Since we are in Italy, and since pizza is one of Phil and my favorite meals, we decided to go on a 2-day pizza-tasting extravaganza.
In a lunch-dinner-lunch marathon, we enjoyed two Italian pizzas and a homemade vegan pizza recipe. It may be super delicious, but that doesn't mean healthy vegan recipes can't include pizza.
Our first tasting was at Borgo Antico, in the Piazza Santo Spirito. It was fantastic. We ordered the classic marinara pizza, which is just tomato sauce with garlic and drizzled with herb-infused olive oil. No cheese, so we didn't even have to look like crazies ordering pizza without cheese!
Our next experiment was homemade pizza using a focaccia picked up at the local grocery store. Focaccia is usually made with milk powder, but they had two versions - one without dairy. I piled a mound of vegetables on top since we do love vegetables.
I delved into a possible side-career in silent film since there were lots of people in the common room/kitchen and I was feeling a little self-conscious talking to myself on camera. The only downside of a mound of vegetables atop focaccia is that it is fairly challenging to fit into your mouth without making a substantial mess. However, the upside of a mound of vegetables atop focaccia is that it is amazing.
Our third tasting was a pizza at a take-out pizzeria, the cheapest one I could find, just to see how it stacks up. We got a vegetarian pizza without cheese (and they didn't even give me a funny look!), that was made fresh while we waited. It was put, piping hot, into a box that we took across the street to eat overlooking the river.
They were all great, but Phil and I both liked mine the best, probably because it was loaded with veggies.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Time from start to eating: 45 minutes
Makes 2-3 servings.
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Hello and welcome to freshly served healthy vegan recipes in Europe. Phil and I have embark on a two day pizza eating extravaganza, pretty exciting. Being in Italy, we had to do some pizza so we decide that we would go on an actual pizza bits.
So we’ve got three pizzas, two of which were both on at pizzaries here in Italy. One of which was made in our hostel, and I’ve got that film for you although there will people in the common room kitchen area, and so it’s a little bit of silent video.
So, you can find the recipes for that pizza on the website at healthyveganrecipes.net and as always there are bunch more travel videos of our trip that you can find at healthyveganrecipes.net/Europe, they’re all free but you got to go that site to get them.