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Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. -- Michael Pollan

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Fortunately, there is a world of deliciousness out there, and it can all be had in a way that not only doesn't harm your health, but in a way that benefits you hugely.

I think it's important to eat stuff that satisfies you, that keeps your blood sugar stable, and that gives you stuff your body really needs to run optimally.

But baby, it's gotta taste good.

I really like getting experimental in the kitchen. I love cooking, I love layering flavours, and I love coming up with really super yummy food. I have very strong opinions about what constitutes food, and there are a lot of things I won't touch in the kitchen. Bottom line? Pretty much everything I make is ridiculously good for you even if it tastes decadent. Although there are occasional big fat cheats ... but even those stick to real food, my friends.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pizza -- so good!!!



1 cup  warm water
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp yeast

1 tbsp oregano
2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1 1/4 cup kamut flour
1 1/4 cup spelt flour

(makes enough for 2 very large, thin crust pizzas or for a bunch of little pizzas)


1. combine water with honey (should be ‘bath’ temperature)
2. add yeast, stir, and let sit.
3. Combine other ingredients in a bowl (or in your mixer -- I use my mixer to make all doughs. but it's completely doable by hand, especially because of the short kneading time)
4. Add proofed yeast mixture and stir to combine and form into dough
5. Knead dough for a couple of minutes (only). Add as much kamut flour as you need to for correct dough consistency. Dough should be soft but not really sticky.
6. Make a dough ball, coat in olive oil, put in bowl, cover with a piece of parchment and a damp tea towel, and allow to rise.

When it comes time to make the pizza:

preheat the oven to 345

1. divide the dough into small portions
2. roll each portion on a piece of parchment until thin
3. cover each with tomato sauce (I reduced our usual sauce until it was super rich and thick)
4. cover the sauce with a mixture of grated mozzarella and parmesan
5. cover the cheese with sauteed onions and slice tomatoes or whatever else you fancy
6. bake at 345 for 30 minutes or until the cheese is getting golden and so is the crust
7. :)

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