Monday, August 16, 2010

Diaya and Pizza!

So I finally purchased some Diaya… and it was pretty good!
Here’s the Broccoli/Tomato pizza
IMG_1180  and the artichoke/mushroom/seitan pizza!
I have to say the cheese tasted like high fat Parmesan cheese.
It was pretty good, but I definitely wouldn’t eat it all the time. And I definitely couldn't eat to much of it at a time. It did melt the best though, out of all the vegan cheeses I've tried. Next I’m going to have to try the cheddar flavor. I hope its not quite as rich. My (non-vegan) brother wasn't to big of a fan of it, but thats to be expected. He really dosen't really like anything I do. However, it was good pizza!

Next up, Question of the week…
What is it like for you when you cook something vegan and whoever you made it for doesn't like it very much?


  1. The cheddar is much better! I don't even like the mozz style very much. I use it on pizzas, but only a light sprinkling usually.

    My brother doesn't like most of the things that I cook. He's 20 and "needs meat to live"... He and I rarely eat together anyway, so it doesn't come up too much, but I do wish he'd be more open minded. I have a feeling that his tastes will progress as he gets older. (Sometimes boys take a little while to catch up! Hope that won't offend anyone, I am saying it with love.) How old is your bro?

    I guess I just take what I can, and the best I usually get is "Wow, that's actually good", haha. Other than that, though, I think that most people I know are too polite to ever say when they don't like my cooking. Haha. That, or, perhaps they actually like it? I guess I will never know.

    But the important thing is to remember that YOU know that the pizza is good, and that his opinion doesn't reflect the actual quality of your food. And anyway, the things you make always look pretty darned good to me! :)

  2. That's good to know. I'll try that one next!
    Mine is about the same, hes 19. I just think he is used to what he eats and isn't changing any time soon. :P
    haha I love it when that happens. I bring stuff to my friends, and they are afraid to eat it until they try it.Then they are asking me for more. :)

  3. I just came across your blog - reading through it - and I thought this was an interesting question. My non-vegan brother is almost aggressively offended at my veganism, and he doesn't always like what I make - but he does like some things. (We have a great relationship!) I think the only time it crushes me for a second is if my kids don't like something. They are the only ones I want to win over the most. They rarely say they don't like something; I don't know why it bothers me when they don't.

    Actually, now that I think about it, it really does bother me when people don't like my food. But I try to play it off like I didn't expect them to or that I don't care. :)

  4. Hey! I think i just feel like when someone doesn't like me food that I'm giving them a bed impression of veganism. I only have a few chances with most of the people that i meet and i guess I'm afraid if i cook something bad then they might be totally turned off to veganism.

  5. I agree. I feel embarrassed, like I've given vegans a bad name. Because maybe it's not that it's vegan, maybe it's just my cooking. :) Also, I forgot to add, pizza isn't my favorite way to eat Daiya. I like it so much better melted on nachos or something else.

  6. I just stumbled upon your blog and it is really great! I'm a super new vegan and was thinking of trying out some Diaya cheese. It seems like the concensis is to not use too much. I look forward to following your blog!