Vedged Out Calzone
The No Rise Calzone Dough:
- 2 C. whole wheat flour
- 1 C. unbleached organic flour
- 1 T. active dry yeast
- 1 C. warm water (you may need up to 1/4 C. more water depending on your dough consistency)
- 1 t. sea salt
Method: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all ingredients in your kneading apparatus (I use my bread maker) you can also use your hands :) knead dough for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 6 or 8 pieces (I did 6 pieces and it made for a thick calzone crust, next time I’ll do 8) and roll out into very thin 8 inch rounds. I stick my dough between pieces of waxed or parchment paper to keep the dough rounds from sticking to each other while I work with the other pieces.
- 1/2 C. (1 can) tomato paste
- 1/2 C. tomato sauce
- 1 t. garlic salt
- 2 t. italian seasonings
- few grounds black pepper
- few dashes crushed red pepper (optional)
Mix all together and set aside.
- 1/2 C. chopped and de-seeded kalamata olives
- 1 can drained and rinsed quartered artichoke hearts in brine
- 1/4 C. dry pack sun dried tomatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 – 1/2 block of my Smoked Coconut Gouda (click for yesterday’s recipe), grated
Fill calzones like pictured above, dividing the fillings equally. Then wet the edges of the dough with a bit of water, fold over and crimp together with the tines of a fork.
Prick the top of the calzone all over with the tines of the fork to let steam escape. Scatter calzones so that they are a few inches apart on two baking trays sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Place trays in preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating the trays halfway through the baking time.
Now that we’re all enjoying these delicious calzones that I’ve made for this Welcome Party, please offer a hearty welcome to the newest blogger on my blogroll, George Monroy. I ‘met’ George after my Forks Over Knives Testimonial went viral (as of today, it’s still on the front page of the Forks Over Knives Website). I’ve since learned that George had a heart attack in May of 2012, just 5 short months ago. His doctor advised him to watch Forks Over Knives and adopt a plant based diet to save his life and prevent future heart attacks.
Here’s George today, as you can see he’s lost a fair amount of weight, he’s also inexplicably lost all his hair and turned all “vegan cool dude” Here’s what George said to me when I asked him how his health is doing now: “My Diabetes is almost gone now. My blood pressure is normal again. I’ve lost 10 additional pounds in the last three months without even watching what I eat. So far this plant based diet is a cure for everything!!!”
George posts incredible photos of what he is eating every day on his facebook page Smart Hearts Aftermarket
I recognized an incredible food blogger in the making and asked him to join our ranks and get a blog ASAP! He is going to have the final dessert post in the Virtual Vegan Potluck on Nov. 1st! I can’t wait to see what fantastic dish he comes up with. Please join me and follow George, on his new blog:
If you haven’t all ready met his son Caine, please check him out now. If you have the time, watch both videos, they will inspire the crap out of you. Warning: ladies, have tissues handy.
A plant based diet has given George a new lease on life, to watch Caine grow and succeed. I wish him all the best, I hope you will too.