This is my very belated acknowledgement of Vegan Pizza Day, which was celebrated for the second time on June 30, 2012. These delicious pizzas were, in fact, consumed on June 30 - I’m just late in posting them.
The first is a simple, greasy, delicious deep dish pizza topped with tomato sauce, red peppers, and heaps of Daiya mozzarella. The dough recipe is from The New Best Recipe, a book by the makers of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated Magazine. The book is definitely not vegan, but this is hands down the best pizza dough I’ve ever made. The secret is mashed potato!
The second is a much healthier but still slightly sinful pie with a standard crust, tomato sauce, kale, red peppers, and mushrooms, smothered with cheesy sauce and parmesan sprinkles from the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook. The cheese sauce should have been added after baking - it got a little dry in the oven.