Pizza or Vegan? A New Post Over At Elephant Journal

I’ve got a new post over at Elephant Journal about my struggle with giving up pizza. It’s my one big, cheesy, saucy, yummy hurdle on the road to being Vegan.

Here’s an excerpt:

I’ve been vegetarian for a couple of years now. I slowly let a vast array of meats fall away as I settled nicely into the very comfortable dairy and eggs only category (octo-lavo-something or other, right?). That was fine for a while. But alas, I now feel a tug toward the next step and find myself faced with the toughest food choice ever: Vegan or pizza?
I know what you’re thinking: Hey Coe, they have vegan cheese and vegan pizza now.

And there lies the potato starchy rub. You see, I love, love, love pizza. I’ve driven miles, hours even, to try great pizza. One of those long drives was to try a vegan pizza. Which is why I am now struggling so much with the final big step into culinary moksha. The vegan pizza, while decent, just wasn’t pizza-esque enough for me.

Read the rest at Elephant Journal. It is good to support the Elephant.


  1. Brian Knebes says:

    While I admire your strength to let go of of the sections of he food pyramid that creates a struggle for so many Americans, I still could never imagine myself turning down a juicy Copps cheese burger or turning a check to an extra slice of Zaffero’s all mighty thin crust. Loved the article…keep it up cousin.

  2. Coe Douglas says:

    Thanks, Brian. It’s mostly been easy. However, pizza has been a stumbling block so far. But, ahhhhh, Zaffero’s. I remember it well. One of Milwaukee’s best spots.

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