It’s sports fanatics’ favorite time of year . . . the Super Bowl! Well, to help you NFL lovers celebrate, even if you’re team isn’t playing, we’ve gathered some of our favorite organic, vegan, healthy treats for you, your family and friends to enjoy the 46th championship game on Feb. 5, 2012.
Pizza can be so fattening, yet taste so good. To help make your Super Bowl party healthier, but still delicious, try these grilled flatbread recipes from The Healthy Voyager!
• 1 1/2 cups warm water (105 to 110 degrees F)
• 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
• 4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons olive, plus more for bowl
Mix water and yeast in a large bowl and let stand 5 minutes to proof. Gradually pour in 2 cups of the flour and stir to incorporate. Mix for about 1 minute to form a sponge. Let stand, covered, for at least an hour.
Put sponge in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook, add the salt and oil, then add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to form a dough. Remove from bowl and knead. Place in a clean oiled bowl and let rise, slowly, about 2 1/2 hours. Divide dough into 4 balls, if desired, let rise again for 1/2 hour, and then roll out as desired.
Roasted Garlic Oil
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 6 cloves roasted garlic
Place oil and garlic in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain.
Flatten flatbread dough, gently press into a large rectangle, brush liberally with garlic oil, and throw on grill. Grill on both sides until golden brown.
Gourmet Pizza Bianca Grilled Flatbread
• Vegan ricotta cheese
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 3 plum tomatoes, very thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Spread 1 side with ricotta, sprinkle with salt and pepper, scatter tomatoes over, drizzle with Roasted Garlic Oil, and garnish with basil and more freshly ground black pepper.