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Breakfast Pizzas

I have been on a huge homemade pizza kick lately. Back when we lived in Fenway, we had three different pizza places within walking distance, so we enjoyed our fair share of pizza. Here in Somerville, we haven’t yet found our go to pizza place yet. (email me if you have suggestions!) So, I’ve started to really enjoy making my own and experimenting with all kinds of different toppings. I have always wanted to attempt breakfast pizza, I’ve seen it done in magazines and always thought it would be so much fun to have bacon and eggs on pizza. I started with some whole wheat pizza dough that I rolled [...]

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Thai Chicken Pizza

I have had pizza on the brain lately. I was walking around the store on Saturday and randomly decided to make some kind of Thai pizza. I decided to use my peanut sauce as a base and incorporate some yummy fresh veggies. I have had variations of this at restaurants so I wanted to put my own spin on it while keeping it light and fresh. I debated various Asian-inspired toppings, and settled on some chicken breast, with a little bit of mozzarella, carrots, green onions and cilantro. I topped it off with some crunch bean sprouts. I was so happy with the result. The peanut sauce is really flavorful [...]

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White Bean, Potato and Prosciutto Pizza

Pizza night continues! So, for my second and more adventurous invention, I decided to combine some untraditional pizza toppings in hopes of coming up with a tasty white pizza. I wanted to use beans, since they are healthy, filling and packed with protein and fiber. I decided to mash some cannelini beans with garlic and olive oil and use it instead of sauce. I spread a thin layer on the crust and then topped with some parmesan, prosciutto and sliced fingerling potatoes. I’ve seen potatoes on pizza a few times and wanted to give it a try. I used fingerlings, which I par boiled and then sliced on top. This [...]

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Sausage, Fennel and Ricotta Pizza

Because Archer was sick last week, Craig and I decided to stay home and keep an eye on him on Saturday night. I decided to spice things up by having pizza night. We had a great time rolling dough and putting them together. I actually came up with two new pizza combinations, both of which I will put up this week. First, I did a simple chicken sausage with sliced fennel. I used mainly part skim ricotta cheese, to lower the calories, and complimented that with a sprinkle of mozzarella. I bought dough at the store and  just rolled it out to fit my pizza pan. My favorite part of [...]

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Kale, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Calzones

Had another clean out the fridge style cooking dilemma last night. So I decided to use one of my Christmas gifts. My brother Jeff bought me a calzone press, so I decided to make some tasty calzones using some multigrain pizza dough I had just bought. Calzone is such an underrated pizza alternative, especially since I always fold my pizza anyway. Using a little bit of bacon and some tasty caramelized onion for flavor, I also added kale to pack in some healthy vitamins. The combination of these ingredients yielded a flavorful and tasty calzone that wasn’t overloaded with calories and salt. These made a fabulous dinner and I loved [...]

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Pizza Fish

I’m back! I apologize for the weeklong hiatus. I had another big project that took up every spare minute of my time. Fortunately, I am back blogging and have a lot of exciting recipes planned. This is my favorite dinner from childhood. My mom would always make this for us to get us to eat some healthy fish. It is so simple and quick, the entire dish takes 20 minutes, start to finish. Tasty Italian flavors combine with some fresh fish for a healthy, yummy dinner. Read more for the full recipe Ingredients:1lb white flaky fish (cod, haddock, halibut, bluefish)4 tbsp tomato paste1 tbsp fresh basil1 tbsp fresh oregano1 tbsp [...]

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