Guilt Free Pizza

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Yuuuuuuuuum.

I got the idea of putting salad greens on a pizza from Pinterest. I saw a pin that said “Carrie Underwoods guilt free pizza” but it was just a tortilla with cheese melted on it and then topped with lettuce. Um, I think we can do better than that.

I get a lot of ideas from Pinterest these days. In fact, over the weekend I made my second batch of homemade “gummies” after seeing hundreds of pins for how to make your own healthy gummies. All the posts make it look and sound super easy so a few weeks ago I gave it a try. The thing they don’t tell you is how many of those molds you will need to make all those gummies! Let me tell you, you will need A LOT. I only had 2 little molds so that was my first problem. The other thing they don’t tell you is that you will make a huge mess pouring the mix into those little trays. They also don’t tell you to make sure you have room in your fridge before you get started.
Over the weekend I gave it a second shot and they turned out much better. The downside of that was I ate the final product in less than 10 minutes. It was a small batch, but still. Totally not worth the time, mess or effort. Moving on.

Ok, pizza!

A while ago the hubby and I were in the mood for pizza but I was feeling way too lazy to make a sauce so we just used ingredients we had on hand and let me tell you, it was the best pizza I’ve ever had in my life! Straight up delicacy right here.

I used pre-made dough from Trader Joes but Whole Foods has a good one too. Or you can make your own dough if you have some spare time on your hands.

I cut the dough into 2-3 pieces so we end up with personal pizzas. The dough needs to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before you start rolling it out. After it sits out for 20 minutes, don’t knead it or else it will get way too tough. Lightly flour your countertop and just start rolling the dough into pizza shape. Pick it up with your hands and stretch it out, then roll it some more. Try to get it as thin as possible. When it’s nice and thin sprinkle some cornmeal on a baking sheet and put the dough on the baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 500˚F.
Obviously you can put anything you want on pizza, but here’s what I did.

1. Brush the dough with olive oil
2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
3. Smear on some crushed garlic
4. Sprinkle on fresh rosemary
5. Top with chopped sun dried tomatoes
6. Top with thin slices of zucchini
7. Add some chopped fresh basil

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Bake for 8-10 minutes watching for the crust to start to brown but not burn.

Remove pizza from the oven and top with mixed green and then drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy!

We just got a new grill and pizza stone so we have been cooking everything we can on the grill. So fun! If you want to use a grill and pizza stone, preheat the grill to 500˚F, dust the pizza stone with cornmeal and put it in the grill to heat up. Prepare the pizza on a silicone baking mat also dusted with cornmeal. Then when the pizza is ready to go onto the hot pizza stone it will just slide right off the mat and onto the stone. Bake for 8 or so minutes then use a large metal spatula (for grills) to get the pizza out of the grill.

Lilly still has an ear infection but it doesn’t seem to bother her. She’s still perky as a pistol. I might have made that expression up.

Have a safe and fun halloween week and try not to eat too many fun sized candy bars! I purposely bought halloween candy I hate so that I wouldn’t eat any. I got sour patch kids to hand out. Disgusting. I feel bad handing out candy. I would rather hand out dental floss but I know people hate that, haha!

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