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Cheeseless Pizza · 12 July 2013


Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Pizza Sauce
Spinach
Onion
Artichoke hearts
Mushrooms
Sun-dried Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives
Peperoncini
Tomatoes

Directions:

Cut and slice whatever vegetables you want on your pizza. (If you use other ingredients, some may need to be sautéed before placing them on the pizza.) Preheat the oven to 400°F. (We use a pizza stone and cook the dough on parchment paper.) Roll out the dough into the size and thickness you desire. Cook the sauce down to the desired consistency. We usually bake the pizza dough for 7 minutes before placing the sauce and ingredients. Then, we cook the completed pizzas for 5 minutes. We like to let the pizzas stand for a couple minutes before slicing. Then, we put the uncooked tomatoes on individually.


The pizzas can be cooked for 12 minutes without precooking the crust, but the crust usually turns out soggy that way.


The list of ingredients above is one we wanted to note for future use. In reality, we do not use the same ingredients every time. We just use whatever is on hand. Bell peppers add color and flavor. And the tomatoes can either be cooked on the pizza or added afterward. My wife and I like them uncooked.


My wife says I have ruined her. She means that she does not need cheese on her pizza anymore. (She will tell you that she has never needed meat, but she still likes to have a slice of the Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza that our son makes for himself.) I was pleasantly surprised at how good pizza tasted when we first started eating it without cheese and meat. In fact, the more I stay away from processed foods, the more I enjoy the different tastes of our vegetable, cheeseless pizza.



My wife might be right in saying that I have ruined her, but cheeseless pizza is the way to go.




© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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