Monday, March 14, 2011

alternate pizza universe



(insert twilight zone music here)
you have entered a universe where pizza is not only made without cheese, but without red sauce....
whuuuuut? yep, you heard me right--this is the tuscan white bean pizza from vegan on the cheap, quite possibly one of the best kept secrets in vegan cookbooks. mr. j downloaded it for me on my kindle and i've cooked a couple things from it and just love it times infinity. THAT is the book you get for the new vegan who is lead to believe that veganism is too expensive. i did cheat a little and used a pre made whole wheat crust from trader joe's-(not a huge splurge and at 99 cents it was an amazing time saver!). i also added banana peppers and olives. i subbed the roma tomatoes with sun dried ones from my pantry. super cheap to make and it is so rich, people will only think you picked it up from some fancy schmancy eatery.

more to come! enjoy those beans and for the love of pizza, stay vegan.

5 comments:

Lori said...

I have that cookbook and haven't tried that pizza yet. NOW, I will! I love the Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Chowder on page 68. It's a great cookbook.

Sal said...

sounds good - i quite often use pesto or hummus or something on my pizza, instead of red sauce. Just to change it up!

missmuffcake said...

I cannot find that pizza dough at TJ. :( Where should I look? My friend sent me home with awesome dough this weekend and it was so fun stretching and forming - then making my own pizza!

Jen said...

@missmuffcake--i don't know if every trader joe's is laid out the same, but we found both whole wheat and white ready made dough in the fridge section around all of the cheeses. they're wrapped in plastic and are 99 cents.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Okay, I am gonna get some pizza dough the next time I'm at TJ's. Also, now I really want Vegan on the Cheap.