richest pizza ever…

Good Sunday evening, all!  Thank you for all the sweet comments about my BSI submission…you make me blush!  🙂  I have so much fun coming up with new recipes, and especially photographing them.  My hubb was so sweet to have yellow tulips waiting for me when I got home last night from my trip, and I just couldn’t resist getting them in the photos.  Especially since blondies are brown, my table is brown…the flowers helped add a little pop to the photos.  I’m glad you liked them!

My day was busy, but a good busy filled with baking, exercise with my pup, dinner cooking with my hubb, netflix during and after dinner…I can’t complain!  We finally had a chance to make a pizza I’ve been dying to try, out of one of my favorite books, A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop. This book is fabulous, and even though we sometimes void the vegetarian aspect of the recipes (like tonight) we’ve enjoyed everything we’ve made from it. Tonight was no exception.

Dinner: Carmelized Onion, Blue Cheese, Walnut and Bacon Pizza, a side of Golden Brussels Sprouts (a la 101 cookbooks) and a glass of cabernet

[650-700 calories – YIKES!!!]

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The above picture is of the onions within the first 5 minutes of caramelization.  The whole process took about 20 minutes, but I forgot to get a picture of the finished onions.  😦  We used pre-made TJ’s whole wheat pizza dough that I had frozen.  I’m not crazy about the TJ’s dough…I think I’ll pass on buying it again.

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The contraption my hubb is using to get the pizza in and out of the oven is called a Super Peel, and it is AWESOME.  I can’t wait to use it for some homemade breads…

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This was my first time using the 101 Cookbooks method of cooking brussels sprouts and I am SO IMPRESSED.  I don’t think we’ll be roasting them again for a long time…

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I had a little less than 1/4 of the pizza on my plate, but only ate about 2/3’s of that.  It was SO RICH.  I think next time I’ll use less blue cheese…

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This was a weird eating day for me.  Breakfast was so late that I skipped lunch, but did have a peanut butter date blondie after they were photographed. Of course.  Then I promptly packed them up to take with me to the office tomorrow.  Definitely can’t risk having those tasty little treats hanging out in my kitchen!

Snack:  peanut butter date blondie

[250 calories]

Dessert:  1/2 cup of Ciao Bella blood orange sorbetto…so good.

[120 calories]

Exercise:  I took my dog Lucy for a 3 mile walk/run around the neighborhood.  We both needed the exercise, and I wanted to test out my foot.  It did ok, but I’m still taking it easy.  I think I’m going to make an appointment with a podiatrist to get it checked out… I walked/ran more for Lucy than for me…she’s not used to running that far all at once.  She had surgery last summer on both of her knees and didn’t fully recover until December, so we’re still working on getting her strength back.  She did really well though, I’m a proud momma!  🙂

[-260 calories]

Daily Review:

  • calories consumed: about 1,600
  • calories expelled: about 260
  • net intake: about 1,340

Not too bad considering what I ate today.  Skipping lunch helped, but that definitely isn’t a habit I’ll be getting into!  I’m kinda glad tomorrow is Monday and I’ll be getting back to my routine and my normal healthy eats…  🙂

G’night!

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21 responses to “richest pizza ever…

  1. wow, what a gorgeous looking pizza! i never would have thought to use walnuts…yum! i bet that was rich, but it looks delicious 🙂

  2. Mmm, I love brussel sprouts, and those look particularly delicious. Thanks for the link!

  3. glad to hear you liked the brussels sprouts! i made them with dinner too, with the intention of eating them for the next couple days. lets just say, they are almost all gone, ha!

    i also haven’t been terribly impressed with TJs WW pizza dough, but i’ve heard the white is better.

  4. I need a peel! I try to slide my pizzas off my slide out breadboard by wedging it in the oven. It’s ridiculous!

    NO more skippy skippy on the lunchy lunchy, kay??!

  5. WHat a lovely day with hubby!!!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Your eats today = perfectly decadent and divine. And hell yes for brussels sprouts!! 😀

  7. Wow – that dinner is like perfection! Love blue cheese, caramelized onions, walnuts and brussels sprouts! Nice work. 🙂

  8. Mmm, what a great dinner. I love brussels!

  9. I cannot get over those peanutbutter fig blondies. Must. Try! And I only wish I had patience to make pizza from scratch! Looks wonderful!

  10. ew to the brussels.. but the pizza looks delish!!! and your BSI entry looks to DIE for!!!!

  11. Roasted brussel sprouts are definitely my favorite food. I just love them! Mmmmm 🙂

  12. That pizza looks great! Unique flavors…love it!

  13. Sweet and Fit

    your pizza looks awesome! blue cheese is amazing, but a little goes such a long way – making it easier to use less in a lot of recipes. I can’t believe you had so many good eats and still only netted 1340 calories, you give me hope!

  14. What a yummy dinner!! Is that one of those silicon sheets? Love those – so handy!

  15. Your pizza looks awfully good, I know someone who would love it!

  16. wow, that pizza!!! it would have been excellent with dates on it, too … speaking of which, i’m still drooling over your blondies. thanks again for entering the bsi!

  17. I’d do that pizza, but without the onions. A little big of blue cheese goes a long way too!

    I also like goat cheese in my pizza. Come to think of it, I am pretty sure there isn’t a cheese out there that I like!

  18. The BF loves pizza so we eat it almost weekly. I’ve been using this recipe http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/09/pizza-even-sweeter/ for our dough and love it. I sub in 1/2 WW flour.

    Love 101 cookbooks! Try the brussels sprout stir-fry. Delicious!

  19. Those weird days through me off too. Don’t worry about it though, it happens.

  20. How did you figure out the number of calories in the blondies?

    The pizza looks insanely good! Did you use the dough from TJs or was it a pizza shell?

  21. K – nope, its a linen fabric over the peel. Pretty cool! But I love the silicone sheets as well, I use them in my baking a lot. 🙂

    Sarah – you’re so right! Dates would have been great!

    Biz – I love goat cheese on pizza too, and on everything really… 🙂

    Kayce – thanks for the recipe link! I’ll definitely try it out next time…

    Heather – I use myfooddiary.com to write up my recipes and get nutritional info on them. And the TJ’s dough was just the dough…I haven’t tried their pizza shells yet. Are they good?

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