Some weeks my favorite thing to do is come home from work and tinker in the kitchen.  There are times that I find it relaxing and comforting and it is kind of my way to unwind.

Then I also have times when the most comforting thing to me is being able to make a healthy meal super fast so I can sit and relax (or lately do some yoga).  During these times I love knowing I am making something good and healthy to eat, and in less time then going out or getting take out.  This has totally been my speed lately.

Sometimes life gets crazy and you want some pizza for dinner.  You can even put out some different cut up veggies and let your kids or wife/partner/hubby choose their own fixings.  Now it’s a party and you can all sit down to watch the Disney Channel together!! (Oh is that just me?)

Health highlight of tomato products: Tomatoes are also full of antioxidants that have been shown to prevent certain types of cancer (specifically lung and prostate) promote heart health, and may be helpful in supporting bone health.  One of these antioxidants is lycopene, which has been linked to higher functionality with age, as well as increases your skins natural SPF!  Lycopene is higher in cooked tomato products, like canned and jarred varieties, because cooking tomatoes makes their lycopene more bioavailable.

Gluten Free Pizza (English Muffin Style)
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Serves: Makes 12 Mini Pizzas
 
Ingredients
Crust
  • 2 cups Garfava Flour (chickpea/fava flour – see note)
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Water
  • Oil spray (EV Olive or Canola)
Fixings
  • ½ – ¾ cup Mozzarella Cheese (I use the vegan cheese Daiya)
  • ½ cup Pizza Sauce (premade or this sauce plus 1 tsp oregano)
  • Veggies of choice (I used peppers)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl add the flour and salt
  2. While stirring, pour in the boiling water
  3. Whisk well
  4. Heat a large griddle (or if you don’t have one you can do in batches in a saute pan) to about 350 degrees
  5. Add about 2 tablespoons of the crust batter at a time to the griddle, like a pancake (you can spread it out using the back of a spoon if needed)
  6. Continue until all the batter is added to the griddle
  7. Cook until the crusts are golden and crisp, about 4-5 minutes per side
  8. Top with the sauce, cheese and veggies
  9. Broil until the cheese melts, about 2-5 minutes (keep an eye on them)
Notes
If you can’t find the chickpea fava combo you can just use chickpea flour. I like the combo because the fava adds a nice mild flavor that I prefer.

 

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