Pizza – Great After a Long Hike
After spending several hours out in the sun and wind today, I decided to make pizza for dinner tonight to refuel. Jon and I went on an 8-mile hike. It was a beautiful day to be outside!
After getting cleaned up at home and hanging out for a little while, I started dinner with one of my favorite kitchen toys, my Kitchenaid mixer. I mixed my pizza dough with water, yeast, salt, whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, and olive oil. After churning away in the mixer (with almost no help from me!), the dough was ready to rise for a while.
When the dough was ready, I chopped up some (vegan) sausage, onions, and red peppers. After slathering the dough with spicy barbeque sauce, topping it with the veggies, some vegan cheese, and some spices, it was ready to bake.
After baking for about 20 minutes, it was dough-y and cheesy goodness! Of course, we had to have some greens to go with the pizza, which I topped with a homemade vinaigrette made with white peach balsamic vinegar and blood orange olive oil from EVOO Marketplace – that will make a normal salad taste gourmet!
Dinner was so good it gave Jon the hiccups!