Can You Pizza It?

October 31st, 2016

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.

Creative Pizza Crust

http://thechicsite.com/2014/11/17/margherita-french-bread-pizza/

 

EGGPLANT PIZZA

Eggplant Pizza Crust

http://www.eatgood4life.com/eggplant-pizza/

 

Re-imagine your pizza sauce:

AVOCADO AND EGGS BREAKFAST PIZZA

If you bought too many avocados because they were on sale, pizza it.

Avocado Pizza Sauce

http://www.thejungalow.com/2012/04/new-column-mangiona-with-caitlin-levin-1-avo-and-eggs-breakfast-pizza.html

 

MEXICAN BLACK BEAN PIZZA

Extra ingredients from Mexican night? Pizza It!

Leftover Bean Pizza

http://shewearsmanyhats.com/mexican-black-bean-pizza/

 

ROASTED SWEET POTATO AND CARAMELIZED ONION PIZZA

Do not limit what can be pizza sauce. Even a root can bud into pizza sauce.

Pizza with sweet potatos

http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2015/12/roasted-sweet-potato-and-caramelized-onion-pizza.html

 

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!

Creative Fruit Pizza

http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2015/06/04/bagel-fruit-pizzas/

 

GREEK PITA PIZZA

Mediterranean Style Pizza

http://reciperunner.com/greek-pita-pizzas/

 

HAPPY HOUR PIZZA ROLLS

Who said a pizza had to be flat and round?

A rolled and fried pizza

http://menumusings.blogspot.com/2014/07/happy-hour-pizza-rolls.html

 

BANH XEO

In my Vietnamese household, we call banh xeo the pizza of Vietnam.

"Vietnamese Pizza"

https://droolfactor.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/hello-delicious-vietnam-banh-xeo/



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