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Vegan Pizza Buckwheat Base

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Buckwheat. I can eat all week and not get tired of it. For one reason only, it’s extensively healthy for the body and the mind. You can make the base in two ways: a thin or thick pancake, which is really easy and quick, my go-to method, or you can bake it like usual pizza dough.  You can also try out the newly tested tapioca base.

The Ayurvedic qualities of buckwheat are especially beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has characteristics of warming and drying, thus balancing Kapha’s cold and wet qualities. Excellent to prevent water retention, congestion, and sluggishness during seasonal changes. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body.

Buckwheat is known to aid weight loss,  is super rich in various vitamins like B and K, and minerals like potassium, especially rich in manganese, magnesium, and calcium, high in protein, essential amino acid, and fiber, and helps to control blood sugar, making it great for those with Diabetes. Decreasing blood pressure and improving circulation. Similar to Quinoa and Amaranth, buckwheat is a pseudocereal, meaning it is a non-grass cereal.

The Vegan Pizza Buckwheat Base is for all those of you who have IBS and celiac problems. This is an alternative pizza for you. It’s always a hit with my friends who have sampled it, and I’m sure you will love it.

Vegan Pizza Buckwheat Base

Mains Dadaji Fusion Recipes
By Dada Shivananada Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 30 min Cooking Time: 40 min Total Time: 1 hour 10 min

Nutritional Benefits: The Ayurvedic qualities of buckwheat are especially beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has characteristics of warming and drying, thus balancing Kapha's cold and wet qualities. Excellent to prevent water retention, congestion, and sluggishness during seasonal changes. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body. Buckwheat is super rich in vitamins B and K, and minerals like potassium, especially rich in manganese, magnesium, and calcium, high in protein, essential amino acid, and fiber, and helps to control blood sugar, making it great for those with Diabetes. It helps decrease blood pressure and improve circulation. It also aids in weight loss due to its high fiber content that reduces appetite.

Ingredients

  • Buckwheat Pizza Base:
  • 300g buckwheat flour
  • 100g Tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate soda powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Pizza Sauce:
  • 300g tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 6 sprigs of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salsa leaves
  • 100g broccoli florets
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

Prepare the pizza sauce:

1

Heat olive oil in a medium pot and sauté all spices for the pizza sauce for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.

2

Add tomato pulp and the rest of the ingredients, except broccoli and aubergine; simmer for about 30 minutes over medium heat.

3

Add the vegetables during the last two minutes.

4

Then remove from heat. Set this aside.

Prepare the Gluten-Free Pizza Base:

5

Mix all ingredients for the pizza base, and knead the dough for 20 minutes or until soft.

6

Cover and let rest for about 1 hour.

7

Prepare the pizza tray and spread oil on it, then dust with flour.

8

Press the dough down with the palm of your hand to form a small flatbread shape.

9

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to fit the tray. Carefully lift the dough, place it onto the tray, and push the dough out to the edges of the tray.

10

Prebake the pizza dough for 20- 30 minutes at 180°C / 360°F.

11

Remove from the oven and spread the sauce over the semi-baked dough.

12

Add your favorite vegan cheese over the sauce and garnish with slices of fresh tomatoes and your favorite slices of vegetables. Place it into the oven again for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • 219 Calories
  • 37.9g Carbohydrates
  • 6.8g Fat
  • 6.1g Fiber
  • 5.3g Protein
  • 3g Saturated fat
  • 1000mg Sodium
  • 5.3g Sugar

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