I just love this gluten free vegan pizza so much!! I wanted to create something that was healthy in nature, yet captured the essence of pepperoni pizza. Enter liquid smoke. If you haven’t worked with liquid smoke before, I can’t suggest it enough. Be sure to get a product that’s not something like “water + natural smoke flavor”. Instead, you want a product that’s pure liquid smoke. Before using the one we purchased, made by Lazy Kettle Brand, I called them to make sure it was authentic. I asked about the process, allergens present, etc., and I can report that it’s an allergy free product and the process is what you’d expect. They smoke wood, capture the smoke, and bottle it via a process (it’s what we would do at home if we made it ourselves).
The results are amazing by the way. Lazy Kettle Brand has created a product that you want to stand around and smell all day… not even kidding right now. OK, back to the pizza. The key to getting a meaty pepperoni flavor was the amazing liquid smoke. Crafting recipes is about incorporating multiple senses, especially smell. I don’t know about you, but when I smell something smoky, my mind takes me to meat and grills… the brain is wonderful like that 🙂
Allergy Status (Includes Some Dairy Free Cheese Options):
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Celery, Citrus, Cruciferous, Garlic, Legume, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Nightshade, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry, Red Meat, Rice, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tomato, Seeds
Friendly To: Diabetic, Vegan
Compatible With: Cane/Refined Sugar Free
**Be sure to select safe-for-you cheese and pizza dough. Some of you may need to make the latter at home.