“BILL!!!!! I love you so, I always will…” does anyone else have the words of Wedding Bell Blues coursing through their veins? No? Huh, I guess it’s just me then. You really should put it on your iPod though, like asap, it’s a timeless classic. Anyway…now that you are set with some perfect music to crank up and belt out to while you’re cooking, here is a recipe for you to enjoy! Thai Peanut Pizza to be exact.
You may be wondering why you should say hi, greet and welcome this divine pizza creation. And the answer is, because it deserves it. You’d do all of the above when seeing a dear friend after you’ve been out of touch for a period of time. And this, I promise you, is one dear friend that has been out of your life for far too long!
I hope you make a point to treat this long lost companion as a guest in your home. Honor it and make it comfortable. All of which can be done by simply pairing it with a nice glass of wine.
Thai Peanut Pizza
Recipe inspired by Oh My Veggies
1 whole wheat prepared crust (I used Trader Joe’s)
5 baby bella mushrooms, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cups broccoli, steamed and chopped
2 big handfuls of kale, chopped
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 cup water
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
To make this pizza start by preheating the oven to the temperature indicated on your prepared crust’s packaging. Then heat a non-stick sprayed skillet to medium heat and sauté the mushrooms and kale together for about 6 minutes, until tender. While mushrooms are cooking, prepare peanut sauce by mixing peanut butter, vinegar, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and a tbsp of water in a bowl. Depending how thick you want your sauce, you may want to add an additional tablespoon or two of water to thin it out a bit.
When mushrooms and kale are done, remove from heat and set aside. Now it is time to assemble the pizza! Start by spreading the peanut sauce generously over the pizza crust. Then proceed to add the mushrooms, kale, onion, broccoli and red pepper to the pizza. Finally, top with shredded mozzarella. Pop the pizza in the oven and cook according to package instructions. Enjoy!