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When my friend Alex and his partner came to visit me earlier this Fall, they treated me to this pizza.  I’ve since tried it out on a few friends, and it has met with high approval ratings.  Now I don’t know whether it’s the saltiness of the crumbled feta or the intense burst of sun-dried tomato or the intricate olive flavour – but this is one classy pizza!

(The top of your roof will have to watch out in case you try to eat it too fast!)

Sun-dried Tomato, Olive, and Red Pepper Pizza with Feta Cheese

(serves 2 hungry or 3 regular appetites)
Ingredients:

1 prepared pizza skin

1/2 can tomato sauce

Sliced olives

Sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thinly on the diagonal

Thin slices of red pepper, cut in half

About 4 mushrooms, sliced thinly

A few thin slices of red onion

Mozarella cheese

100 grams of feta cheese, crumbled

Mozzarella cheese to your liking, grated
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 Fahrenheit.  Spread the pizza sauce over the pizza skin.  Sprinkle on the toppings to your desired density.   Top with the feta cheese, crumbled and the mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the bottom of the pizza is slightly brown.  Broil for a further two minutes, or until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

Bon appetit!

– Catherine

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12-Minute Pizza


On nights when you come home starving and are craving some comfort food, home-made pizza always hits the spot. Pizza making is versatile, fitting whatever ingredients you have in your fridge, and it is also hard to mess up.  Whether you are craving some comfort food (mozzarella and pepperoni) or gourmet (feta and asparagus), anything really can top this pizza.  I love how depending on my mood, I can change cheeses or ingredients, making each pizza unique.

My go-to recipe starts with a pita for its base and uses salsa as a sauce.  This was an entirely accidental, yet brilliant discovery by my roommate one evening, when we ran out of tomato sauce and paste one evening.  Salsa infuses the pizza with flavour, and if you like spice, heats it up nicely.  Top it with your favourite ingredients (tonight I used mushrooms and red peppers), toss it in the oven and bubbly and crisp, and you have a delicious meal in less than 12 minutes from prep to table!

 

12-minute Pizza

(1 individual pizza)
 
Ingredients:

1 pita

2-3 tablespoons salsa

Toppings to your liking (my current fave is red pepper, green olives, and red onion)

Grated cheese (any or a combination of cheddar, mozzarella, goat cheese, feta, etc.)
 
Directions:

Preheat oven to 425o F.  On a baking tray, spread salsa over pita.  Sprinkle pitas with toppings of your choice followed by the grated cheese.  Bake in the until cheese is melted, about five minutes.  Broil for an additional two minutes until your pizza is bubbling and delicious.

–       Catherine

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