Can You Pizza It?
10.31.16 – Happy Halloween! In honor of the holiday of dressing up, we’ve got a piece on how to dress up your old leftovers, and while you’re at it, save money and help reduce food waste. This piece was written by Janet Quan, one of our amazing student interns from UCLA.
Fix food waste with pizza! You can take ingredients that are approaching their expiration date in your pantry or fridge, and instead of tossing it away, why not toss it on your pizza? Pizza is reliably tasty, it is inexpensive, all age groups enjoy it, and the varieties are endless. Pizza crust can be bread slices, baguettes, bagels, and even eggplant while pizza sauce can be mashed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or avocado. Below are some recipes that serve to stimulate your creativity, not to limit it.
Re-imagine your crust:
MARGHERITA FRENCH BREAD PIZZA
Have a French baguette you fear might get stale soon, pizza it.
Re-imagine your pizza sauce:
AVOCADO AND EGGS BREAKFAST PIZZA
If you bought too many avocados because they were on sale, pizza it.
MEXICAN BLACK BEAN PIZZA
Extra ingredients from Mexican night? Pizza It!
ROASTED SWEET POTATO AND CARAMELIZED ONION PIZZA
Do not limit what can be pizza sauce. Even a root can bud into pizza sauce.
Completely re-image your pizza:
BAGEL FRUIT PIZZA
If cream cheese = the sauce, fruits = the topping, bagel = the crust, then cream cheese + fruits + bagel = pizza!
GREEK PITA PIZZA
HAPPY HOUR PIZZA ROLLS
Who said a pizza had to be flat and round?
In my Vietnamese household, we call banh xeo the pizza of Vietnam.