Wednesday, July 29, 2009

i'll take two, please: veggie and goat cheese pizza, phyllo pizza with feta, basil and tomatoes, & simple tomato/feta salad

everyone who knows me is aware that one of my greatest weaknesses (besides chips - THE #1 guilty pleasure of my life) is pizza. the pizza is universal...and i don't know of a palette that doesn't crave a good pie on the regular. this past weekend, my roommates and i were feeling the hunger we opted for two pizzas instead of just one - and a simple tomato/feta salad - for health purposes, of course. back to the pies -

the first is a 'sis special'- my version of whole food's veggie pizza. (and like to think mine is better.)
the second pie is from my version of a bible, cooking light magazine.

'sis special' - veggie and goat cheese pizza
- fresh pizza dough (i recommend the $1 trader joe's bag of dough)
- pesto
- 1-2 squash (depending on size..get frisky)
- 1-2 zucchini (depending on size...why not be generous?)
- 3/4 to 1 cup goat cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- evoo
- s&p

directions: preheat oven to 400 degrees. dice up squash and zucchini to bite-size pieces. season with evoo and s&p - don't skimp. cook in oven for 10-12 minutes - just until soft. turn oven down to 375 degrees. roll out pizza dough on greased cookie sheet (put a lil flour on your hands to avoid the stickiness). cook pizza for 5 minutes - just until edges start to brown. spread pesto over pizza dough. add roasted veggies on top. sprinkle with goat cheese and mozzarella. add finishing touch with S&P. cook for 12-15 minutes until cheese turns golden brown.

phyllo pizza with feta, basil, & tomatoes - ingredients & directions are this way

simple tomato/feta salad
- 2 pints of fresh, heirloom tomatoes
- 3-4 tablespoons of feta cheese (go for the 4 tbsp.if you love cheese as much as me)
- trader joe's red wine vinaigrette (or anything similar if you have no tj's nearby)
- s&p

directions: mix tomatoes with feta cheese. top with red wine vinaigrette (or anything similar if you have no tj's nearby). season with s&p. serve chilled or at room temperature.

and the final products, my friends:
(sorry, no pic of went fast)
the 'sis special' & my cooking light masterpiece

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