Posts tagged #basil

Super Quick Homemade Pizza

 

First off, this pizza is NOT gluten or dairy free.

Secondly, it is so easy to make.

And lastly, it is crispy and delicious!  

(Gluten free?? Do not fret I'll have a gluten free pizza recipe up next week!) 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour. I made my own- just take 1/2 cup of oats and blend them to make  flour!
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs EVOO
  • 3/4 cup water

  Directions :

  • preheat oven to 450
  • mix together all dry ingredients : both flours, salt and baking soda
  • add in water and EVOO - mix until moistened - there may still be some dry flour floating around but don't worry you will get that mixed in the dough in your next step.
  • add a little flour to your table surface and dump out the "dough" mixture on top -  knead dough into a ball. You have two options:
  1. Wrap the dough ball tightly in plastic wrap and put in fridge to use later that day 
  2. Roll it out right then and there.  
  • Grab a rolling pin and make your pizza crust! I like to make mine pretty thin, but not so much that it falls apart. 
  • Spray down a baking sheet.
  • Place you crust on top of baking sheet and place in oven for 12-15 minutes (depending on how thin your crust is). It will get slightly golden brown around the edges. Take out tray and add your toppings. I kept it simple and added tomato sauce and cheese. Place back in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Top with some spices like oregano, chili flakes, and/or garlic powder. Add a fresh green like arugula or basil. Possibilities are endless!

How did you make your pizza?  

 

Tomato, basil, and mozzarella Frittata.

I want to first wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year! I wish you all amazing things. Here is the perfect New Years Eve workout for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-a0CoGWzo&feature=player_profilepage

Now to the great frittata I made yesterday. I went to whole foods a couple days ago and picked up a fresh mozzarella ball and tomatoes. I knew I had a lot of basil in my fridge and did not want it to go bad, and what goes better with basil than mozzarella and tomatoes!? Yesterday morning I was so excited to make a beautiful tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese Frittata.

PRE HEAT your oven to 350

First, I heated a pan with EVOO and garlic. Then I added diced tomatoes. I let it cook and continuously mixed for about 4 minutes. I mixed 5 eggs (for camera man and I) and added a tiny bit of water (makes the eggs fluffy!) and about 1/2 a cup of chopped FRESH basil, salt and pepper!

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After the tomatoes were cooked enough I added in the egg and basil mixture. The pan is now set to low/medium heat. I let the egg mixture settle for about 1 minute in the pan.

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After about a minute or two sitting on low heat I removed the pan from the stove top and moved it in to the oven. MAKE SURE that your pan can go in the oven before you do this!! I do not want your pan to melt!

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I let the egg mixture sit in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. The length of time you let your eggs sit in the oven all depends on how well you like your eggs cooked. Take some peaks at it by looking through the oven, try not to open it, and you will know it is cooked when the sides start to puff up. Some people like the top a little runny, this is up to you.

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Now comes the FRESH mozzarella  After about 13-15 minutes of your eggs in the oven you want to add some  slices of fresh mozzarella to the top. Open the oven and place the mozzarella slices randomly around the frittata, close the oven and let the cheese melt for a couple more minutes.

I opened my package of what I thought was fresh mozzarella....

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I accidentally bought whipped cream cheese!!!! Oh man!

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Instead I topped my frittata off with some sliced avocado. It was delicious. The avocado gave the frtittata the creamyness it needed! Perfecto!

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Have you ever made a Frittata in the oven? What did you put in it?

Posted on December 31, 2012 and filed under food, breakfast, entree.

My kind of "Pizza"

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SImple. Easy. Delicious. And Sweat with Lauren Hefez approved. This recipe was inspired by Linda Wagner.

Craving Pizza? Try this!

ingredients:

  • Ezekiel bread ( My favorite is the sesame kind)
  • marinara sauce
  • tomatoes ( I used grape tomatoes, but you can use any kind. I like them small because it is easier to bite.)
  • chevre style goat cheese (I used one infused with tomato and basil. Found at WholeFoods.) 

Directions:

  • toast Ezekiel bread
  • take out of  toaster oven and put marina sauce, goat cheese, sliced tomatoes, and fresh basil
  • switch the oven to broil put the "pizza" back in the oven for 2 minutes ....and you are DONE! Do you have any "Pizza" recipes??
Posted on October 17, 2012 and filed under food, lunch, entree, savory.