21 Jul 2012

holy three cheese pizza

my girl friend and i decided it should be illegal, or it's distribution at least regulated; for this pizza is dangerous.

these pictures aren't that great. sorry. we were not concerned with photography at this point - only devouring this work of cruelty- and dairy-free art. i could seriously have eaten the entire pizza, but we were civil and split it halfway.

the recipe is gonna be a little tricky to recreate because i used a bunch of leftovers, but if i give you a general outline you should be able to do it. trust in yourself. all it takes is some vegan cheese, veggies and love...

then again, doesn't everything? 

if you use a gluten free crust and only daiya cheese - this is soy-free, gluten-free and obviously dairy-free. hurray! if you wanna leave out the cheese and keep it totally whole foods, it'll still be delicious.

three cheese pizza with grilled veggies, black rice, and sweet & sour mustard sauce: 

pizza crust:
buy one pre-made (easy to be gluten free) OR use this gluten free recipe, OR:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 to 1 cup warm water
1 packet yeast
2 teaspoons sea salt & pepper
dried herbs of your choosing (i like basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme)

1 tablespoon olive oil (or use pine nuts and water)
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
2 tablespoons mustard
a few drops of liquid smoke
handful fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
2-5 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons honey/agave 
water as needed

2 grilled bell peppers
grilled eggplant slices
1 cup cooked black rice mix (like we used leftovers from a stir-fry)
handful basil leaves
1/3 cup shredded soya cheddar cheese (or use shredded daiya cheddar cheese)
1/3 daiya mozzarella shredded cheese
pepper and/or fave dried herb mixes
fave hot sauce
parma cheese!

make the crust: combine the yeast and warm water in a warm mixing bowl. sprinkle on a tinsy bit of sugar to feed the yeast. let it rise for about 10 minutes. add the other ingredients and kneed the dough or mix in your mixer (we have a kitchen-aid) until it's soft and elastic; 8-10 minutes. let it rise for an hour or until it doubles in size. then roll it out into a pizza crust! partially bake it for 8-10 minutes at 425 degrees.

to make the sauce: blend all ingredients until smooth. duh. if it's too thick, add more water. spread onto your par-baked pizza crust. theeeeennn... load on the toppings, with the cheese last, sealing in all the goodness. leave the pepper, hot sauce and parma off until it's out of the oven. bake for 8 minutes at 425 or until it looks done. slice it up and ENJOY the heck out of it.


The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

I have the worst pizza craving right now. >.<

Em von Euw said...

LOL! uh oh. better make some pizza.

Anonymous said...

Maybe daiya cheese does better raw. I had it on baked pizza, along with broccoli (my favorite pizza topping!), bell peppers, and mushrooms, and it was not as good as I was anticipating.

Em von Euw said...

=/ that's a bummer. i have only ever used it on pizza. i guess daiya still has some work to do with their recipe...

Lindsey MM said...

Eat this pizza and it will change your life... Seriously awesome though -- love the sauce!!!

Em von Euw said...

hah thanks a lot, Lindsey =) it's fun to change it up from convetnioanl tomato sauce

rika@vm said...

HOW DELICIOUS! Happy Vegan Pizza Day!


Unknown said...

is that cheese comparable to regular cheese ....I finally got the milk part down with almond milk but I can't find any cheese that's comparable.... that's the only thing that stops me from going totally vegan

C H Paquette said...

@Mary.... Daiya is as close to real cheese as I have ever found. It melts really well, is nice and gooey, and tastes really good! I love it on veggie burgers.

Unknown said...

Seriously, I wish you would join me and my sister spreading vegan love and TRUE health at farmers markets and festivals. You are such a beautiful spirit. I hope one day I will cross paths with you.

Anonymous said...

I was so bummed, I saw this and was so excited, but you use both yeast and honey, So it's not exactly vegan. And defiantly not raw vegan. :(

Unknown said...

Wo. Creamy-licious! This was my first time using and eating daiya cheeze (yay, it was on sale), which was yummy and affordable. The pizza crust recipe was very good.
Warm water = 120°-130° *according to my yeast package, which I didn't know. I used to think it was between 100°-110°, and my yeast never activated.
Btw: I only added tomatoes on top of my pizza.
Thank you Emily! Cheers*

Unknown said...

^ This time I just used tomato sauce, but next time I'll make your mustard sauce. :')