Friday, April 27, 2012

Flower Power

Once, at a party where I knew next to no one a girl walked up to me and asked "Are you a hippie?". I wasn't wearing tie-dye and I didn't have flowers in my hair but Chris quickly answered "Yes, she is." What makes someone a 'hippie' these days? Is it because I like to garden and don't eat meat? That seems silly to me. But, I will say that I do love a good flower halo.
My great-grandmother, fittingly nick named "Wowee", taught me how to make a flower halo when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I think of her every time I make one. She told me she and her friends would make them all the time when she was a little girl. 

If being vegan makes me a hippie then by golly I'll take it. This vegan version asparagus pizza is to die for! I found it here at Dainty Chef and adapted it to suit my needs. The main difference is that I used garlic hummus in place of spreadable garlic herb cheese. I wish I had had the time to make my homemade pizza dough but exams week stress struck again and we just went with a store bought one. 

Asparagus Pizza
What You Need: 
  • Pizza dough
  • Asparagus spears
  • 4 oz shredded (vegan) mozzarella
  • 4 tbsp garlic hummus
  • 1/2 spinach leaves
  • Olive oil for brushing
The Process: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, or according to the packaging. 
  2. Brush the dough with the olive oil. Spread the garlic hummus across the dough. Then add the spinach. Top with the mozzarella and the shaved asparagus (you can shave the asparagus spears using a vegetable peeler). 
  3. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. 


  1. This looks a lot like the pizza I had at the hospital in San Francisco! Add some sun-dried tomatoes & pumpkin seeds.. (I love that picture of you!)

  2. Mm, I bet sun-dried tomatoes would be extra yummy on this pizza!

  3. This pizza looks so yummy. Asparagus is so good, never thought of putting it on pizza. Trying this for sure! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters