Viveka’s Vegan Stromboli Recipe
Here’s an incredibly delicious, meat-free Stromboli recipe!
What is a vegan and what do they eat? Veganism is the practice of causing no harm whatsoever to all animals. It is also a form of a vegetarian diet that eliminates all meats, eggs, dairy goods and any and all other animal-derived elements. One of the vegan mantras goes like this, “If it has a face, don’t eat it.” Many vegans also shun foods that are processed from animal products, such as refined sugar, honey, gelatin and certain wines. Most if not all vegans also abstain from the use of any products tested on animals, as well as animal-derived inedible goods such as fur, wool and leather. The vegan diet consist of all grains, vegetables and fruits, beans, legumes, and the countless number of foods prepared by combining them. Many vegan adaptations of familiar foods are accessible, so one can eat vegan ice cream, hot dogs, vegan cheese and mayonnaise. Veganism also influences clothing selections, and vegans will most always opt for cotton or acrylic rather than silk or wool sweaters; and choose canvas or imitation leather sneakers over genuine leather sneakers. Several clothing options have become available as more manufacturers and retailers and manufacturers try to appeal to vegans. They advertise their products as “vegan,” and various stores even spotlight vegan clothing, footwear and additional vegan products.
1lb. Frozen pizza dough, thawed
1 (lb). Fresh broccoli florets, rinse and pat dry
¼ cup minced garlic
Salt and pepper, as desired
12 (oz). Shredded vegan cheese
Olive oil, for brushing
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Separate the pizza dough fourths. Next, on a floured surface, roll out the four dough portions into the shapes of ovals or rectangles; 8" long and 6" wide. Distribute the broccoli equally onto each portion, leaving a 3/4" border all around. Spread the garlic evenly atop the broccoli on each portion, then dust the broccoli and lightly with salt and pepper. Distribute the vegan cheese evenly over each Stromboli.
3. Tuck the short ends in, with your fingers, like a burrito and then roll the Stromboli gently into the shape of a log. Press and lightly pinch the seam to seal securely. Place the Stromboli seam-side down on the cookie sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil. With a sharp knife, cut four 1” slits into the top of each Stromboli. Bake for about 27 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned, and the vegan cheese is melted. Serve hot.