Simple Alternatives

Staying at home during the holidays means I have more time experimenting with bakes and trying something new for a change! Which of these do you like the look of? 😉 Happy to share any recipes or ideas!

Vegan mango ‘milk’ puddings with muesli (made from almond milk and vege-gel)
Wholemeal savoury choux ring with roasted mushrooms, turmeric cauliflower and chicken liver pâté
Gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza with aubergines

Cloudy Sunday ☁️ = Lazy Sunday 😬

As the cloudy days continued, I decided to enjoy a lazy Sunday this morning munching my pizza and staying firmly indoor! 🍕

This pizza is made with wholemeal flour, and very simply topped with a tomato base, mozzarella, avocado and rocket (drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and honey! 😉 FYI I love olive oil haha!) Lately, I have decided to be a bit more careful with what I am eating and have been using wholemeal flour as a substitute for refined white flour. And I can say the result is just as good, but more guilt-free at the same time haha! 😬 (And weight has definitely gone down as a positive result! 😂)

Sometimes, I think people are very quick to assume that healthy food is bland and not flavourful – but sometimes I think it just takes a little bit of ‘outside the box’ thinking. And I definitely enjoy being a little creative at times hehe! It’s a bit boring to stick to the same thing all the time, isn’t it? 😝

It’s Pizza Friday!

I doubt anyone can resist the temptation of a delicious pizza. And they always taste better after a night of heavy drinking to celebrate the end of the week! I particular enjoy the taste of homemade pizzas, given the fact I am one of those people who likes to go crazy with the toppings. Whether you like a plain old Margherita or a rich Meat Lovers, one of the best things of making pizzas at home is that you can put whatever you want on it!

The pizza dough recipe I used came from a Pizza Margherita recipe on BBC Good Food. (Link: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4683/pizza-margherita-in-4-easy-steps ) It is very easy to adapt to make any types of pizza you want!

Pizza

Quantity: 2 pizzas

Ingredients:

300g strong white/bread flour

1 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

200ml warm water

1 tbsp olive oil

Toppings of your choice

Method:

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl. Stir yeast and salt into the flour.
  2. Make a well in the flour mixture, and pour in water and olive oil. Mix until well-combined and you have a soft, fairly wet dough.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 5 minutes and until smooth.
  4. Cover and set aside before use. (You do not need to leave the dough to rise but it is not essential for a thin crust.)
  5. Prepare the toppings.
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise when baking in the oven.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8.
  8. Place toppings on pizza and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until crisp and toppings cooked.

Why not give it a try to start your weekend? Have it ready to cure your hangover the next day!

What is your favourite kind of pizza? Tell me in the comments below!