I think we're finally getting adjusted and I feel like I'm about to get back on my regular-scheduled-blog-game. Slash regular-scheduled-life. I didn't do a weekend recap yesterday but that's because I did just what you think: played with the dogs. No humans, aside from happy hour and dinner on Friday and church on Sunday. Just me and dogs all weekend. And food. And wine. And Revenge on Netfllix (which oddly reminds me of The OC? Anyone else?)
A few weeks ago I had pizza at a restaurant (cheat
day summer) that sounded super strange (it had the words "mushroom cream sauce" in it which made me think cream of mushroom which has no place on a pizza). The pizza turned out delish and this was my attempt to re-make it. Disclaimer: I really messed it up but I know exactly how to fix it, which I'll share at the end.
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 2 sweet potatoes, mashed
- 1 cup oat flour (oats ground in the blender)
- 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup Pesto
- 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese (I get mine at Trader Joe's)
- 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
- 8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
We added crushed red pepper, black pepper, and some garlic powder.
Make the sweet potato crust. While the sweet potato crust is cooking, caramelize the onions. In the last 5 minutes, add the mushrooms and garlic to the cooking onions and mix together (add olive oil if needed to saute them a little).
After heating the crust for 15 minutes, pull it out of the oven and top the crust with the goat cheese, mozzarella cheese and mushrooms/garlic/onion mixture (note: this is where I messed up. I put the pesto directly on the crust. Yeah, no. The oil from the pesto seeped into the crust and it was suuuper soggy. woof. So lesson: add the pesto at the very end, after it's all done cooking).
Put the pizza back in the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove it and top with the pesto. Slice up and enjoy!
Tell me: what is your favorite non-traditional pizza? ideas?
And I leave you with this from my weekend:
My guard dogs:
Andi still can't figure out what to do with a frisbee. She's trying though, slowly learning how to be a dog (thanks to Ziggy!)