home-made pizza

02.25.10

I have two very different memories of pizza as a child. One being in New York City and having the traditional, thin-as-cracker crust pizza to only have it ruined with green olives. As much as my brother and I tried to pick off every last olive, the flavor remained. That wretched olive flavor. If my tastebuds could have only matured enough to enjoy that pizza, I’m sure it was epic.

The other memory is of frozen Jack’s pizza, cooked on many Saturday nights when my parents would go out for the evening. With the exception of a few nibbles from my mother before they left, brother and I would finish off the entire pizza before going to watch TV we weren’t allowed to watch when my parents were home.

Today, I have my pizza favorites; Punch, Black Sheep, and who am I kidding, I still love frozen pizza. But it is safe to say that as with most foods, home-made reigns supreme. They also say that about Iron Chefs.

The subtly sweet whole-wheat crust (from Clean Eating Magazine) makes for a wholesome base to veggies and of course, some cheese.

Home-made Pizza

  • 1 recipe whole wheat crust (from Clean Eating)
  • 1 can muir glen pizza sauce
  • 4 oz local forest mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • olives for me, sausage for taster

Follow directions for crust. Top with sauce, veggies, cheese and toppings of choice. Bake for about 15-20 minutes and try not to eat the whole thing.


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  1. Karla
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    Oooh this looks amazing!! I’ve been wanting to make pizza for a long time!! I love the fluted (?) crust!!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

      Haha, I can’t take credit for the crust…but I guess it is fluted! :)

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  2. Karla
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    Oooh this looks amazing!! I’ve been wanting to make pizza for a long time!! I love the fluted (?) crust!!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

      Haha, I can’t take credit for the crust…but I guess it is fluted! :)

      Reply

  3. Anna
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    Looks great Emily!

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  4. Anna
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    Looks great Emily!

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  5. fittoindulge
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Yum! Yum! It must be pizza week. :) Your crust looks beautiful. Do you cook from Clean Eating often? I’m assuming that’s Tosca Reno’s book. I just love her but haven’t read the book. Have a happy Thursday!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

      I have only gotten one Clean Eating magazine, but I’ve already made two things from it…so far I’m a fan! I haven’t read the book but am thinking about getting it!

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  6. fittoindulge
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Yum! Yum! It must be pizza week. :) Your crust looks beautiful. Do you cook from Clean Eating often? I’m assuming that’s Tosca Reno’s book. I just love her but haven’t read the book. Have a happy Thursday!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

      I have only gotten one Clean Eating magazine, but I’ve already made two things from it…so far I’m a fan! I haven’t read the book but am thinking about getting it!

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  7. Marie
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    Love home-made pizzas! We made it often because both of us are happy :) It’s just more fun when you get to do your own toppings!

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  8. Marie
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    Love home-made pizzas! We made it often because both of us are happy :) It’s just more fun when you get to do your own toppings!

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  9. Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    perfection! I love homemade pizza, it tastes NOTHING like the store bought kind and so comforting!!

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  10. Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    perfection! I love homemade pizza, it tastes NOTHING like the store bought kind and so comforting!!

    Reply

  11. Mellissa
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    Green Peppers are the ingredient that make me not eat a pizza.

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  12. Mellissa
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    Green Peppers are the ingredient that make me not eat a pizza.

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  13. Chrysta
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    ooo! I love home made pizza. This looks fabulous hon!! have a great day!

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  14. Chrysta
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    ooo! I love home made pizza. This looks fabulous hon!! have a great day!

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  15. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Wow, that crust looks great! So pretty !

    I need to try that recipe!

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  16. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Wow, that crust looks great! So pretty !

    I need to try that recipe!

    Reply

  17. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    Twinsies :) I ‘made’ pizza (NYC style,of course) today too..the lazy way though! I’ve been looking for a dough recipe, yours looks SO yummy.

    My favorite pizza memory is bringing my Chicago mom to a Boston pizzeria..they also serve it thin as a cracker, she was SO confused that it wasn’t an inch thick!

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  18. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    Twinsies :) I ‘made’ pizza (NYC style,of course) today too..the lazy way though! I’ve been looking for a dough recipe, yours looks SO yummy.

    My favorite pizza memory is bringing my Chicago mom to a Boston pizzeria..they also serve it thin as a cracker, she was SO confused that it wasn’t an inch thick!

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  19. mary beth
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    i love pizza–i could eat it every day! lots of frozen pizza’s were had by my sister and i while my parents were out for the night. it still holds a special place in my heart. i have tried to cut back and make more homemade. this crust recipe will give me another reason to do so!

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  20. mary beth
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    i love pizza–i could eat it every day! lots of frozen pizza’s were had by my sister and i while my parents were out for the night. it still holds a special place in my heart. i have tried to cut back and make more homemade. this crust recipe will give me another reason to do so!

    Reply

  21. Katie
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    I love pizza, almost any kind… but I have to admit that green olives are my favorite topping! :)

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  22. Katie
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    I love pizza, almost any kind… but I have to admit that green olives are my favorite topping! :)

    Reply

  23. Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    I just made pizza last night too :)

    I love Clean Eating magazine!

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  24. Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    I just made pizza last night too :)

    I love Clean Eating magazine!

    Reply

  25. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    I love the thin crust! This is a great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  26. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    I love the thin crust! This is a great recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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