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Pizza night in

October 12, 2010
by seemichellecook
As I edit this blog and get ready to post, most of my friends and family are safely in their homes probably preparing dinner.  The same goes for us here except I’m having coffee and just sent the girls off to school.  33 Chilean miners however, are finally being rescued after spending over 2 months underground and their families are about to spend a terrifying day awaiting their safe return.  I’m sending out my online vibes for their safe journey today and a happy ending to this finally!

I almost never do takeout from experience.  Experience being, it’s not very good.    Having lived in some of the biggest cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles and now Sidney we’ve had access to presumably  the best  take out around, but I’ve found that it all pretty much tastes the same.   You would think Australia being so close to Thailand would have the best Pad Thai but my favorite has been in Toronto.  Sushi in Toronto right? nope, for me it was Montreal.  So in my personal opinion take out is take out. Having 2 teenagers I know how easy  picking up the phone and ordering a cheese pizza can be but then I also know how easy it is to make or more  importantly,  how much healthier home-made pizza is.  The problem?By the time I decided it was going to be pizza night, the whole process of kneading, rising and then rising again was going to take too long so I needed a crust that could bypass all of that.   I did a quick search and found a dough that was simple, quick…..and healthy!

Cornmeal spelt pizza crust

I rarely follow recipes and not because I think I can do better but because I like the challenge of healthifying dishes.    I don’t always succeed but I do learn something each time I fail.  This recipe however, deserves to be followed carefully. It’s excellent!  I added some dried basil and dried hot chili peppers to the dough but not necessary.    Both girls loved this crust so that alone is going to make this a regular in my house.

For the topping

I used some leftover  Tomato soup and stirred in a big dollop of pesto.  Spread this generously over prepared crust and then add all of your favorite ingredients.  Bake pizza at a high heat (around 400) and remove once crust in browned and cheese is bubbling.  If you have leftovers then make sure not to re-heat in the microwave, it just makes the crust soggy.  Place it back in the oven and bake it gently until crispy again.

What’s your favorite take out (here it’s called take away:))

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    October 12, 2010 4:53 pm

    I’d love to try that crust but the link to the recipe isn’t working for me :(

  2. October 12, 2010 5:10 pm

    oh no! I’ll go in and look

  3. Kelly permalink
    October 13, 2010 7:34 am

    okay it works now :)

  4. MOM permalink
    October 15, 2010 8:35 am

    I am going to try this one tonight. Looks great.

  5. MOM permalink
    October 20, 2010 8:24 am

    Excellent. We loved it. Will keep this one going as it is so fast and easy. No waiting for my dough to rise or as I often do. Leave the dough rising too long because I am at work and it ends up being a hard crust.

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