So this post is either going to totally rock your world and change your life, or you’re going to think to yourself, ‘yea, of course, I’ve been doing that for years..’ Either way, I couldn’t not share this amazing (yet obvious) vegan pizza work around.
First, let me start with a little background. Unless you live in NYC or LA, you probably don’t have a kick ass vegan pizza place in your neighborhood- a total bummer, if you are in fact, vegan. There used to be this great pizza place, about 15 minutes away from us, that served up a fantastic vegan pie. They were a regular pizza place, but also offered a vegan option, with artichoke hearts, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, vegan pesto… it was to say the least, delicious. Then, one day, all of a sudden, we heard that the branch close to our house was closing. Total bummer. We started brainstorming other options for vegan pizza. There was another place that served up a vegan pie, but it was about 25 (or more) minutes away and not an ideal trip when you decide on a whim to get take out.
So here we are, Friday night, with no vegan slices… What to do… well, (and I’m not sure what the heck took us so long to figure this out) we ordered a regular pizza from a local place about 2 minutes down the road from us. We got eggplant and garlic (our favorite) and told them to make it for us sans cheese. We then went to our local grocery store and bought some vegan mozzarella to sprinkle over the top, place back in the oven, and voila! Our own vegan pizza that didn’t take an hour to pick up! We used Daiya shreds, but next time, I can’t wait to thinly slice some Miyoko’s fresh mozz for the topping! (Which you can get at most Whole Foods now!)
Also worth noting, did you know that you can heat your pizza back up in the oven in the pizza box! I used to take out a baking sheet, line it with foil, …ugh… now we just removed the top of the box, sprinkled our cheese on, set the oven to 350, and heated up! What a dream pizza night! (so… have you been doing one or both of these things forever? or did I just totally change your life?)