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Vegan Pizza Day

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

Today is Vegan Pizza Day -- I actually just found out about this yesterday but hey! better late to the party then totally miss it!

At first I was sort-a bummed that I wasn't home in NYC to eat at my favorite vegan-friendly pizzeria, Slice Perfect.

If I've never talked your ear off about this place: gimme a sec. I love Slice Perfect because they have nailed the true NY-style thin crust, but they use the best, organic (whole-wheat!) ingredients... and they offered daiya way before it was cool. So big props there. (p.s. if you have not had their chana masala pizza, you have not lived).

Anyway, I got over my interim disappointment when I realized this "holiday" would give me a chance to make the fat-free vegan pizza cheese from my cookbook.

What what!

Okay so, in all honesty, this cheese does not taste *exactly* like mozz, or even daiya, but its still really cheesy and tasty in it's own right. It also "melts" to give you that cheese-feel...

and since I've teased you endlessly for 25 straight-days during the cookbook countdown without giving you a single recipe from the cookbook, I'm sharing this one.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (or other)
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp yellow miso
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard (powder)

Method: Spoon pasta or pizza sauce over 2 whole-wheat pitas. Whisk above ingredients together in a sauce pan and heat over high until its bubbling. Then reduce to medium and allow to thicken, stirring constantly. Spoon over prepared pita and bake 4 to 7 minutes at 450F, until crust is warm and cheese has melted and formed a skin on top. Allow to cool 3-5 minutes before eating.

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