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!

Sharptail Ridge

Hiking at Sharptail Ridge

A favorite kitchen toy...the Kitchenaid Mixer

A favorite kitchen toy...the Kitchenaid Mixer

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.

Pizza Dough Rising

Pizza Dough Ready to Rise

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.

Veggies all chopped

Veggies Chopped and Ready!

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Rolled Out

Pizza being topped

Pizza Getting Pizza-d!

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!

Salad with Vinaigerette

The healthy bit of dinner...salad with homemade vinaigrette

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza with BBQ Sauce, Onions, Peppers, and Vegan Cheese

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