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.