By popular request, Tucson Foodie has started a series of vegan meals on Mondays. Look out for our meat-free meal every so often on Monday.
One of the most beautiful pizzas, the Margherita, features no meat; just a simple combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil.
While mozzarella is easy to love, pizza is still beautiful without the cheese.
At Falora, the Za Zucca goes full vegan with a combination of butternut squash puree, zucchini, garlic, sage, and grated Brazil nuts.
The butternut squash puree provides the sauciness with a touch of warm spice. The zucchini adds texture and body, while the garlic and sage complement the squash puree. The grated Brazil nuts provide a light nuttiness (naturally) in a similar way to Parmigiano-Reggiano, without trying to be cheese.
A pizza is only as good as its crust, and thankfully Falora features a beautiful leopard-spotted crust thanks to its pecan wood-fired Stefano Ferrara oven.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he...