Have you ever thought of adopting a minimalist diet? In my opinion, minimalist cooking goes beyond eating fresh unprocessed food. It should also include quick and easy, clean-eating recipes at low cost. In last week’s blog, I shared with you how to create a 5-ingredient sandwich. This week, I’m sharing my vegan pita pizza recipe that contains only 5 ingredients, costs under $5, and is ready in 15 mins.
Simplify, simplify, simplify!
How to save time in the kitchen
- Plan your week with fast recipes that use few ingredients.
Nowadays, the Internet is overloaded with recipes. But finding quick and easy vegan recipes that actually taste good can be quite a challenge. For example, I’m a Jamie Oliver fan. I was ecstatic when he started to include vegan recipes on his blog. But man! 21 ingredients for a vegan shepherd’s pie? I’m sorry Jamie but I ain’t got no time for that. (His lentil tabbouleh only requires 7 ingredients though 🙂 )
- Equip yourself with the right tools.
That means knives that can actually cut a tomato, pans that don’t stick and blenders that blend.
A few years ago, I bought a small blender. It was perfect to blend my morning smoothie (when the fruits were thawed) but awful to blend other stuff. One day, I decided to add wheatgrass to my smoothie. It took 1 minute for the motor to burn and die (RIP Magic – not so magic – Bullet, we had some good times together).
- Keep your kitchen environment clean
Declutter your space — keep the essential. If you have not used a tool within the year, you better get rid of it. Let’s be honest, you don’t really need that avocado slicer or that strawberry stem remover.
Vegan pita pizza recipe cost calculation
Here’s the ingredient breakdown for the vegan pita pizza recipe. The total cost of the ingredients is $11.56 and the total cost of the recipe is $4.52 for 2 pizzas ($2.56 per portion).
- Bag of pita bread $2.99, 60 cents per portion
- Chipotle hummus $2.99, $1 per portion
- Zucchini $0.72 each, 48 cents per portion
- Red onion $0,.87 each, 44 cents per portion
- Pint of cherry tomatoes $3.99, $2 per portion
I hope you enjoyed this week’s recipe. If you have additional tips and tricks on how to adopt a minimalist diet, please share your thoughts and opinions in the comment box below. Also, if you try this vegan pita pizza recipe, take a pic of it and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #veganprogram. I can’t wait to see your creations!
Hope you have an amazing week xx
NB : If you are interest in the minimalist lifestyle here are some references that you might enjoy 🙂
On Nextflix or DVD:
- Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, 2016, directed by Matt D’Avella, starring: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, April 15, 2014
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo, October 14, 2014
- 2 pita breads
- Chipotle humus,spread, to taste
- ¾ zucchini, thinly sliced
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ pint of cherry tomatoes, tomatoes cut in half
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C).
- Place the pita bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Spread a generous amount of chipotle hummus on each bread.
- Garnish with sliced zucchini, red onion and halved tomatoes.
- Bake the pita pizza for 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.