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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Whole Wheat Pizza

Whole Wheat Pizza

It is no secret that my husband is a huge fan of pizza. You could even say he is some what of a pizza connoisseur. With a husband that likes pizza that much we have it at least once a week. I've sort of gotten sick of the "fast food" pizza joints so we started to make our own pizza at home. We started off with the boxed pizza mixes and moved to pita pizzas (really good).



In an effort to eat healthier I searched for a pizza recipe that was just that. If you don't read NieNie Dialogues you should! She is an amazing woman who is madly in love with her husband and has four children that she loves to do creative things with. NieNie and her husband were involved in a private plane crash last summer, both burned but NieNie got the worst of it. Despite the grim out come of the crash, she has one of the most amazing outlooks on life and every post is so positive. Our beliefs are very different but she is such an inspiration to all.



All that to say, she is also one amazing "healthy" cook and I found a recipe for whole wheat pizza on her site. I'm always a little hesitant when it comes to cooking with whole wheat because I'm not sure if it will taste very good but this pizza just looked so good! I had to try it. Believe me when I say that Ryan & I LOVED it! Please print this recipe off and try it. Ryan is already asking me to make this once a week. :) It's great because I don't feel as guilty about eating pizza now because I know what's in it and I can control the toppings.



Recipe:


2-¾ whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 packet of yeast


Dissolve packet of yeast into 1-cup warm water with ¼ teaspoon sugar, let sit for 7 minutes (or until risen)

Mix flour, olive oil, salt and yeast mixture with dough hook. For about 5 minutes. Place in oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap in warm spot for about 1 hour (or desired risen state)
Roll out and add toppings.

Cook for 17-18 minutes on 475 (you may need to take it out before then depending on your pan)
This can make 2 rectangle (cookie sheet) pizzas.

This time we used pizza sauce from the store, mozzarella cheese, black olives, green peppers and pepperoni for the toppings.

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6 comments:

  1. thank you! they never checked for swine, apparently they aren't checking around here because so many people have it! so it could have easily been either flu. i wish i knew which one it was though...for all i know i could get sick again! haha that'd be awful. :( that pizza looks so yummy! i want to make it once i am feeling better :)!

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  2. Lindsey! i just saw your other comments on my posts- specifically the one about my missions post. and i just wanted to say thank you so much for the sweet comment!

    i will definitely be keeping you in my prayers! i hope that God sends some wonderful new friends your way. it is so hard to be far from everyone you love, and i know God has a reason for it. He won't leave you feeling that way forever though! i will also pray that God's will starts to become your will as well :) I know how extreeemely hard this is. it always helps to have people to support you through it - even though we only know each other through the blog world, prayer can connect us anywhere!

    just thought i'd tell you i'm sending love and prayers your way!

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  3. yum!! We love homemade pizza and make it once a week as well haha. I will definitely try the whole wheat crust! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. thank you for all the sweet comments you left!!! Oh you will have a blast when you go back to Disney. It was really neat because of all the childhood memeories and now to get to share them as a mom instead of a child was really neat. Thank you about the fall decor. My husband said it was overdone. He should've thought before saying that because that meant I had to go "redo" it all meaning new decor haha. I now have only halloween stuff out and then I have all thanksgiving stuff that will come out next Sunday. It looks less cluttered and more fun spooky. I will have to take some pictures and post them so you can see the what you think of the difference. Speaking of decorations I saw yours and they are ADORABLE!!! I love those pumpkins on the floor by your fireplace where did you get those?? I love pottery barn too. We're searching for a coffee table right now so I'll have to look there and see what they have. That is so funny we eat pizza once a week too haha. All three of us LOVE pizza and can't get enough of it. We'll have to try this wheat one next time we make it.

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