A big reason so many people eat out and get takeaways is that it just takes too damn long to prepare meals. I totally get it, because seriously even though I have been food blogging and creating recipes for the last 3 years I actually hate spending hours in the kitchen. My rules are that food should be
4. Taste ridiculously good!
One of my favourite foods, and I know I’m not alone on this - is pizza. Beautiful, beautiful pizza - if I wasn’t already married, I might have married pizza. Just kidding, it’s not that cuddly. But it is damn delicious, and it never leaves the toilet seat up
I love using the Super Duo wraps from Farrah’s (Chia & Quinoa and Sprouted Grains) as bases, they make awesome thin crunchy pizzas. Way better than the heavy doughy bases we’re so used to, and they’re completely dairy free so suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They’re also a bit smaller than the other wraps from the Farrah range so you can have a whole pizza to yourself and not even feel guilty about it.
Both of these are secretly loaded up with nutritional yeast, a protein packed superfood. This might not be an ingredient you’re familiar with but go track some down if you don’t already have some, it is well worth the effort. I put it into heaps of my recipes because it’s nutrient dense and has a whopping 50 grams of protein per 100 grams.
MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE PIZZA
2 Farrah’s Chia & Quinoa wraps
1 cup sundried tomatoes, rehydrated in water (soak in hot water for 15 minutes)
½ cup nutritional yeast
1 red onion, finely sliced
100g baby rocket (arugula)
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), diced
Pitted black olives
½ cup natural coconut yogurt or dairy free sour cream
Cracked black pepper and Himalayan salt
Button mushrooms, sliced (can sautee or have raw)
Roasted cubed vegetables - pumpkin, kumara, onion, potato etc
Torn basil leaves
Dairy free cheese or feta
Preheat oven to 200C (400F)
In a food processor, blend sun-dried tomatoes and nutritional yeast together. Spread mixture over the Farrah’s Chia & Quinoa wraps then put in the oven until slightly browned and crispy - approximately 10 minutes.
Assemble your chosen toppings over the bases (load it up good!) and serve. Enough for 2 people, unless you're a really hungry bastard like I am after the gym. Then you might want it all for yourself!
Here’s another one I love to make using Farrah’s Super Duo wraps. I honestly don’t even have a name for it, because what would I call this - a fruity burrito? Maybe even some whacky version of pizza, if you eat it sliced? Seriously though who cares, it’s such an epic combination!
2 Farrah’s Sprouted Grain wrapS
1 can chickpeas, with half the liquid drained off
2 tablespoons Japanese rice wine vinegar or juice of 1 lemon
½ cup nutritional yeast
2 big tablespoons tahini
2 large handfuls kale chips - to make your own, spray with oil and bake till crispy
3-4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
6 large strawberries, sliced
4 tablespoons diced cucumber
Blend hummus ingredients together until smooth.
Lightly toast a Farrah’s Sprouted Grain wrap (approx 10 minutes at 200C)
Spread hummus over wrap. Arrange toppings on top and fold up, or slice and eat like a pizza.
The Farrah wraps are a good source of dietary fibre, protein, and are low in sodium. You can find them at your local supermarket. For more ideas and recipe inspiration, visit www.farrahs.co.nz.
This post was brought to you by Farrah's, but all recipes and opinions are my own. I don't post anything that I don't love!