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A Healthy Treat

Thanks to my new job, I have acquired some awesome skills. One of those skills is making pizza dough.

Sunday afternoon me and my GF were getting ready to watch the Tony’s(her choice), and trying to figure out what to have for dinner. She’s been eating healthier lately, which is great, but kind of messes up my usual cooking style. My diet consists of french bread pizza and frozen burritos.

We decided a healthy pizza was the way to go for a lazy sunday dinner.

I made the dough using wheat flour. That’s something I’ve never worked with before. I was a little worried. I’m not a big fan a wheat bread, so I thought the taste would be similar, and I wasnt really down with that. It didn’t taste similar at all! It was really subtle. The texture was a little grainy, like a good wheat bread should be.

The sauce I made from scratch. I noticed that canned tomatoes have a lot of sodium in them, so I used fresh Roma tomatoes instead. Aside from the sauce being too orange, it came out very good. I stewed the tomatoes with some onions and peppers. Once the veggies were soft, I let them cool down for a bit, then blitzed them with my immersion blender. I then simmered the sauce with some herbs and spices.

Now for the pizza construction! I used mostly low-fat ricotta cheese. I chose that cheese, again, for low sodium content. I did put a little sprinkle of mozzarella to fill in the gaps. For the toppings I used peppers, onions, mushrooms, and zucchini. Luckily with pizza you can just about put anything on it. This combo was very tasty, and again, very healthy.

Overall, pizza sunday was very tasty. This is something I’m looking forward to playing with in the future. Different doughs… different toppings… Skies the limit. Just don’t tell my GF… they probably all won’t be healthy!

 

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Pizza

 

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