May 16, 2010

Delicious Daiya

My day was simply wonderful. Short, but wonderful. I woke up to one of my famous yogurt bowls, went on a relaxing 5 mile walk, laid out in the sun and did lots of yoga (see last post). Really, it doesn't get much better than that.

Or does it?

Yes, yes it does.

After finally devouring the rest of my chili, I had to make something else. After eyeing Daiya for a long time, I decided to give it a try. I woke up this morning and thought "pizza margherita!", so pizza margherita is what I had.

Farm fresh tomatoes, fresh local basil, garlic and Daiya mozzarella. The verdict? Daiya is awesome! It tastes, smells, and has a stretch similar to the real deal. My mom tried it and she even said it tasted like real cheese. It definitely lives up to the hype.


There really isn't a recipe for this. I just stretched out another ball of Trader Joe's whole wheat dough and spread it with a thin layer of sauce, thinly sliced tomato, basil leaves, minced garlic, and seasoned with dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and S&P. I popped it in the oven at 400 for around 10 minutes and it was perfect. It is reminiscent of the pizza I had in my pre-vegan days, but fresh, healthy and not loaded with grease.

Now, I'm normally a 2 piece girl, but while I was putting the leftovers away a piece called out to me. It was loud and pleaded with me to eat it, and well, I couldn't say no. My stomach and tastebuds thank me. I love when ridiculously simple and easy dishes come out tasting amazing.


  1. Thanks for stopping by our blog! It's always nice to "meet" new bloggers. I'm fascinated and inspired by your ~200lb weight loss. That is an incredible feat. Congratulations!

    I have yet to find Daiya locally. I can't wait to get my hands on some. Your pizza looks delish!

  2. Thank you for stopping by mine! Yours is great. Thank you so much; it was a lot of work but completely worth every second.

    I hope you get to try it soon. I never liked the idea of using fake cheese because I thought it was unnecessary, but this is a nice treat.

  3. Ah that looks fantastic! Seriously loving Daiya myself. Definitely worth the money in my opinion.