"Beam-ectomy should precede all mote micro-surgery. Just saying." Ginger Conrad paraphrasing Jesus Christ.

Paradigm Shift

“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.

Monday, December 23, 2013

short journal entry

Cucina Fresca...I love pizza and always have. A few times since I learned of my allergies, I broke down and ate some anyway. Every time this led to vomiting, bloating, and shortness of breath...followed by slowing of digestive function for several days. I had to come up with an alternative. Here it is. It's actually good.

Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Delicious Pizza

1/2 c tapioca starch
1/2 c sorghum flour
1/2 c potato starch
1/2 c brown rice flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t fine sea salt
1 T honey
2/3 c warm water
1/2 t organic honey - for proofing the yeast
1 1/2 t dry yeast
1/8 cup apple sauce
1 T chia seeds, finely ground
3 T water
1/8 t rice vinegar

3 leaves kale, minced
1/4 c fresh parsley leaves, minced

tomato paste
dried Italian herbs
crushed garlic
onion puree
red pepper flakes
freshly ground black pepper

sliced mushrooms (meaty bite)
sliced miniature bell peppers
minced jalapenos
pickled peppercini
sliced olives
roasted garlic
quartered grape tomatoes
soaked sun dried tomatoes
minced green or red onions
fresh basil (put this under other things so it doesn't dry out)
quartered artichoke hearts
thinly sliced fresh ripe avocado (interesting but sorta fattening cheezey substitute)
cooked cauliflower pureed with a few whole garlic cloves and red pepper flakes with no extra water (makes a pretty good cheezey substitute)
nutritional yeast (slightly cheezy flavor, put this directly on top of the sauce since it's sort of powdery)

Line pizza pan with parchment. Sprinkle with corn meal if desired. Steam greens for 8 minutes. Squeeze out liquid. Proof the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water with t honey. Mix together flours and other dry ingredients in one mixing bowl. Mix together remaining wet ingredients in another mixing bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add the proofed yeast and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth and sticky. Add the remaining water a teaspoon at a time or more sorghum flour 1 T at a time if needed. The dough should be between yeast bread dough and quick bread batter in consistency. Place dough on pizza pan, pressing gently with a silicone spatula to spread the dough evenly to the edges of the pan. Let rise 15-20 minutes in a warmish spot. Meanwhile, preheat oven 400F. Bake in center of oven for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Spread crust with tomato paste, seasoned with greens, herbs, crushed garlic, onion paste, red pepper flakes, fresh black pepper, and salt. Top with other vegetables or not as desired. Bake 10-15 more minutes.

Screen Time...because I've been down sick amazon prime and netflix have fended off some bordom. I've turned off a dozen terrible movies this week, but....there was one that was wonderful, Miss Potter, a nicely done flick about the life of Beatrix Potter.