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    Default Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    It would be good to have some vegan entries for this if only because they might then have a vegan pizza on the menu, at least temporarily!

    As far as I can see you don't necessarily need to be in the UK to enter but I suppose it would be good to use ingredients that are available in the UK

    http://www.pizzaexpress.com/create-y...the-challenge/

    My mind has gone blank unfortunately. I suspect the secret of success would be to come up with something they could spread on the pizza base instead of the cheese - I often have a cheeseless pizza in there but it's a bit tart with just the tomato sauce.

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    I did file an entry a while ago. We shall have to wait and see if the vegan ones ever re-appear.
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    Well done Cumin. Too bad we don't seem to get the opportunity to vote for our preferred recipes

    Apparently they are accepting more entries up until 13th September 2010

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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    At WOMAD there was a stall doing vegan pizzas with tahini instead of cheese. They were delicious!
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    Why not go for it then, beanstew? Plagiarise, plagiarise, plagiarise! That seems to be considered acceptable in culinary circles doesn't it?

    Mind you I imagine a significant amount of tahini could be quite calorific?

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    I've entered! It was a very simple recipe for a sweet pizza, hopefully it's not too simple because I've made the recipe at home and it's really nice
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    I love pizza express, I usually go in there with my own vegan cheese and they put it in the salads and on the pizzas where the mozzerella etc would be. I want to enter but cant get my brain in gear to think of an awesome enough pizza!

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    Good luck! It would great to see a vegan win it.
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    How do you know the pizza express base in vegan? I've tried looking on the allergie list which lists milk as an ingrediant which I guess is the cheese but they do have a box at the end explaining how to convert these dishes but nothing about vegan pizza bases? Just want to be extra sure as I have bad lactose intolerance.

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    Ignore me, just found it uder FAQ's. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    There has been a vegan pizza shortlisted!!! Please vote and get it on the menu!!

    http://www.pizzaexpress.com/create-your-pizza/vote/

    'Falafel, courgette, tahini, garlic, sesame seeds'


    There must have been a significant number of vegan entries!!! Come on let's show we can change the world one pizza at a time

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    Brilliant! Not 100% sure I like the sound of felafel pizza, but I'll certainly vote for it! Thanks for the tip-off kiki.

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    Great harpy!!! It's in 2nd place now so if anyone can vote even if you don't like the sound of the pizza it will be so great to have the option!

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    Yes, I have urged vegetarian and vegan friends and relations to vote for it as well, and put something on the Vegan Society's Facebook page....Other half didn't take much urging as he will eat anything involving felafels.

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    I've voted!
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    I just voted and it was easily winning, 51% whereas the second placed one was about 19% so here's hoping.

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    Just voted and it's currently leading with 52% of the vote!
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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    Voted.

    Pizza Cortona - 11%
    Pizza of the Gods - 17%
    Leaning Tower of Pizza - 12%
    Pizza Levantina (vegan) - 54%
    Pizza de Moria - 8%

    ^ How awesome is that?
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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    I voted but falafel pizza does sound a bit dry...

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    Great guys! The vegan society has now posted this on their I think that's why it suddenly got so popular!! But I'm still getting my mum, dad, boyfriend, friends etc to vote cause the votings open for a wee while yet...

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    I voted but falafel pizza does sound a bit dry...
    It does. I, too, voted anyway. "Perhaps I could have one without the falafel?"....
    ..but what would they do with all the cows?..

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    Just voted and standings are;

    Pizza Cortona - 16%
    Pizza of the Gods - 22%
    Leaning Tower of Pizza - 13%
    Pizza Levantina (vegan) - 30%
    Pizza de Moria - 22%

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    Nooooo... the enemy are reducing our lead! Admittedly, we could always go into Pizza Express and build our own, but it's not the same. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR HIPPIES
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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    I just posted on MSE, Volentia and Facebook to try and muster up some votes, I never put posts about veganism on facebook so I fully expect to be removing a couple of "friends" when they make rude comments.

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    Quote Risker View Post
    I voted but falafel pizza does sound a bit dry...
    Quote horselesspaul View Post
    It does. I, too, voted anyway. "Perhaps I could have one without the falafel?"....
    The Tahini guys, think of the poor Tahini.

    Voted. Would be muchos marvellous having an option labelled 'Vegan' at Pizza Express!

    I think it sounds good too
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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    I posted it to Twitter, and got a reply from a company called "MePlease" informing me of a text vote with free dough balls: http://www.mepls.com/QEQUEELKGV
    I don't know if there are hidden costs to the text, however. So at your own risk etc.
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    Vegan pizza is still currently winning with 27%, second place is 22%... quite a drop from the 54% it had yesterday afternoon, got a feeling it's not gonna win.

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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    Just voted myself, and the bottom one had taken the lead slightly, but there's still time!

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    Just voted twice using both my email addresses (is that allowed? lol) and once on my OHs email address, and once on my dad's Although as it stands today :
    Pizza Cortona - 21%
    Pizza of the Gods - 19%
    Leaning Tower of Pizza - 14%
    Pizza Levantina (vegan) - 20%
    Pizza de Moria - 29%

    D: anyone know how long it's got left?

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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    Voting ends 12th November.

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    Grr. we need more vegans to vote - or perhaps more falafel lovers. Where do they hang out I wonder?

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    thefalafelforum of course.
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    Default Re: Pizza Express "create your own pizza" competition

    It's clearly not going to win by playing fair so get cheating! Make up some names, for email addresses you can use any prefix @mailinator.com

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    We're into joint second place!

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    It's a shame it didn't win. but, for such a minority thing to do so well proves that, proportionally, there is demand. i hope the bigwigs at Pizza Express noticed that they have quite the vegan following, and we deserve a reward. or maybe we should bring it to their attention...letter campaign anyone?

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    I thought the winner wasn't being announced until the 30th? Which one won?

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    I thought the winner wasn't being announced until the 30th? Which one won?
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    ahaha

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    no, it got announced yesterday. the da morire won...pancetta, cheese, the lot. ming. see here: http://www.pizzaexpress.com/create-your-pizza/

    real shame...they've got enough flipping meaty pizzas on that menu.

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    Hi VeganBride

    I understand the WagnerPizza (with optional bongos) was a late contender but many people thought "Way too much cheese..."

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    oooooooooohhhhh he went there :P lol good one lv ;D

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    The winner 'Pizza de Moria', translates as 'Pizza to die for'... not sure if they're referring to the dead animals used to make it, or the meaters dying from eating it ;-)

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    ^ Like! (Your wit, rather than the deaths, obviously!)
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