I gave up on the Food Network ages ago. It seems they’re more interested in reality shows with ridiculous premises (make a 5-course meal out of panko, dehydrated strawberries, ramen noodles, and gristle. Go!) than featuring chefs that know how to cook! Thankfully, food television abhors a vacuum and other channels are available to those of us who love watching shows where actual cooking is going on – and in particular, healthy, plant-based cooking! Enter public television and Jazzy Vegetarian! In case you missed it, the Jazzy Vegetarian vegan cooking show, hosted by Laura Theodore, recently began its fourth season! For times in your area, check your local listings or this handy-dandy guide. There will be 13 episodes in all, each one showcasing Laura’s take on vegan comfort food and featuring guests like Chef Del Sroufe, Dr. Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, and Ed Begley, Jr. Here’s a sneak peek:
Laura’s beautiful Pear & Apple Breakfast Pizza (below) epitomizes what I appreciate about her recipes: wholesome ingredients, a cinch to put together, and absolutely delicious results. You must try this recipe. It’s so very, very good! I’m also very pleased to be able to give away one SIGNED copy of Jazzy Vegetarian Classics to one of my U.S. readers.
Vegan Pear & Apple Breakfast Pizza
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40
Pizza for breakfast? Yep, that’s right. This sweet, crispy, and fruity confection will receive unanimous raves when served early morning to pizza lovers of all ages. Oh, did I mention? This versatile dish makes a great dessert or snack treat, too! – Laura
- 1 (8- to 10-inch) whole-grain tortilla (gluten-free is fine)
- 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1 large pear, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 heaping tablespoons raspberry preserves (see note)
- 1 teaspoon filtered or spring water, plus more as needed
- Preheat the oven to 375-degrees. Line a medium, rimmed baking sheet or pizza pan with unbleached parchment paper.
- Put the tortilla on a large dinner plate. Put half of the maple syrup in a small prep bowl. Coat both sides of the tortilla with a thin, even layer of the maple syrup, using a pastry brush.
- Put the apple slices, pear slices, remaining half of the maple syrup and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and stir until evenly coated. Arrange the apples and pears on the top of the tortilla, slightly overlapping the slices in a spiral pattern to cover the entire tortilla. Transfer the tortilla to the lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the fruit is soft and the edges of the tortilla are crisp and golden. Put the baking sheet on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, put the raspberry preserves and water in a small mixing bowl and whisk together to combine. Add a bit more water if the preserves seem too thick to spread over the pizza. Spread the preserve mixture evenly over top of the pizza while it is still hot, using a pastry brush or small spoon. Let the pizza cool 15 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and cut it into four slices using a serrated bread knife or pizza cutter. Serve warm.
- You may use your favorite variety of preserves (such as; apricot, strawberry or blueberry) in this recipe in place of the raspberry preserves if you prefer.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 350
- Sugar: 38
- Sodium: 222
- Fat: 4
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 78
- Protein: 5
- Cholesterol: 0
I shared Laura’s recipe at Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck 15.
And now for some photos of other Jazzy Vegetarian recipes!
My favorite vegan is definitively Malaï Kofta in vegan side !
Thanks for this giveaway !
Thank you for participating!
Everything looks delicious…especially those muffins! I’m a muffin girl. Oh, and I know, right….what’s up with everything being about reality shows nowadays? I actually don’t really ever watch tv, but I do have my recorder always set to record Giada, that’s about it. I have loved her for years and she actually cooks! I’m glad they still have a lot of cooking shows, but definitely TOO many reality shows!
Giada is great! Thank goodness they’ve kept some of the real cooking shows. In truth, I don’t have cable or satellite TV at home :-P, but when I travel I often try and catch some good cooking shows.
Does tempeh bacon count? 🙂
It gets extra points!
Ooooh, a vegan classic, you say? I love the simplicity of a cliche portobello burger! Like I always say, it’s not a vegan menu if it doesn’t have a portobello burger mentioned SOMEWHERE on it!
Nothing wrong with a good portobello burger!
Pizza is a classic, right? 🙂
About as classic as one can get!
hoppin’ hotcakes that recipe looks so crazygood! My favorite classic is hummus…I’ve always got at least one version in my fridge so I can do a quick veggie dip for snacks or a big hefty veggie hummus bagel burger. Yumza! 🙂
IT’S SO GOOD!! You have to, have to make it.
So many choices! I think I have to go with the good old tofu & veggie stir-fry.
Thanks for the giveaway Annie! I’m a big Jazzy Vegetarian fan and would love to have this book.
A classic, Terri! Thanks for entering – – it’s a wonderful cookbook.
Classic, Eggplant Parm (vegan of course) Those muffins look so good
My favorite vegan classic is cheese-less veggie pizza with whole wheat crust…such a yummy comfort food!
Vegan classic has to be raw truffles – of any flavor I think. I haven’t made any yet that lasted more than 2 days!
I need one of those muffins though…NOW!
Yes. Yes, you DO need one of these muffins!
My favorite is the most versatile classic: a grain, a green, and a bean- usually freekeh, spinach and peppers and onion, and black beans.
OH MY that breakfast pizza..YES.
Hon, it’s da-licious!
sheperd’s pie with cauliflower mashed
I gave up on cable a few years ago and have discovered that we have three PBS channels over the air and one has cooking, travel, gardening, and home shows all day==for free! HGTV and FoodNetwork had become sad reality show havens!
You are spot on, Arthur! I used to love HGTV as well – not it’s unwatchable.
Favorite vegan classic is a mexican bean bowl!
I think my favourite was the breakfast pizza – classic 😀
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That breakfast pizza looks stunning & appetizing too! I knew that woman. I made a few of her tasty recipes & they all worked out fine! Those muffins look great too!
My favorite vegan classic is vegetable fried rice
One of my favorites!
I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet, but the breakfast pizza looks good and I am going to make that.
It’s really tasty, Purnima! You’re going to love it!
I make a great shepherd-less pie using homemade tempeh.
My favorite vegan dish is eggplant parm with diyia cheese!
For a classic, I have to go with vegan mac and cheese.
Oh for sure! The best classic out there!
Noodle dish with peanut sauce and green beans!