I like the idea of having Meatless Monday. I used to be a vegan, and while I am no longer one, I recognize that it is healthier to eat vegan, and better for the planet. And I enjoy eating good vegan food, whether it is food I make myself or from good vegan restaurants. I am happy to commit to eating meatless one day a week.
However, Monday just doesn’t work out to be a good day for me to go meatless. My schedule just doesn’t make it easy for me to do that. But what about doing it on Tuesday? That works better. Last Tuesday, I went to Blossom du Jour for their vegan Taco Tuesday. And this week, I started making my own vegan food for Tuesdays.
Then I sliced up a Tofurky Italian Sausage.
Once the pizza was fully thawed, I assembled the pizza with the sausage strips and mushrooms.
Then I added some Daiya Mozzarella shreds to help hold the pizza together with all these other toppings, and balance out the flavor as well.
I left the pizza in the oven a couple of extra minutes to make sure the mozzarella shreds were nicely melted – the baking instructions say to bake the pizza no more than 8 minutes, but I did 10 minutes.
The crust was a little tough, a little dry, but otherwise, my Meatless Tuesday pizza was really good. It was so filling that I couldn’t eat it all, but I loved it nevertheless.
My first Meatless Tuesday was great. I enjoyed my vegan pizza immensely. OK, I cheated a bit: my dinner that night DID include meat. But in future weeks, I will start to build my vegan repertoire so that I can eat vegan the whole day. I will let you know how that goes, and tell you about what I am eating.