Saturday, March 26, 2016

Vegan Calzone Success!

I had to start out my Caturday post with this picture. I got it at just the right time, when Animal was yawning, but doesn't it look like she is laughing it up? It's so hilarious. She and Chunk live for this string. It's really two shoelaces tied together, but it is what they live for.  Chunk pulls out some of the cutest poses you will ever see in your life when he's trying to woo me for string time.
Being nosy really tires a girl out!
This is a very rare picture of Joan sleeping. She is possibly the nosiest cat I have ever met in my life, and that's saying a lot. She routinely gets shut in drawers and cupboards because she can't let anything open without investigating. She also fights the vacuum cleaner, because although she is scared of it, she is also too nosy to hide. I need to get a video of her boxing the vacuum some day, it's pretty hilarious.
I need to go to the grocery to get a few things, but I wasn't up for it yesterday, so I made another pantry dinner. I'm kind of noticing that my pantry dinners are fancier than what I make for myself when I've gone to the store. I was kind of craving pizza, but I decided to get even fancier and make Calzones! I used to love Calzones in my pregan days, but for some reason I don't eat or make them often as a vegan. Like in the six or so years I've been vegan, I've eaten a Calzone maybe twice? I used this recipe for the dough, and it was the perfect dough.  I also replaced two tablespoons of the AP flour with two tablespoons of potato flour. It says on the bag that potato flour can help baked goods stay tender. So, I'm not sure if it was the recipe, or the potato flour but these were seriously too good to have been made by me! I filled them with red sauce, leftover cashew/bean Alfredo, black olives, red onion and daiya shreds. My apartment smelled like a pizza shop, and these were better than any vegan Calzone I could have ordered.
Whenever I have success with any bread or baked good type of thing, it's especially fulfilling because baked goods are for sure not my specialty. The daiya and Alfredo merged together for the ultimate cheesey/creamy experience. And the dough, don't even get me started. I'm a baker now! 
It's Saturday, which means the car carts will be out in full force today, where will I shop, and will I make it out alive, and with all my digits?



12 comments:

  1. Damn, Gina. That is a great looking calzone. I want to eat everything you post. (Still want shoestring fries with malt vinegar). Happy Caturday and hope you don't lose any body parts!

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    1. I want more shoestring fries with malt vinegar too! I'm gearing up for battle right now!

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  2. The "laughing" Animal pic is so cute, and I loved learning about Joan's personality! Your calzones look great! Hope your grocery trip goes/went well! :)

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    1. I really lucked out with the timing of the Animal picture! And Joan too, since she is rarely calm! I need to learn to get supplies before the weekend. No matter what store you go to, it's just too crazy!

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  3. Vegan calzones are so tasty! I had one once at Piece O' Pie in Boston. Unfortunately, they're closed now, but I still dream of it.

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    1. Vegan calzones are the best! You should try that dough recipe sometime, it was really easy to work with. I don't know if it's as good as the one you mentioned, but it sure is tasty!

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  4. I think you may have found your calling. There is an obvious need for vegan calzones...

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    1. I think I might have. I would proudly serve these at any pizza shop. I really think the potato flour made a difference. I can hardly believe I made them!

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  5. That calzone looks pretty impressive and the fillings sound really yummy!

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    1. Thanks! The dough turned out PERFECT! I don't know if it was the recipe, adding the potato flour, or a combo but this was by far the best dough/crust I've ever made!

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  6. OMG! That looks and sounds AMAZING!

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    1. It really was, I can't believe I made it!

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