Deep inside, everyone’s a vegetarian. I just eat a few less animals than most. Once you come to terms why you don’t eat dogs, cats, monkeys, and dolphins, you’ll begin to understand why I don’t eat cows, pigs, chickens, and lambs.” -Edward Sanchez
I’ve found making pizzas as a quick meal that also includes some leftovers. The toppings are limitless and I usually just choose random vegetables I have purchased for other meals. Before becoming a vegetarian meat was my go-to topping on pizzas. I’ve found with trying different vegetables on my pizzas they are full of flavor and more satisfying than my former “meat lover” preferences.
For pizza crusts I advise AGAINST Kroger brand, it tasted like cardboard. Mama Mary’s brand (I’ve bought at Walmart) is made with whole wheat and is a thin and crispy style crust. I spread olive oil on the bottom of the crust to make it crispy. Before I spread the pizza sauce I like to spread minced garlic and pesto on the crust to add flavor. For pizza sauces I tend to prefer a white sauce such as alfredo or ranch dressing. Sometimes I mix half white sauce and half spaghetti sauce. For cheese I usually buy some pre-mixed mozzarella, Asiago, provolone, and romano cheeses. I also like to sprinkle feta after I have put the other toppings on the pizza. If you broil the oven it browns the cheese on top too.
My favorite pizza toppings:
- banana peppers
- tomato slices or halves of cherry tomatoes
- onion slices
- marinated artichoke hearts
- sun dried tomatoes
- chili pepper flakes
- garlic cloves
These are some pictures from my two most recent pizzas.