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There are animal welfare vegans and animal only-fight-against-other-vegans abolitionist vegans. V-EGANISM is neither. Just as there are positive things and negative things about conservatives and liberals, there are positive things and negative things about welfarists and abolitionists. V-EGANISM avoids all 4 "political parties", and remains as an independent in thoughts and actions, only choosing what is right and just for animals, humans, and the environment. V-EGANISM however does have a mission statement which is how the founder of veganism, Donald Watson, originally coined the word's definition. It was a perfect definition then and it still is a perfect definition now! So the following paragraph is V-EGANISM's official Mission Statement--and nothing more, nothing less, we are simply called, "Vegan Activists", with no additives:

"V-EGANISM educates people and helps people and animals regarding the political and social justice cause, Veganism, which is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude--as far as is possible and practical--all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, cosmetics, household products, entertainment, service or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment."

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vegan Hummus Pizza




Eating pizza while watching the Academy Awards is traditional for me, but instead of making a vegan pizza with non-dairy cheese, I made a pizza substituting cheese with hummus! It was different and delicious!

Here's how I made it:

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 .25-ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Preparation:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, sugar and yeast, mixing gently until bubbles begin to appear on the surface. Let the mixture set for several minutes, or until a small layer of foam appears on the surface. Add the olive oil, salt, and whole wheat flour, mixing until combined. Add the all-purpose flour gradually, until the mixture forms a soft but not sticky dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for several minutes or until elastic. Lightly oil the mixing bowl and return the dough to the bowl, turning once to coat. Cover with a dry towel and place in a warm place to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

2. Once doubled, punch down the dough. Knead for several minutes into a tight ball, then return the dough to the mixing bowl, cover with the towel, and let rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

3. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Lightly oil a pizza pan or baking pan.

4. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a circle of desired thickness, about 14-16 inches in diameter. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, top with desired toppings, and bake until golden brown, about 16-20 minutes.

For toppings, I added:

Mixing tomato paste with vegan pizza sauce
Hummus
Pineapple
Mushrooms
Vegan meatballs crumbled into small chunks
Powdered oregano

Unfortunately, I just took a photo of my pizza today, after I have already eaten half of it and as it is cold from being in the fridge. I place the hummus on top because I didn't want that heated too much so it went on last during the last minutes of baking, but you can put hummus on bottom as cheese would be if you like.

I'll definitely make this pizza again!

3 comments:

  1. It looks good! Did you make the hummus yourself? I tried making hummus recently and it was awful! I used a recipe but it didn't like it at all. I'll find some different recipes for it next time I try to make it because I love the hummus you get in stores or restaurants!

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    1. I bought the hummus from the grocery store.

      Hummus seems to be very hard to make at home; Jeffrey, who is a very good cook, has tried to make some but it never comes out the way it taste in restaurants.

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  2. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one having trouble getting homemade hummus to taste right!

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