Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Hooked on It:" The Healthy Librarian Makes More Pizza

It's alway gratifying to get positive feedback from people trying my recipes. Many have been skeptical that you can actually create "Heart Healthy" cheese-like sauces without expensive, nutritionally vapid, and fatty faux dairy cheeses.  Imagine my delight when the Healthy Librarian posted this on Facebook today:

@2012 by the Healthy Librarian (click for larger image)
"Friday night "Dinner & a Movie" & a home-brewed beer. Last night we streamed, "Bernie" Jack Black & Shirley MacLaine in a hilarious black comedy based on a true small Texan town's murder. Thoroughly enjoyed it, along with homemade pizza schmeared with "Heart Healthy Pizza's" millet, cashew, mustard sauce, & our fave toppings. I'm hooked on it. Great cheese substitute."

So so cool... she interviewed me last month, and it'll be neat to see it published soon.  A long time champion of a no-added oil plant-based diet, she's one of the most knowledgeable people regarding diet and nutrition I've ever interacted with. A real blessing. You can learn more about the 1st Vegan Pizza Cookbook, "Heart Healthy Pizza," here. Around 60 different "cheese-like" sauces amongst the 112 recipes. Namaste!

ADDENDUM:  1500 est:  Ms. Librarian added another comment of note:

"We were 100% happy & used to cheese-free pizza. But, after Mark Sutton asked me to try one of the toppings in his "Heart Healthy Pizza", I decided to give it a try. Oh baby, it really added a delicious creamy dimension to the pizza. No cheese WAS fine--but, this is BETTER! Worth a try & very cheap & easy to make. I'm going to try it on tacos or a taco salad."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Oh, Baby, What a Delicious Surprise" Healthy Librarian Makes Heart Healthy Pizza

So so stoked.  The Healthy Librarian took her first try at one of my recipes from cookbook "Heart Healthy Pizza" and posted about it on Facebook. Here are her two photos with associated text, main post text & link. Her full review (and interview with me!) will be out soon (probably after the Holidaze).  It's wonderful to see what she and her hubby (aka "The Lab Rat") thought!  Her opinion, as a long time supporter of Esselstyn's no-added fat, plant-based approach means so much to me.

Here's the first photo:
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"Our pizza topped with swirls of cheesy creamy millet, cashew, mustard sauce. The Lab Rat said, "It's the best plant-based pizza I've tasted."" [Facebook Link]

Here's the second photo:
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"Our delicious homemade pizza with a creamy millet, cashew mustard topping. Indescribably delicious. Daiya doesn't come close. Trust me, the topping kicked our pizzas up to a new level." [Facebook Link]

Here's the full post with more text:

"I thought my "no-cheese" pizza was fine--that is until Mark Sutton convinced me to try the "Cheeze-Toppings" in his cookbook. Oh baby, what a delicious surprise! The Lab Rat made Mark's Millet, Cashew, & Mustard "Cheeze-Like" topping & it "knocked our socks off". What a fantastic addition to our pizza. We're hooked & plan to try Mark's other crazy-good recipes. Recipes for crusts, including gluten-free, all kinds of sauces & toppings."  [Full Facebook Post Link

SPECIAL NOTE:  I'm making autographed copies of the 1st Vegan Cookbook, "Heart Healthy Pizza," available with a Special Holidaze Discount until midnight (pst) Thursday, 12/20/12 (HERE).  Enjoy!

...and my special thanks to The Healthy Librarian for taking a break from her busy schedule to make these posts!