Friday, April 30, 2010

Calzones and Teese! and veggie stew...

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be sent a sample (a large sample!) of Chicago Soy Dairy's new recipe for their Teese Mozarella.  I got it several days ago and decided to try it in my calzones.  I was going to try it on pizza, but I'd never made calzones and thought this would be a good test.  So behold my calzone:

Tanya's Whole Wheat Calzones:
-makes 4 large calzones

1/2 of my whole wheat pizza dough, prepared in the bread machine (or by hand)
3 thin slices of Teese mozarella for each calzone (I used 2 my first time....but wanted more on my second try)
Any filling (I used sauteed kale,broccoli, and shiitake mushrooms...all from the farmer's market)
Tomato sauce (I combined strained tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and red pepper flakes)
optional: soymilk for glazing

Divide the dough in 4.  Roll each one out and spoon the veggie filling onto one side as shown in the picture.  Top with tomato sauce and then the cheese slices.  Take the empty half and pull it gently over the filling to meet with the other side of the dough.  Take the bottom edges of the dough and fold it over the top edge, pressing to seal.  (on my second try, I overfilled the calzones, so there was tomato sauce oozing out of the edges!) Take a sharp knife and slowly make three holes in the top of the calzone, for venting...evenly spaced (small holes...just as wide as the knife, but no wider).  Repeat with other calzones. You can brush with soymilk to get a nice brown glazed look if you want.  Bake at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes.  I only baked two at a time on the middle shelf, so if you bake more, you may need to adjust the cooking time.

So I'd never had Teese before.  I tasted it right out of the package first....I really liked the taste. It was a bit salty, like normal mozarella (I think!), but it was just a tad oily.  It didn't however seem oily when baked.  I thought it worked great in the calzones....melted really nicely and had a great flavor. Thank you, Chicago Soy Dairy!! I don't know if I'll ever have access to this stuff again....hopefully I'll find it somewhere.


So that's my big post for the week.  Oh wait...I better give you a summary of last week's market before I go again tomorrow:

Fava beans, shiitakes, purple top turnips, beets, brown rice, lettuce, strawberries, broccoli, kale, and sweet potatoes.

Oops, one more important food item: Bankrupt Vegan's Hearty Veggie Stew!
This stuff was so good, I made it two nights in a row.  It's really easy and really tasty :)

My changes: I didn't use oil and I used whole wheat flour.

Blogger of the Week: Bankrupt Vegan (since this soup came at the right time....while I was sick!) She's got great ideas for staying on budget while keeping a vegan diet. Check her out :)

Eat smart,


  1. Thanks for your entries girl!!!

  2. bankrupt vegan is a super cool girl, i agree.
    thx for saying hi earlier :)




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