02 March 2012

something proactive

we signed up for delivery of an organic veg box, and the first one came today! great inspiration to get creative with produce.

tonight, i made a salad of red leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, and baby sweet peppers, to go with pizza with a home-made organic whole-wheat crust, topped with tomato, rapini, rowe's farm italian sausage, and organic mozzarella.

then i spent about ten minutes with the water pik getting it all out of my braces. can't wait to get these things off! 10 more days!

eta: i figured out what turbos are!! they are the weird blobs on the back of my front teeth. can't wait for them to be gone.

pizza (serves 4)

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp yeast
1 tbs salt
1 5/8 cup water
2 tbs olive oil

1/2 bunch rapini
2 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 italian sausages
1/2 cup tomato sauce of your choosing
2 cups shredded mozzarella

in the morning, combine flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. stir in water and olive oil. cover (i use a butter wrapper, but you could use waxed paper or oiled foil or a damp tea towel) and leave somewhere warm for 8 or 10 hours.

bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and add the rapini. boil for 2 minutes, then drain.

crush the garlic and saute gently in olive oil. add the drained rapini to the pan, and toss with the oil. cook 5 minutes over medium heat, then scoop all into a bowl and set aside.

add the sausages to the pan, and cook over low heat 10 or 15 minutes, till cooked thoroughly. slice into coins just under 1/4" thick. set aside.

knead dough lightly for about 2 minutes then roll out to cover a 14" pizza pan. prick all over with a fork. combine rapini and tomato sauce, spread over crust. top with cheese and sausage.

bake for 20 minutes at 450f. yum! lots of nourishment in there too - one serving has more than 16 grams of fibre and 36 grams of protein. go whole wheat!

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