I met some lovely tweeps (code for peeps on twitter) last week and we all decided to share a different vegan recipe each week. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the fact that I can socialize and network while sitting in my PJs – it’s fantastic, but also a tad lazy…. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about the fact that we, as a society, are becoming lazier by the minute, but to present my first recipe as part of our awesome Vegan Recipe Swap! I decided to go with pizza – who doesn’t love pizza??
Last night Dave said I “out did” myself with this pizza creation. He was pretty excited, as was our little staffy, Trudi (though she was a bit disappointed when Dave wouldn’t share!). Then this morning he said, “Is it rude of me to ask you to make the pizza again for lunch today?” So, I decided it was blogworthy!
I picked up some cheap lebanese bread (and the vegan cheeses) while at a greek wholesaler in Brisbane on the weekend called Helene (for contact details check out the Resources Page). I bought lebanese bread from our local supermarket the other day as well because it seems to always be vegan and always cheap! If you’re not sure what lebanese bread is, it seems to be exactly the same as pita bread. As I discovered yesterday, it makes a perfect thin and crusty base for pizza.
Chopped red onion
Diced potato – first I boiled the diced potato until tender, then fried it in some garlic oil & italian spices – the potato definitely made the pizza extra special!
Fresh herbs from the garden (I didn’t add these until the pizza was out of the oven and ready to serve)
That’s it! I baked it for about 10 – 15mins and it was absolutely delicious. If you don’t have any good vegan cheese (we don’t get it very often as we don’t really look for ‘cheese’), this pizza would have been great without it too. It would have been nice with some olives as well, if you’ve got some in the fridge. You could really just add whatever veggies you happen to have on hand and it would still be delicious!
An online store with a great selection of vegan cheeses is The Green Edge. Click on the banner in the right column of this blog to check it out. I went to a vegan cheese tasting evening there last year and I was in heaven! So yummy but without all that horrible animal fat and animal suffering! It’s amazing what you can find if you look hard enough…
Happy pizza making! Don’t be surprised if I add another pizza recipe soon, as I have quite a bit of the Lebanese bread left and plan on experimenting. 🙂
Check out these gorgeous blogs for the next vegan recipe swap!
Join in too – just blog a vegan recipe and tweet about it, including us (@JessWilliams_ , @_elle_09 , @moderngirlslife , @starringnobody ) in the tweet! x