Pizza e Vino
Confession: I went through a period where I HATED pizza!
It’s one of my husband’s favorite foods but it always left me feeling bloated and miserable, thanks to what I later learned was my intolerance for dairy and my general dislike of the way my body chooses to digest meat.
Thankfully, when I decided to go vegan, I started to love pizza for probably the first time in my life since I felt good eating it!
I swapped out heavy meats for fresh veggies, greasy crusts for pitas, and when I’m in the mood for it, vegan cheese:
Chicago Soy Dairy company sent me this sample to try out and I decided to use it to make homemade pizza! Sometimes I go completely cheese-less but every now and then “teese” sounds really good :)
I topped a pita with pizza sauce, diced red onion, mushrooms, and grated vegan mozzarella cheese. This is what it looked like before going in to the oven:
Random question: do you find that you prefer white wines in the summertime and reds in the winter? I think it’s a hot/cold weather thing for me.
When the pizza was done it smelled delicious!
But it wasn’t as cheesy as Daiya, which melts a lot better and has a much more cheese-like taste and texture. But I would definitely call this one a close second.
Thanks Chicago Soy Dairy for the sample, I look forward to using it on a few more pizzas in the next couple of weeks!
How do you feel about pizza? What is your favorite topping?
Posted on August 8, 2010, in Dinner, recipes, wine and tagged chardonnay, Chicago Soy Dairy, Daiya, teese, Thistle Dew, vegan cheese, vegan pizza, wine, World Market. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.