Please note this was written a while ago – but still relevant.

Hello vegan lovas! Yesterday was the first time in a long time that I decided to unplug and actually not post on my page. There’s been so much happening in the world – I needed space to just do ME for a second ( you know what I mean?!?) So – I decided to spend my time yesterday doing yoga (still a beginner and can’t really touch my toes all the way), listening to J. Cole ( my Aquarius ♒️ brotha), making carbs & participating in drunk baking – still on my story of you wanna see! all of which made me feel happy amongst all the tragedy. I just wanna say to everyone whose hearts are heavy like mine – it’s ok to find space to do YOU. Bring you out of the funk you’re in and don’t feel guilty about smiling. Do something that you know makes you feel whole: pray, zoom call friends, drunk bake, whatever makes you feel good – DO THAT ISH bc we still deserve to smile. my grandma would always say, “it’s ok to smile when you wanna and cry when you wanna too.” I love you all – and now let’s get to the pizza ?


Recipe by blkandveganCourse: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: American, Italian
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Garlic, creamy goodness! I was always a white sauce girl and Trader Joe’s sauce does not disappoint for us vegans! Enjoy!


  • Pre-made pizza dough

  • Handful of mushrooms diced

  • Handful of spinach chopped

  • Handful of kalamata olives

  • 1/4 white onion sliced

  • 3 cloves of garlic sliced

  • @traderjoes vegan garlic spread dip

  • @miyokoscreamery mozzarella 1/2 block sliced)

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter

  • Pinch of
  • Fresh thyme

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Dried basil

  • Dried oregano

  • Red chili flakes


  • Lay out pizza dough to rest on a floured surface for 30 minutes
  • Grab a large sheet pan, and cover with Reynolds wrap and lay down 1-2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Roll out your dough and place into the sheet pan
  • Warm up your butter and add chopped thyme – butter the crust of the dough
  • Lay down your Trader Joe’s garlic sauce & begin add your cheese and chopped ingredients, finish with the seasonings
  • Set oven to 425 and cook for 15 mins (or follow your pre-made dough package directions) or until golden brown and voila!