Grilling is also a theme lately.
But then, I’m a fan of char in general, so grilling is always a theme.
A friend of mine was just discussing how she needs to get more vegetables, and I agree. I mean, I don’t really know. I’m not with her all the time. What I’m trying to say is everyone should probably eat more vegetables. And right then and there I resolved to precipitously up my vegetable intake.
Did I mention I prefer my vegetables in pizza form?
So I made my roasted vegetable salad, but I added some fresh tomatoes. Here are some random pics from that business.
While I was grilling I put together this pizza dough.
I grilled a sausage.
I made this marinara sauce, except I chucked some red pepper flakes in there.
I grated some provolone and mozzarella – heavy on the provolone.
Once the dough was risen, I rolled it out to the size of my grill pan.
I heated the grill pan to medium, and marked it on both sides.
I also preheated the oven to 400.
I put the dough on a sheet pan. Then I put the sauce, some of the vegetable salad, the sausage and cheese on the dough.
Popped it into the oven for @10 minutes.
Meanwhile I tossed a handful of spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
When the pizza came out
I put the spinach on top and let it wilt.
Then I ate it. With my mouth.
So I know the cheese and sausage weren’t so healthy. I could have skipped the sausage and not even missed it, there’s so much going on with this pizza. But just think, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, peppers, onions, spinach, tomatoes? That’s a respectable amount of vegetables. And now I have tons of roasted veg salad for the next few days, and enough dough and sauce in the freezer for 3 future pizzas.
Side note :
Why do I look so much cuter in my own kitchen? Unnecessary proof that flourescent lighting is no girl’s friend. (We all knew that already, right?)