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Margherita Pizza

by Meghann on July 8, 2009

Man, these afternoon showers are really putting a damper on mine and Abbie’s afternoon walks. We tried twice this evening to get a good walk in and both times it started drizzling less then 5 minutes into it. I can already tell Abbie is ready for summer to be over. lol

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When I purchased the Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil on Monday my head was full of ideas on how to incorporate the fresh ingredients into tasty dishes. Last night I made a Caprese Salad and tonight I went with a fresh Margherita Pizza.

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I prepared the crust the night before using Jenna’s recipe for The Best Pizza Dough. This afternoon I split the dough in half, put one half in the freezer for another day then rolled the other until I got a nice thin crust that I topped with fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil.

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The pizza came out great!!!! I usually love my pizza piled high with veggies, but sometimes the simplicity of tomato, mozzarella and basil is all you need.

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With my pizza I enjoyed the other half of my peach from breakfast, a red plum and some cherries.

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Love all that red fruit! ๐Ÿ™‚

I tried something for dessert that has bee my head since I received the package of Vitalicous Tops last week.

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That’s right! 30 seconds in the microwave then a small scoop of Coconut Ice Cream on top. Complete perfection! I ate it slowly as I could but at the end my tounge took over and I licked that plate clean!

This afternoon I did have a wonderful snack of homemade trail mix.

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In the tiny cup I had

  • Raw Cashews
  • Dried Mango
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Edamame
  • Awesome Almonds
  • Peanuts

I love throwing random items together in the morning for quick and tasty trail mixes.

Kelly’s New Blog…

Many of you may have noticed that while I was cruising the Bahamas my sister went and started herself a nifty blog. If you haven’t had the chance I would highly suggest you check it out at http://beneathitall.wordpress.com I know I am a little bias because she is my little sister, but I have to say the blog rocks! So what are you waiting for? Go!!

1 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Yum, i love trail mix!! I want to start making my own concoction, but I always buy the Trader Joe’s mix with chocolate covered espresso beans- so good.

2 Kelly July 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Thanks for the shout-out sister! Love the ice cream on the vitatop. Looks delish! I bet Abbie was happy to get away from tail biting Oliver. She seems pretty peaceful in that pic.

3 Robin July 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Aw – Abbie is SO cute! Those big eyes!

4 Matt July 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Mmm pizza! I think I’ll cook some up tomorrow!

5 Melissa S. July 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm

dude, that pizza looks better than most margherita pizzas i’ve seen in restaurants. kudos babe!

6 strivingforbalance July 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm
7 Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) July 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Pizza looks great – love the simple flavors!

8 Mara @ What's For Dinner? July 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Ok, thats it. I must go get ingredients for pizza, and soon!
I think you’d like my giveaway!!!! Check it out!

9 allijag July 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Awww – kisses for sweetie little Abbie ๐Ÿ™‚

Love that pizza idea – it looks absolutely divine!

I love kelly’s blog – started reading it while you were on vacay! When I saw she started it – I thought “it’s about time!” ๐Ÿ˜€

10 leslie July 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm

love all the fresh seasonal ingredients in your dinner! there’s something so wonderful about the caprese combination that just screams summer to me.

11 Mica July 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

The pizza looks fantastic!

Poor little Abbie. She looks so disappointed!

12 Island Girl Eats July 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Abbie is such a little cutie!

Your pizza looked great. Jenna’s pizza crust rocks – I have made it twice already and it has been perfect both times.

13 roseyrebecca July 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm

That pizza looks awesome! I’m going to have to try Jenna’s Pizza dough recipe. There is a really complicated WW pizza dough recipe in the Essential Eating Well Cookbook. Jenna’s seems ten times easier.

Great fruit salad, too!

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14 Courtney July 9, 2009 at 12:07 am

Abbie is so cuuute! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those eyes O_O

I love making homemade pizzas … I need to keep it simple and sweet and try that out though ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your sisters blogalog DOES rock – how awesome is that TURTLE?!
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15 smallchangesaddup July 9, 2009 at 1:18 am

That pizza looks so good. Is the dough easy to make? I agree that sometimes simple is best. If the ingredients are tasty and fresh, then Margheritas rule!

http://smallchangesaddup.wordpress.com

16 iwokit July 9, 2009 at 9:21 am

Love your blog, the pics are so great and the food very inspiring! Your dog is so cute! I checked out your sister’s blog…and then started getting a little creeped out…you, your sister, and I a lot of similarities…
Just to start, I have a dog named Abi, a cat named Oliver…and I am moving to Tallahassee for grad school in Aug. HA! I will definately be keeping a close eye on you two, keep up the good work!!

17 Sarah July 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

Oooh, that pizza looks tasty. I still want VitaMuffins/Tops!!

18 Stacy ( Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri) July 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

If I am ever in Orlando I am coming straight to your house for a pizza dinner. That pizza looks amazing!

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