Thursday, July 02, 2009

Did someone say pizza?

We've had some wild and wooly weather here in Victoria lately! The winds have been keeping the SES busy with fallen trees etc, and Marty spent almost all day and night with them on Tuesday. We also helped another customer yesterday and today! It was one of those times we're glad to see the end of that computer and that project of wedding photos. ;)

Mom, you asked if the pizza's were home-made.. Yep! We can't get gluten free, dairy free and tomato free pizzas at the local store.. so here's how to make them:

First we start with the "No-Tomato Sauce"

2 ½ cups carrots (steamed)
½ cup beetroot (steamed)
2/3 cups water
3 Tbs lemon juice
1 ½ tsp salt
1 Tbs basil
1/8 tsp oregano
¾ cups chives (chopped)

Steam carrots and beets until tender.
Measure all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. (Or into a bowl and mix with a electric hand mixer.)

We use that like tomato paste. Then we cheat by using a pre-mix pizza-base packet from the supermarket. It's a mixture of gluten free flours and we just add the water and yeast. Makes life a little easier!

Roll out the dough onto pizza trays.. spread No Tomato Sauce on top..

Then add toppings. In our case, mushroom, mince, pineapple and chives/basil/herbs. Some would argue that it's not pizza without cheese, but they look like pizzas to us!

I never get to take a picture of the pizza after they're cooked, because they're gone too quickly! Luckily there is plenty of leftover sauce for the next day's gluten free pasta, gluten free lasagne.. or - of course - more pizza! We mean to try chicken instead of mincemeat next time, too.

This is all making me very hungry. I better finish tonight's dinner - roast meat and vegetables. Until next time!

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