Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-12-31

December 31st, 2011 7:00 am by admin

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Onion roll pizzas! Gotta love vegan pizza in ten minutes or less!

The last link roundup of 2011! Happy New Year, everyone!

Recipe: Extra-Easy Vegan Bisquick Cheese Pizza

December 29th, 2011 4:59 pm by Kelly

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Aside from using store-bought bread, this Bisquick pizza crust is about as easy as it gets! Because it doesn’t contain any yeast, you don’t need to let the dough rise at all. (Pizza in a pinch, anyone?!?) It also makes for a pretty foolproof thin crust recipe – what you see is what you get!

Taste-wise, a Bisquick crust is a bit different from a more traditional, yeast-based concoction. When cooked, the crust has a flaky texture, similar to a biscuit (if a little denser). Though the original recipe doesn’t call for it, I added a teaspoon of garlic powder, hoping to mimic the taste of these Cheddar Cheesy Garlic Biscuits (also Bisquick-based) I made for veganmofo. The garlic powder helped, but more spices would definitely be a plus! Maybe next time I’ll try oregano and parsley as well? Of course, you can’t go wrong with a cheesy, cheddar Daiya-laced crust either. Decisions, decisions!

Quick and yummy, and super-useful for those nights when you’re craving pizza but are in too of much of a hurry to make a proper dough. Definitely a keeper!


Extra-Easy Vegan Bisquick Cheese Pizza

(Based on this recipe from Betty Crocker.)


1 1/2 cups Bisquick mix
1/3 cup very hot water + extra as needed
1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

The toppings of your choice; we used:
Red sauce
A 50/50 blend of Follow Your Heart and Daiya mozzarella cheeses

Cooking spray (e.g. Pam) or cornmeal


1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 12- to 14-inch pizza pan, or lightly coat a similarly sized pizza stone with cornmeal. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Bisquick, garlic powder, and hot water and mix well, until a soft dough forms.

2. Press the dough into the pizza pan, using your hands to pat it down evenly. If using a pizza stone, roll the dough out using a rolling pin; add a dash of flour to prevent it from sticking.

3. Add your toppings and bake at 450 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese, hot and bubbly. Serve warm!

Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-12-24

December 24th, 2011 7:00 am by admin

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I ate that pizza. I ATE THAT PIZZA GOOD!

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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-12-17

December 17th, 2011 7:00 am by admin

Pizzanista (Los Angeles, CA)

You guys! Did you know that there’s a pizza joint in LA called Pizzanista? (You had me at “P”!)
And it (gasp!) has vegan options? Including cheese? I KNOW EXCITING RIGHT!
CC image via flickr user Kelly Bone.

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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-12-10

December 10th, 2011 7:00 am by admin


Vegan pizza with “Blue Lotus braised tofu cutlet, roma tomato,
sundried tomato, red onion, fresh basil and mozzarella cheezely.”
CC image via flickr user dannipenguin.

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