A Pizza Pie!
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 🙂