Nutrition in 2021

Jan 18, 2021 | Nutrition

For something a little different from your regular tomato paste, I’ve included a green sauce recipe, which is a tasty way to get your daily greens – and use up garden herbs. I’ve also provided a vegan alternative for cheese sauce. How can one have a pizza with no cheese you ask? This simple and tasty faux cheese sauce is made from cashew nuts and nutritional yeast. Yum!

Ingredients: 

Pizza Base

Green Pizza Sauce 

  • 6 cups fresh spinach 
  • 1 cup fresh basil 
  • 1 cup fresh parsley 
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano 
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 4 Tablespoons New Hemisphere Hemp Seed Oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Salt (optional)

Pizza Toppings 

  • ½ orange kumara, pre-cooked
  • ½ red onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 button mushrooms
  • 1 spring onion 

‘Cheese’ Sauce 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Chop orange kumara into small cubes and roast until just tender. Set aside. Turn oven temperature up to 200 degrees. 
  2. To make the pizza base start by combining the flaxseeds and water to make the flax egg. Set aside to let thicken.
  3. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl combine hemp flour, guar gum, salt, pepper garlic powder and Italian herbs if using. Make a small well in the centre and add hemp seed oil and prepared flax egg. Stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until well combined and the mixture resembles a dough.