Honor a human who inspires your veganism
Today I have decided to honour one of my favourite musicians Chris Clavin. I’ll be honest in that I came across Chris through the band Ghost Mice many, many years into my veganism so he’s mostly influenced other things rather than my veganism. Although this song in particular makes me feel really happy about veganism:
Ghost Mice were one of the first folk punk bands I got into. I had never heard music like this before, music where I really gave a shit about the lyrics and what they stood for. It’s bands like Ghost Mice that got me into the small punk scene that I love. I never thought I’d be in a small venue with a band, sitting in a circle with them and singing along to my favourite songs. I never thought I’d have the confidence to go to a tiny gig, dance like a weirdo and give zero shits about how I look. I never thought I’d have my favourite bands come and stay at my house either, or that I’d cook them breakfast, or that I would consider them friends. All of this has happened since I got into Ghost Mice, I love the punk scene and I’ve met some really lovely folks, Chris being one of them.
One of my favourite Ghost Mice songs is Free Pizza For Life and one of my favourite things ever is pizza, so it made sense to honor Chris, Ghost Mice and the punk scene by making a pizza waffle. For anyone who hasn’t heard the song, check it out:
To really honor this song with my meal, I should have tried to get hold of all the ingredients for free, which I didn’t do because I’m always too busy to be punk enough. BUT the Tofurkey sausages I had in my pizza puffs were bought entirely with a Holland and Barrett coupon, and if you listen to the song you’ll get the reference there. Perhaps H&B Coupon forgery will be in my future.
Right, here’s the damn recipe
- 1 block of puff pastry
- 1 jar of tomato sauce
- vegan cheese
- vegan sausage
- Sprinkle some flour over your chopping board, a rolling pin and the block of pastry. Roll it out and slice it into 6 large pieces.
- Spread tomato sauce over each slice. Top with cheese and sausage. Be careful not to let the sauce or toppings go too far to the edge. Fold the pastry over and crimp the sides.
- Grease and heat up the waffle iron. Place each puff in the iron and cook according to the directions on your machine
- Share with your friends and enjoy.
Oh yeah, these were so great. A lot of the tomato filling did seep out of the waffle iron, so if you wanted to make more of a meal of it you could top with hot tomato sauce. I liked being able to scoff these with my bare hands though. These were so good that I pretty much chanted the song whilst fist pumping in the air. This is going to be a regular meal in our house from now on, and if Chris comes to stay again this is what I’ll be cooking up.
FREE PIZZA FOR LIFE! FREE PIZZA FOR LIFE! FREE PIZZA FOR LIFE! FREE PIZZA FOR LIFE!
I’m gonna finish off this post by linking to another one of my favourite songs. If you like what you hear, head over to bandcamp to listen to more! If you like what you hear why not buy an album or two?