Pizza & Friends

September 10, 2010

Pizza is good, but pizza with friends is even better!!

Two of our friends recently moved to Alaska, so we invited them over for a little get-together.

After our pizza creation on Wednesday, we just had to recreate the pizza for our friends!

Last night when I went to make the pizza dough, I ended up accidentally baking it in the oven. Let me explain . . . I was trying to expedite the rising process, but ended up leaving the pizza dough in the warm oven for too long and the pizza dough started to bake–oops! So I had to find a recipe for tonight that didn’t require 2+ hours of rising.

This recipe for Pizza Dough came from and for being a quick-rising pizza dough, it was a good one!

After preparing the pizza dough, Craig topped it with Homemade Pizza Sauce and crumbled pork sausage on half of it.

Toppings used:

– small amount of shredded cheese

– sauteed zucchini

– sauteed onion

– sauteed mushrooms

– more shredded cheese

– garlic powder

The beauty after baking in a 500 degree oven.

My plate of 2 pieces of pizza and spinach salad.

My afternoon snack was this Nature’s Path Pomegran Cherry Bar.

I liked this bar, but not as much as the Orange Chocolate or Blueberry Flax & Soy one. I still do appreciate the soft texture.

There is another new product in my cupboard, and it is a good one!

I had seen sunflower butter at Target before, but it was around $8 for a jar but that just seemed like too much for me.

One day, while shopping at Natural Pantry though, I came across this jar of MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter for about $3.80. That was more in my price range, so I decided to give it a try.

During the first couple bites, I think my eyes told my brain and taste buds that I was going to be eating almond butter, so my first reaction wasn’t all that enjoyable, but as I continued to eat my piece of toast slathered in this new nut butter, I found myself liking it more and more. And now even craving it!

It tastes just like sunflower seeds, which is a good thing seeing the ingredient list is simple and straight-forward.

Bonus: less fat and more protein than peanut butter or almond butter (PB & AB: 16 g. fat, 7 g. protein)!!

I don’t have any big plans for the weekend, but I’ll be sure to update you with the highlights! 🙂

    1. i’ve never had sunflower butter before… like you, i’d always shied away from the price. hope i find a good deal on it!

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