I don't have much else to say so I will just tell you about some food I made over the weekend. I wish I had some of it right now.
Zucchini-feta pizza with pine nuts and basil
Before you start, heat your oven to 375 degrees.
1 c very warm water
1 tbsp dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1.5 c all-purpose flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
Mix water, yeast, sugar and oil. Add all-purpose flour and stir to make a "sponge" - meaning, let the yeast bubble up before you go to the next step. Which is adding the whole wheat flour and salt. Stir it in - soon it will be easier to oil up your hands and knead it a bit. This is enough dough for two thin pizza crusts. If you are only making one pizza (using the amounts I am giving below), save half the dough in the freezer for next time.
2 small or 1 large zucchini, sliced very thin (use a mandoline if you can)
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
1/3 c pine nuts
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese
Lay the sliced zucchini out in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and let it sit. When you see moisture beading up on the surface, blot it off (I used a paper towel). This keeps the zucchini from expelling all its water when you cook it and causing your crust to get soggy.
Now arrange the zucchini slices nicely on the pizza crust. Sprinkle with basil and pepper, then pine nuts and feta.
Bake it at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
Incidentally, when I did this Friday night, I used the other half of the dough to make a plain cheese pizza for the kids with leftover marinara sauce (no meat). Good solution for the pickypoos.
Also incidentally, do you think it would be a good idea if I made a separate category for vegetarian recipes? Would you use it?