Allergen-Free Vegan Pizza!
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Sometimes people ask what vegans eat.
Sometimes they ask what vegans with allergies or food intolerances eat. This post is about that very topic.
A couple of days ago we made a pair of absolutely amazing pizzas with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix. (This product is pretty readily available at any Capers Whole Foods store, just in case you want to look for it.) The pizzas were soy-free, nut-free, and wheat-free, and they were not only delicious but quite easy to make. (You can trust me when I say that it was easy because I am a shamefully lazy cook.)
As a vegan (for almost 7 years) with allergies to all three of these foods, I am very happy to find a good pizza, but believe me when I say that anybody would like this stuff. We simply followed the instructions on the Bob’s Red Mill package to prepare the crust, put on tomato sauce and some of our favourite veggies–like artichoke hearts, olives, onions, garlic, and mushrooms–and topped the whole thing with Daiya cheese. I went for both the cheddar and mozzarella, and my husband stuck with mozzarella. He also added slices of Yves vegetarian Italian sausage slices, which have soy.
Just a note: if you haven’t tried Daiya, you’re missing out! It’s vegan, free of common allergens, and just about the best vegan cheese you’ve ever tasted. AND it melts! It’s available in Canada now, at places like Capers Whole Foods (again) and Karmavore.
Anyway, the Bob’s Red Mill mix is definitely to be recommended. First, it was easy to make. And more importantly, it was delicious–it came out perfectly, not squishy or dry and tasteless, like some gluten-free pizzas I’ve tried.
So there you have it. Vegan with allergies? Vegan without allergies? Not even vegan but you love good pizza? Try this stuff. You will not regret it.