#VeganMoFo Day 21: Fancy Ingredients 4 Less!

At the market this week, a mushroom vendor was selling bags of “discolored” (but actually terribly perfect and photogenic, tbh) trumpet mushrooms, 2 lbs for $12. Okay, great, but what the hell am I gonna do with two fucking pounds of mushrooms?! Well, one idea was to make them into faux bacon strips with olive…

#VeganMoFo Day 5: I Don’t Believe in an Interventionist Veganism

But I know, darling, that you do. Seriously, though – making a lifestyle change based on one meal is a bit much to ask. So maybe let’s focus on that thin pie slice of maybe-could-be-vegan-but… sorts. You know, the ones who say things like “But I love cheese too much.” Yes, I realize that’s tomorrow’s…

#VeganMoFo Day 6: There, There, Have Some Pizza

Since going vegan, I’ve taken time to develop my own take on pizza that doesn’t require cheese. I miss real, melted, pizza cheese – Daiya and its ilk DO NOT work for me – so I had to re-work what makes pizza “yummy” to me altogether. A few things I’ve figured out: Need a protein….

Homemade whole wheat sourdough pizza with tomatoes, pepitas, baby chard, cremini mushrooms, and shallots.

Baby kale, delicata squash, thinly sliced beets, hemp seeds, tomato sauce with lemon zest and garlic

Anatomy of a vegan pizza

1 part whole wheat pizza dough 1 part roasted cauliflower pesto spread* 1 part pan-roasted chickpeas** 1 part chopped wilted spinach 4 asparagus spears, cut into 1″ pieces sprinkling of hemp seeds and nutritional yeast Bake for 15 minutes at 475 degrees F. * Roasted cauliflower pesto spread: Rough chop about two cups of cauliflower…

Smokehouse chickpeas and greens from Salad Samurai as pizza

Fresh San Marzano tomato sauce, tempeh sausage crumble, wilted kale, and cherry tomatoes pizza. Needs a fork. Yum yum.

Tempeh sausage pizza with fresh heirloom tomato sauce and onions and peppers with a simple side salad

Super-green pesto pizza and rainbow salad

I’ve been meaning to make Isa’s green lasagna for a while now, but I’m short on lasagna noodles today. I do, however, have a bag of whole wheat pizza dough–for everything I’ll make from scratch like it’s no big deal, I can’t be bothered with anything yeasty–and figured the same ingredients would do well in…