As Michael Pollan says in his book Food Rules “Eat all the junk food you want as long as YOU cook it yourself”. Why? Because its easy to order a pizza or buy a frozen one in the supermarket. It takes time to make it yourself so you will not eat it often because its too much work. Other reasons I think about is that when I buy a pizza I don’t know all the ingredients they put in but when I make myself I know exactly what was used.
Saturday I was craving pizza, so I made one. I don’t remember last time I had it. Usually I eat pizza every 2 months or so but most of times I make it. I think its fun to make it and decorate the way you like.
Pizza sauce recipe
– 4 oz can of tomato paste
– 14,5 oz can of diced tomato
– 1/3 olive oil
– 2 cloves of garlic minced
– 1 tablespoon of dry oregano
– 1 tablespoon of basil
– 1 tablespoon of rosemary.( I added a little fresh basil and rosemary from my little garden also.)
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
Mix everything in a pot except the sugar bring to cook in medium heat until it starts boil. Turn off heat and add sugar. Let stand for a hours or more to let flavors blend.
Thin pizza crust recipe
– 1/2 cup warm water
– 1 package of dry yeast
– 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
– 1 cup of white unbleached flour
In a bowl stir yeast in warm water until yeast is dissolved. Add sugar, salt, and oil. Mix in the flours to make a dough. Knead it for 3 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl and flip dough over in bowl so that dough top is also lightly greased.
Cover and let rise until its doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Press dough onto greased 12-inch pizza pan, pressing dough up on edges to form crust. Put on sauce and toppings.
Crust with my sauce on.
I used as topping mushrooms, green pepper, pineapple and broccoli.
Bake pizza at 400F for about 15-20 minutes, or until pizza edges are lightly golden.
Today I went for a run and I also did my workout outside in the park. The view was amazing and the weather was perfect.
I just used a branch to do some triceps exercise but most of mine exercise I did on the ground I just have a picture of my dirty hand. This was my first workout outside ever and I really enjoyed it.
Do you feel embarrassed if you are working out outside and you notice people watching you? I do.