Wood-fired Vegan Pizza Party

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Two weeks ago was the Re-Greening Weekend, co-organised by me, in which we showed  green-minded students a great deal of the sustainable initiatives and organisations located in Wageningen, to stimulate discussions and other activity and to help interested people to connect and become part of the green movement. The program was pretty awesome, the people were nice and interested and over all we think it was a great success!

The Creative Community Garden was so kind to host our group for a pizza lunch! The Creative Garden is more or less what you would expect from the name: a place to experiment with gardening: ‘(…) we’re busy making a shared experimental garden to explore different practical ideas, grow stuff and learn from each other.’ You can find more info is on the website. The place is beautiful and the people are really nice as well, so definitely be sure to check it out if you live here.

Onto the pizzas! We brought many different toppings so there was enough to choose from. The dough was prepared by the Creative Garden crew, and people could roll it out themselves and decorate it with toppings of their liking. There were some absolute beauties.

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Someone managed to sneak in cheese so not all were vegan, but of course I liked the vegans the most. I love the colours and mandala-like patterns.

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The toppings we had: tomato sauce, aubergine, mushrooms, courgette and a herb mixture from the Creative Garden, capers, different coloured paprikas, tomato pieces, corn, sunflower seeds, onion and garlic-and-herbs-infused olive oil. We also had some edible flowers from the Creative Garden and we planned to bring pesto, which we forgot.

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The oven! I believe it is build according to the rocket-stove principles. On the website they use the term ‘cob oven’, meaning that it is made of clay, sand, straw and water. Read about their oven and future plans here. If you have questions about this, you may ask them here and I will answer in collaboration with my more-knowing boyfriend.

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Anyhow, the pizzas were done after only a few minutes in the oven! Which meant that there was a good turn-over time, which made the process of making and eating pizza go real smoothly and organically.

That’s it! I hope you like the colours and designs of the pizzas as much as I do, and that you enjoyed the last days and weeks of sunshine and warm weather, as autumn sets in today. Now we get to enjoy the plenty colours and designs of autumn leaves! 🙂

If you’re interested in more pizza inspiration: to find my earlier pizza posts on Munching on a Dream, go to the pizza tag page. And tell me about your favourite toppings in the comments!

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Harmony-seeking quiet observer learning to speak loud and clear when needed. Acknowledges both the complexity and simplicity of the world. Above all aims to influence the world in a positive way by being a good person.

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