Take a look at my first recipe made for ECMP 355 Learning Project!
For my first attempt at a vegetarian recipe for ECMP355, I chose an entreé so that I could share with some of my family members. I started scrolling through Pinterest, looking for anything that appealed to me. I came across a different version of Mexican-flavour pizza and decided I would try to find a vegetarian version. I came across a recipe that combined Southwestern ingredients such as black beans and corn. I decided I would use this recipe but adapt it slightly so that I could personalize it as well as experiment with making a different type of crust. For my learning project, I am not going to be using any pre-made food items such as store bought pizza crust. I decided I would try to make a gluten-free cauliflower crust for the pizza.
An overview of the nutritional value:
- Cauliflower – Vitamin C, potassium, fibre, low calories, etc.
- Black beans – Digestive tract benefits, protein, etc.
- Corn – Thiamin, beta-carotene, etc.
- Tomatoes – Antioxidants, Vitamin A, etc.
- Avocado – Heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats, fibre, etc.
- Spinach – Iron, beta carotene, Vitamin C, etc.
- Red pepper – Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, etc.
As you can see, the ingredients used for this recipe are filled with nutrients – very important for vegetarians.
The food-making process…
I adapted the pizza recipe to suit my own taste by adding tomatoes and red pepper, making my own guacamole (2 avocados, juice of 1 lime, chopped tomato, salt, pepper), my own salsa (heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, salt, pepper, green chiles) and of course, the cauliflower crust. I also added spinach and iceberg lettuce on top of the pizza to add some green and crunch. The pizza was delicious – the only thing I would change for next time would be the 2 eggs called for in the crust recipe. The crust could have benefited from less egg-taste by only using one egg and possibly adding cornmeal to the pan for some added crispy-ness.
Overall, this was a successful first attempt for my ECMP355 Learning Project. Stay tuned for more recipes and pictures…