For My Vegan Pal Gary

IMG_0765As you know we make pizza about once a week.  Last night I tried a vegan version that was totally inspired by Gary.  It was pretty good.  The Rice Shreds were much better than any soy cheese I've ever tried and the Tofurky Italian 'sausage' was surprising good.

Here's the finished pie with some fresh oregano and basil from the garden. (Piggy mug by Gary Rith)

IMG_0768This is the best pizza sauce I've ever had.  It's from the book American Pie by Peter Reinhardt.

Crushed Tomato Sauce
Makes 4 Cups (I usually freeze what I don't use)

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil (or 2 tablespoon fresh chopped)
1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped)
5 fresh garlic cloves minced or pressed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt , or to taste.