Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Homemade Pizza for Clean Eaters
Category:   Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Eat Clean Diet - Family
1 c whole-wheat flour [or Power Flour]
1 c unbleached, unrefined all-purpose flour
1 pckg. [2 1/4 t] fast-rising dry yeast
1 t sea salt
1/2 t Sucanat
3/4 c warm water
1 to 2 t best-quality olive oil
Directions:   *This can be a low-sodium sauce from a can or make your own using tomato paste diluted with a bit of rice wine vinegar. Add fresh or dried basil and oregano and a dash of fresh minced garlic.

1. Place flours and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Use the pulse button to combine. Then change the blade to kneading. In a measuring cup combine hot water, oil, yeast and Sucanat. Let stand for five minutes until mixture becomes foamy.

2. Add this liquid to the flour in the food processor while it is running. Soon the dough will turn into a soft-looking ball. If it appears crumbly add more water. Allow the food processor to knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

3. With lightly oiled hands remove the dough from the food processor. Place it in a large bowl. Rub a bit of olive oil on your hands and then rub the surface of the dough. Place a dampened kitchen towel over the dough and let rise for one hour.

4. Remove dough from bowl and place on a surface dusted with flour. Roll it out to fit your pizza stone or baking sheet.

Baking Pizza: Make sure you have a rack on the lowest position in the oven. Preheat oven to 500F. Top pizzas with sauce & toppings of your choice. Bake pizzas until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Grilling Pizza: Grill pizza dough before dressing with pizza ingredients. Grill until golden on both sides. This takes about 2 minutes. Now dress pizza and then finish by placing on grill and cooking until toppings become warm and cheese melts. You may have to place a sheet of foil over the pizza to keep the heat from escaping.

Toppings: low-fat mozzarella, low-fat feta, goat cheese, hard parmesan, grilled chicken breast cut in strips, grilled turkey breast cut in strips, marinated grilled tofu cut in cubes, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, sweet onions [caramelized onions], black olives, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, broccoli florets, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil.
Makes:   1 large pizza- 8 to 12 slices