It was pizza night last night, and I wanted to try something new. This is the first time I have ever used Daiya vegan cheese.
I used some pizza dough I got from the local Stew Leonard’s supermarket.
I got the Daiya from the local health food store for $5.99, which is pricey so I won’t be getting this very often. The sauce I got was from the Stop and Shop supermarket, and I got the Stop and Shop brand(roasted garlic tomato sauce) which tastes very similar to the gourmet Rao’s brand pasta sauce, but less expensive than Rao’s.
I added a dash of cayenne pepper since I love it spicy and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Here is how it turned out.
It was better than expected. Very yummy and filling. Vegan cheeses have come a long way over the years. Still, even some soy cheese alternatives often have added casein, a milk protein, which makes no sense. Daiya is 100% vegan, as well as soy and gluten free.
Posted in nutrition, vegan
Tagged dairy free, Daiya cheese, homemade pizza, Italian, Italian cooking, Italian cuisine, pizza, pizza dough, Rao's, Rao's marinara sauce, Rao's sauce, soy free, vegan Italian, vegan Italy, vegan pizza, westchester
I am a pasta fanatic. Spaghetti, ziti, gnocchi, you name it, I love it. It has fueled countless endurance runs. I especially love it with marinara sauce and a lot of garlic. I also adore mushrooms.
This meal was pretty easy to make. It’s just gnocchi, vegan Tofurkey Italian sausage, mushrooms, chopped kale, and marinara sauce. I added a lot of garlic powder. It tasted great, with all the contrasting textures, and Italian flavors.
I got the gnocchi from the frozen food section, which I think may be better than dried, room-temperature gnocchi which usually has preservatives. I lightly sautéed the mushrooms and sausage before mixing it with the sauce.
It turned out so well, it’s too bad you can’t taste it.
Posted in health, nutrition, vegan
Tagged garlic, gnocchi, Italian, Italian vegan, kale, marinara sauce, mushroom, pasta, potato, spaghetti, Tofurkey, vegan sausage, ziti