Day 18.2: Vegan meets Old Chicago
My husband is probably the world’s biggest fan of pizza and while I like it okay, I’ve not quite the enthusiasm that he has. Most of the time, when I did eat “regular” pizza, I got an upset stomach from the overwhelming amount of cheese they put on there. Since I decided to go vegan, pizza just didn’t appeal to me as much, especially with those memories of bloated-ness in mind.
But, when done the right way, pizza can be really good. Thankfully, when we went to Old Chicago for lunch with my parents this afternoon, that was the case.
We hadn’t been there in a long time and this was certainly my first time encountering a pizza place since I decided to go vegan on October 1st.
First of all, I’d like to say that my waitress Teri, was very sweet and never once questioned or mocked my request for the thin crust Vegetarian Seven with no cheese.
I wish I’d had my real camera with me to do it justice, but this was one beautiful pie!
This pizza was topped with sauce, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, red onions, black olives, and roasted green chiles.
It was an individual size and I ate the whole thing! When you don’t have meat and cheese weighing it down (and racking up the calorie-count) it’s easier to really enjoy the veggies and crispy thin crust :)
I swear, I think this tasted BETTER without the cheese weighing it down, so even if you aren’t vegan, try it sometime!
I forgot to ask but I don’t think this crust contained any butter because I sure didn’t taste it. I think it might’ve been lightly brushed with oil, maybe.
My stomach was satisfied and very happy after this meal, as was I! I was comfortable, not stuffed and I’ve certainly had no stomach ailments afterward.
Now I have to decide what I’m going to make for dinner in a few hours. I was going to eat a salad for lunch today since I put it off yesterday and I have some lettuce to use up, but then my parents took us out to lunch.
So that might have to be it. But we’ll see. Hope you are having a great Sunday. Come back and see me ;-)