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Not eating meat doesn’t mean you automatically love things like Tofurky. Actually, we have a bit of a moral dilemma about foods that pretend to be meat.

However, somehow some soy sausage found its way into our fridge. It started with soy chorizo that we used in a paella, which, while it didn’t exactly replicate the real thing, added great flavor and texture.

So it seemed only natural to try some Italian soy sausage as a pizza topping. How was it? It may have been one of the best pizza’s we’ve made. Ever.

Maybe it’s because we’ve gotten better at our pizza technique in general. But the flavor and textures were the perfect combination (made even better with some chopped garlic and black olives).

So, it doesn’t really fit into our rule of avoiding processed foods. And it definitely is pretending to be meat. But, it’s sure tasty – and healthy!

How do you feel about “meat”?

~Sonja

5 comments

Kate said... @ July 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM

I like our meat farmer, and "meat" makes me fart. So I try to stick with the former or go without entirely.

Kirk said... @ July 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

No "meat" could be as bad as the vegan fastfood experience at Foodswings in Brooklyn! (although the soy shakes were kind of good)

Kelly said... @ July 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Way to blog like crazy lately!

De Nueva said... @ July 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Mostly I like things that don't pretend to be other things... so not so big on the fake meat. And I like my meat from my vendor at the farmers market. But your pizza certainly looks yummy in the photo!

Sonja said... @ August 2, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Thanks for all the comments! We try to stick to "real" food too. But it's sometimes fun to experiment :)

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