Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Pizza and white chocolate in their wonderful vegan-ness!

It was about 2 years ago that I made the decision to become a vegan. I was a vegetarian at the time and had been so for about 10 years. My choice was an ethical one and therefore the foods that I would possibly 'miss out' on as a vegan were not a primary consieration.

However, I did not expect that I would come enjoy pizza without cheese, which I now think I actually prefer to the pizzas with cheese I ate as a vegetarian. Anyway, rambling aside, here is a picture of a recent pizza I enjoyed at the restaurant Pizza Express.(

The pizza was part of their 'Leggera' range, which means that the pizza is actualy made with a hole in the middle with a salad there instead. I was intrigued to find out what this pizza would be like so I ordered the 'Vitabella' pizza without cheese. The pizza was topped with lots of different grilled veggies.
All in all, it was pretty tasty but I think I prefer my pizzas without holes in- more dough= better!

Another food that I previously did not know existed in a vegan form is white chocolate! Although I do like rich dark chocolate, there is something special about the creamy taste of white chocolate that really hits the spot when you are in the mood for something sweet!

Yesterday, when I arrived home from work I was very excited to see a package for me, which contained these wonderful bars of deliciousness! (not a real word I know but these bars deserve new vocabulary!) They were sent from the lovely Vaala ( who I previously did a fun food swap with! Thanks very much Vaala!!

I cannot wait to munch them! Although, at the moment the weather is very hot so I will have to be careful that they don't melt (good excuse to eat them up quickly methinks!!!) ; )


mtbVegan said...

pizza is amazing. Yours looks pretty darn tasty!

Anonymous said...

Vegan pizza is great :) I quite often buy plain pizza bases and make my own, topped with vegan cream cheese. The white chocolate looks really good, apparently the Sweet William/Humdinger white chocolate buttons are due to be stocked by Tesco later this year! There is always a British vegan white chocolate bar (Organica? Something like that) but I wasn't a huge fan, it was a bit gritty. I would love to try that one, the vegan 'milk' chocolate they make is lovely.

flower said...

Vegan white chocolate, mmmmm hope it tastes good as it sounds

Vaala said...

Glad they arrived safe and sound :)
Sorry it took so long to send them to you! Life is slowly getting itself sorted...I finally have a new home! Will email you shortly :)