Happy Pi Day!!!
I have loved this day for as long as I can remember! In college, I made a big deal about it but I never really had enough time to make a pie for the occasion (sad I know). But in honor of Pi-day this year, I concocted a pie creation!!
|A Pizza Pie!!|
Another fun fact! Today is also Registered Dietitian Day!!! So make sure you put some veggies on that pizza!
In other news, the pizza (above) was a homemade creation and oh so delicious. With a nice whole wheat crust as the base, your choice of toppings are endless! The real secret of this pizza?
The Sauce! It was fresh tasting with a hint of spice. Marshall concocted this recipe on the fly, so I will share with you his magical creation.
It starts with a can of Italian Style WHOLE Peeled Plum Tomatoes. You really need whole tomatoes for this... do not skip this step!!
You will then drain the juice out of your canned tomatoes, and dump the remaining contents of the can into a food processor. Other ingredients that need to go into the processor include:
- 1.5 roasted red bell pepper
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
You then just lightly pulse until all ingredients are throughly combined and evenly chopped up. It should resemble this -->
Do NOT pureed ingredients....it will lose the wonderful texture in the sauce that is necessary for the pizza!
Now all you have to do is top your whole wheat pizza crust with a light layer of this sauce, add some fresh buffalo mozzarella, and add whatever other toppings your little heart desires.
What did I top my pizza with?
- Fresh mozzarella
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Roasted Red and Yellow Baby Bell Peppers
- Caramelized Onions
- Leftover Veggies (ex: grilled asparagus)
- Soppressata --> this is an Italian meat similar in flavor to pepperoni, but without all the grease! It looks like this:
But I prefer it thinly sliced
Put your pizza in the oven (make sure its HOT, like 550 degrees F) for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown and delicious!
Enjoy your Pie!!