I feel like some kind of genius, but I didn’t come up with this idea without inspiration. However, I still think I could sell this recipe to my favorite pizza place for maybe…$500. It’s amazing. The inspiration was from a coconut milk quesadilla recipe I saw online, but I was thinking this new science could be used to make one of my favorite foods – PIZZA. I’ve made some “vegan cheese” sauces for pizzas with nutritional yeast flakes or cashew cream, but this one really blew my mind – it turns out so well and it’s oh so easy!
I’ve been roasting garlic for years, but for some reason I’d never put it on a pizza. I used to make roasted garlic infused olive oil for a dog treat recipe I made for my old business: Christine’s Canine Cookies. I’ll share my favorite vegan dog treat recipe soon. Anyway, my decision to put roasted garlic in this pizza sauce was a brilliant breakthrough. I started by using 1 head of garlic, but it didn’t taste very garlicky so I moved on to 2 heads!
Garlic going to get roasted
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2500 East Orchard Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
This pizza is my favorite; all other pizzas are held to this standard and all pale in comparison. Being a vegan and finding great pizza has been one of my top problem areas. Cheese is usually the last thing to go when one goes vegan and the same was true for me. And I happen to know for a fact that their cheesy bread sticks are amazing.
Sazza Menu Board
The Sazza Pizza crew use mostly organic ingredients sourced from mostly local growers and their take out containers are all biodegradable/compostable. The glasses in their restaurant are made from old wine bottles and they recycle almost everything from their kitchen. I LOVE that. Sazza, if you’re reading this, I love you. <3 Read the rest of this entry
I’d heard rumors of this Mellow Mushroom pizza place being very vegetarian and vegan friendly so when I saw a Groupon for it I decided that this was our chance to go and check it out.
Mellow Mushroom is a franchise restaurant and is in about 20 states here in the U.S. It was started in 1974 by a few college kids in Georgia who wanted to make a cool place to have pizza that showed their eccentric and progressive qualities.
We went to the location by the old SouthGlenn Mall, it’s next to my favorite Whole Foods so I thought we could do two things from the same parking lot. Convenient AND environmentally friendly. I’d seen several restaurants come and go in this new area so I figured the restaurant would be kind of dead. That was my first mistake! The doorway was jam packed with kids, lots of kids and a few adults accompanying them. Holy Crap! Since there is only 2 1/2 of us we got seated in about 15 minutes. Read the rest of this entry
2231 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Sometime last summer I received a flier for a pizza place not too far from my house, this was one of dozens of pizza fliers I received last summer, but for some reason I actually looked at this one before I threw it in the recycling bin. The flier said that the entire menu can be made Vegan! What?! Really? I was skeptical but I kept the menu in the kitchen…for many months, until we finally decided to cheat on our regular pizza place (Sazza Pizza – they’re awesome!) and try this new place that advertises vegan pizzas.
I called just to verify that what I read was accurate and to see if they were still in business. I read correctly and they are still in business. I was told that ANYTHING on the menu can be “veganized.” They use Morning Star chicken, Lightlife Pepperoni, Lightlife bacon, Yves Canadian bacon, Tofurky Italian Sausage, and Boca burgers as their meat replacements. Not bad! For cheese substitutes they have Daiya and Follow Your Heart. How exciting to be able to order a pizza, any pizza, and have it arrive all veganed out! Read the rest of this entry