants and always get the gnocchi (my friends make fun of me because of it…). But it’s a great way for me to “judge” a restaurant….

    Wow. The move sounds exciting!

  7. Susan
    16 October, 2009 at 3:48 pm (7 years ago)

    Oooh, I like the sounds of those raw donut holes. I’ve made the ones with dates and coconut before, but that version sounds fab! I’m actually not a huge pasta fan, so I tend to get meat dishes at Italian restaurants. But for some reason, the bread at Italian places always tastes amazing!

    Ahh! New York sounds so exciting!

  8. Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    16 October, 2009 at 3:49 pm (7 years ago)

    That veggie pizza looks so good, now I’m craving pizza for dinner… Can’t wait to hear more about your move!

  9. Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    16 October, 2009 at 4:29 pm (7 years ago)

    I love making pizza at home — it is always better than the restaurants. Yum!

  10. Marina
    16 October, 2009 at 4:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Pizza is always a good choice! It’s my favorite food in the world! 🙂
    I can’t wait to meet you when you come to NYC! What part will you be staying in?

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    16 October, 2009 at 6:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for the donut holes shoutout Maggie!!!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed them. Yeah, I dont know the results with a food proc vs. a Vita but you just verified it’s possible, albeit a smidge cumbley. Coconut oil can fix that too 🙂 Anyway the pizza looks ROCKIN as well. Enjoy your nite sweetie 🙂

  12. Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    16 October, 2009 at 6:38 pm (7 years ago)

    Love all your veggies! Those raw donut holes are much healthier than the regular kind — and they look just as good!

  13. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    16 October, 2009 at 6:44 pm (7 years ago)

    heart healthy serving of oat bran – yes, best breakfast ever…as well as best lunch and dinner. 🙂

    I would order the Salmone alla Capocaccia.

    So exciting you’re moving back East. Can’t wait for more details.

  14. The Dainty Pig
    16 October, 2009 at 6:58 pm (7 years ago)

    oh wow!!!! good luck with your packing and moving. How exciting!

  15. Tra
    16 October, 2009 at 7:43 pm (7 years ago)

    i should try that recipe!

    how do you stay up so late?! THAT IS SO HARD For me!

  16. Jess
    16 October, 2009 at 7:48 pm (7 years ago)

    That’s so exciting!!!! Congrats!!!!

    Mmm, those pizzas look fabulous!!

  17. Pure2Raw Twins
    16 October, 2009 at 10:11 pm (7 years ago)

    What exciting news about you moving! Can’t wait to see how the details!

  18. Gaby
    16 October, 2009 at 10:12 pm (7 years ago)

    Yeah NY!!! So excited for you!
    I never feel as satisfied with savory breakfasts no matter the size. I guess my sweet tooth gets the better of me, but it ‘s just not the same.
    That recipe is crazy simple, I need to make it! It’s so funny we both had a pizza night.
    That restaurant looks really good, and since they have homemade pastas you should try them. I really want to go back to Italy for fresh pasta! It was soooo good and I’ve searched all over since I”ve come back but pasta here is so bland. I love gnocchi so that sticks out on the menu, or else the ravioli di zucca- squash ravioli!

  19. Julia
    16 October, 2009 at 11:55 pm (7 years ago)

    Those pizzas look amazing!
    I’ll have to remember to put pizza on the menu for the next few weeks!

  20. Lara (Thinspired)
    17 October, 2009 at 1:34 am (7 years ago)

    Oooh, NYC! You are so sneaky 😉 Can’t wait to hear more details because I’m nosy like that 😉 And very happy for you!

    I love how you paired the pizza with tons of veggies. I think you could definitely teach me more about balance 🙂

  21. coco
    17 October, 2009 at 2:39 am (7 years ago)

    such a fun pizza night with friends and good homemade food! I’ve never made pizza dough myself, I need to learn how to do that!
    oat bran is great filling breakfast, I’m sure it hold you longer than grilled sandwich! 😀

  22. Cindy
    17 October, 2009 at 11:23 pm (7 years ago)

    LOVE home made pizza!
    I HAVE to give your pizza dough a look at!

    I know it’s YUM

    I knew you were! NYC…get a rope!

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