I would like to think today’s blog is… how should I say this? Divinely-inspired? At least to those who consider pizza a gift from Heaven! It’s all about home-made pizzas, and how to diversify any random taste you have and how to throw it on a delicious pizza while still maintaining its healthful integrity. I even have gluten-free options, which I frequently make, since I try to eat as little gluten as possible in my diet.
Everyone knows there are a myriad of ways to make and eat pizza: toppings, sauces, crusts, and even ways to fold and/or cut it while enjoying the final product. Continuing with the theme of making all our food as healthy as possible, while not compromising the deliciousness-factor, I found a great article on Lean Green Bean’s blog that talks about how to make a homemade healthy pizza.
The first point is crucial, at least in my opinion, since I stick to gluten-free eating as much as possible. Ever since I discovered cauliflower pizza crusts, I cannot turn back. The texture is so perfect, and the taste is just as good as bread dough if you ask me! (I actually plan on making the above recipe this weekend. Can’t get enough, especially in this cold weather!)
Continuing on to the next point in her article, she suggest making your own sauce. I am not a sauce person in the least. I love tomatoes, but the sauce always seems to be a little too much for me on pizzas. Martha Stewart has a fantastic ricotta pizza with fresh tomatoes, and no sauce that I would love to try soon.
However, for those of you who truly enjoy your red sauce, this pizza sauce looks TO DIE FOR (see below for impressive ingredient spread).
Other incredible substitutes for traditional tomato pizza sauce could be pesto, a cheese sauce, or even barbeque sauce to spice things up. If you use a cheese sauce, you could even by-pass the additional sprinkled cheese on top, saving even more calories.
I’ve included some delectably appetizing pizzas that I am absolutely adding to my recipe collection to try in these coming weeks. Please check them out and let me know what you think! Toppings can be as unique as you want, or as simple too.
Last, but certainly nowhere near the least important, is dessert pizza. I will let these recipes speak for themselves, but you get where I’m going. Happy pizza-eating everyone!