Sunday, September 02, 2007

The cheesiest vegan pizza EVER

Thin, herbed crust pizza with roasted garlic pizza sauce, fresh tomato, red bell pepper, green chili pepper, collard greens, japanese eggplant and soy cheese.

I'm not absolutely sure how this happened - but low and behold we have the cheesiest vegan pizza I have never come across, and I've seen my share of fake cheesiness goodness and badness.
This was greatness.
The Follow Your Heart mozzarella had been frozen a couple days and sliced into thin squares. My oven was hot and ready, and my crust was very thin - even though these were baked on a cookie sheet, I think the delectably thin crust is what took it to meltdown central.

If you've never had Follow Your Heart before, it probably is the 'best' of the storeboughts widely available in the US, but nothing like real cheese. I prefer the mozzarella and monterey jack (thanks for the tip, ppk vancouver party!) on pizza, myself. I look forward to trying Cheezly when it comes to my day. I've tried Scheese, but I just can't justify that price!

Let's cleanse our palates with this fresh farmer's market produce from last weekend:

Strawberries in August? Hell, yeah.

Another Italian tofu scramble.
with kalamata olives, fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic, dried oregano, chanterelle mushrooms, carrots, bell pepper and firm tofu.

Grilled and fresh dinner plate - fresh corn on the cob, fresh yellow and red tomatoes with sea salt, grilled broccoli, grilled creminis & japanese eggplant (brushed with white wine, olive oil & tamari). Can you tell with this plate that IKEA opened up or what?

A pizza from a couple weeks ago, heart shaped because I'm special.

That's all for now..Friday's my 25th birthday, so expect a cake or treat of some sort for the weekend!


Holler said...

Happy Birthday for Friday!

erica said...

Happy Birthday LadY!
Get. Out. With the produce. And the pizza. I'm so jealous. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Melody Polakow said...

Wow, that pizza looks amazing..

Love the produce shot too..

bazu said...

Oooh, happy early birthday!

And, I am loving that cheesy pizza. Time to give FYH another chance. I like it and all, but can't justify the price that often.

I want your produce! I want those strawberries!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

happy b-day, early style.
everything looks great, especially that pizza.

Emmie said...

Wohoo, it's your birthday soon! NAd I agree with everyone else, wow that pizza! Yum.

Jody from VegChic said...

That pizza looks awesome. I've been pretty happy with FYH when I make pizza at home.

There is great pizza place in Providence near my house that makes vegan pies (and regular ones). It was so good, I asked what they use. They mix have FYH and half Veganrella. I know a lot of people hate the rella, but together they totally work. ---Another option for you.

Farmer's market produce looks so fresh and pretty too!

VeggieGirl said...

My parents and I had the Follow Your Heart "cheese" for the first time ever last night, in the form of english-muffin pizzas (we had the cheddar flavor). We LOVED it, and couldn't believe how perfect it melted/tasted!! And you may recall that my parents are omnivores :0)

I love your tofu scramble, dinner plate, and especially that heart-shaped pizza. all delicious as usual, Jess!

Vegan*asm said...

That's some cheezy pizza. I need to try FYH now that I have it in my area. And what beautiful veggies.

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

see? told ya! who but a goddess could ever get that sh*t to melt so beautifully! ;)

looks amazing, all of it....and now i have a crazy craving for a cheezy pizza. can't imagine why. hehe

Happiest Early Bday!!!!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That pizza looks fabulous! My husband would eat pizza everyday if given the chance. I may try your tip of freezing the FYH mozzarella, I think the taste is nice, but the slimy moisture weirds me out a bit.

I hope you have a Happy Birthday! I look forward to cake photos.

urban vegan said...

aha! so freezing it the key? I just ordered some cheezly and can't wait to see how it tastes.

gorgeous produce shots.

Happy b'day, Jess!

Veganista said...

Woah, that pizza looks incredible! The cheeze looks like cheese! What a great pile of goodies from the markets too. Those strawberries are perfect, so red.

Happy birthday Jess! All the best for your 25th party and year. :)

Kumudha said...

Happy Birthday!

The pizza looks so delicious.
Great pictures of the veggies and fruits.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jess.

Doodleyboo said...

I agree - Follow Your Heart is one definitely one of the best kinds of vegan cheese going. I have tried Sheese, and though it is good I still like Follow Your Heart Better.

BTW, awesome blog! I've linked to it on Epicurvegan. And happy birthday :o)

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Caty said...

Happy Birthday!

The cheesy pizza looks amazing. I love the heart shaped pizza too, so cute!

Kristen said...

that pizza looks good. nice page

Alice W said...

Happy Birthday! Mmm...melty. Does Sheese melt at all? It's not so expensive for me 'cos I live in the UK, but I want a cheese I can put on pizza.
I also now have serious farmer's market envy. We only have one a month!

Judy said...

I am so loving that pizza at the top of the page. The cheese even looks 'real'!

And who doesn't love heart shaped food?

Kris said...

Happy Belated birthday, fellow Virgo (mine was the 9th!).

My kitchen is slowly being taken over by IKEA as well.

tippitappi said...

I'm italian but your vegan cheezy pizza looks much better than mine! :)))

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