Just a heads up!
I made a couple of pies (my recipe here) tonight and discovered two things:
1. My new oven runs a bit hot.
2. The [Whole Foods] 365 pumpkin is a little weird this year.
As soon as I opened the can I noticed it was a really deep orange that seemed a little unfamiliar. The baked result had a little tang to it? In the past I thought the 365 brand was tastiest, but I’d urge you to skip it this year if you haven’t done your shopping yet. We’re heading to the store now to pick up some extra items, and some different pumpkin.
Good luck and happy baking! 🙂
As we continue to wade through the holiday season of junk food, I am apparently still capable of being suckered in by things like junky breakfast cereal. We’re usually the health cereal types, but when we saw these on the shelf at Whole Foods, clearly marked vegan on the front of the box, we grabbed a box. And then Thomas told me I should probably make that two.
Remember Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch cereal, friends? Well, as it turns out that’s accidentally vegan. (If you ignore the 2nd ingredient, white sugar.) These are only slightly better for you, and the second ingredient is still sugar, but hey, it’s organic palm sugar, and they don’t have any hydrogenated oils! (They actually don’t have any added oils.) 🙂 Fair warning though, these still rough up the roof of your mouth a bit too, but they’re oh-so-good, and make a good dessert or snack, if not a healthy breakfast.
We’re definitely going to need a nice raw food cleanse come January!
So here is my follow up to my review of their whole wheat crust version. This was surprisingly great! Not only was the crust delicious, but the toppings were plentiful! Same great sauce and veggies as the whole wheat one. I’m not the gluten-free type, but I think I may have liked this just as much, if not better than the whole wheat one. I topped it with nutritional yeast, oregano, crushed red peppers and a handful of Daiya mozzarella before baking.
SO GOOD! And a wonderful, quick lunch.
PS – I bake for 10 minutes, at 425* on my toaster oven’s convection setting.
So here is the third of my reviews of new vegan frozen options. These little personal pizzas are Whole Foods’ 365 house label’s new offerings. They are well priced, and come in whole wheat or gluten free rice crust. No fake cheese here, which may be a plus for some, no soy, and the only allergen in this one is wheat.
The toppings were not really very plentiful. (EDIT: to be fair, the second one I bought had WAY more toppings! this is probably not the norm!!!)
I decided to sprinkle on a little nutritional yeast and a generous amount of Daiya mozzarella before cooking.
The results were really good! I liked the crust, the sauce was tasty, and the veggies were a good combination (although they could have used more!).