Pizza is one of my favorite foods. When I was a kid, and I was a little kid, mind you, I could easily polish off an entire medium pizza by myself. I'd feel sick after, but my love of pizza knew no bounds. Ken's pepperoni pizza. Heaven.
Probably one of the hardest things for me with giving up wheat has been giving up pizza. I posted earlier about the kinnikinnik crust, which while good, is not the real thing. It tastes like a substitute. Which is fine. Or it was fine until yesterday.
Do you see that? Hunh? Do you see that delicious pizza? Oh yeah. I found the secret. And you can find it too!
Whole Foods Gluten-Free Bakehouse.
Be still my freaking beating heart.
I had dabbled with this product line while visiting family in the US and was miffed that there didn't seem to be much product available in my local Toronto Whole Foods. I wrote to the store, they said it was a problem with the bilingual labeling requirements. But then, one day, as I was walking around the store gawking at all the products, I spotted the brown label. There were blueberry muffins (which rule, but more on that in a minute) and pizza crusts. They looked a little doughy, cost an arm and a leg, but seemed to be calling my name.
I put them in the freezer because there weren't plans to eat them any time soon. But the night before Canada Day seemed like a good idea. A fast fun dinner to get us through our Battlestar Galactica Season 2 viewing. When I got home from work, I fried some onion and mushroom to use as a topping. We'd also bought some butterball turkey pepperoni to use on top (this is the best pepperoni going in terms of leanness and deliciousness). We shredded a ball of moz and put the pizza in a super hot oven directly on the pizza stone.
And it was amazing. There was NO weird gluten-free taste. No funny smell, no strange after-taste, no weird sweetness. Just crunchy on the outside chewy on the inside pizza. We had a splurge...
I saw a nutrition specialist recently who suggested that the green salad and veg should take up half my plate, so I don't think this is what she had in mind! BUT I did eat TWO servings of salad with lots of veggies and a crazy amount of the delicious pizza. There was plenty leftover, which is very exciting! (Well, it might not be that exciting unless you are me, but for me, it's a total thrill.)
It's so nice to be home on a weekday. It's Canada Day here so we have the whole day off! I am sitting in the sun room, in the sun, with Beanie sitting next to me blazing hot from all the sunshine. It's so lovely. Every Wednesday should be a holiday.