Foodie Friday

June 7, 2013 at 11:29 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

I love pizza.  As in, could eat it every day and never really grow tired of it.  This is a good thing since I live in Chicago but it’s also a bad thing because I’m not rich and I don’t want to weigh 500lbs.  So what’s a girl to do?

Make her own!

When my latest craving hit, I raided the fridge and was happy to see that I could satisfy my urges without going to the grocery or spending a dime.  I had some flat bread, which I lightly covered with olive oil before placing on my baking stone.  I spread some marinara sauce over the entire portion, then added the toppings.  I had a little bit of feta and some parmesan/asiago that was ready to go so that went down first.  I added some shredded kale, banana peppers and some veggie crushed Italian sausage, then stuck in the oven on Broil for about 12 minutes.  Then, I ate!

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PizzaPizza

It was really good though the bread I used wasn’t too sturdy so I ended up folding a lot of it and then shoving it in my mouth.  Other than buying stronger bread that will support all the stuff I loaded on top of it, I don’t think I’d change this recipe much.  Of course, just about anything can be added to a pizza, as long as it sounds good.  So get creative and make your own!

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Falafel Frenzy

April 10, 2013 at 11:30 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Recipe time!

Last week, Scott and I made our regular trip to Trader Joe’s and picked up some frozen falafels, which inspired the meal.  Actually, everything here was purchased from Trader Joe’s but if you’re not lucky enough to have one near you, I bet most if not all of this could be found just about anywhere.

Yum!

Yum!

Disclaimer: I know it’s not plated very prettily but it still tasted delicious.  Also, yes, that is a wine sippy cup in the background and I bet you wish that your awesome little sister bought you one too.

So we bought a bag of the frozen falafels, which basically went into the oven per the directions on the bag.  We also purchased: pita pockets, garlic hummus, kale salad, avacados and a container of tabouli.  The hummus and tabouli went inside the pita bread, then we broke up the falafels and stuck them in there too.  Kale salad was served as a side along with actual pita chips which we dipped in more hummus.  The avacados were kind of a random addition, I’ll admit, but we eat them just about every night and I was really hungry so they were added to the plate.

The whole thing took maybe 20 minutes to put together and that includes time in the oven.  It was super easy and super full of protein, which is awesome for our vegetarian selves.  We actually bought the same ingredients again last weekend and plan on having a friend over later this week to help us enjoy another meal.  Maybe I’ll take a better looking picture then?  Or maybe I’ll be too busy stuffing my face to care.  Again.

 

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