We thought it’d be fun to post occasional xgfx culinary challenges on Friday and today I’ve decided to post our first one.  Only problem is I can’t decide what the challenge should be!  I’ve been Weeble Wobbling for days, thinking about creations I’ve seen online or in books that I want to make and eat.

First , I was thinking:  Cookie Stuffed Cookies!

From Click on the photo to see the original article.

But I’m not really feeling the cookie love right now. I mean that is a LOT of cookie.

Then my thoughts went flying to gluten-free puff pastry.  I would LOVE to veganize some of this stuff, then make danishes!!!  But the thing is, I really don’t want to eat fatty pastries right now, I want to eat strawberries!  And sugar-snap peas.   And grain bowls  topped with veggies coated in this delicious Korean BBQ sauce, my friend Julie hooked me on.

Then, the other day, I was perusing Go Raw on a Budget, the wonderful blog of one of our readers.  I find her recipes especially inspiring.

Banana Brittle! Bananas, oats, almonds and dates transformed into Yum Squares! Click on the photo to travel to the original blog post.

Her Banana Brittle got me in a particular twist, so I was thinking a dehydrator challenge!  But that just doesn’t seem right, since I would guess most folks don’t own dehydrators, and drying things in the oven is sorta energy deficient, especially now that Spring is in my backyard and things are warming up.

So finally, I’ve decided upon something simpler, but still a major kitchen challenge (at least for me, since I have not yet bonded with a pizza dough I can sing about).  My challenge to anyone who dares to cook with me this week is Scratch Pizza!

It can be raw, cooked, topped with anything you want, but the dough and toppings have to be xgfx and made from scratch, with no mixes.

If you want to participate, simply blog about your pizza with a photo and recipe by next Thursday!  Comment here when your post is up, so I can include it in my roundup, and if no-one joins me, at least come Friday next week I’ll have hopefully made some progress towards finding a pizza that I can enjoy and make myself without help from Mr. Bob R. M.

xo kittee

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  1. Posted May 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    I would have loved to join you, but I’m away next week :(
    I hope I can at least see some fine vegan pizzas :) and maybe I can join in for the next challenge. Good luck with your pizza!

  2. Posted May 22, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I love this idea! Ironically, I am also out of town this week – I hope you plan on making this a fairly regular thing, though, because I definitely want to try it in the future!

  3. Posted May 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    OOH! looks like fun– I need to perfect my pizza dough anyway! Although I’m not sure if I can participate this week since we are going out of town on Wednesday and have preparations up until then :(.

  4. Posted May 25, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    My post is up on my blog! I didn’t write out the recipe because I was too lazy, but I hope to update that soon.

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