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2 TBL olive oil
1 lb soy crumbles frozen (substitute for ground beef)
2 cloves garlic (pressed through garlic press)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3 cups pasta sauce
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 TBL red wine (optional)
1 cup Imagine Organic No-Chicken broth
8 oz Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
1-2 TBL white wine (optional)
3 cups grated mozzarella (Daiya shreds)
no-boil lasagna noodles (Whole Foods 365 brand is egg free)
2 cups broccoli (shaved with serrated knife, microwave 1 minute)
1 cup parmesan (Daiya Italian shreds or Soya Kaas)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9×13 pan. In large skillet, add olive oil, soy crumbles, garlic, basil and oregano, stirring and combining ingredients, about 4 minutes medium-high heat. Stir in pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add red wine, if using. Set aside.

In medium saucepan over high heat, bring No-Chicken broth to a boil.  Turn to low heat and add Tofutti. Whisk until combined and smooth, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add white wine, if using.

Spoon half of the meat sauce into the pan for an even layer. Sprinkle 1 cup grated mozzarella over the meat sauce. Top with lasagna noodles (4-5). Add shaved broccoli. Pour Tofutti cream cheese sauce over the broccoli. Cover sauce with another cup of grated mozzarella. Arrange lasagna noodles (4-5) over the cheese, then spoon remaining half of meat sauce over the noodles as evenly as possible. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and grated parmesan.

Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven to rest 10 minutes before cutting.

Pass on the garlic bread and have a healthier and delicious side dish of kale chips or heirloom tomatoes cut up with freshly made basil vinaigrette.

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Another pizza joint that makes delicious vegan pizza is Z Pizza. They have many locations in 17 states, so check for one in your area. Order the Vegan Tuscan Pizza, just be sure to say no dairy-no cheese, but add Daiya. I’m craving more! You can also try the Berkley Veggie and California, both veganized, just be sure to mention it!

The Freegan Vegan
Eat Smart…
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Being vegan, ordering pizza to be delivered has always been something I never thought I would be able to do again. After all, what pizza joint makes dairy-free pizza? On my search for one that did, I was thrilled to discover Pizza Fusion, an organic pizzeria. Aside from regular pizzas, they have a few vegan choices. I have ordered pizza to be delivered on many occasions from the Santa Monica Ocean Park store, and have dined at the Hollywood Sunset Blvd location. Consistency is a good thing, and this place delivers the best tasting vegan pizzas. I opt for the Very Vegan with crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic, tomato sauce and soy cheese. I actually have them make half with soy cheese and the other half with Daiya (soy-free and gluten-free). I had this on both crusts, the organic white and the multi-grain gluten-free. I love them equally.

I always get the Fusion Salad with Goddess dressing, since these are dairy-free. My family loves the food and anyone would be happy with a place where you can order from both sides of the menu and please everyone. They even have a vegan dessert, a homemade brownie that is gluten-free and highly delicious.

The Hollywood store has dine-in specials, from free pizza Monday, wine and dine Tuesday, draft beer Wednesday, gluten-free Thursday, and a daily happy hour from 4-7p. Check them out today!

Visit their website for locations and hours.

The Freegan Vegan
Eat Smart…
Eat Green