These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
This evening I was in the mood for pizza since I haven't had it for a while and pizza always seems to taste better on Friday nights for some reason! I made my Almond-Flax-Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust -- it is one of my favorites. Instead of topping it with traditional pizza sauce, I used a little sun-dried tomato pesto made by Mezzetta, which is also one of my favorites (their green pesto is awesome, too). After baking the crust, I spread a slightly heaping tablespoon of the sun-dried tomato pesto on top of the crust; added diced fresh mozzarella cheese, sauteed poblano peppers, Vidalia onions and sliced mushrooms and popped it back in the oven to bake and melt the cheese for about 7 minutes or so. I removed it from the oven and turned the oven to broil and then topped it with sliced mini San-Marzano tomatoes and snipped green onion tops and a few shreds of Parmigiano Reggiano and then broiled it for a few minutes until hot and bubbly. It was absolutely delicious! I enjoyed my pizza with a fresh, crisp salad. For dessert, I flavored some plain Greek yogurt with a little stevia, a few drops of black currant extract that I got yesterday and then stirred in some chopped walnuts...I was in heaven! I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Enjoy!