002: Love Through Your 5 Senses

My Big Announcement


Episode two was jam packed with excitement! I finally got to announce some writing news with my debut novel!


This has been the biggest step in my writing career so far and I couldn't be MORE THRILLED to share who I signed with. Have a listen to hear the news!


PLUS - don't forget to scroll down for today's featured recipe - Healthy Pizza with your 5 Senses.






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Almond Flour Pizza


Pizza is such a great way to utilize your five senses and create a fun memory with your family! My girls and I love to roll the dough, especially my middle daughter - who can't get enough of it as it helps her sensory sensitivities immensely.


Not to mention how shaping it into a pizza or whatever shape you like, is a creation that is full-of-love and smiles! I tried this recipe by Spruce Eats and fell in love. Enjoy!


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  • In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper.

  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil until frothy.

  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.

  • Roll into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.

  • Top with another sheet of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray and roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.

  • Peel away the top piece of parchment and place the crust on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust begins to crisp and brown.

  • Top the par-baked crust with pizza toppings of choice. Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fresh tomato are great for a classic pizza margherita. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, for a pizza margherita, scatter fresh basil over the pizza and drizzle with olive oil.

Additional Tips


Almond crust variations:

  • Savory: When making a savory almond flour crust pizza, the crust is par-baked, topped, then finished in the oven. This version is based on the classic pizza Margherita with fresh mozzarella, slices of fresh tomato, and fresh basil, but feel free to use your favorite toppings.

  • Sweet: When making a sweet almond flour crust pizza, omit the dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper. Cook the crust all the way through before topping and serving. Once the crust is baked it can be topped with a layer of mascarpone or cream cheese and slices of fresh fruit like figs. Drizzle with honey or chocolate sauce and serve for dessert.

This recipe is gluten free!




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