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COOKING WITH HOPE – Bull’s Eye Pizza & Peanut Butter Vegan Cookies

COOKING WITH HOPE – Bull’s Eye Pizza & Peanut Butter Vegan Cookies

By Hope Monaco

As of lately, it has been hard to tell what day it is. Whether it’s Monday or Friday, everyday has been feeling like the weekend. And this means instead of ordering pizza just on a Friday night — because it’s “the weekend” — you can now order it basically any night!

We all know Windsor has amazing pizza. The city just keeps on getting better and better.

One of my personal favourite places to get pizza from in Windsor is Bull’s Eye Pizza at their South location. If you have ever ordered from there, you would know how good it is, and would want to order from there every single night regardless. Their menu is THAT good.

Bull’s Eye Pizza has six locations in Windsor. They are a local based pizzeria serving Windsor style pizza for over 20 years.

I love Bull’s Eye Pizza South due to their large vegan menu. Garlic bites, vegan burgers, garlic bread with cheese, pizza . . . the list goes on and on! They are the ONLY Bull’s Eye location to offer this vegan menu.

Their South location, 3395 Howard Avenue, is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, they are currently only accepting credit or debit and have closed their public dining room. Curbside service as well as social distancing delivery is also offered. For curbside pick-up, simply call their number 519-969-5858 and they will bring their order out to you!

Aaron Broughton is the owner of the South location which opened in March of 2018. At the time he was vegetarian and was looking for a good vegetarian gravy for himself and his customers. Aaron found one that was vegan, and he had some vegan cheese, so decided to play around with some new food products to see what he could come up with. Aaron was a chef prior to this and liked to see what he could create.

He ended up making a pizza and poutine with the cheese and gravy and posted it on their Instagram (@bullseyewindsorsouth). Within 10 minutes, they received a call about vegan poutine, and within two hours they were completely out of their vegan cheese.

That night, one of his customers asked him while he was out on delivery, if he would ever consider making the pizza burger they offer into a vegan one. Aaron figured that it wouldn’t hurt to try, so he did. He realized that if he could make that, then he could make a few other vegan options and alternatives too.

After that week, his goal was then to veganize the whole menu. Mission accomplished! Now their vegan sales make up more than 50% of their overall sales. During this time, Aaron became vegan and fully immersed himself into the lifestyle.

Bull’s Eye South has separate ovens, dryers and cooking surfaces for each vegan dishes and pizzas. Even though they are the only Bull’s Eye location with this vegan menu, they will deliver to the whole city!

Not only is their menu amazing, but Aaron and his staff always support other local small businesses within the community, and their staff is always so friendly.

I strongly recommend that you check out their vegan menu, and place an order for dinner tonight, or every night, or any night. As well as when it is safe to open up again, enjoy your pizza in their dining room, and get to know Aaron and his awesome staff.

Moving onto the recipe portion of my blog, this week’s recipe is one of my favourites, and my families. Ever since I last made them, they have been asking me since to do so again. This recipe is the perfect dessert to have after you order from Bull’s Eye!

This recipe is vegan and can be made into a gluten free option as well.

10 Minute 1 Bowl Peanut Butter Cookies
You will need . . .
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of sugar (white or pure cane)
6 tablespoons of almond milk
1 cup of white or spelt flour or gluten free
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
A generous pinch of salt

How to:
1. Combine peanut butter and sugar into a bowl and mix until creamy
2. Stir in the almond milk and vanilla
3. Add in your flour, baking soda and salt
4. Mix to combine. The dough will be a bit tough to stir, use your hands if need be
5. Using a teaspoon or more of a scooper, roll your dough into balls about 1/2 an inch apart on your baking sheet
6. Option to flatten it out with a fork and add some coarse salt or sugar on top
7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, 13 will be a bit crispier if that’s what you desire
8. Let them cool and enjoy!

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