A Pizza Pie!

July 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm 12 comments

I meant to communicate my subject heading using a thick, Italian accent, but it’s difficult to convey that through mere letters.  At least I tried!  A pizza pie, eh?  Whatcha gonna do.

Well today has been wonderful!  A little bit of sand and surf, a little bit of exercise, a little bit of baking, and a whole lot of eating of complex carbohydrates.  Sunday, July 4th, 2010, you will be well remembered.

I walked a total of 9.2 kilometers this morning.  Due to my (increasing) weight, according to gmaps pedometer, I burned over 800 calories which is just crazy talk, but crazy talk I would love to believe!  With the additional 300 calories my pregnant body is allowed, that means 1100 extra calories to consume!  Me likey.

I first headed to the Remarkable Bean for an Iced Americano!  Priorities, priorities.

I did not stop in for the psychic and tarot readings.  Next time.

Much better view than my usual windowless office and computer screen

Because of my early start, I was home by 11:30 am.  I was starving, so I whipped up a protein-packed lunch.  I knew I wanted a bagel.  That was all I knew.  I ended up with this.

Toasted wheat bagel with natural peanut butter, carrots and hummus, and…an egg ring.

Yes, a ring of egg.

I tried microwaving 1 egg and 1/4 cup egg whites hoping it would create an egg puff.  Instead, I got a ring!  But honestly, I loved the texture of this thing.  It was kind of spongey, which is not usually an attribute one wants connected to one’s egg, but I was really digging it.

And for dessert, a peach!

I then set to work on making whole wheat pizza dough for tonight’s supper and then making Oh She Glow’s Coconut Cherry Banana Bread.  We are at the beginning of a heat wave and I decide to spend the sweltering afternoon with my oven on.  So clever I am!  But I wanted to make pizza for dinner and noticed that two pre-made whole wheat crusts at the grocery store costs almost $5.00.  I knew I could make a tastier crust for less than half that price, so I set to work!

First, the bread turned out really well.  The changes I made to Angela’s recipe were to use whole wheat flour instead of spelt and olive oil instead of sunflower oil.

I had two slices.  One for me, one for baby.  (Really, one for left thigh, one for right thigh ;))

A little while later, I made the pizza for dinner!  The recipe I use makes two pizzas, so I froze half the dough and set to work on creating a vegetarian masterpiece.

Vegan pizza is pretty

With cheese, also very pretty.

On top of the crust, I spread tomato sauce, asparagus, broccoli, orange pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, mozzarella cheese and feta cheese and sprinkled it with some dried oregano and basil.  Basically, whatever veggies I had on hand went onto this pizza.  My kind of recipe!

I ate half the pizza and it was really delicious.  Making your own dough isn’t difficult, just time consuming because it needs the time to rise.  Plus there are those 8 minutes of kneading involved, but I just pretend it’s my daily upper-body workout.

For dessert, a fruit salad made by husband.

Apple, peach, apricot, cherries, banana

Now I am dying of thirst and am thinking of making some hot green tea.  Baking all afternoon, drinking hot tea…what do I think this is, February?

Oh, and to conclude today’s entry, two pictures!

1.  Le Snugs

Very regal and intimidating

2.  Le Preggo at 22 weeks

The belly is actually 50% baby, 50% Chocolate Cherry Bomb

Have a great Sunday evening, and happy 4th of July especially to those who don’t have to go to work tomorrow!  I will be thinking of you at 6:30 am when my alarm goes off 🙂

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angela (ohsheglows)  |  July 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    LOL you are hilarious! Love it. Your pizza is making me drool and im not even hungry!

    Reply
    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

      Aww, thanks! Pizza has a way of making even the fullest stomach hungry. It is mysterious and magical that way 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. land animal  |  July 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Aww you are such a cute and happy mama-to-be! 🙂

    Reply
    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

      I have to say that pregnancy is agreeing with me, but really, I think it’s all the Green Monsters! 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Therese  |  July 5, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I covet everything you ate yesterday!

    Reply
    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 5, 2010 at 8:30 am

      Well, in that case, my work here is done! 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Heather  |  July 5, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Pizza=yes! That looks so good!
    Your baby bump is adorable! One thing I loved @ being preggo was not having to hold in my tummy when I was bloated or ate too much 😀
    Rock that baby bump girl!

    Reply
    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

      I am loving the baby bump. I am thinking of getting a prosthetic after this pregnancy is over and just pretending like I am still pregnant. That wouldn’t be weird, right? 😉

      Reply
  • 9. Erika  |  July 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    you and that belly are so dang cute!

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    • 10. Erika  |  July 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      oh and snugs is as cute as ever as well, she and hubert look somewhat alike.

      Reply
      • 11. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

        I will tell her you said that!

    • 12. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      Why thank you 🙂

      Reply

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