Vegan Acorn Squash Pizza 2

Why are caramelized onions so good on pizza!?  It’s crazy how good the combo is.

I am revving up for Thanksgiving here behind the scenes, putting together a 2013 menu that is maybe the easiest recipes I have ever done for a holiday.  I am super excited to share it.

Since that will be dominating the site for the next 2 weeks, and for some crazy reason there has been a distinct lack of Disney World vacation sharing going on, I thought I would use this time to blab on a bit about our wonderful vacation in October.

Vegan Acorn Squash Pizza 1

It was a really fun trip, we ate soooo much good food and had a blast running around and seeing everything we could.  We celebrated our anniversary at an amazing restaurant that covered the table in confetti (shaped like Mickey Mouse) before we got there and treated us like royalty.  It was super magical. The hotel we stayed at is maybe my favorite hotel, it is Hawaiian themed, which I just love since it is my dream to go to Hawaii.  It made me want to come back and make lots of pineapple and macadamia nut recipes.  (Still totally going to happen at some point.)

The below are just a couple of pictures (out of hundreds we took!) one of our first day at Magic Kingdom (I didn’t stop smiling alllll day) and one of the grounds at the hotel, which made me want to stop and take pictures like every time I went anywhere.  Magic Kingdom is probably my favorite place, I am such a giddy little kid there.  I ooo and ahhh at everything, and get way overly excited when I see characters.

Alissa in Disney!!

Health highlight of onions:  Onions are super awesome health powerhouses.  Not only do they add awesome flavor, they have also been shown to lower cholesterol levels, help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart disease! Plus they contain a flavonoid that helps eliminate free radicals that have been associated with aging!! And they contain healthy nutrients like potassium, folate, B6, and vitamin C.  Plenty of reasons to add onions to your life!!

Vegan Acorn Squash Pizza 3

 

Vegan Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Onions (sliced)
  • 1 Acorn Squash (roasted, here is a how to)
  • EV Olive Oil Spray (I use this guy with my own oil)
  • 1 tablespoon Vegan Butter (or EV Olive Oil)
  • 1 prepared Pizza Crust (I like this one)
  • 1 cup sliced Mushrooms
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425
  2. In a large saute pan (I used my handy dandy cast iron skillet) spray it with oil and add the onions
  3. Cover loosely with a square of foil
  4. Stir occasionally, allowing the onions to get a nice caramel color but don’t let them burn.. You may need to add some water once in a while to lift up anything that is sticking or if things get too hot
  5. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the onions are a dark golden brown and soft
  6. Scoop the insides of the acorn squash and mash with the butter, salt and pepper
  7. Spread the pizza crust with the squash, then spread the onions over the squash, then add the mushrooms
  8. Spray the top with oil and pop into the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the mushrooms look softened and the crust crisp
  9. Cut up and serve up!!

 

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