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Tofurky Frozen Vegan Pizza with Daiya Vegan Cheese

Tofurky Frozen Vegan Pizza With Daiya Cheese

Tofurky Frozen Vegan Pizza With Daiya Cheese

We recently tried Tofurky vegan pizza with Daiya cheese. This is the review and it was funkin’ vegan pizza yummy. Highly recommended.

So, as a vegan, one of the things I miss the most is pizza. Yet, I don’t miss the side effects of eating animal products or all of the other bad stuff. Now, if you look up the nutrition data on pizza, the facts are appalling. Regular pizza may taste good, but it is not necessarily good for you. It’s loaded with fat, sodium, and calories. Sure, you get some protein from cheese and vitamin C from the tomato sauce. However, the negatives outweigh the positives.

Tofurky has long been a leader in vegan food products. They started out making holiday plant-based vegan turkey meals for people who needed an alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, and have branched out from there.

Tofurky Frozen Vegan Pizza

Tofurky Frozen Vegan Pizza with Crushed Red Pepper

Recently, they came out with 3 vegan frozen pizza varieties: Pepperoni, Cheese, and Italian Sausage & Fire Roasted Veggie Pizza and we opted for the latter, but have tried the others. We found them at our local Ralph’s grocery store (Kroger depending on your area)  for $8.79 each. At 14.1 ounces each, they realistically serve 2 people (package says 3). I’ve adjusted the info for two total servings here, with approximately 405 calories per serving, 9 grams of fat, 480 milligrams of sodium, and 19.5 grams of protein. This is considerably less than chain pizza or regular frozen pizza, and the best part is it’s all vegan. No animals were harmed to bring you these most delicious vegan pizzas!

Quick and convenient, it took just minutes to make the pizza. We placed it in the oven and followed the package directions. 12 minutes later, just like a normal frozen pizza, it came out hot and cheesy, and ready to satisfy that vegan pizza craving. They use Daiya vegan cheese, which melts nicely and is likely one of the best brands of vegan cheese.

The crust is amazing; light and crispy, with a good balance of the delicious tomato sauce and other ingredients, which is one of the keys to a really good pizza. Tofurky grills or fire-roasts the veggies which adds extra flavor, and combined with their great vegan sausage, that makes this is a winner.

Tofurky Italian Sausage & Fire Roasted Veggie Pizza

Yummy!

Tofurky Vegan Pizza is a great product for vegetarians or vegans on the go and those who don’t want to take the time to cook a vegan pizza from scratch. Fast food? Yeah. Fast and best of all no animals suffered for our indulgence.

We like it, but still encourage you to experiment with making your own. I’ll have to post a fresh vegan pizza recipe soon.  Funny thing is that, as a vegan, I have slipped up on pizza before and have noticed it is a weak point for those trying to become vegan. So, it’s good to know this comfort food is easily available at our local grocer. I hope you find it and try it. If you cannot find them at your local grocer, try Whole Foods, or ask your grocer to carry them. They can also be ordered here or various other places online. Enjoy.

Frozen Vegan Pizza

Frozen in the package

Frozen Pizza

Still Frozen - About to cook

Vegan Pizza

Ready to slice and eat!

Tofurky Pizza

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Funky Vegan Spaghetti with Marinara and Italian Sausage

Ingredients Funky Vegan Spaghetti with Marinara and Italian Sausage

Yeah! This is gonna be good.

This is an easy and delicious recipe, packed with flavor, using organic whole wheat spaghetti and vegan Italian sausage. The best part? If you didn’t tell someone it was vegan, they would never know the difference.

So, who doesn’t like spaghetti? Especially when it is packed with flavor and wholesome ingredients. I know. I know. You’re already thinking, “I have my own recipe for spaghetti” or “It’s just easier to use store-bought Marinara sauce.” But, I promise that I wouldn’t be posting this if it wasn’t the absolute bomb-diggity. Just give it a try. It doesn’t take long to make and beats using jarred Marinara sauce any day.

Funky Vegan Spaghetti with Marinara and Italian Sausage

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It is always recommend to use pasta made in Italy and we really love the Garofalo brand of Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti. It is imported from Italy and can be found at Costco. However, you can use any pasta with this recipe. You may also substitute crushed red pepper (like the kind you get with pizza) if you don’t have the whole dried peppers handy. It is highly recommended that you do not substitute for the Cavender’s Greek seasoning, which can be found at most grocery stores. Of course, you can use sugar, or any sweetener, in place of the  organic blue agave nectar.

Let’s get crackin’.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 (16.7-ounce) package of organic whole wheat spaghetti
1 (14-ounce) package of Tofurky Italian sausage, sliced
1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
1 head of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup water
5-10 dried red peppers, finely chopped or crushed
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3-4 dashes Tabasco brand pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon Cavender’s Greek seasoning
3/4 teaspoon organic blue agave nectar

Directions:

1. Fill a 6 quart stock pot with 4-1/2 quarts of water. Place on high heat and start the process to bring to a boil.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and vegan Italian sausage slices to a pan on medium-high to high heat and sauté 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Add garlic, onion and Cavender’s seasoning to a 3 or 4 quart pot with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Sauté over high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add basil, oregano, and bay leaf, then stir briefly and reduce heat to slightly above medium.

4. Add tomatoes, black pepper, crushed red pepper, organic blue agave syrup, Tabasco sauce, 1/3 cup of water, and 2 teaspoons of salt (to taste), and stir. Save remaining 1 teaspoon of salt for pasta water.

5. Once the marinara sauce is bubbling, add the vegan sausage then reduce heat to low and simmer until pasta is ready.

6. When the pasta water is boiling, add the remaining teaspoon of sea salt and spaghetti, then cook according to package directions, usually around 9 minutes.

7. Quickly drain spaghetti using a colander, leaving a small amount of cooking water (1/4-1/3 cup) in the pot. Do not shake excess water from pasta. Place pasta back into 6 quart pot it cooked in, but off the heat. Add Marinara sauce and stir well.

Funky Vegan Spaghetti with Marinara and Italian Sausage Pot

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