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richest pizza ever...

Andrea

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!