Sunday, 2 February 2014

Helping Evil Become Vegan

Pizza! I love it. K here. While listening to Welcome to Night Vale, I decided to make brunch today. Not that Welcome to Night Vale reall inspired the food, it's just that there was a new episode that I hadn't listened to.

I’ve been wanting to try what I’m calling the VanAwesome low-carb Pizza ever since I saw it on VanAwesome's YouTube Channel. VanAwesome is a guy doing a series called The Handsoming. He’s working on bettering himself and losing some of the life weight he’s accumulated. VanAwesome is doing the keto diet, which is working for him so that’s all I’m going to say about that subject. Reddit offers a lot of information and discussion on all things keto if you’re interested. I like some of the recipes from the various associated sub-reddits.

Now on the the delicious pizza I had for brunch.

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So there they are, the actual ingredients I used based on what I could find at the grocery store at 9pm on a Saturday. I’m pretty happy with what I found. The biggest challenge was finding a good pasta sauce that doesn’t include added sugar in the ingredients. You’ll find most of them include sugar because they want to keep you fat. Rao's Homemade Sauces are a little expensive at $7, but the flavor was worth it.

1 Mama Lupe’s Low Carb Tortilla
1 Tbsp Newman's Own Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Rao's Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce
1 oz Del Duca Prosciutto
1/4 cup Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
handful Marketplace Arugula & Spinach Mix

Directions: Start with the tortilla, brush the olive oil on both sides, then top with sauce, prosciutto, and cheese. Bake at 450 °F (230 °C) for ~12 minutes. Top with arugula (rocket), cut, and enjoy! (Next time I make this, I'm going to decrease the olive oil.)

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Ready to cook!

As prepared, the nutritional information for one whole VanAwesome Pizza is:

367 calories
Total fat: 29g
   Saturated Fat: 7g
Sodium: 1265mg
Total carbohydrates: 12g
   Dietary fiber: 5g
   Sugars: 2g
Protein: 21g
Vitamin A: 43%
Vitamin C: 18%
Calcium: 33%
Iron: 11%

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Final thoughts. Since starting the rest of the my life with my current workout schedule on  6 January, I’ve been staying away pizza (and all things bad). This has led to significant weight loss since the beginning of the year and I’m only just getting started.

As you've probably figured out, this isn't a vegan pizza. The title was inspired by the "Welcome to Night Vale" that I was listening too as I was making the pizza. :) I'd like to thank the PBS Idea Channel for introducing me to the small town of Night Vale.
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