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Cheap A$$ Pizza

Published January 17, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Have you considered making your own pizza at home, instead of ordering from a chain?

I know… Making dough is a pain and then you have to proof the yeast, and wait for it to rise, & often twice!  That’s why I don’t do it either! Our local pizzeria sells balls of dough for practically nothing. I know Trader Joe’s does too, and so do a lot of  markets. Yesterday I made a completely vegan barbeque chicken seitan pizza (totally california pizza kitchen style – I have the book!) for breakfast! I didn’t feel like being tied up in the kitchen making something elaborate. So I stopped by and picked up 2 dough balls on my way home from work. A small and a medium dough ball cost me all of $1.85. That same 85 cent doughball, ordered as breadsticks, would be around five bucks.

Clearly this is not an everyday thing, but if you’re going to order pizza regardless, at least for me, it beats paying all kinds of money for a pizza without cheese, ordering it uncut, putting vegan cheese on it, and re-baking it anyway.

I use a cheap $20 set that I got years ago on amazon that includes a pizza stone, peel and cutter. Pre-heat your pizza stone to 500*F while you get your pizza ready (30-60 minutes), and it should only take about 8 to 10 minutes for your glorious creation to cook.

I cooked up some sliced chicken seitan in some olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Topped my pizza with barbeque sauce, Daiya mozzarella & cheddar, red onions, and seitan.

Baked it at 500*F on my pizza stone for about 10 minutes.

Had a fresh, vegan, gooey, cheesy pizza for breakfast! (okay, it was 3pm.)

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