Friday Night Pizza…A Possible Comeback

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When I was young one of our family night traditions was Friday night pizza night.  My mom would make homemade pizza and we would rent a few movies to watch.  It was a total couch fest, and some good quality bonding time with the fam.

One of the things I have noticed while I have been eating my plant based diet is that there is not a lot of room for indulgence (this is not necessarily a bad thing).  I have been craving pizza like crazy lately, and of course because of the cheese and some of the pizza toppings I couldn’t indulge in one of my favorite foods.

Until last night.

I have found a lot of joy in finding new recipe’s online to try, and I have found a kindred spirit (in regards to tastebuds) in the blog world.  Oh She Glows has become my go-to for delicious plant based recipes.

Back to this amazing pizza…

I’m not going to lie, there was an actual PDF attachment for this recipe and it was almost 4 pages long.  After not watching tv ALL DAY, I was up for a cooking challenge and so I got my appliances ready to make something amazing.

I had actually pre-made the dough in the morning and let it rise most of the day.  I found the secret to good dough is 2 teaspoons italian blend spice (to die for!).  And olive oil, lots and lots of olive oil.  Side note:  I have used almost an entire half gallon of olive oil in the past couple of months (crazy!).

This recipe was called: Roasted Tomato, Onion, Basil, Pesto Pizza, with Vegan Parmesan Cheese (and then I added some roasted artichokes and black olives).  There was a separate recipe for each step, the dough, the roasted vegetables, vegan parmesan cheese, and pesto sauce.  I have never really tried pesto, so I didn’t know what to expect.  I am glad that I tried it, for I don’t want to know a world without pesto again.

I won’t go into too much more detail since this is not MY recipe, but if you want to try out this seriously delicious and guilt-free recipe head on over to and print out the recipe, you will not be sorry (and please don’t compare how perfect looking her pizza is and how NOT perfect mine is)!

Finished Product!

I underestimated the vegetables and would have put a LOT more on in the future!  Also, this recipe makes a lot of pesto. If you are serving 2, you could definitely split this into 2 dinners.  Tonight we will be having pesto pasta with what is left over.

Now I am off to have leftovers for lunch, yum!

Do you have a weekly family tradition that you have fond memories of?

Do you like Pesto?

6 thoughts on “Friday Night Pizza…A Possible Comeback

  1. Aimee

    Looks delicious to me! I love pesto, but have yet to make my own. As a child I looked forward to Sunday family dinners. We have fallen out of this habit over the years and I do miss it sometimes.

  2. Jamie Lewis

    Picture Homer Simpson talking about donuts: Then pretend I’m saying this in his voice… “MMMM, Pesto… aughaguahgaauahuauaa (drool.)”

    That pizza looks awesome! Kevin would never eat it, but I would gobble that sucker right up. Good work!

  3. Tonya

    There are not enough words to describe how much I LOVE pesto. I’ve even been to the Cinque Terre in Italy twice because they are known for their pesto. Looks delish!


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