I am always up for trying out new flavours and combinations. I am currently trying to do a lot of meat replacement meals and that means experimenting with various vegetarian recipe ideas. This recipe is something that happened on a lazy Sunday afternoon with whatever ingredients I could lay my hands on.
Sunday was a very busy day for me and in spite of all my good intentions, to spend the entire day lounging around in my p.j’s, watching the telly with my feet up… I had so much cleaning to do and the week ahead to prepare for, that at the end of the day all I wanted to do was crash and get some shut-eye. I did fall asleep on the sofa with my laptop dangling at a dangerous angle, the telly still on and I was probably drooling and maybe even snoring. Not a pretty sight!
So I was thankful that I managed to get lunch on the table in a matter of minutes in spite of so much going on. This was a very mix and match kind of a meal using some store cupboard essentials and a pack of frozen veggie sausages. I was honestly very relieved to find those sausages as they really managed to add bulk to the pizza. I also managed to find two jars of pasta sauces which are near expiry! I hate having to bin things which just live in my cupboard and expire.
CELIA is an organic, craft Czech beer with only 136kcal and brewed from just three locally sourced ingredients, in the heart of the world’s most famous hop region. It has been specially crafted to:
- Remove gluten
- Is Vegan friendly
- Naturally carbonated
- Batch brewed
Genius GF pizza bases are great for creating a whole host of toppings for their crispy crusts and chewy centres. They also are great when paired with chilled Celia beer.
CELIA Lager continually seek out partnerships with the top gluten-free brands out there to bring you fantastic offers and awesome recipes to accompany them! #brewedforfood
Right now, Celia has teamed up with Genius and Ocado for a limited time offer until 15th March’16 where you get a lager + pizza/pitta for only £5. Why not buy this delicious GF organic lager and the pizza base or pitta while on offer and stock up? The Genius pizza base and pitta are suitable for home freezing. Perfect for when you want a pizza and beer night in with friends and family and a great way to get creative with your toppings or get little ones to pitch in creating the toppings too.
Here is an easy recipe idea to try:
Gluten-free pizza with vegetarian sausages
- 2 Genius Gluten-free pizza bases
- 6 vegetarian sausages
- 3 slices of Emmental cheese
- 2 tbsp Ready to use tomato chilli pasta sauce
- 2 tbsp Sun-dried tomato paste
- Sea salt as per taste
- 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika powder
- 1 tsp Garlic puree
- In a saucepan spritz some oil using an oil spray
- Sautee the garlic puree until it just begins to brown, stir to ensure it does not burn or stick to the saucepan
- Add both the sauces and cook for 1 – 2 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally, do not allow it to boil or burn
- Slather the tomato sauce mix onto the pizza bases
- Place 3 vegetarian sausages on each pizza base
- Top each pizza with an Emmental cheese slice and tear up the third cheese slice and divide amongst both pizzas
- Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius
- Cook in the oven for approximately 10 minutes at 180 degree Celsius fan oven
- Serve hot with chilled X2 CELIA Organic lager or X2 CELIA dark lager
I personally prefer the light lager while my husband prefers the dark lager but whatever suits your taste the best. And if you wish to swap Emmental for a vegetarian or vegan option feel free to do so, though I do wonder how it would affect the taste. The sausages I used are vegetarian and very delicious and currently my favourite.
The gluten-free pizza base has a distinct flavour of its own, very different from the normal pizza bases we have used in the past but this is a taste that can definitely grow on us and we are not complaining at all.
This recipe idea is a great fit for #NoWasteFoodChallenge hosted by Elizabeth of Elizabeths Kitchen diary.
*With thanks to Foodies100, Celia Lager and Genius Gluten-free for sending me samples to review. The offer at Ocado is for a limited period and ends 15th March’16 – any queries related to offer to be directed to Celia directly. No monetary compensation was offered for a positive review. As always all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.