Saturday, February 1, 2014
Pizza -- Saturday's Meatza Pizza Pie -- Grain free & Low Carb Heaven!
This evening I made pizza for dinner. I had hoped to make it last night but got home too late from Costco. This morning I made myself an awesome omelet filled with meat and veggies. I used the other half of my omelet meat and veggie filling as the topping for tonight's pizza and doctored it just a little bit more by adding more mushrooms, spinach and roasted tomatoes. For those of you that didn't see my omelet this morning, I will give you a run down on the topping for tonight's pizza: well browned ground sirloin, diced onion, diced fresh mushrooms, fresh baby spinach and oven roasted roma tomatoes (packed in oil). When I reheated my filling to top my pizza, I added more mushrooms, baby spinach and oven roasted roma tomatoes (everything was pre-cooked before placing on pizza). I decided to use the roasted tomatoes instead of pizza sauce because they have such a rich deep tomato flavor. I made my favorite Almond-Flax-Parmesan Pizza Crust and after my crust was done (you pre-bake the crust), I topped it with sliced mozzarella cheese and then piled it with the cooked beef and veggie topping and added a little additional mozzarella, and some shredded Parmigiana Reggiano. I gave it a final topping of Boar's Head pepperoni and a little thinly sliced onion, then baked it for an additional 7 to 8 minutes to melt everything together until bubbly. Honestly, this was probably one of the best pizzas I have ever had...regular or grain free! I have been making this crust for a long time time (since going grain free) but the combination of flavors in the toppings, especially the oven roasted roma tomatoes was outstanding. I ate a little less than half of the small rectangular pizza. While I don't usually drink sodas, this evening I decided to have a cola with my pizza. It's made by Zevia which uses stevia to sweeten it. I probably don't drink more than 1 or occasionally 2 a year...but I like to keep a few on hand in case the mood should ever strike. I definitely had "Saturday Night Pizza Fever" tonight and was glad I waited until this evening to make and enjoy it. If you have just recently gone grain free and are missing pizza...this crust is definitely worth trying. I snapped a few photos below and the recipe for my pizza crust can be found here: Pizza Crust. Enjoy!