Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Amy's Vegan Margherita Pizza

This post is long overdue, but I've been kinda busy just eating these so you'll have to forgive me.


Amy's vegan margherita pizza with Daiya "cheeze" is, hands down, the best frozen vegan pizza out there.

Amy's is a really cool company: they're family-owned, dedicated to non-GMO, and just opened a drive-thru fast food joint in Cali! While I think we can all agree that they should transition from all vegetarian to all vegan products already, I still have to admit that this pizza is the crowning achievement of all their products thus far.

I know this looks like a mere sprinkling of cheese, but as someone who loves gads of cheese, I assure you that it is a prime serving. Coupled with the sweet and spicy (just add your own red pepper flakes) sauce on a doughy, but not too doughy; thin, but not too thin crust: this is the pizza of my dreams. And, although it's frozen, it heats to perfection in just ten minutes!

I always smother mine in fresh, baby, organic arugula (89-preferred), but add or don't the toppings of your choice; I'm not the boss of you.

I'm warning you that I've been on kind of a pizza kick these days, so expect more, albeit inferior, pizza reviews coming your way. Squirrels are stashing their nuts for the winter and I'm filling my gullet with pizza; to every thing there is a season.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Guero's Taco Bar has a VEGAN MENU, Vegan Austin TX

Sometimes, juuuust sometimes, non-vegan restaurants surprise you. When we were walking along South Congress in Austin, TX, we decided to check out Guero's Taco Bar for a few reasons: they had drinks, they had chips, and they had outdoor seating. Well, to our surprise, they also had a VEGAN MENU! And you know as well as I do: few things taste as good as something vegan when you least expect it.

That's the look on my face when I'm trying to figure out if a place has vegan options

Take Food for Lovers Queso. I like it; I like it just fine. But as unexpected vegan nacho cheese at an omni restaurant when you expect nothing?  Phenomenal!


I also had one of their soy taquitos al pastor: "authentic with a vegan friendly twist- soy chorizo on a corn tortilla chiquita, topped with chopped onion, cilantro, and pineapple." I'll admit that it sounded much more spectacular than it was in reality, but....

there was also a salsa bar! So, I did not go hungry.

Which was good, because: margaritas.

Highly recommend if you're nearby.

We drove/walked around the surrounding area afterward while we waited for nightfall.

Spied these vegan donuts with a disgraceful 225% vegan tax in Whole Foods.

Visited this hot sauce shop where I was too disappointed to buy anything when the hot sauce featuring vegan Maker's Mark was decidedly non-vegan.

Giggled at some cute kitsch.

Scowled at some nonsense. #stoptellingwomentosmile

Admired a non-vegan cupcake airstream (the cupcake was spinning).

Perused our adorable vegan guide to Austin:

And, of course, listened to music.
This is as good a time as any to say, please don't photograph musicians/entertainers without making a contribution. They are there for your entertainment, but also to make a living!

The pooch snoozing in the back was in the guitar case at one point: extra cuteness!

All this up until it was time for the bats! It's hard to capture the enormity of the South Congress Bridge bat population in a photograph; each pale line in the sky is one of MANY Mexico free-tailed bats taking their nightly insect feeding.

Stay tuned for much more on Texas! Little by little I'll get to everything...