“Fingers of aroma” waft and swirl out of our thoughts, like the iconic pie sitting on the window sill cooling before it is stolen. Sometimes–no actually most of the time-we are bombarded by relentless advertising and commercials enticing us to buy “this” or order “that”. Enticing and tasty looking professionally photographed pizzas, burgers or sandwiches available almost anytime. These ads seem to somehow come when we are most vulnerable and make it extremely easy to pick up the phone or drive through–and in a split instant we have satiated that desire. What if we could plan ahead? I have a client who had been resisting the temptation, but wanted a satisfying pizza–“just pizza” he said. Over the months we have been substituting and adding healthier and healthier options and to his credit he is down 17 lbs at last count! Even better, I decided that pizza would give him the reward for his efforts, but not sabotage them either. So I share this easy to duplicate lunch or dinner–personal pan size pizza! (Each person in the family could in fact add their own toppings of choice and create their custom and satisfying pie.)
My choice was to choose gluten free crusts. They can be purchased at Whole Foods. I chose one in the freezer section. On an intuitive level, I surmised it would have less preservatives than one that could hang weeks on the end cap sleeved in its adorned plastic wrapper. (Read ingredient list).
At home I decided to forgo the traditional tomato sauce, since the commercial varieties usually contain hidden sugars, and opted for a quick homemade garlic olive oil which I “painted” on the crust like an artist preparing a canvas.
I sprinkle some organic mozzarella cheese, prepared portobello mushrooms, roasted orange peppers and sliced fresh green onions. Finishing off the pizza was easy as I sprinkled Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes, giving it a bit of zing. The fragile fresh basil would be added after the pizza was pulled from the oven.
Satisfying, beautiful and a happy-fun creative” build it yourself” dinner ready in minutes. I control the ingredients. I limit the preservatives and I take charge of what I get to eat! A meal like this–homemade in my kitchen also brings with it a higher energetic frequency that more closely aligns with our divine nature. And, when we see this as a meal from our hearts infused with love–it simply tastes better too! A small salad could be added as a side. I chose to serve blanched cold asparagus spears and hummus /Thai chili dressing.
As Hippocrates said so many years ago, “let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. I would only add, choose carefully and mindfully and try to select things that need no labels and ingredient lists that need no chemists’ explanation.