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Today I had a late breakfast, so my lunch was late too! I had to go and paint trim for my son’s dance club, with another mother, so once I was done, I was starving!
For Lunch I looked in the fridge, and grabbed a few things I thought would make me a great sandwich!
My plans of having the left over chicken and gnocchi soup I made last night for supper went out the window. Plans had to change when I went to pick up Aidan, and ended up bringing another kid home with me! So I quickly whipped up some power pizza crust, and made a large pepperoni pizza for the kids and hubby, and a different one for me… It actually worked out well, as when I asked on Myfitnesspal.com about what people’s favourite things to do with figs, and someone mentioned pizza and I wanted to try it!
On my pizza I started with a whole wheat and flax flour crust. For a sauce I used a pumpkin puree topped with baby spinach, half a baked chicken breast, some goat cheese, topped with a couple sliced figs!
It was good… in the future I think a sprinkling of nuts, and some spices in the pumpkin puree to make it less sweet and more savoury would bring it to the point of serving it to someone else as a masterpiece! However, tonight I was going for quick and easy! This was just what I was looking for. On the side I had some naked Spring Mix greens and a glass of water.
Off on the bike I go to read a little of The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. I am trying only to read it when I exercise, in hopes that I will get my butt in gear to get the opportunity to read it, as it has me sucked right in!
Yesterday was day 2 of driving… Shorter drive than the first day,but LONG nonetheless!
Breakfast was a 1/2 hot chocolate 1/2 coffee and a Tim Horton’s plain oatmeal to go, that I fixed up a little
The addition of Chia Seeds, Blueberries, and Marantha Chocolate Almond butter made it delicious!
Lunch was a slice of left over Tropical Chicken Pizza from our Boston Pizza Hotel Delivery last night… no worries as it was stored in a cooler
We ate it at a little Park in Houston, BC where we saw the world’s largest Fly Fishing Rod!
1/2 PB Lara Bar for a snack
Finally we arrived in Kitimat, after stopping and purchasing a new camera for me in Terrace. I am the proud owner of a Nikon D7000 now! I bought an 18-200 VR lens with it, so I could have a “do it all” lens for my everyday I can’t wait to check out all it can do! (Thankfully I have a photographer for a friend who reads this…and promises to help me figure stuff out on it.) I probably should have bought it in AB as I had to pay HST… but since I got out-voted in waiting till stores open in Edmonton on Friday, and I wanted the larger zoom for this trip… the monetary difference is worth it.
Supper was a Mexican Night with my Mom, Sister, Her BF, Hubby and my kiddos…
What’s the craziest “World’s Largest” thing you have seen on your travels?
Tonight I made some Pizza using Power Flour in the crust. Power Flour is made according to a recipe I used from Tosca Reno’s Clean Eating Book, Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids: Simple Strategies for Lasting Health and Fitness
I use a basic Pizza crust recipe with some add-ins to make a savoury pizza crust using the different flours for a nutritional powerhouse. (this makes 2 thin crust pizzas on cookie sheets)
In the Kitchen Aid:
- 2c warm water
- 4 1/2 tsp fast acting yeast (or 2 small envelopes)
- 2 tblsp EVOO
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4 c power flour
- 1-2 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tblsp flax seed
Pour water into mixing bowl making sure it is not too hot as it will kill the yeast. Place yeast in water. Add 2 Tblsp of Oil, and salt, Flax and seasonings. Dump 3 cups of Power flour into mixture, and mix on stir or lowest level of your stand mixer. (You can mix by hand as well, I just prefer the lazy route!) when that is starting to get doughish, add in another cup and allow the flour to be kneaded in. Continue this with some all purpose flour, I usually end up using about 1.5 cups of all purpose as I find it is needed to have the right texture of dough thanks to the gluten. Once dough has cleaned sides of bowl and is sticky but not too sticky it is done.
I usually just cut my dough in half and place it on to two different oiled cookie sheet pans.
Top with whatever toppings you desire, and bake in oven at 400’F, or 375’F Convection Bake, for about 20 minutes. Judge the doneness by the golden colour of the crust. If it still looks blueish it needs a little more time
Our Pizzas tonight were topped with tomato sauce, spinach goat cheese, red onion, shredded mozzarella, italian sausage, sliced peppers, tomatos and mushrooms, and a little bacon.
The other Pizza was topped with Spinach Artichoke Hummus, Spinach, Shredded Mozzarella, Sliced peppers, and mushrooms. Then topped with a couple of eggs, and after pleading from Thing One, a little bit of bacon.
They were both delicious, but Picky Thing Two only liked the first one.. not that–that surprised me one bit! He is picky like his mom… 😉
The first time I had ever saw egg on a pizza was on Meghann’s blog, Meals and Miles, and I have been having it on Pita pizzas since!
Honestly Pizza is one of those quick, what can I make for supper, meals in my house. I tend to use up leftovers or produce that needs to get used up, and never is there an identical pizza. I sometimes come up with weird combos, but no worries, I am a trained past-professional Pizza Slinger! (My aunts owned a Pizza Place that I worked at during Highschool)