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Lazy fare

Some days I feel like preparing fresh dough, making homemade tomato sauce and scouring the freshest ingredients in order to make knock-out vegan pizzas. Lately though, amidst the mountains of readings, case comments, and legal memos, I’ve started to think that less is more. Less work in the kitchen that is! I’m not quite back to my undergrad days of Kraft Dinner, canned soup and peanut butter off a spoon (okay, fine, I still do that last one sometimes…), but being so busy has forced me to come up with quick and satisfying weeknight dinners. These vegan pita pizzas have become a staple around my house. I recommend using whole wheat pitas, broccoli, and chia seeds to up the nutritional factor on these bad boys!

Easy pita pizzas
Makes 2 

2 whole grain pitas
1/2 package of Daiya mozzarella
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp of chia seeds
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Place pitas on baking tray lined with aluminum foil and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread tomato sauce on the surface of both pitas, sprinkle on the oregano, chili flakes, salt and pepper before adding a generous layer of Daiya. Next, add the broccoli florets and chia seeds and bake for about 20 minutes or until crusts are golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

Aaannd then get back to studying!

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Oh my  goodness these were so good! So good, in fact, that we made the entire recipe again the next day. Yup, it’s true. Anyway, this was my latest post for One Green Planet, to view the entire drool-inducing recipe, click here.

Also, we’ve finally created a Hungry Birdie Facebook page! Check it out for photos, updates and more. Be sure to ‘like’ us if you want to show your appreciation!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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photos by pwisenberg & i

Hi all!

Today I am one happy birdie and here’s why: Tonight, two of my very best girlfriends are coming to visit. There will be vodka spritzers, tear-inducing fits of laughter (there always are) and late-night whispering/giggling. Tomorrow, I get to enjoy dinner with my parents (it’s been ages) and on Saturday, Paul and I leave with a friend for an epic cross-Canada road trip! We will be driving west for about 5 days until we end up in Vancouver where I hope to enjoy the scenery and scope-out some good vegan eats. Early next week, we’re visiting family in Victoria, B.C. and then heading to Ottawa to hopefully find an apartment for the fall when I’ll be starting law school (eek!). It’s going to be a whirlwind but I cannot wait!

When we decided to do the road trip, I immediately wondered what the heck I would eat for 5 days in car, travelling through a lot of rural countryside, no less. So, I did what I always end up doing- I packed my own food! I made scrumptious “cheesy” Daiya bites, two types of quinoa salad, and an incredibly addictive trail mix. Hummus and veggies will also be along for the ride as will peanut butter (perhaps my biggest weakness), jam, whole grain bread, plenty of fresh fruit and, duh, potato chips!

I apologize in advance for the upcoming lack of posts and I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer!

Robin xo

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