Are you a THM with a pizza craving? ME TOO!
For the adventurous THM with timid family members, I will include an easy, non-THM crust recipe pizza, which can be made along-side this yummy dish. The crust will work wonderfully for children and/or husbands not following the plan.
You can thank me later...
"RunAmok Mama's Pizza Bowls"
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Tomato Paste (Kirkland Organic)
Varied Bell Peppers
THM Himalayan Mineral Salt
1. Split Spaghetti Squash into halves; remove seeds with a spoon, then place face-down in a shallow baking pan filled with 1 inch of lightly salted water.
Depending upon the size of the squash, you will likely need to cook for 40 - 50 minutes. (When cooked, squash will be soft and somewhat translucent. Your fork should easily pierce through the skin. The insides shred into spaghetti-shaped "noodles"!)
2. Prepare your toppings. If you are making a regular-crust pizza for the family, you will want to prepare this now, so set the squash aside until you have the crusted pizza into the oven.
3. Carefully tip squash upright and the insides with a fork; add a heaping TBS of sauce. Stir the sauce down into the squash halves, and then add a bit more to the top. Add your other toppings and place in the oven for about 10 minutes. When pizza and squash are done, remove from oven.
4. Sprinkle a bit more cheese on the squash, place back into oven on broil until the cheese starts to brown. Remove and enjoy!
Family wants "regular" pizza??
"Quick & Easy Pizza Crust!" (*Non-THM version)
1 TBS active dry yeast or 1 (¼-ounce) packet active dry yeast
1½ C warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 TBS sugar
1 tsp salt
3 C sprouted, unbleached flour
1. In a large bowl, stir yeast into water to soften. Add sugar, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir until well incorporated. Gradually add more flour, stirring, until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
2. Knead dough, adding extra flour, a bit at a time, until dough is soft, smooth, pliable, with elastic consistency.
3. Add a small amount of olive oil to the bowl, turn the ball of dough to coat, then cover bowl with a dish towel. *Let rise while preparing the toppings!
4. Spread out your dough on a pizza stone (or cookie sheet) and let rest for a couple minutes before adding your sauce and toppings.
5. Cook at 400* until crust is nicely browned and cheese is gooey and starting to brown as well.
*Usually between 15 - 24 minutes, depending upon thickness.
Your family will LOVE you! I am sure they do - but pizza seals the deal!