Make Your Own Garlic Dip – Vegan Tip #8

Sometimes you just really crave a pizza; whether it’s when you’re with friends on a night-in or you’re having a Netflix marathon and you can’t be bothered cooking. You can’t go too wrong with pizza!

I was over the moon when I found out that Dominoes’ tomato sauce and base is accidentally vegan and I’ve ordered many veggie pizzas minus the cheese over the last year. Unfortunately, I can’t use the garlic dip, which was something I used to LOVE when I was an omni.

If you’re missing that garlic goodness as well, fear not! You can just make your own VERY easily! All you need is a few teaspoons of vegan mayonnaise (I use Vegenaise cos it’s THE BEST), a sprinkle of oregano and parsley and some garlic purée.

I always have these ingredients in the house for daily meals anyway, so I didn’t even have to run to the shops. Chances are, if you’re a vegan, you’ll probably have these in your cupboard, and if not you can invest in them and always have garlic dip on hand!

All you do is combine them until it looks like the garlic dip you know and love – it couldn’t be simpler! Plus you can add more or less garlic depending on your taste – it’s almost better than the real thing!

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DiFontaine’s Pizza In Dublin To Launch Vegan Pizza

Yes, you read that right, and yes it is the best news either of us has heard all year!

difontaines vegan pizza
Picture from Trip Advisor

Before I went vegan, I LOVED DiFontaine’s pizza. It was the perfect slice of salty, greasy goodness after a night of heavy drinking in The Czech Inn. I love my new vegan life (and I wouldn’t touch dairy cheese with a barge pole now), but I’m absolutely delighted to hear that a restaurant I used to love is getting with the vegan program!

It’s always so disheartening to walk past restaurants and cafés that used to be favourite haunts in the past, so when one of those businesses decides to cater for their lost vegan customers it’s a time to rejoice!

difontaines vegan pizza

I heard about this news from the Veg Huns Instagram account (@veghuns). Make sure to give them a follow if you’re an Irish vegan – they always have great news and plenty of fabulous pictures of gorgeous vegan food!

Vegan Pizza Wrap And Spicy Kale Salad Recipe

This is a recipe I created kind of by accident! I didn’t have much in the house and I wasn’t sure what I could make with what I had. I craved a pizza but I didn’t have a base nor the money to order in, but I had remembered that some people make pizza out of wraps.

Generally tomato sauce is smeared on top and it looks just like a pizza, but it just didn’t seem that appetising to me, so instead I decided to make a pizza wrap! Let me tell you, it is DELICIOUS.

vegan pizza wrap

Pizza wrap ingredients: 

  • Tomato sauce (my recipe is here)
  • Wholemeal wraps
  • Linda McCartney sausages (or any vegan sausages)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 bell peppers (one green, one red)
  • Grated cheese (the Nature & Moi brand is delicious)
  • Dash of oil
  • 2 tbspn soy sauce
  • Dash of smoked paprika
  • Dash of turmeric

Method: 

Cook sausages in the oven (LMcC sausages take approx. 12 minutes)

Heat up oil on a pan.

Chop onion and peppers into long strips and add to pan with soy sauce, smoked paprika and turmeric.

Heat the tomato sauce.

Heap tomato sauce over a wrap and spread it in a circle, leaving an inch of wrap free of sauce.

Put handful of the cooked veg in the middle of the wrap along with one of the chopped sausages.

Add more sauce if desired.

Sprinkle grated cheese on top and fold the wrap.

Spicy Kale Salad Ingredients:

  • Wholemeal rice
  • Chopped kale
  • Dash of sweet chilli sauce
  • Chopped lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 third of a cucumber
  • Dash extra virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Chillies (seasoning)

Method: 

Cook the rice and set aside.

Put chopped kale and chopped leaves of lettuce in a bowl with a dash of oil and a little lemon juice.

Dice the tomato and cucumber and add to the greens.

Sprinkle chillies over the veg and mix well.

Add rice to the salad and pour some sweet chilli sauce over it.

Enjoy! 

 

3 Places To Get Vegan Pizza in Dublin

Whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, EVERYBODY likes pizza. However, finding vegan pizza for an evening out isn’t always the easiest endeavour.

If you’re really lucky and you find a place that has an accidentally vegan base and sauce, chances are they don’t have vegan cheese or any other meat alternative toppings. Not that this is a huge issue, but it’s nice to have the choice.

Here are 3 places you can get vegan pizza in Dublin, Ireland:

Aperitivo 

Located at 6 Parliament Street, this little restaurant offers plenty of options for vegans wandering around the city looking for something scrummy, and if you’re searching for pizza, you’re in luck! Aperitivo not only offers vegan cheese on their pizzas, they also offer vegan bacon.

vegan pizza Dublin
Image from Aperitivo’s Facebook page

Not only that, they have no less than FOUR vegan pizza options in house. Yes, you read that right. Four options. Of just pizza. VEGAN pizza. Can I get an hallelujah?

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