Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year!/SpinachPizza

After a looong hiatus, due to starting a new job, moving, and misplacing my camera's USB cable, I'm back and ready to blog again. I've been cooking (and taking pictures) for the last 7 months, so I have plenty to write about: my first yeast bread, sweet potato & black bean tostadas, quinoa (hated it at first, love it now), lentils every which way, several soups, lots of cookies, and more.

These are my food-related goals for 2010:
  • Try three foods that scare me.
  • Shop more at farmers markets, less at Meijer.
  • Grow tomatoes on my balcony.
  • Learn and try some new food preservation techniques (I got this book for Christmas).
  • Eliminate high-fructose corn syrup from my diet, as much as possible.
  • Learn more about local, sustainable eating.
In the interest of getting things started again, here's what I made for lunch today:

It looks fancy, and Chris and I felt like we were in a nice restaurant. However, as anyone who has made pita pizza knows, it's really simple: pita, sauce, cheese, bake. If I'm just making one, I'll put it in the toaster oven, but I made two today so I used the big oven. As usual, don't worry about the measurements - I'm guessing.

Pretend-Fancy Spinach Pizza (serves 1)
  • 1 Whole wheat pita
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (I used Prego roasted red pepper & garlic today)
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • ~10 leaves uncooked baby spinach
  • Red pepper flakes and rosemary
1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375. Place pita on an ungreased baking sheet (concave side up, if there is one).
2. Spread tomato sauce on pita. Sprinkle with cheese, spinach, and spices.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pita is crispy, cheese is browned, and spinach is dry.

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