Hubby and I were chatting today about cooking. I know how to make a few things really well, a lot of things so-so, and have had my share of kitchen disasters. I follow a number of vegan or vegetarian cooking blogs and have memberships at several recipe websites. However, I still have problems putting together a menu each week. We get bored with the same basic menu.
Have you ever heard the theory that too many choices cause a person to be indecisive? That is me in the kitchen. I have aspirations of being a great vegan cook so that I don't cave when I see a really awesome looking pesto or goat cheese pizza at the grocery store. I want to make lasagnas that taste as good as they smell. I want to stop spending two dollars for a truffle at the chocolate shop! (Well, sort of...).
I asked Jeff what he would like for me to make really well. He didn't even hesitate.
We eat homemade pizza every Saturday night and have for the past two years. It's a lovely tradition. However, I don't know how to make a good crust so we buy a premade dough from Whole Foods. My sauce usually turns out pretty well but I never measure the spices so it tastes different from week to week. And we tend to get stuck in the same rut (albeit a tasty rut) of mushroom, onion, and basil as our pizza toppings. I know there are more options!
So, starting with our next grocery trip, I am on a quest to learn how to make the perfect pizza. I told hubby that I don't want to make pizza just once a week because I will never remember from week to week what went well and what needed fixed. Instead, I want to make several pizzas a week until we find a great one and then incorporate that into our menu.
Does anyone have a great vegan pizza crust or red sauce recipe? I hope we don't get tired of pizza before I can perfect my pizza making skills!