Posts Tagged "Friday Night Pizza Night"

Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Gluten-free Pizza

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Corn Free, Food, Gluten Free, Healthy Dinners, Recipes | 2 comments

Back in February we started Friday Night Pizza and Family Night. The kids look forward to it. Couple of weeks ago we fell sick to the stomach virus and last week I went to open my case of Breads From Anna Pizza Mix and it turned out to be pie crust mix, oops! During the week I have had butternut squash on my mind and while the season is changing, I wanted to use it before we change our produce. This creation came to mind and the flavors worked wonderfully. There was nothing left for the next day as my husband and I ate our pizza up! This Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza is topped with fresh rosemary, apple smoked bacon and raw milk cheddar cheese. The best part, I bought all the ingredients from Trader Joe’s! This pizza takes a little work, but it is Friday and we are having fun and watching TV too. Please make this, you won’t be sorry! Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza 1 sweet onion, sliced 5 slices of Apple Smoked Bacon Fresh Rosemary 1 cup of Raw Milk Chedder Cheese, shred yourself 2 Tablespoons of Organic Grapeseed or Coconut oil 1 tsp of Celtic or Sea Salt 1 garlic clove, crushed (for the onions) 1 tsp of garlic powder for the squash Your favorite pizza crust, you know mine! Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix salt, garlic powder and one tablespoon of oil in the butternut squash. Roast in the oven for approximately 30-minutes. While that is baking, place one tablespoon of oil in a pan, slice onions and crushed garlic. Cook until nice and brown. Shred your cheese while onions are cooking. Place 5 slices of bacon in a pan and place in the oven for 10 minutes or until cooked crispy, but not black. Cool and pat dry when done. Crumble and put it in the onion mixture and add a little bacon grease to the onion mixture if you desire. When the squash is done, let it cool and puree in the food processor. Spread on your pizza crust, top with the onion mixture and sprinkle fresh rosemary all over the pizza and don’t forget the cheese. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is looking brown on top. Cool and enjoy! I was thinking a nice Reisling would have gone well with this dish too. Definitely a light white wine. Did my kids eat this? No, they are not fan of onions and neither was I at this age. I made them a zucchini, carrot pizza, all shredded so it blended well together. If you decide to by Breads From Anna’s pizza crust mix. I made the crust in the afternoon before picking up my daughter and also shredded the cheese to save a little on time. With a little planning ahead you can save some time in the afternoon when the kids come home from school. If you make this, please let me know what you...

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Gluten-Free Spinach Pesto Pizza Topped with Goat Cheese

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Corn Free, Food, Gluten Free, Healthy Dinners, Healthy Eating, Recipes | 0 comments

Back in January at an play date with some local moms, they said Friday nights was pizza and a movie night. I had just been thinking a few weeks ago how we as a family need to do something fun on either Friday or Saturday night. This is all part of my family-focused goal setting resolution. Spend more quality time as a family. All my daughter talked about the next day was how she wanted to do pizza and a movie night. So in January we began. My hopes is to have a recipe posted for you each Wednesday, so you too can enjoy some healthy, homemade pizza options to make with your family that is not just sausage, cheese and pepperoni, though that is my kid’s favorite too. I believe when we expand outside our palate comfort zones, our kids too will enjoy more. While I did make their favorite, I made this Spinach Pesto Pizza topped with Goat Cheese for kicks. I sprinkled red pepper flakes on it and enjoyed this quite a bit. My daughter tried it, but was not a fan, only liked the goat cheese. Baby steps! What I like about this recipe is that without the goat cheese, it was vegan, I even made the crust without eggs. My favorite pre-packaged gluten free pizza crust mix is by Breads By Anna. It is also nut, corn, rice, peanut free. And she is super sweet too. Just follow the directions to make the crust. If you need it to be egg free, here you go: Add 3 tsp of corn-free baking powder to the oil Pour 1/2 cup of carbonated water to the oil and baking powder, watch it foam and bubble Add half of the mixture and mix, then add another 1/2 cup of carbonated water until mixed and add the rest of the pizza crust mixture Don’t forget to add the yeast packet, I almost did! The pesto is nut and peanut free too. I use raw and soaked pumpkin seeds and replaced the cheese with Nutritional Yeast for the added boost and protein. It also has a cheesy flavor, which we all like. Spinach Pesto Pizza Topped with Goat Cheese I used my vegan pesto recipe and omitted the shredded zucchini and mixed the pesto with frozen spinach Topped with goat cheese Bake until the cheese is melted and enjoy! This pizza crust makes enough you can bake it all and enjoy for lunch the next day or freeze the other half of the dough for next week. I can’t wait to share what I have in mind for this Friday night. Here is how I make Breads From Anna’s Yeast Free Bread Mix Egg-Free...

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