Vanessa’s Focaccia Pizzas

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Vanessa and Jaime eating- because that’s what we do best!

“Sausage” Focaccia Pizza
Spinach, Garlic and Pine Nut Focaccia Pizza


Just saying her name makes me smile!
Vanessa makes any room brighter with her off the wall energy and good vibes!
Loud.  Energetic.  Smart as Hell.  Spontaneous.  Commitment Phobia.  Well Traveled.  Health Nut.  Positive Affirmations…. and on….
I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with Vanessa since the time we were in middle school and now the pleasure of living with her.
For our All Girls Dinner Party Vanessa had no problem coming up with something for an appetizer. 
I love her idea of making pizza on focaccia bread.
Because we all know, anything tastes better on focaccia!
Focaccia Pizzas
Preheat 350 
1 Rosemary garlic focaccia loaf cut in half like you were going to make a sandwich.
Top your ingredients on the open face.
Bake for about 25 minutes
Spinach Garlic and Pine Nut Pizza

This combo is SO delicious.  The pine nuts and garlic roast nicely while the spinach still stays fresh tasting.  I love the contrast of flavors, well done Vanessa! 
Focaccia (sliced open like a sandwich)
Generous Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Handful of spinach
2 T pine nuts
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
Fresh ground pepper and salt
“Sausage” Pizza

When I crave the savory “meaty” flavor (I know, gross for a vegetarian to say, but it’s true) this pizza is definitely the most satisfying.  Vanessa chose to use vegan Tofurkey Kielbasa sausage, so yummy, and soy cheese!  She first sliced and cooked the sausage in a frying pan to get them nice and crisp before putting them on the pizza to be baked.
Vegan sausages
Garlic tomato sauce
1/4 cup soy shredded cheese
ground pepper and salt

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