homemade vegan pizza

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i may be alone on this one, but i think pizza is so much better homemade than when you have it delivered from somewhere.  it always tastes so much fresher and never seems as greasy.  i thought this recipe for whole wheat vegan pizza sounded delicious and healthy!

for the dough:
1 ¼ cups warm water (105°-115°)
2 pkgs dry yeast
1 tbs honey
3 tbs olive oil
3-4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp kosher salt

toppings:
3/4 cup store-bought marinara or pizza sauce
6 button mushrooms, chopped
1 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
fresh basil leaves

directions:
1. for the dough: mix together warm water, yeast, honey, and olive oil. let sit for about 5 minutes. make sure that the yeast is foamy. using a dough hook or a mixer, or by hand, slowly add in 3 cups of flour and 2 tsp salt.  knead the dough on low speed, or by hand, for 10 minutes. add flour as needed if the dough is sticky. dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand 12 times. put dough in a well oiled bowl, roll dough around so that all sides are lightly coated in olive oil. cover with a clean cloth. let rise until double in volume, about 30-50 minutes. divide the dough into equal parts, make 2-6 pizzas depending on how big you want them. roll dough into balls and cover with a damp towel to rest 10 minutes. on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick. sprinkle a light layer of cornmeal on baking sheet or pizza stone.

2. spread out pizza sauce evenly over pizzas, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the outside of the dough. evenly top pizza with toppings. sprinkle on dried oregano and drizzle over olive oil last. bake 10-15 minutes at 400° f (or 500° f if you like the crust extra crispy). remove from oven and top with basil leaves. let cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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art as magic

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inner space (series)

if you ever want to be transported to a world of psychedelic spirituality, look no further than the artwork of brandi strickland.  she is a north carolina-based mixed media collage and illustration artist, and her talents know no boundaries. i first heard of her when i wrote about the WAFA collective a little while back (she’s one of their contributing artists) and i was completely enthralled with her work. the mix of color, pattern and symbolic imagery is so complex that when you view details of her collages up close you will notice far more than what you see at first glance. once i reached out to her and asked her some questions for the blog, i liked her even more- and i identify so much with the way she started out as an artist.

read on for an interview with brandi and to see much more of her rad artwork.

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l.b lee -May 01, 2010, 6:28PM
inredible jouney......
Sharon Dowell -May 01, 2010, 5:13PM
As a collector and fan, I'm thrilled to see Brandi's work featured!

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in the wake of both earth day and the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, we wanted to share a few helpful tips for things you can do to cut back on oil usage in your everyday life.  sure you might have heard it before, but it never hurts to have it top of mind…

replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or even cutting-edge light emitting diodes (LEDs). turn off lights and other devices when they’re not needed. candles are great at night!

eliminate electronics that sleep on a standby setting – they continue to pull a current even when “turned off.” AC adapters on many power cables pull current too, so those should be taken out of the wall when not in use. your best bet is a “smart” power strip, or a power strip that can be turned off at night.

when looking for new appliances, seek out the most energy-efficient models, and charge your MP3 player, laptop, PDA, cell phone, and camera with a portable solar charger.

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keep your house cool with natural ventilation instead of air conditioning as much as possible. use in-room, ceiling, or whole-house fans to move air throughout the house. blocking sunlight during hot hours of the day can also help.

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clothes driers gobble up a lot of power, so line drying can be a great energy saver.

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buy locally grown food, or if you have a garden, grow your own. transport uses oil.

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whenever you can, walk, bike, use public transportation or carpool. i am guilty of this just as much as anyone, but it is so, so important!

have a wonderful weekend :)

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dergexyquex -May 15, 2010, 7:56AM
Just want to say what a great blog you got here! I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work! Thumbs up, and keep it going! Cheers Christian, iwspo.net
hola -May 03, 2010, 4:47PM
i've been reading your blog for quite a long time, and i think this is one of the best ever. THANK YOU... mother earth is the ultimate source of beauty (& love & power) we've got, and cutting our oil consumption is one of the best ways we can love her for what she gives us!

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marit larsen is a norwegian singer/songwriter about to embark on her initial solo US tour, but first she will be stopping by free people’s backyard in brooklyn to play a little show on friday may 14!  back in norway she’s a big star, having been one half of the late 90’s duo M2M, and now having a rather solid solo career over there.  she’s adorable and we’re stoked to have her come play for us – stay tuned, we’ll have an interview with marit and more info on the show coming up!

for now, check out her myspace page here.

fp julia -May 05, 2010, 6:00PM
yes anyone can come!
-May 05, 2010, 5:56PM
can anyone come who's in the area? or is it invite only?

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with parents like john taylor (duran duran’s bass player) and amanda de cadenet (photographer who currently dates nick valensi of the strokes) it would be impossible for atlanta de cadenet to NOT be cool, but she’s making a name for herself on her own with her funky style and party-going lifestyle.  atlanta is all over fashion blogs and the cobrasnake and its easy to see why-  her magnetic personality comes across in every photo of her.  this is a girl who is comfortable in her own skin, knows how to let loose and isn’t afraid to show her quirky side – a real free spirit.

whether she’s wearing girly florals and crochet or boyish tees and mixed prints, she always looks amazing and like she’s having the time of her life!

see our picks inspired by atlanta here.

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april showers bring…may flowers to your desktop! a day early because it’s friday, and we love you.

click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size. happy friday!

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there was a birthday celebration!

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i know this isn’t easy to see but it’s actually the cutest screen saver ever…their hands say happy birthday.

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birthday girl :)

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matching jeans and charli clogs!

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i need to have this shirt.

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cute spring looks…

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and checking out photos from our july catalog shoot!

alice -May 02, 2010, 4:44PM
hii! love it! but how did you put together all the pictures on the first image?
Holly -May 01, 2010, 11:24AM
I wanna work here!

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one of our favorite trends for spring and summer are crossbody bags! they’re the perfect size and definitely a music festival necessity. which of these crossbodies is your bag?

croft crossbody:

leather basket weave bag:
leather basket weave bag

lexi crossbody:
lexi crossbody

perforated bow crossbody:
perforated bow crossbody

screwed chain clutch:
screwed chain clutch

suede medecine bag:
suede medecine bag

the winner of last week’s short poll was the denim carpenter short with 27% of the vote!

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yesterday we took you on a tour through the home of our creative director, and today i want to give you a little peek inside her closet! read on as she describes her personal style…

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if you missed it, check out our tour of her home here!

MarkSpizer -May 03, 2010, 6:14AM
great post as usual!
Fashion Serial Killer -Apr 30, 2010, 4:50PM
nice stuff looks like my closet but with WAAY more stuff.. good taste ;o)

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for the second episode of home sweet home we paid a visit to one of our most inspirational fp girls – our creative director.  now, before we went to her place i was told what it looked like, but if i hadn’t known i’m sure i would have thought we were lost when we pulled up out front.  she lives in a large, renovated garage that it is by far one of the coolest spaces i have ever seen.   like a geode, it appears a little rough on the outside but crack it open and the beauty inside will take your breath away…i could have spent an entire day exploring the treasures that abound throughout her home – it is full of trinkets that she has picked up throughout her travels and i can only imagine the stories that lie behind each tiny detail.

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in her words…

“i always love places that are not so pretty on the outside. i like to surprise people with the interiors. don’t judge a book by its cover.

when i was little my father lived in key west, florida. i went to visit him and was surprised to see his house was hardly painted and looked kind of haunted. i said, “daddy! you live here!?” and then when he brought me inside it was quite nice. he told me back in the day it was a way to deter the tax collectors from knocking on your door. so now i just surprise my friends and they say the same thing – “you live here!?”

what sold her on this place?

“it was the big cast iron beams! i saw great potential in the ceiling.”

it took quite a bit of work to transform the space into what it is now – and lucky for us, she has pictures of the progress. read on for many more photos, and stay tuned for the video coming later today!

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Dickies -Apr 30, 2010, 11:31AM
WOW, that is truly awesome, I would love to live in a garage especially that one, I have seen some really cool places to live in my time but I think that tops it all. Having the ability to park your car in front of the T.V has always been a dream of mine. Thanks for sharing this.
Sandy -Apr 28, 2010, 7:50PM
love this place!

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how to layer

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we have a really great new feature on our website- when you go to our layering section, you’ll see artwork that gives ideas on how to layer a certain item!  right now check out all the cute ways to layer the raw seamed corset, and make sure you keep coming back for new ideas as the artwork will change from time to time :)

Nichole -May 30, 2013, 2:19AM
That is not a corset, it is simply a seamed tank top. Even if it laces up in the back it is not a corset because it has no boning in it and does not bring in the waist at all.
cna training -May 13, 2010, 1:48AM
nice post. thanks.

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A Music Monday

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26th April Phoenix live @ the Constitution Hall. We headed there straight after work. A road trip from Philly to Washington to go and see a band that I’ve been lusting over for quite some time now – Phoenix.

An amazing soundtrack was played while driving there as my eyes striped the America land passing by. America is new to me so it doesn’t take much to intrigue me eyes. Both sight and sound senses were tickled during this trip.

Washington is a nice place full of profoundness. The Venue where Phoenix was playing ( DAR Constitution Hall) was to, a place of great character.

We were second row from the front which equals great photo opportunity; I could almost smell Thomas Mars!!!

 They played a number of my favorite songs including 1901 and Too Young, which I was reminded, was played in the film Lost in Translation and Shallow Hal

 The atmosphere was great and I had a blast, not bad for a Monday night, work night.

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The evening finished with everyone being invited onto the stage, yes that’s right the entire hall was crawling forward to join them on the stage.

Phoenix sure knows how to make their fans happy!!!

Stay tuned for more free people gig reviews in the future we plan to go to many during the summer months.

(Phoenix photo credit – Nathan Kula)

-Apr 28, 2010, 4:08PM
You guys at Free People have an amazing time together. x
Leslie -Apr 28, 2010, 11:05AM
I saw them April 22nd in Louisville! Basically the same setlist, as I hurried to get one too! Then we met the guys! They were super type French and super type awesome! There were a few bros that turned into Humbledbros when they met the lead singer. Tooooo cute.

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