It has been a while since I did a post on food, but I just had to share this delicious wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and tomato-free pizza that I made for my husband. He is allergic to eggs, dairy, wheat, barley, and a long list of other food items.
Corn is one of his allergens. Many store-bought wheat-free pizza crusts contain corn starch, so I have to get pretty inventive and versatile in the kitchen. Thanks to my other life as a vegan, I am up to the task of dealing with my spouse’s special dietary needs.
The number of foods to which he is allergic makes it difficult to enjoy certain dishes; however, with so many varieties of alternatives and substitutions available, a little creativity can provide many more choices.
I wanted to make a crust that would not turn out like a cracker, so I looked for help online and found a wonderful recipe for a soft, chewy, gluten-free crust. It turned out very well for me.
Since my husband is allergic to tomatoes, I had to find another alternative. When doing pizza or pasta for my husband, I usually use a sauce I make from roasted red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and a few other ingredients.
When I am pressed for time or do not have the necessary ingredients, I use Ajvar Red Pepper Spread which I find in the international aisle in my local grocery store. Of course, I have to add some things to enhance the flavor and also give it more of a pizza sauce consistency. It works in a pinch, but the homemade sauce is pretty great and makes a delicious substitution for the tomato-based sauce.
Once again, my husband’s different food allergies dictated that I find a dairy-free, melt-able cheese alternative. For this pizza, I used Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds.
As for what my husband thought about his pizza, all I can say is, I think he liked it. He said so, but even better, he ate every last bite. Mind you, he did not do so in one sitting, but he certainly didn’t leave it hidden in the back of the refrigerator – a definite sign that he hates something I make but doesn’t want to admit it to me.
Thanks to Mama Knows Gluten Free website for the pizza dough recipe. You can visit the website by clicking the link below: