Tofurky Vegan Pizza
I almost never say this, life goes too quickly as it is, but I was so glad when Friday rolled around last week. I walked around all week feeling like someone had shaken up my brain and I couldn’t get the contents straightened out. It was one of those weeks where every room I’d walk into I’d stand there like, “Why did I come in here again?” And half the time I never figured it out. I would sit down to blog and my mind would keep wandering off so that it was taking me an hour to put together a paragraph. I mean, I’m always easily distracted, but this was ridiculous. So when Friday afternoon came around, I was more than thrilled to shut down the computer, put myself together, and go grocery shopping, if not just to get out! We brought along some friends who had never been to Whole Foods and then got some dinner. It was a great Friday night!
Saturday, we went to one of my favorite places on Earth, the children’s museum! Yes, it’s even better than Disney World. There’s a ton of stuff for our little man to do hands on, and we even saw Big Bird’s One World, One Sky, an interactive show at the planetarium for the little ones! I loved the planetarium as a kid and was so thrilled there was something for him to participate because the “real” shows are still just too much for him to sit through. We took him through their friendly haunted house, rode the carousel a million times, and danced with tambourines to their silly song hour. He loved the baby dinosaurs, and the nice man from the museum who pointed them out with his laser pointer, letting him touch a dinosaur bone replica. We even saw Wayne Brady walking around the museum with his family! Chris was either perturbed or amused that I wanted to walk behind him just to hear his “Wayne Brady voice”, but we weren’t going to actually bother him! Little Man was exhausted from all the excitement and fell asleep on the drive home. We got him inside the house, but he just toddled sleepily over to the couch and fell back asleep, so eventually I had to give up hope he was going to wake to play and carry him off to bed.
As for food, I packed our lunches to take to the museum. Last time we were there we were ill-prepared and ended up with “a salad”, plain iceberg lettuce and some shredded carrot, without dressing. Peanut butter and jelly with chia seeds, Clif Bars, apples, and Naked Juices made for much better museum fuel. When we got home, the little guy wasn’t the only one tired from all the excitement, so I peeled and sliced some root vegetables, tossed them in a little olive oil, tamari, and maple syrup, and stuck them in the oven to roast. I also pulled out the Tofurky Vegan Pizza I’d purchased knowing I’d be too tired to do much cooking.
I know you’ve probably seen these Tofurky pizzas all over the blog world, I have, and never one to miss a vegan foodie bandwagon, I grabbed one out of the freezer at Whole Foods Friday. I was a little hesitant to spend nearly $10 on such a tiny pizza, but I decided I could just purchase it once to give it a try. When I opened the box, even knowing how small it was, I was still a little surprised. The box was quite a bit bigger than its contents.
Unfortunately, the pizza was delicious. I was really hoping not to like it, just so I didn’t even have to bother looking at these pizzas as I strolled past the freezer section, but it was really good. I was surprised how loaded with toppings this little pizza was, especially since most boxed vegan pizzas I’ve tried in the past barely even have visible toppings! It had a thin but substantial crust and just enough cheese to be enjoyable without overpowering the other flavors. I probably won’t pick them up often, but for such an occasion when effortless vegan pizza is key, this would be my go-to.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special?