Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
May 21, 2007
Recipe
Easy Veggie Pizza Pie

Finally, a delicious pizza you can enjoy guilt-free! This dairy-free pizza packs all the taste and flavor of a classic pizza, but with less fat and zero cholesterol. You can get creative and use any combination of your favorite toppings for an easy, homemade pizza pie. Share it with your friends and family to prove how simple it is to transform any meal into delicious, cruelty-free cuisine.


Ingredients:


1 onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, cut into quarters
2 bulbs garlic, diced
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
1 cup black olives, sliced
1 can Pillsbury Pizza Crust Dough or other dairy-free crust*
1-16oz can pizza sauce
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Red pepper flakes and/or dried oregano (to taste)
Follow Your Heart Mozzarella soy cheese, shredded (optional – see product below)

*You can also make your own dough from scratch - click here to find out how.

Directions:

  1. Prepare toppings by sautéing onion, garlic, and mushrooms in a pan with 1 Tbs. of olive oil until tender.
  2. Steam or sauté broccoli florets until soft.
  3. Place pizza dough onto a greased pan, according to package instructions.
  4. Top with pizza sauce, fresh basil, olives, sautéed onion, garlic, and mushrooms; season with red pepper flakes and/or dried oregano.
  5. Optional (but highly recommended): top with Follow Your Heart Mozzarella soy cheese.
  6. Drizzle with 1 Tbs. olive oil over the cheese to help it to melt; bake at 450F for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Staff Recipe! This recipe is recommended by Jen Riley, FARM’s Program Director. Share your recipe with us. Send an e-mail to recipes@meatoutmondays.org.

For more veg pizza recipes, visit www.all-creatures.org!

product
Vegan Gourmet Soy Cheese

Follow Your Heart created VEGAN GOURMET, a 100% non-dairy soy cheese that tastes out of this world! With varieties like rich Cheddar, savory Jack, zesty Nacho and mouth-watering Mozzarella, how could anyone resist? They’re all-natural, contain no cholesterol, and are free of animal products and gluten. VEGAN GOURMET melts in the oven just like dairy cheese products, creating a rich and satisfying topping for pizza, a garnish for chili, a satisfying addition to tacos, and a hearty base for mac & cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches!

Since 1970, Follow Your Heart has been offering some of the tastiest and most famous animal-friendly options in the natural foods market. Check for their delicious products at your nearest Whole Foods Market or health food store.

For more information about Vegan Gourmet, visit www.FollowYourHeart.com!

health
Soy Fights Cancer

Broccoli and soy can prevent cancer from spreading, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have discovered substances in soy and cruciferous vegetables that appear to halt the spread of breast and ovarian cancer. By reducing the production of two cancer-spreading proteins during digestion, the substances were found to significantly decrease cell migration and invasion.

The researchers explain that these important compounds might slow or prevent the metastasis (spreading) of breast and ovarian cancer, which would greatly increase the effectiveness of current treatments.

To read the full article, click here!

Inspiration
Follow Your Heart

Bob Goldberg and Paul Lewin have turned their compassionate principles into a rewarding career. Their story begins in 1965 when they met in college. They soon found themselves drafted into the Army for two years during the Vietnam War. Bob said his vegetarianism started when he became a conscientious objector. "I came face to face with the whole idea of having to kill something," he said. "I went from not wanting to kill people to not wanting to kill at all."

After their discharge, Bob and Paul moved to Los Angeles and pursued their dreams of promoting compassion. They bought a health food store, named it Follow Your Heart, and began producing the best animal-friendly fare in town. The food was such a hit that they went national and began distributing their vegan products to natural food stores around the country. Their line of food includes Vegenaise, Vegan Gourmet soy cheese, Chicken-Free Chicken, and much more. For the past 35 years they have been keeping busy running the business and hosting annual holiday feasts and events.

To read more about Bob and Paul, click here!

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