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How to #testkitchen: Pizza Italiano by Mila Ilina

Today in the #testkitchen is a recipe for Pizza Italiano by Mila Ilina

Welcome to #testkitchen – where I find random recipes on the web worth working on 🙂 Customizing other recipes helps you to learn how to make your own to fit your nutritional needs.  


First with flavor, technique later

Things can fall apart (literally) when you start to adjust the techniques of a recipe. So start with seasoning, it’s much easier to recover in case something goes wrong.  After you make it a few times adjust the texture to your liking. 

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Pizza Italiano by Mila Ilina



If you can believe it, this is my very first time making raw pizza!  Crazy, I know!  I suppose I never really cared for trying to recreate American fast-food (pizza, burgers, etc).  But I must admit, this recipe turned out amazing!


At a glance

Entrées & Main Dishes


2 personal pan size pies

Pizza Crust

2 large ripe tomatoes

1 cup almond pulp (from almond mylk)

1/2 cup young Thai coconut meat

1/3 cup golden flax seed meal

2-4 fresh basil leaves

1 medium shallot

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

Tomato Sauce

1 large ripe tomato

1/2 red bell pepper

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (I like Mediterranean Organic)

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1 Tbsp minced herbs (basil, parsley, oregano)

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp minced onion

1 tsp onion powder

1 clove garlic

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

Pinch black pepper

“Mozzarella” Cheese

3/4 cup cashews (soak 2hrs)

1 yellow bell pepper

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1 medium shallot

1 clove garlic

1/2 tsp raw honey

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt


Bell pepper slices (I used green)

Onion slices (I used yellow)

Mushroom slices (I used white button mushrooms)

Fresh basil leaves



1) In a blender, blend coconut meat along with one of the tomatoes and transfer into a food processor.

2) Add all remaining ingredients to the food processor, and process until a soft dough-like consistency is formed.

3) Divide in half and form two 6-inch personal pan size pizza crusts.  Dehydrate on 115 degrees for 4 hours, flip over and dehydrate for another 6-8 hours.


1) Using a food processor, process all ingredients for an even, thick consistency.  If the sauce is still too runny, add a little more nutritional yeast and onion powder to absorb remaining moisture.

“Mozzarella” Cheese

1) Rinse and drain soaked cashews.

2) In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy!  Add more water if needed to help blend.


1) Thinly slice your favorite topping ingredients (about 3/4 cup), and marinade in 1 Tbsp of tomato sauce, stirred in, for 30 min in the dehydrator at 115 degrees.

Assembly:  Spread tomato sauce on both pizza crusts.  Add a layer of cheese sauce, and finally add your toppings.  Dehydrate for another 20 min on 115 degrees (optional).  Enjoy!

Additional Tips

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