Monday, March 23, 2009

teese'd pizza with fake sausage.

Pizza night.

Right before I left on a business trip to sunny, warm Phoenix (please note that these are climate related adjectives that do not describe a fun time for me) I made pizza.  Teese'd pizza, to be exact.  I hadn't bought teese in months and couldn't freaking resist picking up one of the new small logs of mozzarella for sale at Food Fight!  They were cute, I'd recently made marinara and had a batch of steamed Italian sausages at home.  It was meant to be.  I'll talk more about my Phoenix eats soon, which were sadly slim because I didn't have a ton of free time or a car but I worked one actually delicious meal in.

Speaking of Chicago Soy Dairy products, I'm expecting a bag of their new Dandies Vegan Marshmallows soon!  Anyone have them yet?  They seem to be the next big thing.

Let's continue on to the vegan pizza porn overloading....

Organic New Seasons pizza dough, Italian sausage, cremini mushrooms, broccoli, chard, red wine marinara, teese, dried oregano and sesame seeds.


Portland area folks - check out teese'd slices at It's a Beautiful Pizza.  
Available by the slice and pie.  Sometimes their sauce is herb-tastic and sometimes it's bland, what are you gonna do?  They wear tie dye shirts, for pete's sake.  I'll be eating great vegan thin crust slices in NYC next month on my annual pilgrimage to the home state.

Behind the scenes of the sausage.  


I based the sausage recipe on Isa's Spicy Pinto Sausages from the PPK, which are in turn based on Julie Hasson's.  I utilized fresh thyme and frozen pesto, among other things.

I like mixing the wed ingredients in my magic bullet blender.

After I'm done steaming, I literally toss the sausages into the steamed sausage drawer in my fridge.  It's their home.  Until I eat them.

More sausage, chard and creminis.

29 comments:

Elyse said...

I've never tried Teese, but now I've totally got to. This pizza looks so darn delicious. I wish I had a slice to snack on right now!

DJ Karma said...

I've never seen Teese around where I live -not here yet I suppose :(

That's a rather impressive drawer full of sausages!!

VeggieGirl said...

PIZZA PERFECTION!!

shelby said...

I agree with VeggieGirl, that pizza is perfection!

Virginia said...

i need to get my hands on some teese, it looks all melty and delicious!

Carrie said...

oh man that teese looks so good!

Laura said...

i still can't believe how well teese melts!! that pizza looks divine...sausage and mushroom was my favorite pizza combo pre-vegan, and i think this pizza would be an even better replacement! i guess it's time for me to finally try some teese....

Zucchini Breath said...

That looks gorgeous! Thanks for the food porn!

sgcorrie said...

So, can you be hired? Just wondering. Your sausage drawer looks ginormous.

Bianca said...

I love that you have a steamed sausage drawer! Does leaving the foil on keep them more moist? I always unwrap mine and freeze half the batch for later.

And the new sizes of Teese are so cute! And perfect. The old logs were really too big to use before they went bad. I'm working on a small log of the Cheddar Teese right now.

Tracy Warner said...

mmm melty cheesy goodness. that pizza should be in my mouth. now.

nora said...

wow that sausage drawer is impressive!
i'm curious to read about your trip to phoenix! i'm from there, but most of the good vegan eats are in tempe/scottsdale

Chelsea said...

I gave teese one more try at It's A Beautiful Pizza but it was worse than I remembered. Why am I the only one who hates it? If you too, are a vegan who does not like the teese, please know you are not alone.

The sausage and marinara sauce looked awesome though!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Chelsea - I'm curious to see how IABP does it. I really do like FYH, too : )

Alison said...

That pizza looks amazing!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Well, that pizza just confirmed it. Tomorrow night is pizza night even though it won't look 1/2 as good as yours!

Sorry Phoenix wasn't sunny and warm for you (personally) rather than just weather.

jrsimon56 said...

Aw man! Drool central! So good.

Vegyogini said...

I still haven't tried my hand at those sausages. I need to get on that!

Hooray for Teese pizza!

veggievixen said...

yummmm!

want to make my own pizza now!

Chaz said...

It looks delicious. Do you find that the use of your Magic Bullet substitutes for the use of a Vita-Mix? I'm trying to find a cheaper solution for the mixing and blending prowess one finds in the Vita-Mix.

Cafe Cyan said...

I love how nonchalant you are...yeah, I just throw the sausages into the sausage drawer...that ROCKS!

I also like your sesame seed addition to the pizza crust. I'll have to try that next time.

jodye said...

Mmmm pizza, i've been thinking of making a teese'd pizza, and now that I see yours, I'm convinced that I must! Lucky you with the dandies, by the time i got to vegan essentials they were all sold out!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Looks like a damn good pizza!

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Thank goodness for Bob's Red Mill's vital wheat gluten. The recipe is so versatile and consistently yields excellent sausages.

Dan Reed said...

Great work on that pizza! It makes me so happy to see Teese being used on such beautiful food.

eileen said...

wow, a whole steamed sausage drawer? that's really impressive!

allicia said...

I love that you have a sausage drawer.

urban vegan said...

I can't believe I haven't tried Teese or Julie's sausages.

muebles pontevedra said...

It cannot have effect in reality, that is what I think.