Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bacon and Green Apple Pizza




This is the type of meal that makes you seem a lot fancier than you are. Something about the combination of green apples and crispy bacon is so sophisticated. Luckily, this recipe could not be easier. 

Ingredients:

FOR THE CRUST: 
1 1/2 C All-purpose flour 
3/4 C Warm Water 
1 t Dry Active Yeast 
1 T Sugar 
1 T Olive Oil 
1/2 t Salt 
1 t Italian Spices 
1/2 t Garlic Power 

TOPPINGS: 
Shredded Mozzarella 
5 Pieces of Bacon 
1 Green Apple 
Italian Spice 
Olive Oil 
Crushed Garlic 

Directions:

1. Mix the flour, water, yeast, sugar, olive oil and salt in a bowl. Cover and let rest with a towel in a warm place for 1 hour. 
2. Take risen dough, and pressed into greased 8x8 pan. Sprinkle with Italian Spice and Garlic Powder. Cover with towel. Let rise an additional 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
3. Cook bacon and crumble. Thinly slice apple. 
4. Remove Drizzle dough with olive oil and rub with 1 t crushed garlic. Top with shredded mozzarella, crumbled bacon, apple. Sprinkle Italian spice over pizza. Cook for minutes, or until bottom is golden brown color. 

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes






The thing with vegetarian meals is that the end result can be not very filling. These stuffed sweet potatoes are full of protein from the black beans, cheese, and healthy fats from avocados. The result? A filling vegetarian meal that doesn’t leave you looking in the fridge for a burger. 

Ingredients:

2 Sweet Potatoes 
4 oz Black Beans 
4 oz Corn 
1/4 C Salsa 
1/2 Red Pepper 
1 T Chili Powder 
1 t Cumin 
1/2 t Garlic Powder 
1/4 t Cayenne Pepper 
Jack Cheese 
Cilantro 
Avocado 
Sea Salt 

How To:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Take sweet potatoes and stab holes into potatoes with a fork or knife. Wrap in foil and cook in oven for one hour, or until cooked through. 
2. Take cooked sweet potatoes and scrape out. Take 1/2 cup of sweet potato filling and mash in bowl. (Store remaining cooked sweet potato.)In a separate bowl mix black beans, corn, salsa, diced red pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper with mashed sweet potato. Place mixture into sweet potato skins. Top with grated jack cheese. 
3. Bake stuffed sweet potatoes in oven for 15 minutes. 
4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven. Top with sliced avocado, cilantro, and sea salt.