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Portabella Pizza!

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I recently came upon this recipe and wow, is it a taste explosion! Even better, it’s vegan, gluten free, and totally worthy of a the stamp of nutritional excellence! When I made it, I served it to my family and even they loved it (and sometimes my kids are like anyone else’s: stubborn)! I suggest making this as a barbecue alternative, or like I did, as a healthy treat for my family. Be aware that it does take one day of prep time to make the Cashew Basil Cheese, so if you plan to make this recipe, plan in advance. Enjoy!

Rezept für 3 Portionen

Easy Stuffed Portabella Pizza in a Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce

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2 cups pizza sauce
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Vegan Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce (see recipe below)
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0 1/3 cup red pepper diced
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0 1/3 cup green pepper diced
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0 1/3 cup orange pepper diced
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0 1/3 cup sweet onions diced
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2 basil leaves large, finely diced

Preheat oven by setting the broiler on low. Take a baking sheet and cover with a silicone non-stick baking mat or parchment paper for easy clean up. Make your Vegan Cashew Basil cheese sauce by using the recipe below. Set aside. Remove stems of Portabellas and gently rub Portabellas with a wet cloth to clean. Place Portabellas ‘belly’ side up on the baking sheet. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce into each Portabella. Now spoon about 2 teaspoons of Vegan Cashew basil Cheese Sauce on top of the pizza sauce (see recipe below). Grab a cutting board and knife and chop the onion and pepper and then sprinkle onto Portabellas. Finally, shake on some red pepper flakes and sprinkle finely diced basil on top. Broil in the oven on the lowest temperature setting on the middle rack for about 10-12 minutes, watching closely as broiler temperatures vary. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Vegan Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce

Place 1 cup of raw cashews in a bowl of water, cover, and soak overnight in the fridge. When cashews are ready, drain and place all ingredients (cashews, Himalayan sea salt, cold-pressed sunflower oil, basil, garlic, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice) into a food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape sides of processor as necessary. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Place any leftover cheese in a container in the fridge and enjoy with chopped vegetables, crackers, bread, and chips!

CHEF:

Elissa Goodman

Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, Los Angeles

Elissa Goodman

After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her husband wasn’t as fortunate; he succumbed to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was only 45 after a regimen of doctor-prescribed chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges.

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