Meatless Monday — Pizza Pizza

Dec, 30, 2013

Friday nights are pizza night at our house, and since James got a pizza stone for Christmas a couple of years ago, we make pizza from scratch. Making your own pizza might be a little more work than making the normal dinner but the reward is great. It taste so good, is much healthier and everyone can put whatever they want on their pizza. I love lots of veggies and goat cheese on mine while hubby wants lots of cheese and soy pepperoni. Bella wants cheese and pineapple, and Noah — well, he likes everything on his. I do make my own pizza sauce but if short on time, you can easily use a canned pizza sauce. We like thin crust best. This is recipe for it.

 Thin pizza crust:

  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 3 ½ cups white spelt flour or all purpose white flour + more for kneading and rolling out crust

Blend all wet ingredients except for 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large bowl. Add yeast and blend. Add flour and work to a very nice shiny dough. Rub the 1 Tbsp. reserved olive oil over the dough. Let it rest for 1 hour under a towel. Remove dough from bowl, and knead and punch any air out of the dough. Use a rolling pin to make a thin crust. We bake our pizzas on a pizza stone but you can also bake it on a cookie sheet. Place tomato sauce, cheese and whatever you fancy on the pizza. Bake in oven preheated to F500 (it has to be a hot oven to bake a crispy crust).

 Pizza sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oilpizza sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. sugar 
  • ½ cup hot water
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Heat oil on medium heat in a saucepan. Fry garlic and onion for 1 minute but don’t let them brown. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Place in blender or food processor and blend until sauce is smooth. Done!!

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

1 Comment

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    Kim Robson

    December 30, 2013

    I love cheese with pineapple, too! Pizza stones are the best. I had one for many years before it broke. Still haven’t replaced it. They’re also great for baking bread.

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