One of the biggest issues that vegetarians regularly face is the problem of integration within their family and friends. It’s uncommon that they’ll be entirely shunned just for switching their diets to ones that don’t have meat in them, but there can be a feeling like they’re being pushed outside or that they’re inconveniencing everyone just by eating slightly differently. While there are some foods that are pretty simple to make that will please everyone involved, there’s one food that bridges every gap: Pizza.
Yes that’s right, the classic staple of every college student’s life, the thing that represents the laziness of the world along with the genius of it, pizza is the magic tool that will help find some common ground and fix any social situation where the issue of diet would become a problem. All it takes is some dough, some cheese, some sauce, and some toppings, and you’ve got the makings for the perfect trap, so to speak.
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (26)With the soup method of inception, you provide a filling, delicious soup full of vegetables and lacking meat, essentially hiding the fact that the meal is entirely vegetarian until the big reveal. The weakness of using this same inception method with pizza is that everything is very clearly laid out in plain sight, and any attempts to hide vegetables and such under cheese or within the dough may result in other dinner-goers declining any pieces after the first, either politely or otherwise.
Using this, it’s time to craft the pizza, but this will be the hardest part and may require a bit of a compromise on your part, depending on why you’re a vegetarian. If you’re purely a vegetarian for health reasons, adding meat such as chicken or pepperoni to one side of the pizza shouldn’t be cause for alarm, but obviously this just won’t do for someone opposed to meat for the ethical or environmental reasons. In those instances, you may have to look for good meat substitutes or try things like garbanzo beans, sundried tomatoes, or coconut fried up to mimic bacon.