My wonderful friend took me on my first jaunt to the local Trader Joe's a few weeks ago and I was delighted to find a decent selection of awesome vegetarian "meats" and even more excited by the prospect of making my own pizza for the first time.
Here are the cast of characters, I didn't follow a recipe but just followed my gut instinct as to what I thought would taste good on a pizza:
red onion, mozzarella cheese, soy chorizo, trader joe's pizza dough
I cooked the red onion with sugar and some salt til it was caramelized goodness. I also heated up the soy chorizo (only used half the amount) and broke it up into crumbles. I sliced the mozzeralla into thin slices and used some leftover tomato sauce I had in the fridge (it was a 6 cheese sauce, yumm).
Here is how the pizza looked before being tossed mercilessly into the oven. Note that most of the ingredients are pretty much cooked and that my pizza looks a hideous shape. One of my housemates called it a bear rug.
After about 20 mins in the oven at 375F. Oozing with deliciousness and oil that came from the chorizo cooking.
Up close beauty shot. It was delicious, and lasted me about 3-4 meals more. :) I also made pizza again later with homemade dough, will write a post on that soon!