Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pizza Please!

Last night was probably one of the best food nights ever! The husband and I made homemade mini healthy pizzas together, I made some yummy hummus, and we had some coconut milk ice cream.

The pizzas consisted of %1oo whole wheat english muffins, pizza sauce, veggie cheese, black olives, green bell pepper slices, and veggie pepperonis. We added everything together and cooked them in the oven at 375 for 13 min. The result: Pure goodness! I have to say though, I wasn't crazy about the veggie pepperonis. They got really crispy and ended up tasting like nothing. Everything else was amazing. I love veggie cheese because it's not greasy like regular cheese but it still melts the same for a cheesy taste and texture.
I also made some red pepper hummus. I LOVE making hummus. We almost always have it in the refrigerator now. The recipe is very simple and easy.

  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons of lemon juice (I usually just squeeze in a half of a lemon)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

Personally, I like original flavor better. All you would do is not add in the red peppers but I have noticed when using red peppers you don't need the whole 1/4 of the liquid from the can because the red peppers are already pretty juicy. I just add a splash because you don't want it to be too liquid.
After we ate the food we made it was time for dessert. If you have never had Purely Decadent brand ice cream you have to try it! It's dairy free and gluten free and made with organic ingredients. I can't have dairy so I always used to have it growing up. They have so many different flavors now. I chose cookie dough. Now they make it using coconut milk which is amazing. You can definitely taste the coconut so if you don't like coconut it might not be for you.
Overall, it was a great night with all my favorite things.

How do you like your pizza?

xoxo Jessenia